9 rattan pieces to suit any home
Whether your decor style is coastal, country or contemporary, you can bet that some rattan will tie the whole room together
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Arriving on the scene in the 1970s, durable yet lightweight rattan initially made a name for itself in the world of outdoor furniture. But fast forward fifty years, and it’s no longer just confined to porches and patios; it’s officially woven its way into our homes (and hearts!).
Due to its ability to be woven, painted and styled in a multitude of ways, versatile rattan fits seamlessly into many different decor styles. After a sleek yet functional bit of furniture for a mid-century or contemporary Nordic inspired room? Consider a dark wooden sideboard with tightly woven rattan door panels. Need to add a little more individuality to a boho setting? Enhance the eclectic feel by draping a fluffy white throw over a flower patterned woven chair for a quirky yet comfortable centrepiece.
To help you embrace the rattan revival, here’s nine woven home accessories and furniture items that we’re pretty obsessed with.
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Suitable for use both indoors and outdoors, this stylish seat is sure to bring a hint of vintage flair to any boho room. With its elegantly crafted back that was inspired by the shape of a peacock tail, and complimentary black steel frame, it’s got all the makings of a striking accent chair.
With its wooden legs and unique round rattan design, this beautiful cabinet feels like a contemporary take on country chic. A stand-out piece, we love that the inner storage shelf makes it a functional piece of furniture.
Combining calming whites and blues with natural hues and textures is a great way to bring elements of the beach into the bedroom. Reminiscent of ocean waves in its delicate rattan design, this gorgeous headboard makes an impactful yet calming coastal centrepiece.
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A sleek and modern twist on typically sandy-toned rattan, we love the sleek edge that the chic black colour brings to this otherwise Bohemian mirror. For a zen desert vibe, hang it in a room filled with rich earthy tones like terracotta and burnt sienna. You can also accessorise it with tribal patterned accessories and soft furnishings.
We love the versatility of this super affordable rattan vase. Create rustic country charm by filling it with your favourite summer blooms, or pair it with other neutrals for a more minimalist and modern touch.
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Keen to not have to redo the room every time their child has a new favourite colour, the simplistic but homely style of Scandi design makes it a popular decor choice amongst parents for nurseries. The perfect compromise, this modern chest of drawers boasts natural cane door panels and a pastel green finish – perfect for bringing a hint of playfulness to a neutral bedroom.
Something missing from your farmhouse kitchen? These wicker bar stools ooze rustic charm, and look great when paired with other natural materials – like a large wooden island. Best of all, the low back seats are comfortable to sit in, while the metal hairpin legs are stylish yet sturdy.
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The perfect natural statement piece for neutral colour schemes, this slim bottle-shaped lamp shade has been braided by hand from rattan. Hang two or three in a line over your dining table for a natural main light source, or place one above your biggest and softest armchair to create a cosy reading corner.
Danish homeware store JYSK specialise in producing good quality Scandinavian homeware – like this affordable rattan wall shelf. A versatile piece of decor, display cacti in rustic plant pots if you want to stick to the Scandi style, or hang the shelf on a jewel-toned backdrop and accessorise with gold ornaments and green draping plants for a tropical vibe.