Many people think the terms wicker and rattan are interchangeable, simply different terms for referring to the same style of woven fiber furniture. Did you know that rattan is the species of palm plant often (but not always) used to make wicker furnishings? Unlike rattan plants, wicker refers to a style of weaving fibers into a rigid material. Wicker can be made out of plant matter, but synthetic or plastic material is often used as well. Read More
can be used inside and outside. You'll find wicker bedroom furniture
made of traditional rattan. In cottage settings, a rattan wicker bed
pairs nicely with accents like rattan basket drawers
, rattan armchairs, and rattan dining sets
. And for hardier outdoor furniture
, look for weather-resistant resin-based wicker chairs
, lounges, bar stools, coffee tables and more.
Seaside Style with Woven Wicker Beds
Using a texture like wicker in your bedroom is an excellent strategy for establishing a seaside or other outdoor décor theme. As wicker is used so often in outdoor furniture and tropical open air interiors, using wicker in your bedroom makes an instant statement. Rattan wicker is a viable choice for beds and other bedroom furniture as it won't be enduring the wear and tear that outdoor furnishings must stand up to. A delightfully soft and lighter color of rattan is ideal for a seaside theme, evoking images of sandy ocean beaches along the Atlantic coast.
Summer-inspired Platform Beds
Woven wicker rattan beds are a versatile furnishing, working well in a variety of transitional texture-oriented décors. Picture a bedroom to which you'd like to add a touch of summer style, and you've found an ideal home for a wicker bed. Not necessarily just for sea or ocean themed interiors, rattan and other textile wicker beds can add a playful touch to transitional rooms. Neutral transitional themed décors place more emphasis on texture than color, and a wicker bed in a light or dark shade of brown could be cleverly accented with a sateen or cotton bedspread.