When we're asked "can I leave rattan furniture outside during the winter?" We always have the same answer…yes. With top quality synthetic rattan, it is perfectly safe to keep your furniture outside all year round.

Is My Rattan Garden Furniture Top Quality?

Top-quality synthetic rattan will have high-class, rustproof frames which are made from aluminium. Aluminium does not rust and therefore it is fine to leave outside in the cold and wet weather. High-quality rattan should also have a strong weave that is protected from UV rays. We recommend PE rattan as opposed to PU or PVC rattan. PE rattan is recyclable and better for the environment as well as being designed to look like natural rattan. The real beauty of PE rattan is that it will withstand outdoor elements such as humidity or damp conditions, unlike natural rattan which will break down and become mildewed in wet environments.

As a general rule of thumb synthetic rattan garden furniture requires minimal maintenance which makes it such a popular choice for consumers and businesses alike. This low-maintenance material can be left outside all year round without suffering from weather damage.

If you have high-quality rattan,

you can leave it outside all year

without weathering.

Further Protecting Your Rattan Garden Furniture

If you have high-quality rattan garden furniture, you can leave it outside all year round without weathering, but your furniture may be exposed to other external elements that may require your attention. However, there is plenty you can do to add extra protection to your furniture during the winter.

Rattan furniture may be weatherproof, but the garden furniture cushions are not. We recommend taking the cushions off and storing them indoors when not in use. If left outside they will become dirty and damp, therefore very uncomfortable to use. All of our own garden furniture cushion covers are machine washable.

If you’re leaving your rattan garden furniture outside all year round it could collect dirt such as leaves and bird droppings which could mean you need to regularly clean your furniture. If you are happy to do this, we recommend a light layer of soapy water to clean your furniture easily. However, if you want to avoid a regular clean, we recommend covering your furniture with a specially designed garden furniture cover.

Garden furniture covers are particularly handy during the winter months as they will keep your furniture clean from falling leaves as well as snow and frost which can leave dirt stains on your furniture.

In partnership with Nova Outdoor Living and Sunbrella, we have developed a huge range of over 80 different garden furniture covers that are 100% weatherproof. The waterproof material allows water to bead on top of the cover so that it will simply roll off keeping your furniture dry for when you wish to use it. The covers are also protected from UV rays, this means the covers will not fade in colour. Plus, these covers will help to protect your furniture from dirt and droppings. We have attached a short video we have made which further details how our covers attach to the furniture and how they work.

L-Shaped Garden Furniture Covers?

We are incredibly proud to present our range of L-shaped garden furniture covers specifically designed to meet the requirements of those with corner sofa sets. Previously, it has been incredibly hard to find L-shaped garden furniture covers that are of strong quality at a competitive price. Our partnership with Nova Outdoor Living and Sunbrella has allowed us to deliver this option to our customers. L-shaped corner sofa and corner dining sets have risen in popularity over recent years as they offer plenty of space for multiple guests or to sprawl out and relax. Therefore, we believe it is important to offer a cover which fits your set perfectly.

Previously, many companies would offer square/rectangular covers which would go over these L-shaped furniture sets and would therefore often blow off in the wind and not fully protect the furniture. By designing a range of L-shaped covers we have eliminated this problem and ensured that your furniture is fully protected.