One of my most favorite ways to style my own home is with natural, earthy elements in neutral shades, but with an unexpected twist such as a vibrant pop of color or pattern somewhere you wouldn’t normally find it.
Rattan, or the thin pliable stems of a palm, is the perfect earthy element for blending naturally with other colors and textures. It’s commonly used in furniture, decor, lighting, kitchen utensils, and much more and with good reason as it’s strong, durable, and incredibly lightweight.
I also happen to think it gives off good vibes and stylishly brightens any space it’s used in, especially in these next unexpected designs.
Made out of rattan and ceramic, the Dara Vase ($14.99 from Urban Outfitters) offers a vibrant pop of color woven with the natural texture of rattan for a look that’s both earthy and eclectic.
If you’re looking for something a little more subtle, add a rustic, mixed media element with an earthenware vase woven in rattan with the Woven Grass Vase ($24 from Anthropologie)
Bring a touch of simple and natural style to your wall decor with the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Flat Rattan Wall Art ($24.99-34.99 from Target), made with rattan wood in a light finish that pairs seamlessly with a variety of decor styles.
Handwoven of rattan with shell detailing using shells such as Yellow Cowries, White Cup, Periwinkle, and Snail, achieve the ultimate coastal vibe with the Shell Rimmed Wine Holder ($24.50 from Pottery Barn)
Glazed earthenware and woven rattan in this ultimate staple for summer and the Sun Porch Pot ($26-88 from Anthropologie) comes in multiple sizes and colors such as grey, white, beige, and pink.
Introduce some natural therapy into your home with the Saro Lifestyle Woven Water Hyacinth Placemat ($59.49-62.04 from Target) in gold and silver. Ergonomically sized and made from durable rattan, this placemat is easy to use and a breeze to maintain, while naturally completing any table setting.
Inspired by rattan chair swings, the Natural Rattan Fallon Cocoon Chair ($229.99 from World Market) boasts a curvy silhouette, comfy cushion, and irresistible style.
Bring the jungle into the bedroom with a woven lattice headboard. The Bajara Headboard ($279 from Urban Outfitters) features natural rattan interwoven and wrapped around a curved frame.
This hi-gloss black rattan and brown leather bar cart serves drinks in vintage style, featuring two shelves topped with tempered glass to gold bar ware Arabella Bar Cart ($399 from CB2)
Rattan lighting pendants are a huge trend right now, but tabletop lighting is underrated and overlooked. The Black Rattan Teardrop Table Lamp ($49.99 from World Market) is proof of this, as it is handwoven into its shape by Vietnamese artisans and shines diffused light between the strands of rattan, creating the perfect bohemian ambiance.
I am all for functionality, especially when it’s also stylish, which means I generally love any and every daybed there ever was. The Phinny Daybed ($3,743 from Lulu & Georgia) is no exception with its nutmeg rattan frame and airy colors. Pile your favorite pillows on it for the ultimate dream space.
With its natural finish and the casual look of rattan, there’s a warm, easy-going quality to the Anguilla Rattan Coffee Table ($798 from Serena & Lily) that can’t be ignored, featuring a tightly woven top and a hand-bent base.
Summer is the perfect time to introduce the rattan trend into your home and the possibilities are endless. Head back to my home page to see other spring and summer trends I have been spotlighting, and be sure to follow me on Pinterest h e r e for more home decor ideas, DIYs, and trends.
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