Looks can be deceiving, but in a good way. Take outdoor furniture. Plush swivel chairs, which you would expect to see indoors, can be spied gracing patios, and it’s hard to believe they won’t be ruined when it rains. But never fear: These swivel chairs are made to withstand the elements. You also can find furniture made from real wood that's meant to be used outdoors. Here are several examples of what's fresh and interesting, all compiled by Houzz.

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