Rattan Furniture Is Making a Major Comeback

And it's not just for the great outdoors anymore.

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Helen Norman

Remember rattan? You saw it everywhere in the '70s: rattan chairs, rattan baskets, rattan patio furniture, and other wicker items. Most often, rattan was confined to porches and the outdoors (it does make great weather-resistant furniture), but today, the trend is popping up inside, too. Also known as manila, manau, or malacca, the natural material and beautiful woven technique adds texture and richness to rooms and can suit many styles, whether rustic, shabby-chic, coastal, or tropical. Best of all, since rattan and wicker decor is prevalent at thrift stores and garage sales, you buy it on the cheap. Here, see how the unique pieces are making a major comeback.

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1 Rattan Chair

Combined with warm textiles, natural wood, and crisp white walls, the rattan chair helps this room combine farmhouse and shabby-chic styles.

2 Rattan Outdoor Furniture

The great thing about rattan is it looks just as good outdoors as it does indoors.

3 Rattan Bathroom Decor
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Gridley + Graves

A thrifted rattan chair and stool look perfectly at home beside a vintage bathtub in the master bath of this summer cabin.

4 Rattan Bed Frame
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Alison Gootee/Studio D

Rattan brings the one dark element that anchors this otherwise sunny suite.

5 Rattan Storage

Topped with a galvanized tray, this rattan trunk serves as storage and a side table.

6 Rattan Dining Chairs

Worried about rattan overload in your dining room? Opt for two rattan chairs at the heads of the table and use benches on the sides.

7 Rattan Coffee Table

We love how the style can read cool and coastal, too.

8 Rattan Porch Decor

How would you like to sip sweet tea on this porch?

9 Rattan Baskets

Not only are rattan baskets super cute, but they're also a handy place to hide away objects!

10 Rattan Wall Decor

We're even into these rattan trays being repurposed as wall art.

11 Rattan Pendant

What better way to highlight a farmhouse table?

12 Rattan Bar Cart

Don't shy away from color! This painted rattan bar cart adds a beautiful pop of blue to the room.

13 Rattan Hanging Chair

A rattan hanging chair is a sure show-stopper.

14 Rattan Daybed

We're daydreaming of this daybed.

15 Rattan Ottoman

And this vintage rattan ottoman provides a cute place to kick your feet up.

16 Rattan Living Room Furniture
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Helen Norman

Who says rattan is just for hipsters? Here, rattan furniture (which, by the way, the owner scored at a rummage sale for just $400) is rustic-chic in this 1800s farmhouse.

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