Keep your garden furniture looking brand new by protecting it with an outdoor cover. Your outside furniture goes through a lot throughout the year, from UV rays, dirt, pets, and kids in the summer and wind, rain and snow through the colder months. However, the simple solution to general wear and tear is a good quality cover to keep it looking clean and well-maintained.
The best garden furniture covers
Patio Sofa Cover
The best cover for L-shape patio furniture
Come rain or shine, protect your patio set with this L-shape furniture cover. Made with fade-resistant polyethene, this sheet will stop your set from being damaged by dirt or the elements.
L-shape patio set cover
Made with fade-resistant polyethylene with a density of 100gsm
Size: 90 x 250 x 250cm
Equipped with eyelets and cords at the bottom
Review: "Good quality. Exactly as described."
Dokon Cube Cover
The best cover for square patio furniture
With a near-perfect rating on Amazon, this sleek look, high-quality cover will keep your square patio set looking pristine.
Square patio set cover
Will fit square or round patio tables with 6-8 standard chairs
Made from 600D PVC-lined oxford fabric
Size: 125 x 125 x 74cm with other sizes available
Four Click-Close Straps at the bottom
Hidden air vents that prevents mildew
Review: "Purchased the cover for my Rattan Cube set. We have had numerous covers before, but they never stay down in high winds. So far, this one has! It fits nicely and has straps under the corner feet, plus a drawstring to pull tight at the bottom. Top Marks from me!"
Dokon 3 Seater Garden Swing Cover
The best cover for an outdoor swing
This three-seater garden swing cover from Dokon also has a near-perfect rating on Amazon, so you will be sure to see good results. Not only does it look sleek but will provide excellent protection against bad weather.
3-seater garden swing cover
Made from 600D PVC-lined oxford fabric
Size: 215 x 125 x 170cm with other sizes available
Hand Wash Only
Features two front zips and four click-close straps
Review: "Very well made, the cover has a good weight to it so therefore I would expect it will stay in place better when the wind is strong. I have purchased several covers for my swing over the years, but have to say this one is the best quality product."
Argos Home Deluxe Extra Large Oval Patio Set Cover
The best cover for a oval patio set
If you are after something large, versatile, and affordable then this extra-large patio set cover from Argos will cover most items due to its generous size.
Oval Patio Set Cover
Made from strong polyester, finished with a PVC lining
Size: 95 x 210 x 270cm
Stays in places with an elasticated cord
One year guarantee
Review: "I bought this as I couldn’t get a strong cover for my square patio table set but it is massive so would do a much bigger set but when I was eventually able to buy a square table set I decided to use this for my garden sofa corner set. It really covers everything and is waterproof as I’ve just checked my sofa set after the heavy downpours and thunderstorm."
Hanging Egg Chair Waterproof Cover
The best cover for swing chairs
Keep your swing pristine and new with this single hanging egg chair cover.
Swing chair cover
Made with PVC Coated Polyester
Built-in tighten rope
Size: 115 x 190cm
Review: "Very pleased with this cover, takes only a few minutes to fit and the cords attached make it a good secure fit."
Garland Stacking Polyethylene Chair Cover
The best cover for stacking chairs
Even your standard plastic chairs could do with some protection. Save yourself from the task of spring cleaning your chairs each year by investing in a cover.
Plastic chair cover
Made with UV-protective polyethylene fabric
Size: 68 x 61 x 107cm
Stays in place with all-round drawstrings
Review: "Exactly what I wanted. Very pleased with the item."
Picnic Table Cover
The best cover for picnic tables
Keep your picnic table or rectangular patio set protected with this durable weatherproof Polyester cover.
Made of 210D PVC-lined Oxford fabric with PU coating
Size: 26 x 20 x 3cm
A drawstring rope at the bottom securely locks the parasol cover
Comes with a storage bag
The best furniture cover for parasols
No need to store your parasol in the garage over the winter when you have a parasol cover. Made from weather-resistant Oxford fabric this cover looks fantastic and will protect your parasol through the wind and rain.
Cantilever parasol cover
Made polyester and is UPVC-lined
Size: 182 x 160 x 72cm
Stabilised with a pull cord which pulls tight around the base.
Review: "Fits well and is lined. This one is much better quality. It is silver-lined and has a zip at the bottom to make fitting over the umbrella easier. Pleased with the purchase."
How to secure garden furniture covers
It is important to secure the furniture covers to ensure they are fastened in place so they don’t get blown away by the wind. Most covers will come with a strap or cord to make sure they stay in place.
Start by measuring the height and size of your furniture to ensure you get a suitable cover.
To secure your cover, you will want to get it as low as possible without it dragging on the floor. Next, wrap the strap around the leg of the furniture to ensure it stays in position. Do this again for all the corners of the item.
As most covers are made in standard sizes and made to fit around different objects it is best to get a cover that is slightly larger than what you need to ensure everything is neatly tucked in.