How to style rattan furniture – expert tips from Graham and Green

Good news – it’s almost summer! It is time to bring out those stylish rattan pieces.

The new emphasis of furniture and textiles that lend texture to a scheme has precipitated a revival in all forms of weaving, from simple, sculptural baskets to seventies inspired wicker and rattan.

The experts at Graham and Green show us how to style our beloved rattan furniture.

1. LAYER UP

For a modern bohemian vibe, layer rattan seating with vibrant print cushions and richly textured throws. As rattan is so beautifully pared back, it’s the perfect canvas for playfully mismatched soft furnishings.

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Shop: Oslo Clay Rattan Coffee Table, £265, Graham and Green

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2. PAIR WITH NATURAL MATERIALS

If you’re looking to be more sustainable in your homeware choices, rattan is a brilliant option. Ours is handcrafted from sustainable mango wood, a fast-growing and durable hardwood that is a by-product of mango farms. Pair with other natural materials such as seagrass, bamboo and unglazed earthenware for an organic feel.

Shop: Esben Foor Door Bookshelf, £895; Almirah Cane Desk, £675, all Graham and Green

3. START SMALL

If you’re not sure where to start, begin with small accessories and experiment with a hint, such as a rattan table lamp or wall mirror. It’s particularly lovely on pendant shades as rattan creates the most beautiful shadows when the light is switched on.

Shop: Sonja Rattan Table Lamp, £95, Graham and Green

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4. USE IN COMPACT SPACES

Rattan is brilliant in smaller spaces as its open weave lets the light through and gives a sense of airiness and space in even the snuggest of rooms. Its muted finish also means you can opt for more impactful pieces such as a rattan peacock chair without overpowering your interiors.

Shop: Natural Rattan Peacock Chair, £250; Avery Webbed Wooden Cabinet, £995, all Graham and Green

5. TAKE IT OUTDOORS

You can continue the seventies-inspired trend into your outdoor space too with comfy rattan armchairs and outdoor sofas. Whether yours is a balcony, decked area or a lovely long stretch of lawn, create a slice of paradise with leafy palms and colour-pop cushions.

Shop: Set of Two Hampstead Armchairs, £480, Graham and Green

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