Casual Dining with Rattan
Over the years the way we prefer to spend time outdoors has changed. For many years dining furniture and picnic benches were popular places to enjoy a meal in the sunshine. Then, more recently, people preferred a more causal set up in the garden, opting for sofa sets to sprawl out and relax on, with just a small coffee table space for drinks and snacks.
But now we have combined the two to form casual dining which is proving to be the most popular set up among consumers. Casual dining sets combine everything we love about being able to enjoy a delicious meal with friends outdoors, with our love of relaxing and lounging in the sun.
Typically, casual dining sets combine either a sofa and armchairs or a corner sofa with a rectangular table – slightly smaller than a regular dining table – to create an area with enough space to dine al fresco but in a less formal, more relaxed environment.
Casual dining garden furniture is particularly great because it gives you somewhere comfortable to sit, not just when dining, but when relaxing too. Additionally, with so much choice between corner sofas, or sofa suites you have the say on how big you want your furniture to be, how much garden space you want to dedicate to your furniture and how many guests you will need to cater for.
The most popular form of casual dining garden furniture is rattan styling. This is due to rattan furniture’s weatherproof qualities. As casual dining sets can be quite large, people may struggle to store this furniture away, therefore it is particularly important that the furniture is weatherproof and can be left outside all year round.
Rattan garden furniture, made from PE synthetic rattan and powder coated aluminium frames, can be left outside as it is 100% weatherproof, resistant from water damage, protected from UV rays and fading, and will not crack or go brittle when exposed to freezing temperatures. This makes it an extremely popular choice for all garden furniture, but particularly casual dining sets which would be difficult to store indoors.
Another benefit of rattan furniture is its lightweight nature. Thanks to the powder coated aluminium frames, the furniture can be moved around with ease. This is particularly useful for casual dining sets as you may wish to move the sofa pieces into a different location when just lounging and not dining.
Rattan furniture also comes with plenty of colour choice, so you will never be limited on what colour you want for your garden. This means you can choose a casual dining set that is not only weatherproof, but stylish and adhering to your personality.
Casual dining combines our love of socialising with friends and family with our love of relaxing and spending time outdoors in warm weather. For these reasons, we believe rattan casual dining sets will be the most popular garden furniture for years to come.