Crazy About Cane Furniture
It’s true - cane is all the rage. There’s just something about honey-toned, open-weaved rattan furniture that sets the tone for a blissful space. Could it be its handmade texture, casual nature, inviting neutrals or crafty aesthetic? Maybe it’s the material’s ability to tone down the lofty or add oomph to the mood. Either way, we’re crazy about cane. Time to explore this transitional, natural material and timeless pattern with all its visual appeal! We’ll show you how to weave it in to every room of the home - from statement-furniture to subtle bedroom accents.
Okay, okay. But, what exactly is this coveted cane?
Harvested from the rattan palm, cane is the exterior layer of bark that’s peeled off the vine, processed into strips and woven. The rattan plant itself traces its origins to tropical and subtropical Asia, where it’s been harvested for its strength and malleability - the recipe for a stellar piece of furniture. Now, you’re probably thinking: is this like…wicker? Ding ding! Wicker, popular way back when in ancient Egypt all the way through the 19th century Victorian era, is the product of weaving natural fibers like cane. Baskets were the OG product of this ancient craft that eventually influenced Egyptians and Romans to follow suit in furniture of all styles. In fact, the pharaohs liked it so much, they were be buried with it. It’s no secret that wicker has been a top choice in just about every decade for it’s luxe, organic feel and unmatched durability.
Cane rattan contrasts well with virtually every style with its modern functionality and classic design. From mid-century sophistication to earth-toned eclectic, it’s bound to jazz up your living room no matter the vibe.
Pair the cane with glossy metals and clean lines or lofty velvets and luxurious pillows. It’s sure to ground edgy, darker patterns and inspire relaxation. Maybe you’re going for laid-back livability in your most-used room. Try mingling a cane chair with textural cottons, sheepskin and top-quality leathers for a boho nod to the 70’s (crank the turntable for an extra groovy ambiance). You may even want to spruce up your media cabinet with some cane. It’s all fair game.
Not only is this rattan plant material non-porous and spill-repelling in nature, but its durability makes it last for the long haul. Especially in the dining area - its adaptability and functionality seal the deal. Not to mention, the natural texture adds a creative twist to the modern for a sleek, trendy motif.
Around the table or at the bar counter, cane chairs and stools add some flavor to the entertainment spot. French bistro or tropical breezy vibes, cane’s got you covered.
Have we mentioned that the material is completely customizable? Lean in to linen or pair it with antique, smoky finishes. Make no mistake - you’ll have your guests dreaming of cane as you entertain.
Whether you err on the side of country or chic, your coziest space is about to reach a whole new level of cool. Cane is a staple to any bedroom. Add an accent chair of earth tones with a linen upholstery and darker stain for warmth. Go big or go tiny - it’s perfect for small punchy accessories, like baskets and weaved side tables, all the way to eye-catching headboards and decorative pendants. Pair it with a throw for cooler weather, or add in nutmeg tones with clean lines for a modern, transitional feel.
Spending time in the study? Cane can add interest in a workspace as well. In a desk or desk chair it looks relaxed with books, candles and greenery.
Its edgy comfort, flexible nature and lightweight appeal make it ideal for any space. No matter if you’re going for the more traditional or falling towards contemporary, cane will steal your heart.
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