Over the past year or so, rattan — a material derived from palm stems — has been popping up everywhere we look. Rattan chairs, lampshades, baskets, and trays appeared on the cover of the impeccably stylish British interior-design magazine The World of Interiors. Rattan candelabras and laundry baskets are on offer at West Elm. And a rattan bar cart even made it into our roundup of the best outdoor furniture for small spaces, according to designers. A natural rattan chair can make your living room feel a bit more like an exotic Balinese resort, and a washed white rattan headboard can make your bedroom feel more like a cozy bed and breakfast. Another nice thing about rattan furniture is that you don’t have to pay a premium to get the look — and in fact, many rattan pieces (that look a lot like those West Elm pieces, but cost much less) are available on Amazon. We scoured the site to find our favorite rattan things, all of which will bring some texture and warmth to any space you put them in.
If rattan furniture feels like too much of a commitment, these rattan placemats are an easy way to get in on the trend.
These dining chairs — which would work equally well as desk or living room chairs — are a mid-century spin on the trend.
Useful for organizing silverware, and probably your mail, too.
A sweet little tray to up your breakfast-in-bed game.
This Japanese kneeling chair is meant to help you maintain straight posture while sitting with your legs underneath you, but one Amazon reviewer says that they’ve used it as an under-desk foot rest, and another says that it’s a favorite place for their cat to curl up.
A rattan place for everything and everything in its rattan place.
A more traditional take on the rattan chair, this handcrafted one comes in a few neutral shades, and would make a fun-but-stately accent piece in a living room.
A foot stool to go with your chair.
This would look especially appealing beneath some ice-cold mojitos.
Adding a headboard to your bed can change the feel of a room, not to mention making reading in bed at night more pleasant. This one has a B&B vibe to it, and if used in a guest room, might make your visitors feel like they’re staying at a cozy inn.
Twin size headboard
A smaller headboard with a beachy aesthetic that will instantly brighten up a kid’s bedroom.
If a darker rattan goes better with your decor.
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