Furniture. Monday , March 19th , 2018 - 07:12:55 AM
We‘re all familiar with rattan, although sometimes we think it‘s one and the same as wicker. But the material we now associate with cozy furniture is actually full of surprises. The term rattan, for instance, defines more than 600 species of climbing palms and a lot of them are in fact more similar to lianas than to actual wood. Rattan has slender stems and doesn‘t grow like a tree but more like a vine, also being a bit similar to bamboo from certain points of view.
Obviously, just because you want a space to be comfortable and practical doesn’t mean you shouldn‘t pay attention to the looks. A good idea is to pick materials that stand out and that have a well-defined look and character, materials such as wood and metal. Complement them with something a bit more delicate such as frosted glass.
A pair of wicker chairs can look lovely in a dining area, around an intimate table with a round top. Wicker started out as a basket weaving technique and it’s being used for that even today. Wicker baskets are appreciated for their artisanal nature, being sometimes associated with the rustic style. Rattan furniture is often associated with outdoor spaces and decors although it can also fit nicely indoors. Modern interiors can accommodate rattan furniture easily given its casual and airy character.
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