When it comes to smart contrasts in décor, bamboo and white furniture is a natural choice.
Informal but elegant, rattan loves light, with wicker weaves and open eyelets; Beautifully balances the rustic feel when dressed in cotton; Brilliantly working with the restored wood furniture, it feels right at home with the sisal and jute rugs.
No wonder we love incorporating it into summer settings. With its nature-inspired colors and textures, it’s also perfect for channeling a holiday vibe, and works well with touches of sage green and wood tones.
Here are a variety of ways to get your wicker fix, and bring some contemporary country charm to your home…
1. Clear George Home Vase with Handwoven Rattan Detail, £6; Cream Sherpa Storage Ottoman, £17, and Handwoven Natural Bamboo Floor Vase, £22 (other items from select collection), Direct.asda
Glassware encased in rattan trays and weaving baskets set alongside decorative blankets create the perfect backdrop for introducing natural elements – creating a fresh look and a sense of calm and relaxation.
2. Smoky glass vase with cane, £20, Heavenly Homes and Gardens
Dried flower sprays can be used for an elegant effect, as shown here, especially when pairing charcoal and rust grasses with smoked glaze.
3. Kelp baskets, £10, M&Co
Summer storage is made easy with these kelp baskets, which can be used to hold melamine tableware, craft supplies, or kids’ crayons.
4. Moreton Kobo recreational buggy, £425; White Round Doilies, £16 each, Woven Seaweed Condiment Holder, £21 (was £30; other items from select collection), The White Company
With al fresco dining at the top of our summer wish list, this cool cocktail cart (hello, Bali boutique hotel style) combines the beauty of natural kopu rattan with much-desired design features. This comes with a removable top tray, plenty of storage space for bar tools and cutlery essentials, as well as stylish display shelf space.
5. Ciel Natural Rattan Side Table, £145, FYI!
With its artisanal shape, this side table provides the perfect place to put some pottery, or display an eclectic mix of favorites.
6. Natural Balinese rattan side table (left), £75; Bali Natural Bamboo Collapsible Plant Rack (center), £145, Bali Natural Bamboo Plant Rack Large (right), £55, Oliver Bonas
If you’re running out of shelving space and wondering how best to house your gorgeous plants, this eye-catching foldable plant stand will bring nature’s favorite color to perfection. Combine with other luscious leaves to channel those phytotherapeutic benefits.
7. Cane Round Shelf, £22.50 (£45), Matalan
You won’t need a lot of wall space to hang this boho shelf. Best of all, the circular design means harmony in feng shui – and should inspire some creativity when displaying decors.
8. Busbko chair – rattan, £129, IKEA
This spacious rattan armchair can be softened with a faux-fur throw — draped over the back, Scandi-style — or a chunky cotton seat cushion for an hour-reading.
9. Alor 40cm H Bamboo / Rattan Novelty Pendant Shade (Spider) in Beige, £45.99, Wayfair
With overhead pendants and structural shapes on trend, this bamboo throw is key to getting the look.
10. Oliver Bonas Renee Rattan Storage Wall Mirror (center), from £85; Square Wall Mirror (left), £115, Rectangle Wall Mirror (right), £79.50 (other items from select collection), Oliver Bonas
Think vintage-inspired motifs and neutral colors with these art pieces. They are easy to design, and can be used to reflect an eye-catching work of art, make a room appear larger, or simply make a statement together.
11. Bamboo Lantern with TruGlo Candle, £34.99, Lights4fun
Glow the garden without the need to light a candle, this bamboo lantern contains a TruGlow waterproof battery-operated candle. With an easy carry handle and a flashing torch to highlight your outdoor seating area, what’s not to love?
12. Wilko Garden Poly Rattan Mirror, £14 (£21); Raffia Rainbow hanging decor, £6.25, and indoor planter basket effect rope handle, £21 (other items from select collection), Wilco
Another desirable thing, ornate garden mirrors and raffia hangers paired with baskets of wildflowers suggest a serene rustic look, and help create the illusion of space.
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