Making the Most of Your Sun Lounger

couple enjoying a drink and chatting in the garden while sat on elba relaxers

In this guide, we will delve into the various types of sun loungers to help you find the perfect match for your outdoor haven. Whether you’re looking for something with ergonomic support, ease of mobility, luxurious comfort, or specific material preferences, Kettler has you covered. Additionally, we will explore how to set up the ideal sun lounging area, suggest essential accessories to enhance your relaxation experience and provide tips on maintaining your sun lounger to ensure it remains a cherished part of your garden for years to come.

What’s the Best Type of Sun Lounger?

RHS steamer lounger chair on a stone paved patio in a traditional garden

Have you ever wondered which sun lounger would best suit your outdoor space? Consider what best enhances your relaxation, and what additional features and needs you may have. Kettler’s range ensures there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the most relaxing types of sunloungers on offer:

  • Recline and Relax: Most of Kettler’s sunloungers come with a reclining feature. Designed with ergonomics in mind, they support your body’s natural curves, making it easy to switch from lounging to sitting up for a read.
  • Ease of Movement: Our Surf Active Folding Sunlounger not only saves space but also includes rear wheels for easy shifting. Perfect for chasing the sun or moving into the shade.
  • Indoor Comfort, Outdoors: Models like our elba Relaxer mimic the comfort of an indoor armchair with robust aluminium frames and stain-resistant cushions.
  • Material Choices: Whether you prefer the natural elegance of wood in our RHS Chelsea Steamer Chair or the contemporary vibe of rattan in our Charlbury Signature Universal Sunlounger, we cater to all tastes.


Setting Up the Perfect Sun Lounging Area

elba sun lounger on a grey garden patio

Where do you envision setting up your personal relaxation nook? Location is paramount for balancing sun exposure. It should be a suntrap that catches the day’s warmth and light, yet offers a gentle breeze to keep you cool. Position your loungers in a direction that aligns with the sun’s path to harness the benefits of natural sunlight throughout the day. Set up away from any fences, walls, trees or any other tall shade-makers that may be in your garden if you wish to get the most out of the sun during the day – and get a base tan!

Think about the atmosphere you want to create. Adding personal touches can transform your garden into a sanctuary. Why not surround your lounging area with lush plants or a soothing water feature? These elements not only beautify your space but also enhance your relaxation experience.

Why not enhance your comfort with one of our Free Arm Parasols? Not only do they provide UV protection, but they also come with an integrated speaker to play your favourite tunes or audiobooks, creating the perfect ambience for relaxation. And remember, quality sunscreen and plenty of water are essential to enjoy the sun safely.

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Sun Lounger

close up detail of the reclining mechanism back rest of Palma sun lounger

Keeping your sun lounger in tip-top shape is simpler than you might think. Regular maintenance can extend its life and keep it looking pristine, ready for you to enjoy those sunny days in comfort and style. Here’s how you can care for your sunlounger effectively:

Cleaning the Frame
For those with synthetic rattan models from Kettler, a yearly wash with warm soapy water and regular dusting is all it takes to keep them looking great. Wood lovers, apply the Kettler hardwood cleaner and protector twice a year, and a few minutes of care will maintain the natural beauty of your furniture for years to come.

Protecting Your Cushions
While our weatherproof cushions are built to last, covering them when not in use ensures they are in immaculate condition for even longer. If caught in a shower, they dry out pretty quickly, but storing them in a dry place over winter is wise to extend their life.

Accessorise Your Sun Lounger

Charlbury sun lounger on grass in the garden

Have you considered the accessories that could enhance your lounging experience? A side table like our Mali Low Lounge Table could be the perfect companion to your sun lounger, keeping drinks and snacks within easy reach no matter how low you’re reclining. And why not lay down an outdoor rug for that extra touch of homeliness right at your feet?

Invest in a stylish outdoor storage box to keep your sun lounger cushions and other accessories safe and dry when not in use. Our garden storage boxes keep everything in one place and in perfect condition, all while adding a touch of elegance to your surroundings. Our large rattan cushion box is the ideal place to store your sun lounger cushions when not in use, and it aesthetically matches our rattan sun lounger models perfectly.

Have Garden Furniture for the Best of Times with Kettler

At Kettler, we’ve been dedicated since the 1960s to crafting outdoor furniture that enhances your home and garden experiences. Our commitment to quality and design is aimed at helping you create lasting memories in your outdoor spaces. Curious about our range or need some advice? Contact us today. Let’s make your outdoor gatherings unforgettable.