How to Style Rattan Furniture for the Modern Home

How to Style Rattan Furniture for the Modern Home

Rattan and cane, two natural derived materials from the same vine-like palm, are making a come-back within interior design circles. Strong yet flexible, its form can be fashioned into furniture as well as accessories for indoor and outdoor spaces.
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While typically associated with boho, coastal and vintage decor styles, its unique makeup can be easily incorporated into modern spaces. Curious to see how? Read along to find out why you should consider cane and rattan furniture for your contemporary home.



If you are working with tight dimensions, rattan and cane furniture might be exactly what you’re looking for. Whether it's the dining room, living room, or bedroom, the signature open-weave pattern has a warm and light effect creating a sensation of more open space. Look at different seating arrangements such as our Navah Chair, sofa or table to set up this effect.



If your modern home decor revolves around a neutral colour scheme, rattan and cane pieces are an easy way to create visual interest without impacting the existing palette you're working with. However, if you are looking to add a pop of colour you won’t have any issues pairing it.



Square or organic, cane and rattan furniture comes in a variety shapes. If you lean towards pieces with hard edges consider incorporating softness back into the space through curvy accents such as our Brooke Ceramic Vase or our Nasai Rug which features natural shapes within the design. Experiment with different styles until you find one that suits your vision.



With contemporary spaces we often hear “less is more”, the same applies to rattan and cane elements. Decorate your space with a few carefully chosen few pieces to avoid creating an outdated look and feel. Remember balance is key! Stay clear of matching sets and look for one-off statement pieces to add a new layer of design complexity to your space.



If maintaining your modern style is your priority, where do you start? Explore our collection, and discover how you can use this stunning material throughout your entire home!

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