Written by Victoria Purcell

Oliver Bonas goes big on indoor rattan for AW21

The tropical vacation vibes of rattan might seem most suited to summer days in your garden, but the laid-back, boho appeal of indoor rattan furniture is here to stay for autumn-winter 2021…

The boho vibes of bent and woven wood have made the rattan homeware trend very popular on Pinterest. From statement furniture to home accessories, rattan lends itself to creating a stylish space in no time because it’s so light and portable – just move it from room to room when you feel the need for an interior design switch-up.

Capitalising on its new-found coolness, Oliver Bonas’ soon-to-land AW21 homewares collection features plenty of indoor rattan furniture, paired with a bold colour palette (think warm jewel tones) and rich textures like plush velvet.

Rattan in the living room

To give your living room that never-ending-holiday feel, go for a few pieces of statement rattan furniture, like the Kinship Rattan Sideboard (£795, in store now). If you’re really feeling this look, pair it with the Loha Velvet Cane Armchair (£495, in store soon). Or why not go the whole hog and throw it back a few decades with an intricate rattan peacock chair and rattan drinks trolley?

Oliver Bonas rattan sideboard with rattan armchair, seagrass rug and palm print wallart

Kinship Rattan Sideboard and Loha Velvet Cane Armchair, both from Oliver Bonas

Wavy bedroom vibes

Carry the trend in to your bedroom with the Kinship Rattan Chest of Drawers (£650, in store now). Made from mindi wood with a woven rattan front, this tall boy stands has deep drawers, a curved finish and coloured tassels as drawer pulls. You can also get a matching side table. For a truly exotic look, pair your rattan furniture with tropical prints on your bedspread, wall art or feature wall.

Oliver Bonas rattan chest of drawers

Kinship Rattan Chest of Drawers from Oliver Bonas

Boho home office

Why not extend the tropical vibe into your home office? This Kinship Rattan Desk (due in store in August) will add an easy-breezy boho vibe to your work space. As a natural material, rattan pairs well with greenery, so add in lots of house plants (certain plants have even been shown to boost productivity).

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Oliver Bonas rattan desk paired with seagrass rug for a tropical home office

Kinship Rattan Desk from Oliver Bonas

Rattan accessories

To try out the trend, start with some rattan accessories, like a mirror, shelf, laundry basket or plant stand, and pair them with plants, textured fabrics and bold colours. Pictured below, left to right: Tadek Rattan Lamp Collection (£89.50-£175, due in store in September); Folding Divider Planter (£175, due in store in August); Bali Rattan Laundry Basket (£65, due in store in August).

Shop the Oliver Bonas AW21 indoor rattan collection here




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