As fashionable novelties, it is worth noting the combination of cast iron and wood: the frame is made of openwork cast iron painted in black or dark green, and the seats are natural wood.
Plastic furniture is not often bought, so the range is small, but it can be ordered from catalogs. Italian furniture is made antique, but sometimes with modern elements: the table may have a glass surface, the chair - wooden handles, etc. But some models are not designed for the garden, so take a look when you choose.
It is interesting to use openwork forged or welded steel structures for garden chairs, benches and tables. For protection against corrosion and decoration, the metal is covered with a 1-2 mm layer of plastic. This furniture is very elegant, but also expensive.
Of the metal garden furniture, the most widespread are rocking sofas with awnings for two or three people: they are comfortable for relaxing and are very affordable. There is a fairly large assortment of rocking chairs made in Belarus, Russia, Italy.
Sun umbrellas are very popular. Umbrellas covered with polyethylene and leatherette are inexpensive, but tear quickly, fabric is better, you just need to look at the quality of the fabric when buying - it must be strong. Consumers unanimously claim that if you have an unguarded cottage, plastic furniture will be removed from the site immediately. You also need to look diligently at the legs when choosing garden furniture: they should be on a wide base so as not to sink into the ground.
In fact, garden furniture is a rare phenomenon. Most often, furniture has a dual purpose: it can be used both in the garden and at home. Still, garden furniture has its own charm, features. Remember this when choosing furniture for a summer residence.