Shopping Basket

The best time to buy outdoor furniture is now

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Patio set

Summer – believe it or not – is actually the worst time to shop for any kind of outdoor furniture because everyone’s out shopping for the same thing which means prices are hitched up to the max. Although you might feel it’s unnecessary to go shopping for something now when you know you’re not going to be using it until the summer, if you want to get a good deal on furniture then winter is definitely the best time to seek out deals on garden products.

Retailers nearly always reduce stock out of season, which means that if you want your pick of the high quality furniture at bargain prices then you need to move quickly. Most sellers of garden furniture will have some great deals at this time of year so there’s plenty of opportunity to grab the top quality, high-end sets that will have had equally high-end price tags attached, for a fraction of their recommended price.


There are generally some great deals to be had in all stores between October and December but DIY and home improvement specialists usually offer the best discounts as they start to prepare for the forthcoming summer season.

Although the prices might look amazing it’s important to stick to a few rules when it comes to shopping in the sales, especially when you’re planning on making a big purchase - like garden furniture. Try not to get caught up in the frenzy of the sales and actually think practically about what you’re buying because a garden furniture set should last for years and not just one season.

Garden furniture

When you’re on the hunt for new additions to your garden furniture set, try to overlook the sale price and think about the quality of the furniture and whether it’s likely to last. Many adopt sort-term thinking that dictates that quality isn't important as any furniture bought this year can be cheaply and easily replaced twelve months down the line. However is not only a false economy; it's also bad for the environment.

There’s such a wide range of high quality garden furniture available since the explosion in home improvement and interior design  that finding suitable, property treated pieces that can withstand the unpredictable British weather isn't difficult if you know where to look. As such, there’s really no need to continually replace low quality furniture that rots and rusts with so much as a light sprinkling of rain. Instead make sure you shop for quality – and be willing to pay a little more for it - in the sales at your local home improvement stores such as B&Q or Homebase, or alternatively, you could shop independently with companies like Eat Sleep Live.

Older Post Newer Post