White rattan peacock chairs via House Beautiful

How to Decorate With Wicker & Rattan

When most people think of wicker, they imagine outdoor furniture and sun rooms. (Or baskets.) Despite its prominence on the porches of America, wicker is actually very versatile, and it’s recently experienced a comeback in interiors. We promise: you, too, can bring wicker and rattan into your home, and you can do it with style.

Use Modern Decor and Understated Patterns

Modern Stockholm apartment with wicker furniture via The Style Files

If you’re nervous about straying into beachy territory, tone down the look with neutral textiles and clean lines. This modern apartment in Stockholm is casual but decidedly urban – no sandy flip flops in sight.

Get a similar look:

Peking Handicraft Moroccan Embroidered Pillow Peking Handicraft Kip Embroidered Pillow Black Down Fill Dash and Albert Icelandia White Hand-Knotted Rug Kravet TAGLINES EBONY Fabric

Update with White Paint

White rattan peacock chairs via House Beautiful

In this elegant foyer featured in House Beautiful, a pair of peacock chairs – which are usually seen in natural woven wicker – are given a modern update with a fretwork back and a coat of white paint. Paired with oversized ginger jars and faux bois wallpaper, they bring the outside in while preserving a classic, glamorous look.

Get a similar look:

Clarke & Clarke Peeling Planks WP White Wallpaper Kravet STENCIL PAISLEY DENIM Fabric Schumacher Arbre Chinois Porcelain Fabric Dash and Albert Natural Jute Woven Rug

Embrace the Sun Room Vibe with Nature-Inspired Decor

Rattan and wicker colorful living room

Florals, a bird motif and abundant greenery complement the rattan chair and wicker chest in this bright and cheerful room. From the glass pendants to the throw pillows, a recurring orange theme invokes thoughts of citrus and sunshine.

Get a similar look:

Mulberry Early Birds Ivory Fabric Peking Handicraft Bahir Embroidery Pillow Peking Handicraft Palm Springs Block Embroidered Pillow Orange Dash and Albert Garden Stripe Woven Cotton Rug

Pair With Sleek Shapes and Cool Tones

Wicker coffee table with modern outdoor furniture and blue fabrics

Designer Emily Henderson’s sunny California patio has its fair share of warmth, so most of the decor is cool: blue throw pillows, white metal furniture, and gray cushions. The woven wicker coffee table softens the space with its round shape and warm tones, tying in with the wood deck just visible beneath the geometric area rug.

Get a similar look:

Schumacher Tortola Marine Fabric Pine Cone Hill Fresh American Trimaran Stripe Denim Ivory Indoor Outdoor Pillow 22x22 Duralee 15430-99 BLUEBERRY Fabric Dash and Albert Diamond Platinum White Indoor Outdoor Rug

Will you be trying out wicker and rattan furniture this summer? We’d love to see your photos!

Photo Sources: The Style Files, House Beautiful, Wlima, Emily Henderson

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2 thoughts on “How to Decorate With Wicker & Rattan

  1. I love white rattan it’s beautiful! I love this new and upcoming trend, bringing the beach inside is always a good thing 🙂

    Lauren Baxter | LB Designs

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