Seriously, we’re giving them a rattan out of ten!
For chairs and other furniture pieces, you can’t go wrong with rattan. It is durable, sturdy – and yet still ‘gives’ enough to create comfy seating. Plus, you can’t forget about the vibe: it’s minimalism, with an attitude!
What Is Rattan, Anyway?
Native to the Manila island shipping port (and other tropical climates), rattan is a type of palm plant that is similar in texture to light wood. Although traditionally used in coastal-style homes, rattan’s natural beige color and smooth finish packs a ton of styling potential. Like seagrass, jute and other wicker material types, rattan is light in feel and easy to move – making it a popular choice for home decor.
What Is the Difference Between Wicker and Rattan?
You read that right – they’re actually not the same thing (it’s a common misconception), but differentiating between the two is as straightforward as it gets: rattan is the material type, and wicker is the weaving technique. In other words, a rattan basket is woven in a wicker pattern!
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