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The moment good weather arrives, everything feels better. Vino in hand, we just parade up and down the garden, making mental notes of the things we'd like to do and never end up doing (I have lots of these lists, don't you?). Garden furniture and decor is of course a priority, especially because I know for a fact, this year I will spend more time in the garden than ever.

Currently knee deep in mud (and not metaphorically), I am keeping busy stripping our deck of old paint before I will sand it down in the the areas I know we end up walking on (no one likes splinters on their feet, do they). It's not a pointless task what I am doing, and it is well overdue. Painting the deck year after year without adding any oil to help preserve it means that some of the plank ends are rotting away and no doubt will need to be replaced longer term.

In between jet washing and sanding benches and chairs, I think about the furniture that have recently been launched and will no doubt sell out before we reach May - they always do and you always end up waiting until August before new sets arrive.

So here are my top 20+ ideas for 2021 outdoors decor.

Rattan furniture is making a comeback

There is a slight confusion when using the terms "rattan" and "wicker" which we often see used to describe furniture that have a characteristic woven pattern. However, not all rattan furniture is wicker furniture. Rattan is simply the material that certain furniture (primarily outdoors ones) are made of, whereas wicker is the style of the weave.

Rattan can be found mostly in tropical climates in Asia, Africa and Australia. Its appearance is like a vine and when processed (the skin is removed to be used), it is a flexible material that is ideal for weaving. Wicker on the other hand is a weaving technique that is as old as the Pyramids and in fact this is where it originates from. Wicker rattan furniture are lightweight, durable, stylish and - depending on who makes it, can also be affordable.