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Get the look: Retro Rattan

Praised for its versatility in almost any decorating style, rattan is making a comeback and we are totally here for it.

No longer just a worn-out remnant of the 1970s – rattan décor is back, and we couldn’t be more pleased about it. If you’ve been anywhere near a furniture store recently, you’ll most definitely have noticed a rattan renaissance.

Originally, rattan was defined as the stem of a certain kind of palm used to make furniture. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see the term ‘rattan’ used to describe any type of material – natural or synthetic – that has a twig or stick-like quality.

Irrespective of your decorating style, rattan’s biggest drawcard is its versatility. Pair it with bright whites, macramé, and potted palms, and you’ve got yourself one very dreamy coastal boho look. Used as an accent, it’s perfect for rustic farmhouses or Hamptons-style homes. 

 

Feature furniture

The trick with rattan is to not overdo it; otherwise, your room may end up looking like a tree-house. If your budget permits, we recommend selecting a few key pieces of furniture or, alternatively, accentuating what you’ve already got with some smaller decorative items.

An absolute showstopper for a bedroom space is the Home Republic Georgia Natural Rattan Bedhead available at Adairs. Constructed out of natural rattan, its curved form with vertical rattan vines creates an interesting focal point.

 

Flexible furniture

Versatile furniture is what we’re all about, and this Provincial Home Living side table is a prime example. Out on your covered veranda? Sure! As a bedside table? Absolutely! Handmade using natural Slimit Rattan, the Capri side table is a beautiful addition to your home.

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Light up the night

If only a touch of rattan is more your jam, a lamp is a fantastic way to add a rattan feature piece to your space. We really like the Home Republic Whitelaw Natural Table Light from Adairs – versatile enough to suit an array of different decorating styles.

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Flexible furniture

Versatile furniture is what we’re all about, and this Provincial Home Living side table is a prime example. Out on your covered veranda? Sure! As a bedside table? Absolutely! Handmade using natural Slimit Rattan, the Capri side table is a beautiful addition to your home.

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Light up the night

If only a touch of rattan is more your jam, a lamp is a fantastic way to add a rattan feature piece to your space. We really like the Home Republic Whitelaw Natural Table Light from Adairs – versatile enough to suit an array of different decorating styles.

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Balmy afternoons and beachside vibes

Rattan is excellent for bringing that beachside vibe, and its natural look goes hand in hand with outdoor spaces. Style rattan outdoor furniture with big cushions to create a laidback sun-lounging area.

We’re loving this 2-seater sofa aptly named ‘Byron,’ with grey linen weave from Early Settler. Constructed from a sturdy aluminium frame, moisture-resistant fabric, and all-weather wicker, this will become the top spot in your backyard or balcony.

 

 

A crafty cocktail bar

We’re getting some real beachside tiki vibes from this Cayman Rattan trolley from Adairs. Position this beauty within your living or dining area to showcase some of your favourite glassware and tipples – an entertainer’s delight!

 

A rattan classic

When guests gather around, seat them on something beautifully crafted and bound to impress. Humble in design, the Shiloh Chair from Pillow Talk looks beautiful and is super comfy.

 

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