A buyer’s guide to rattan furniture

Rattan furniture continues to grow in popularity for both the indoor and outdoor spaces of a person’s home. Whilst most used in the garden and in conservatories, rattan furniture can also be used in the lounge of living room, and in this guide we look at how; as well as how you can maintain your furniture to make the most out of it for the longest time possible.

Factors to consider when buying rattan furniture

When choosing your rattan furniture you need to think about how you’ll use it. For example, how many seats do you need? How big a table will be suitable for the space you have? And how will it fit in with your decor?

Deciding on your material and weaving pattern

Rattan furniture comes in a wide range of materials and weaving patterns, and all are equally as hard wearing. Ensure that you take a good look through what’s available as there are literally hundreds of options.

Where to buy from

When shopping rattan furniture you’ll find that the internet offers a far wider range and lower prices than any retail outlet.

Considering the size of your furniture

Considering the size of your rattan furniture is particularly vital if it is to be housed within the home. Whilst you may feel that furniture comes in standard sizes, you may be surprised to learn that today’s furniture can greatly vary from furniture of old. Chairs are larger, as are tables, and so you need to ensure that you’ve measured correctly and found what will fit into your rooms and make the most of the space that you do have, you should also ensure that you check your measurements twice.


Maintaining rattan furniture is notoriously easy. To clean it, all you need is a soft cloth and warm soapy water. The only thing to bear in mind is that garden rattan furniture will need covering over for the winter months.

How to use rattan furniture within the home

Rattan furniture can be used in any room; however ensuring that it fits in can be a little more difficult. To help you follow these guidelines.

Rattan furniture and suitable decor

Rattan furniture goes well within a room that has a rustic feel, which is great news given that rustic décor is in. To produce this look, use natural materials within your room, such as metal jugs with flowers, or wooden sideboards. Rattan furniture is widely used for outdoor space due to rattan being such a durable material - easy to clean and maintain. Don't forget if using it outdoors to throw a cover for rainy and winter days. 

Choose the correct pillows, cushions and or throws

Dressing up rattan furniture is easily done with pillows, cushions or throws, and those can help you easily fit your furniture into your room. Choose patterns and colours that are complimentary with your existing palette.

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