There’s rustic and there’s just plain rust – an important distinction. Gently distressed furniture among the patio plants is a perennial winner, but wilful neglect and a shameful lack of maintenance is not a good look. MiaFleur gets the balance right with this ornate iron garden chair by Nordal. And its vibrant shade will not compete with a technicolour flowerbed, thanks to its toned-down patches of wear and tear. £112.