Natural materials like rattan, bamboo and cane are seeing a real emergence when it comes to our interior choices. Very much a look from the 70s, they are ideal for those looking for more eco-friendly trend, especially if you search out vintage versions.
I’m quite the fan of this look and constantly scouring Ebay and Facebook Marketplace for second hand budget buys. It’s a style that fits perfectly with my own choice of retro design and I love that it gives a light and airy look to any room.
While the terms are often interchangeable, there is a difference between them: wicker refers to the method of weaving; rattan and cane come from the rattan palm which grows in Southeast Asia; while bamboo is known as “the world’s most renewable material” because it can grow up to one metre a day. All of them are durable, can be used outside or indoors and, added to that, tick those all-important environmentally friendly boxes.
Give your greenery an upgrade with this set of two rattan-style hanging planters from Very, £25 – hang from a curtain rail or in your kitchen to show off your plants in style.
Boasting a beautifully crafted rattan design, this cane headboard from Dunhelm, £199, is ideal for adding a natural and rustic feel to your bedroom
Made in natural rattan with a golden blond finish, this Habitat book shelf, £150, is perfect to display your favourite collections an comes ready assembled
Get the look on a budget with this Swirl Cane Mirror, £20 from BM Home. It’s already caused quite a stir when it made its debut on social media, so get yours before it sells out!
If ever there was a chair that’ll get those likes on Instagram it’s the Emmy from Bloomingville, £339, available online at Amara.