rattan bed

Decorating with Rattan

rattan bed

I’ve always been a fan of rattan – since the early days of my flea market trips and thrifting marathons.  Rattan brings a sense of beachy chicness to a space and is so easy to decorate with it.  Rattan adds gorgeous texture and dimension to a room, plus it comes in practically in every shape and size from furniture to decor item, plus it adds a boho aesthetic that is simply irresistible. A lot of people ask what the difference is between rattan and wicker: wicker is the weave and rattan is the material that is used.  Not all wicker furniture is created equal; some is made from rattan while others are made from bamboo, straw, or other materials. Take a look at the different ways to decorate with rattan.

While a rattan bed (above) is a statement piece, other pieces can add a cozy feel without being too loud.

rattan chairs

Mix in rattan chairs with a minimalist and modern table for an interesting pairing. This duo lends itself nicely to a French or beachy cottage.


A rattan screen is not only a good way to break a large space up, but it can liven up a blank wall or space.  Because of the open weave and pattern, it will let in plenty of light if placed in front of the window, while offering some privacy.


A rattan daybed is a wonderful and unexpected alternative to a sofa, plus it doubles as a sofa and full bed for guests.  This rattan daybed adds a feminine touch without being too girly.


Rattan is sometimes synonymous with boho chic.  If you’re inspired by “jungalow style”, find a colorful Moroccan rug and rattan chair to brighten up a space.  Add a sheepskin throw or rug on top of a rattan chair to ensure maximum comfort – trust me, you’ll never leave your chair!

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