Furniture. Friday , March 30th , 2018 - 07:17:19 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.
Having a small place isn’t the end of the world. There are a lot of creative ways in which you can deal with the lack of space. Let‘s say for instance that you have a small dining room or even no dining room at all. What can you do then? Well, a lot of things. You could try using your kitchen counter or the bar as a dining table replacement. Multifunctional or double-duty furniture pieces are the best for small spaces.
Synthetic wicker was then invented, also in the US. This allowed it to become more durable and resistant to weather and pests. Modern wicker is usually made from rattan and it‘s really versatile. In fact, rattan furniture can fit in nearly any interior, also being very popular outdoors. It‘s appreciated for its casual and airy appearance, usually being associated with manual labor and unique hand-crafted designs.
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