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Welcome to our corner of the website where we hope to inspire you with ideas as well as share knowledge and advice on all things Outdoor Living and Christmas. With over 15 years' experience, we’ve built up some great knowledge and we’ve seen some great ideas – so why keep it to ourselves!?

So come have a read and a browse and feel free to share anything you find useful or that just ticks that ‘what a good idea’ box. We regularly add new posts each week so keep in touch, happy browsing and we’ll see you again soon.

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  1. Let's welcome our Jude collection: For low maintenance living!

    Looking for new, stylish garden furniture? But you don’t want the added hassle of upkeep and worried about it aging after just one season? Look no further than our newest addition: the Jude garden furniture collection.

  2. The perfect Easter garden table setting

    As Easter approaches and the weather starts to warm up, many of us look forward to spending more time outdoors. One delightful way to embrace the season and celebrate Easter is by dressing up your garden table for a festive outdoor gathering.

  3. How to keep your pergola safe in extreme weathers

    Over the past couple of months, the UK has experienced storm after storm, battling extreme weather including high winds, rain and in some places snow. These conditions are enough to cause a lot of interruption, damage, and even bring down trees. So, how can we keep our garden furniture safe, particularly pergolas. 

  4. Why Choose a Fibre Optic Christmas Tree

    Many of us opt for an artificial Christmas tree over a real Christmas tree because they are more convenient, create less mess and can be used year after year ensuring you get your money’s worth. But did you know a fibre optic tree can work out as the easiest and most cost-effective festive solution? We’ve revealed the top reasons you should choose a fibre optic Christmas tree this season.

  5. How Long Should Your Artificial Christmas Tree Last?

    We’re in full swing into the holiday season now, and many households have opted for the convenience of an artificial Christmas tree. While they may lack the natural scent of pine (which can be resolved with scent sticks), artificial trees offer as a longer-lasting alternative when cared for properly. In this guide, we delve into the longevity of artificial Christmas trees, offering insights on care, maintenance, and storage options that can extend the lifespan of your tree to a jolly ten years.

  6. Bringing Your Christmas Tree Colours to Life Across Your Décor

    Choosing the perfect colours for your Christmas tree is an annual tradition filled with excitement and joy. This year, why not take that festive cheer beyond the tree and weave it seamlessly into the rest of your holiday decorations?

  7. Your Guide to Decorating a Christmas Tree

    Whether you have a real or an artificial Christmas tree, decorating it is one of the most festive and fun parts about Christmas but how do you make your tree look its best? Follow our handy guide to ensure your Christmas tree looks as stylish as possible.

  8. Discover Your Garden Style Finding the Perfect Furniture Match

    Choosing the right garden furniture can transform your outdoor space into your favourite spot for relaxation, entertainment, and showcasing your style. To help you make the perfect choice, we invite you to explore different garden styles and find the one that resonates with you. Once you've discovered your garden style, selecting the ideal furniture will be a breeze.

  9. How Could A Garden Rising Table Help You?

    Picture this, you’re sitting on your brand-new White Stores Garden furniture set. You’ve opted for a corner sofa with a rising table. It looks great and can transform from coffee table height to pop your drinks down whilst reading your book, to dining and playing board games with the family. The versatility between these table heights means you can spend much more of your time outside.

  10. 5 Important Facts About Your Gas Firepit

    If you have or you are planning to buy one of our gas firepits then there are some useful facts to know. Below, we have detailed the important things you will want to know before you buy.

  11. Let’s Welcome The New Titan Plus Pergola

    You may have noticed a new Pergola in our showrooms and on our website. The popular Titan pergola has had a big upgrade!
    We are thrilled to unveil the latest addition to our pergola family: the Titan Plus. Building upon the cherished DNA of the original Titan, the Titan Plus Pergola is here to take your outdoor living to a whole new level. We sat down with the mastermind behind this new design, Rob Mead – Buying Director to discuss this new design and his favourite features.

  12. Re-Use Your Garden Furniture Cardboard Delivery Boxes

    As a nation, we Brits are spending more and more time outdoors, choosing not to be deterred by our less tropical climate and instead adapting our gardens to suit our desire to spend time in the fresh air.

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  14. You Do Not Need A Garden To Enjoy Garden Furniture

    When you think of garden furniture, does your mind automatically place it on a luscious green lawn with shrubs and a patio or decking? If this is your reality, you may be shocked to know that not everyone has access to a garden.

  15. The Best Garden Furniture Materials For Summer

    A recent survey completed by Kubota revealed that 83% of Brits choose to unwind and relax in the comfort of their garden, and 78% are spending more time outdoors due to having a garden. Sounds like not even the typical ‘rainy one moment, sunny the next’ UK weather can stop us from lounging in our gardens and starting the BBQ. 

  16. What Are The Pros And Cons Of A Pergola?

    Are you in the middle of transforming your garden, and looking to bring some of your inside living, outside? Do you want your garden to be an extension of your home, with extra space for leisure and socialising? You’re not alone. According to Horticulture Magazine, 87% of UK households have a garden, with spending habits around garden products expected to reach over £6.5 billion by 2025. Around 22% of UK gardeners are choosing to reduce the size of their lawn, to make room for other garden features, like pergolas!

  17. Should you cover rattan garden furniture?

    You’ve just purchased your new White Stores rattan garden furniture. Its stylish yet practical materials are the perfect addition to any outdoor space. But a question we get a lot, is should you cover your rattan garden furniture? We’ve delved into when and why you should cover your garden furniture below.

  18. Choosing a Garden Parasol

    A garden parasol is the ultimate garden furniture accessory as it provides plenty of benefits such as protecting you, your family and your guests from harmful UV rays.

  19. What to Do with Your Rattan Garden Furniture in Bad Weather

    Unfortunately, the Great British weather isn’t known for being consistent, and sometimes it doesn’t deliver. For those of us eager to use our gardens and enjoy our garden furniture, we’re often found patiently waiting. However, there are plenty of things you can do with your rattan garden furniture whilst the weather is bad.