When I think of rattan, I tend to think of decorative items such as baskets and plant containers. More recently rattan has been used for furniture, mainly due to its qualities. it is lightweight, durable, suitable for outdoor use, and (to a certain extent) flexible. Rattan is somewhat similar to bamboo, it accepts paint really well and does not splinter.
Interior designers have used rattan as an established and stylish material to add a natural and slightly rustic look to homes. This autumn it appears that our current love affair with rattan is simply growing stronger!
The Rattan Revolution
Many companies are featuring rattan in their autumn and winter collections, and also being as inventive as possible in the way it is being used. One of my favourite online retailers, Cox and Cox, have introduced a huge range of rattan furniture and decorative items for their new collection. Here are just a few of my favourites:
Rattan Cone Chair
Woven from natural rattan with a strong elegant metal frame, this new Rattan Cone Chair has been updated with a smoother, comfier shape and stronger finish. Perfect for a bedroom, conservatory or study!
Rattan Side Table
This stylish round coffee table is inspired by 70s Scandi, and will add a touch of bohemian style to any living space. Each piece features a flat top with gently curved sides and an open bottom for simplicity. This side table has a natural blonde rattan finish.
Rattan Table Lamp
With a Scandi inspired woven rattan base, this unique table lamp has a simple oval shape and natural cotton shade. It sits beautifully with a natural or white interior.
Apologies for mentioning Christmas in August, but it seems Cox and Cox are ahead of the game too! This year you can hide away those ugly tree stands with a rattan Christmas tree ring. Made from hand woven split rattan, this simple ring adds the finishing touch to any tree.
This year there’s even ‘faux Rattan’ light up stars made from weatherproof plastic designed to look just like real rattan! This large lit star decoration is perfect for creating a festive outdoor look. Each piece has a metal frame, woven with grey faux rattan and lit with 36 warm white lights.
To conclude, it would appear that every room and season is covered! Will you be joining the rattan revolution this Autumn and Winter?