The Grandma Trend That We Can't Get Enough Of

Updated 08/20/19

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.)

Under $200

Rattan Tables
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Deborah Rhodes Rattan Woven Round Placemat $28
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You won’t find a prettier summer placemat than this rattan option by Deborah Rhodes. 

IKEA Snidad Basket $28
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A chic basket that functions both inside and out? Look no further than this IKEA braided basket.

braided jute large pouf
CB2 Braided Jute Large Pouf $159
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Add some more seating to your living space with these affordable braided jute poufs.

IKEA Mastholmen Chair $99
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If IKEA is doing rattan, you know it’s officially trending. The Scandinavian giant opts for a line of sleek curvy furniture.

Set Of 4 Calypso Coasters
Deborah Rhodes Set of 4 Calypso Coasters $48
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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.

kini small natural rattan lantern
CB2 Kini Small Natural Rattan Lantern $50

To lighten up your summer nights, grab a set of these woven lanterns from CB2.

Under $500

Rattan Chairs
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Sika Design Monique Armchair $329
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Transport yourself to the South of France with this modern take on the French bistro chair.

Sika Design Franco Albini Ottoman $483
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Own a piece of midcentury history with this rattan ottoman by Franco Albini. It’s the perfect perch for children and extra guests.

woven malawi chair
CB2 Woven Malawi Chair $399
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Add a boho flair to your space with this sculptural woven Malawi chair.

Urban Outfitters Elisa Rattan Potted Faux Plant $349
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Who needs to take care of real plants when you can just add this woven sculpture to your space and call it a day?

IKEA Gronadal Rocking Chair $249
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Or rock back and forth forever in this Scandinavian-inspired rocking chair from IKEA

Wisteria Scoop Stool $469
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Add these chic scoop stools to your kitchen and your guests may never want to get up. 

Rattan Sofas
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$500 and Up

Sika Design Renoir Swing $721
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This hanging lounge chair will make a modern statement in any living room.

CB2 Suri Cane Desk

This sleek glossy back desk with cane backing is the perfect rattan addition to a minimalist's apartment.

Canoga Rattan Bed
Urban Outfitters Canoga Rattan Bed $999 $899
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Breeze your way to a deep sleep with this sleek rattan bed.

Selamat Designs Reo Lounge Chair $2392
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If you thought rattan couldn’t look modern, think again. This stunning rattan chair is at once chic and relaxed.

Artek 900 Tea Trolley $3157
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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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Rattan Beds
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Palecek Woven Rattan Hourglass Stool
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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.

GamFratesi Targa Lounge Chair
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A far departure from traditional rattan furniture, this collection by GamFratesi and Thonet features furniture with clean lines and a modern vibe.

Cane Line Nest Lounge Chair
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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.

Thom Fougere Rattan Bench
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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.

GamFratesi Allegory Desk
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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.

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