This $100 Ikea Headboard Will Ignite Your Love for All Things Rattan

Minimal and chic.

Updated 10/23/19
DELAKTIG Bed frame with headboard, aluminum, rattan, Queen
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It’s no secret that we have a love affair with IKEA. Not only has the Scandi-giant helped us create a level of organization in our homes that even Marie Kondo would be proud of, but also, with items sitting at an affordable price range, it's helped make our dream abodes that much more attainable. Which is why when we saw IKEA's rattan headboard for $100, we couldn't help ourselves. Rattan made a grand entrance back into our living rooms in 2018, and we don’t think it’s going anywhere, anytime soon.

Sourced from a climbing vine-like palm native to the tropical jungles of Asia, Malaysia, and China, rattan is made from the dried stems of the plant while the outer bark is used to weave wicker furniture. One of the reasons rattan is popular for furniture-making is simply because it's light, easy to move around, and soothing on the eyes. Add to that, the material is durable, built to withstand extreme temperatures (extreme humid and cold weather), and even naturally resistant to insects. That's one of the key reasons why it's perfect for both the indoors and outdoors.

Popular in the 19th and 20th centuries, Rattan is fast ditching its original “grandma” persona, and being reinterpreted in new and interesting styles. The woven texture is the perfect addition to any room of the home, providing a laid-back aesthetic that nods to a more coastal, relaxed vibe. Which is exactly the type of zen you want in your bedroom. The DELAKTIG headboard is also a renters dream, as it easily fits onto most queen-sized bedframes. You can also opt to buy the complete headboard and bed frame set if you choose.

Design Around Rattan

If you're opting for a key visual element, such as a headboard in rattan, then carefully pick matching accessories that complement the vibe you're going for. Since rattan is a natural material, opt for warm colors, soft textures, and calming décor elements. Keep the look simple and instead build by layering several textures and fabrics to create a lived-in, relaxed vibe. You can also amp up the rattan vibe by way of a lamp, chair or floor cushions. If you want just one single rattan piece to take center stage, sprinkle in smaller-sized décor accessories such as rattan boxes or trays around the room.

These are our favorite bedding accessories to pair with the headboard.

DELAKTIG Headboard, rattan, Queen
IKEA DELAKTIG Headboard $100
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Designed for a queen bed, this beautiful headboard can work with most bed frames. Pick natural fabrics, materials, and light-colored bedroom accessories to compliment the rattan look.

H&M Washed Linen Duvet Cover Set $129
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Opt for light colors to balance the warm tones of the rattan. This beautiful, soft comforter set is the perfect addition to pair with your bed frame.

Solid Basketweave Throw
West Elm Solid Basketweave Throw $89
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Bring in textures to play off of the weaves on the rattan frame. We love this luxe throw in a soft grey, that will look beautiful languidly tossed across your bed.

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