Lightweight, durable, inexpensive, and flexible – these are just some of the adjectives to describe the beautiful material that is rattan. Once thought of to be more suited outdoors, rattan furniture continuously makes its way inside our homes and is no longer contained in the patio. If you’re thinking about jumping on the rattan trend, here are some ideas on how to go about it.
Pair It with Various Design Styles
While a known staple in Bohemian styles, rattan incorporates well into a wide range of interiors. From country to coastal, rattan will find its way easily into your home, bringing in the necessary warmth or coolness to modern and traditional spaces, respectively.
You don’t even have to do a total makeover just for rattan to fit in. You can either reinforce a natural look by pairing rattan with other natural materials such as wood or create a nice contrast against metallic furniture.
This 6-seater dining set beautifully pairs rattan with a teak table and 2 leather chairs, creating a beautiful harmony between different materials.
Make It a Centerpiece
Rattan’s woven style and unique texture create an instant contrast in a room dominated by white paint or other neutrals. Drawing someone’s eyes to the furniture isn’t rocket science, so it makes for an excellent focal point. If you don’t like bright pieces of furniture and monochromatic is more suited to your liking, adding rattan helps to keep the space from being dull and unadventurous.
But to create a real impact, consider getting rattan pieces that are bold and unique. This lovely egg chair from Ava’s Attic is just oozing with wow factor and will surely be the center of attention in whatever room you put it into.
Elevate Your Storage
To those just diving into rattan, this is the safest way to experiment with the material. Rattan baskets not only add extra storage instantly, but they also add a layer of texture to a somewhat boring shelf, for example.
These storage bins provide an easy solution to incorporate a trendy material into your existing decor.
Don’t Overdo It
The rattan trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. In fact, it’s been around for hundreds of years but keeps on making its way back into our homes. Still, even a timeless piece such as rattan could feel outdated when overdone.
If you’re not ready to invest in a huge ticket item, you can lowkey incorporate rattan into your decor through accessories and smaller pieces of furniture. That way, you can feel if you like the vibe before adding more. This gorgeous coffee table is the perfect example. Just prop it in the middle of a living room that is missing a natural element and savor that quick transformation!
As you can see, rattan will always have a place in your home, no matter what design scheme you’re trying to pull off. Visit Ava’s Attic on Facebook to stay on top of the newest rattan arrivals.