It’s easy to associate rattan furniture with your grandparents’ dusty old porch set. Just picture a wicker living room set complete with curly-wurly shapes and floral cushions. But rattan isn’t only destined for the flea markets and garage sales of the décor world. While it was traditionally used in summer homes, screened porches, and verandas, the new rattan can just as easily find a sleek and modern spot in our city homes.
Innovative furniture companies are now reinventing wicker and rattan in modern new ways that still feel as laid-back and low-maintenance as its predecessors. Better yet, the trend is easily adapted for all rooms and budgets, from small accents like trays and baskets to large statement-making furniture. Are you ready to weave in this breezy summer trend into your home? (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.)
You won’t find a prettier summer placemat than this rattan option by Deborah Rhodes.
A chic basket that functions both inside and out? Look no further than this IKEA braided basket.
Add some more seating to your living space with these affordable braided jute poufs.
If IKEA is doing rattan, you know it’s officially trending. The Scandinavian giant opts for a line of sleek curvy furniture.
Possibly our favorite summer coasters, these woven circles by Deborah Rhode are perfect for propping down a glass of rosé on a warm summer day.
To lighten up your summer nights, grab a set of these woven lanterns from CB2.
Transport yourself to the South of France with this modern take on the French bistro chair.
Own a piece of midcentury history with this rattan ottoman by Franco Albini. It’s the perfect perch for children and extra guests.
Add a boho flair to your space with this sculptural woven Malawi chair.
Who needs to take care of real plants when you can just add this woven sculpture to your space and call it a day?
Or rock back and forth forever in this Scandinavian-inspired rocking chair from IKEA
Add these chic scoop stools to your kitchen and your guests may never want to get up.
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This hanging lounge chair will make a modern statement in any living room.
This sleek glossy back desk with cane backing is the perfect rattan addition to a minimalist's apartment.
Breeze your way to a deep sleep with this sleek rattan bed.
If you thought rattan couldn’t look modern, think again. This stunning rattan chair is at once chic and relaxed.
For a bar cart of tea trolley, you won’t find a better piece for your beach home. Blending Danish design with a coastal vibe, it’s ready for an endless summer.
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Palecek is well known for its rattan and wicker furniture. This geometric hourglass stool makes the perfect spot to put down your drink on a summer day.
A far departure from traditional rattan furniture, this collection by GamFratesi and Thonet features furniture with clean lines and a modern vibe.
Cane Line recently came out with this nest lounge chair that’s is at once sculptural and comfortable, making it a great addition to any living room.
Another designer to jump on the rattan trend is Thom Fougere, who designed this piece to serve both as a coffee table and a bench.
Another piece from the GamFratesi and Thonet collaboration is this Allegory desk, perfect for pinning memos in the weave.
This story was originally published on July 23, 2016, and has since been updated.