Rattan Furniture: How to incorporate it into your home

January 5, 2023 Posted by La Maison Hamptons living room

For a long time, rattan furniture was considered as outdoor furniture for the patio and alfresco space. Meanwhile, it’s everywhere these days and loved by interior designers and homeowners alike. No wonder: rattan furniture is light-weighted, durable, sustainably produced and more affordable than other types of furniture. Furthermore, rattan can be bent and shaped into nearly any type of furniture, including sofas, rattan dining chairs, accent tables, bedheads, and many more. All those qualities combined make rattan furniture suitable for any area of your home, indoors and outdoors!

The texture of rattan adds instantly warmth, interesting patterns, a modern yet relaxed style to your home. You can use it as an accent or style your whole home with rattan, either way, don’t miss our guide on how to incorporate rattan furniture into your home. Plus, discover our collection of eclectic rattan living room furniture.

What Style Does Rattan Furniture Go With?

Rattan is a wonderful option for almost any design scheme. As it inherently a vacation vibe, it works best for living spaces where comfort is key. Rattan interiors inherently have a vacation vibe and can be beautifully combined with coastal decor.

A neutral colour palette is an ideal base to incorporate rattan furnishing. If you like to keep interiors simple by using all white, beige or grey shades, including different textures is a must to make the room feel more alive. Here is rattan living room furniture an easy and effortless solution. It will boost visual interest without adding any colour. With its natural material, it adds a textural contrast which feels comfortable and laid-back. Additionally, rattan furnishings often come in unique silhouettes and curved designs, which can help to elevate a modern look.

By incorporating rattan furniture in a non-traditional, unexpected way, for example the dining room or home office, you can create an outstanding yet relaxed home design.

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Rattan Dining Chairs

Luckily, modern interior design allows mismatching design. Combining rattan dining chairs with a formal dining table has a stunning appearance. A dining setting with contrasting chairs is inviting and will ensure your guests will stay longer than they planned. Especially in a Hampton dining room, with the typical “bring the outdoors indoor” rattan chairs will create the perfect inside/outside scheme. Plus, rattan dining chairs are durable enough to withstand being in a high-traffic, high-use area.

Whether you are upgrading your dining room or redesigning the whole space, choosing rattan dining chairs is a simple way to transform your dining room into a coastal retreat. The Orient Bay rattan dining chairs will help you reminisce about tropical vacation and calm times. This chair comes with a comfortable high back and a removable seat cushion for perfect comfort. Stylish yet practical rattan dining chairs that will wow your guests. Pair it with a solid hardwood dining table for a dynamic contrast.

Mc Donald Jones Homes – Orient Bay Dining Chairs
ORIENT BAY Rattan Dining Chairs, Photo by @mcdonaldjoneshomes
ORIENT BAY Rattan Dining Chairs, Photo by @rylo_co

Rattan Living Room Furniture

Introducing rattan living room furniture to your home not only makes it look more relaxed, it is also an affordable way to add some unique style and personality. A rattan coffee table and side tables look just gorgeous paired with a white sofa. While an occasional rattan chair fills a nook with comfort and a tropical vibe.

Furniture should always be good-looking AND having a purpose. The Manado collection comes with the perfect pieces to enhance coastal glamour in your home while being functional as well. Each piece is constructed with a solid hardwood frame and handwoven rattan details. Whether you are looking for a side table, coffee table or practical sideboard with lots of storage space – the Manado range will suit your needs while providing classic timeless design. The combination of hardwood and rattan is a beautiful option to implement a calm aesthetic to your space.

When it comes to rattan armchairs, you have plenty of options to choose from. The Toulouse armchair has a carefully carved timber frame with a delicately woven rattan veil, which makes it a gorgeous piece for relaxed elegance in a classic design scheme. While the Seychelle rattan armchair celebrates the beauty of natural rattan in all its glory without loosing comfort and style.

Lifestyle Image Manado Coffee Table and Side Table
MANADO Side Table and Coffee Table
Toulouse Natural

How Long Does Rattan Furniture Last?

The longevity of your rattan furniture will depend on its usage and if it’s placed outdoors or indoors. Rattan is one of the most durable and lasting materials, but without proper care it will reach its limits as well. You should always ensure that your rattan furniture is free of dust and stains, which can easily be cleaned by wiping it with a soft cloth. Rattan furniture placed indoors is very low in maintenance, as it is protected from weather elements and direct heat or cold. Rattan outdoor furniture needs one important factor to last longer. Make sure to cover it properly when not in use and keep it out of direct sunlight exposure, which can cause fading and cracking.

To sum up, the longevity of your rattan furniture depends on where you place it and how well you maintain it. If you can take good care of it, it will certainly make your home more beautiful.

Outdoor Rattan Furniture
CALAIS Easy Chair and Coffee Table, Photo by @threebirdsrenovations


Rattan furniture can be formed into any furniture piece, including rattan dining chairs, accent tables, coffee tables, sofas, etc. Since rattan is a cheaper furniture material, it is an ideal option for budget-friendly homes or to refresh a room effortlessly. Rattan offer comfort as well as a casual style to any room. Decorated with cushions, plants, rugs from natural materials and homewares rattan furniture can turn your home into a cosy and homely space.

At La Maison Australia you can find a wide selection of rattan furnishings that are suitable for indoors as well as outdoors. From modern, over classic to coastal designs, our designs have something for every taste and can be mixed and matched with a variety of design styles. Browse online or visit our showroom in Sydney.

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