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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.

Set Of 2 Rattan Style Hanging Planters | very.co.uk

Boasting a beautifully crafted rattan design, this cane headboard from Dunhelm, £199, is ideal for adding a natural and rustic feel to your bedroom

Cane Rattan Headboard | Dunelm

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

Buy Habitat Rattan 4 Shelf Bookcase – Natural | Bookcases and shelving | Habitat

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!

Swirl Cane Mirror – Natural | Mirrors – B&M (bmstores.co.uk)

If ever there was a chair that’ll get those likes on Instagram it’s the Emmy from Bloomingville, £339, available online at Amara.

Buy Bloomingville Emmy Cane Chair – Natural | AMARA

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