If your home could use some new furniture but all you can find at the store are tables, chairs, and beds, you may want to consider rattan furniture. Learn more about rattan furniture, including how to decorate with rattan furniture here.

What Is Rattan?

Rattan also spelt ratan, is the name for roughly 600 species of Old World climbing palms belonging to the subfamily Calamoideae. Bamboo is a very strong natural material found in Indonesia. I have visited many bamboo plantations and it’s amazing how strong bamboo is. Many homes in southeast Asia are made out of bamboo. Due to tropical living outdoor living is why God created natural bamboo.

History Of Rattan Furniture for the Home (And How to Decorate)

Famous Rattan Designers

If you come across furniture from Notable designers like Rohé Noordwolde, Arne Jacobsen, Charlotte Perriand, Franco Albini, and Heywood-Wakefield. Then grab it. They created famous rattan furniture.


I like to display my favourite one-off items on the rattan chairs. On this occasion handcrafted crochet top.

Experimentation Of Rattan Crafts

Whilst living in Italy I see many rattan chairs and antiques. Cane is such a versatile material. I also have drunk natural cane sugar in Singapore it’s so yummy.

Rattan can be used in the home anywhere. It is popular in the dining room. I just picked up amazing home decor chairs. The comeback of ratttan furniture for the living room is the 2020 natural look must-haves. I am a big fan of upcycling and recycling vintage rattan furniture.



I also found a bed headboard in rattan. It’s cream and green but I am going to respray it into gold. It is an easy natural material to get an art deco vibe. This fiber has been around since the 1930s and 1950s. Due to the pandemic, people are wanting natural rattan to redecorate their armchairs or kitchen table accessories.

History Of Rattan Furniture for the Home (And How to Decorate)

Advancing The Rattan Crafts

ZARA Home is a store to see how stools and 20th-century manufacturing have advanced with bamboo products. Ikea always embraces bamboo trends so if you are living in New York it’s easy to access up today rattan for 2022.



Rising Demand

Due to Covid 19 the rising demand of the 20th century for many people who are wanting to go back to a Victorian-era where bamboo was used often. I have also visited Sri Lanka and the bamboo products there are truly amazing.

The rise, fall, and resurrection of rattan and wicker furniture Rattan and wicker, which were originally popular in the Victorian Era in the late 1800s, had a renaissance in the late ’60s and early 70’s when they were associated with the bohemian lifestyle. For those seeking countryside living rattan is your furniture must-have.

“Back in the 70’s rattan was inescapable”, says Nicola Croughan, Lead Interior Designer at Roman Blinds Direct. “No porch was complete without a rattan chair or hanging basket 

Luxury Rattan Types

The most expensive Native American basket ever sold at auction went for $336,250. It was sold for three times the presale estimate. Woven in 1929 by Paiute Indian Tina Charlie, it was one of only ten of its kind ever made.

Tips For Selecting The Right Rattan Furniture

It is like choosing a pair of shoes. Interior design is all about creating feng shui. And home comforts for workspace too. It can be very hard on your bum. So make sure you buy sturdy and high-quality furniture. Search for antique stores and charities. Just like Fashion or Gucci, what one deems in trend another gives it away.