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Update Your Home Instantly for Summer With This New Interior Design Trend

Rattan is in!


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While you may not think of a wicker table as something you’d put in your living room, interior designers beg to differ.

“I love rattan furniture as accent pieces for indoors,” says Kati Curtis. “Commonly thought of as ‘outdoor’ furniture we're using rattan sparingly indoors as it's light, fresh, modern, and organic. I think the desire for a more comfortable, less formal lifestyle is what's driving this trend.”

It’s also a pretty versatile furniture option as it works well in both contemporary and traditional environments. If you live in the city and would like to bring the outdoors in, rattan and wicker furniture is the way to go.

“Rattan enhances the coastal feel, without being ‘beachy.’ It’s a beautiful way to keep rooms looking comfortable, but not frumpy,” adds Curtis. In your living room, for example, you can opt for a rattan sofa in a dark finish for a casual, yet sophisticated vibe.

Here we selected 10 handmade rattan furniture and décor pieces that will bring a summer vibe to your home.

Bernhardt Cody Rattan Accent Chair

This handmade accent chair may sport modern design but it will bring a cozy, homey vibe to a contemporary-furnished space.

To buy: $839, horchow.com

Calvin Rattan Console Table

This black rattan console cuts a simple silhouette and this is exactly why we love it so much. The combination of sleek, minimal design and organic look of the distressed handwoven rattan makes up for a unique look.

To buy: $499, neimanmarcus.com

Selamat Designs Justina Blakeney Cohanga Swing Chair

We’d spend hours in this swing chair with a good book and a cold drink. We’d hang it near a big window and place plants around it to create a natural oasis at home.

To buy: $479, perigold.com

Serena & Lily Small Brighton Table Lamp

This table lamp oozes such a nautical feel—it’s perfect for a coastal home. Its base is made from sturdy molded resin.

To buy: $248, serenaandlily.com

Artesia 2 Tier Rattan Fruit Basket

There probably isn’t a more perfect place for a rattan piece than the kitchen—after all, it is a natural fiber that has been used for centuries to make baskets to store and carry food in. This beautiful fruit stand was handmade in the Philippines and flaunts a traditional pattern called hapao.

To buy: $50, crateandbarrel.com

Woven Owl Hamper

How cute is this handmade owl hamper? It comes with a removable liner so it’s the perfect laundry basket for your child’s room. Or you could also use it as storage for your little one’s toys.

To buy: $99, crateandbarrel.com

West Elm Rattan Bar Cart

Entertaining season is upon us and this gorgeous vintage-inspired bar cart will come in handy at your next party. The bottom shelf features drink holders that are ideal for wine or champagne bottles.

To buy: $599, westelm.com

Franco Albini Ottoman

Italian architect and designer Franco Albini designed this round-shaped ottoman that will surely become the focal point of any seating area.

To buy: $373, finnishdesignshop.com

Cane-line Wave Coffee Table

The uniquely shaped wavy base of this table in combination with the sleek clear glass top proves opposites do attract and they look so stylishly together.

To buy: from $485, haute-living.com

Mid-century French Rattan Magazine Rack

This beautiful vintage rattan rack will make you renew your magazine subscriptions. It was made in France in the 1960s and it would be such a great little accent piece to a living room or a lounge space.

To buy: $370, 1stdibs.com


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