9 Ways to Go Vintage with Rattan

Vintage furniture has a story to tell, and well-made furniture lasts for generations. Personally, I love to keep things interesting with a mixed collection of modern and antique furniture at home.

While modern items have minimalist looks that are easy to maintain, vintage pieces are unique and add their own charming characteristics to home decor. A favorite of mine is wicker furniture. Reeds and flexible woods such as willow have been used to weave into wicker since the time of the Ancient Egyptians. But when Victorian sea traders brought strong and sturdy rattan from southeast Asian to the west, that wicker furniture boomed in popularity. The quick growing rattan plants were strong and flexible to use, making wicker furniture cheap and easily available.

Wicker never completely went out of fashion, and rattan is being revived to fit modern interiors. If you are lucky to have inherited some old furniture from your family, take the time to give it an overhaul rather than discarding it altogether.

For the rest of us, there are many pieces of rattan furniture on the market that add vintage glamour to the home.

Bed

Wicker rattan bed frame featured on NONAGON.style (image source)

This simple yet stunning bed looks like a perfect place to rest your head at the end of the day.  Our modern beds with a heavy base and headboards usually occupy a large space in the bedroom, this bed will make the room look light and clutter-free. Its minimal aesthetics will blend well with the rest of your modern decor. A smaller version of this bed could easily be used as a daybed in the living room.

 

Cupboard

Rattan cupboard featured on NONAGON.style(image source)

Having a rattan cupboard in sight is another interesting way to add some vintage look to your decor.  In the living room it can be used to stow away the things you want to hide from plain sight. If accessorized with some plants and other decor items, it will make the corner more interesting. You could also place the rattan cupboard in your entryway to store your shoes while adding some style to the space.

 

Chair and Ottoman

Rattan chair and ottoman featured on NONAGON.style(image source)

Continuing with the ambition of making rattan furniture more relevant to the modern times, this gorgeous chair and ottoman bring a unique style to home decor. Since rattan can be used outdoors, this set can be easily used on your patio or in the garden. The cute egg shaped design is a delight to look at, and the comfy seats will make it a perfect companion for some summer fun. It will look equally stunning indoors, and can be used in the living room or a reading nook.

 

Bassinet

Rattan bassinet featured on NONAGON.style(image source)

We always want something special for our kids, to make their childhood as memorable as possible. The sturdy yet light bassinet will be a great addition to your baby’s nursery. It is easy to move around the house and once the baby grows out of it, you can use it in so many ways; make it a laundry basket or a plant holder in the garden.

 

Room Divider

Rattan room divider featured on NONAGON.style(image source)

In spaces where you need to create visual partitions in the house, but also want to keep it light and allow cross breeze, rattan screens can be an ideal choice. They do not take too much space, are light and allow air to pass through; while also adding some style to the room.

 

Mirror

Rattan mirror featured on NONAGON.style(image source)

This stunning mirror will be a showstopper in any setting. In the living room or the entryway, it will add a glamorous look to your home. In your dressing area, this mirror frame will add a unique elegance.

 

Napkin Rings

Rattan napkin rings featured on NONAGON.style(image source)

These gorgeous napkin rings are sure to stand out at your next family gathering. They will look great during a garden lunch on a sunny afternoon or a formal dinner with friends and family. They work well both in formal and casual dining decors and will definitely be a conversation starter.

 

Planters

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When placing plants indoor, the bare pots are not always the best solution, unless they are well crafted. These rattan plant covers will make them look pretty indoors, while also saving your furniture and floor from getting ruined. Rattan looks gorgeous in company of plants and will add a serene look to the green indoor plants at home.

 

Sofa

Rattan sofa featured on NONAGON.style(image source)

This beautiful couch is a great replacement of the heavy loungers we usually have at home. Breaking away from the usual, they will add a fresh look to your living room. Other than adding a vintage look, this couch will help making the room look brighter and more casual. I love the earthy tones of rattan that add such grace to the furniture.

Did you like our rattan collection? What unique look would you like to add to your home?