It’s not just a glamorous throwback from the 1970s. Rattan continues to be a dominant trend in the interiors space and is even bigger news in kids’ rooms. Of course, it makes perfect sense. Using natural, organic materials chimes with the modern mindset of using renewable resources and protecting our planet. It’s lightweight for those with a penchant for multiple room changes and practical for cleaning. Durable and a toxic-free alternative to plastic, nature’s pliable but robust offering makes a fantastic choice for kids’ toys.
From beach houses and country abodes to urban lofts and traditional townhouses, rattan is versatile and chic and adds warmth and a handcrafted nuance to spaces for little people.
Let’s take a look at some gorgeous spaces where rattan rules. They might just inspire your next project.
A simple rattan cradle adds so much character to this pared-back neutral room
Once used to soothe a newborn, it now serves as a decorative feature in the growing child’s room. This handcrafted heirloom feels at home among the tonal hues of the wicker pram, traditional sideboard cupboard and the wooden peg rack.
Boho abounds in this sweet, studious corner with a natural take on the office chair. We love the way it’s teamed with Oyoy Living Design’s rainbow rattan shelf and complemented by the house bookshelf and rotunda house by @myminihomepl
It’s coming up daisies in Quinn’s cute room courtesy of Kenna Sato Designs’ flower decals. And who said rattan was just for little people? Oyoy Living Design’s rainbow rattan mini bench is the perfect resting spot for dolls and teddies. Look how Mama Briony has mirrored the rainbow theme in the wooden abacus and the cushion by @zarahome. The rattan vibe continues with the ever-popular pear storage basket by @fermliving and those sweet butterflies by @littleknotsworkshop
The sepia tone quality created by the warming palette of toffees and caramels in Melina’s room gives us all the nostalgic feels. Here rattan goes all role play in a low wicker stroller by @dreamartcatcher24. It’s not all fun and games, though. Rattan gets to work, providing serious utility in a vast wicker chest with decorative pom poms. An apple storage basket and open shelve unit join the wicker party with a woven circular rug setting the stage for play.
A medley of gold and green with a sprinkle of sun rays set the stage for an eclectic collection of rattan here. There’s a decorative touch in the woven elephant head and a nod to play in that fabulous truck, but there’s versatility and practicality all the way for Hunter and Nomad’s storage side table come stool!
You never know what treasures you’ll find deep down in the jungle, so it pays to have a handy rattan basket trolley close to hand. In this case, it’s the infamous Luggy basket by @olliella – perfect for storing things and pulling around favourite dolls and toys.
This gorgeous little nook in Jaxon’s room takes us beachside with the Coast Life decal set by @sailah_lane and that personalised timber surfboard by @kid.krokodile. Full marks must surely go to the super-stylish desk by @bohemehome paired with an impossibly beautiful woven stool. Oh, and did you spot the rattan palm tree by @zaydcollective_homewares? Positively tropical. When did homework get so cool?
Iluka Blue’s room is just as magical as her name, with a distinct fairy-tale vibe. The handmade French chateau dolls house by @junimoom_store is a dream come true with its detailed love heart windows, and so too is the mini rattan doll’s bed from @birdeeandbee
Is there even such a thing as rattan overload? Not in our boho book! This delightful play area is a mecca for lovers of the natural stuff. Let’s start with that stunning Daisy Crafty table by @sacredbundle. They mean business when they say, ‘because sometimes, everyday toys may also appear extraordinary’. The intricate rattan frame is paired with a solid teak top to withstand all manner of playtime stresses and strains. There are even rattan cups, saucers and a teapot.
Spicy cinnamon tones provide a wonderful warmth that perfectly complements the dreamy rattan bed by @leoandmoon. Add a rattan rainbow shelf and hook combo by @bohorainbow, and you have a boy’s room that’s quite simply out of this world.
Oh, the wonder of wicker! This arched rattan unit is used to great effect and packed to the rafters with a multitude of natural wooden and woven toys. The combination of neutral tones almost creates a feature in its own right, and we love how Anna mirrors the arch with wooden rainbow puzzles and lights. A dainty rattan hot air balloon by @thehoppihippo adds a sense of fanciful flightiness to this boho girl’s room.
It might be all plums and earthy colours here, but there’s a virtual bloom of colour from this pretty flower mirror by @leenbakker. Interior designer and stylist Carrie has a natural eye for those finishing touches. Just look how that draped bunting creates a faux scalloped edge on the canopy, its soft curves mirroring the intricate cane work on the mirror.
When a room takes you on a magical voyage, you know it’s hit the design bullseye. Terracotta Shop’s rattan rocking horse is ready for adventures and rides galore!
Life is peachy in this little lady’s grown-up boho room. The terracotta-infused tones work so well with the natural furniture, and there’s a deliberate symmetry in the curved arches of the rattan headboard and mini chest of drawers.
We often see rattan teamed with warm neutrals, so it’s refreshing to see a combo with icy whites and blues. This beautiful intricate bed by @swit.pt sits pretty, shrouded in a floaty canopy and adorned with a quilted leafy garland by @ilayela_ And oh my, that beautiful decal by @deugniet_en
We’re bowled over by the beauty in this stylish little corner. The natural beauty in this rattan bed seems more prominent than similar designs, lending a vintage feel that vibes with the discreet boho décor. And maybe this is a first for us? A rattan wall light of dreams!
Storage and sideboard in one with a whole lotta panache thrown in for good measure. This rattan chest gets a style upgrade with natural leather strap fastenings.
It’s the perfect companion for this room full of delicate pastels and sun-bleached hues.
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