According to ELLE Décor Trends, rattan furniture and flourishes is the latest interior design trend for 2020. Not just that, but Google actually released new data that revealed the most searched interior design trends since the beginning of March – and rattan furniture tops the list. We’re not surprise as rattan has a casual, inviting feel that’s perfect for living spaces where comfort is key. The lucky thing for us here in Myanmar – rattan is easily found and very much affordable.
Whether you want to spend more dollars in a major piece of rattan furniture or spend less and simply add a few rattan flourishes, here’s how to incorporate this 70s revival into your space.
Add a Major Piece of Rattan Furniture
A wicker sofa or chair is the perfect statement piece to elevate an uninspiring interior and add a tactile flourish to your home. You can couple it with a wicker coffee table, or if it’s too much for you – either or!
Don’t worry if you can’t bear to part with the current sofa or table top but still want to add a major piece of rattan. A rattan shelf does the magic just as good.
Large Rattan Lampshades
A bare bulb can cause overbearing light and dark shadows and a shade softens and diffuses the light. With a rattan lampshade, the brightness and hue of the space would be completely transformed. It easily sets the tone for a relaxing reading area or a cozy ambience to calm down after a busy day.
The brilliant thing about just adding or changing the lampshade, is that you don’t have to throw the entire lamp away. You can easily engage a craftsman to make a wicker lampshade just right for your lamp. A cheaper yet creative alternative would be transforming the rattan basket you fancy into a lampshade.
Rattan Room Divider
A room divider is really practical, especially in small spaces like in a studio apartment. It can help delineate different areas for different purposes. It’s also great for hiding messes or things you don’t want to deal with. The wonderful thing about rattan screen is that it’s not only there for practical reasons, it’s special enough to be an artful object all on its own.
Rattan Rug Makes a Real Statement
We tend to underestimate the power of a rug. But really, without a rug all the furniture in a space might appear to be ‘floating’ about. If you are opting for rattan in your home, a rug would ground the space and add extra texture.
Simply Add A Few Rattan Flourishes
Don’t just give up on going rattan if you are not looking at spending too much. A few rattan flourishes would do the trick. Such flourishes are easily found in Myanmar. Although not the cheapest option here in the country, but you can find many pretty ones at Bogyoke Market.
Add Plants to Your Rattan
It’s always ideal to keep it simple when you are going for rattan in your interior design. Adding some plants to the rattan not only keeps it simple, it completes the whole ‘closer to nature’ feels.
If caring for the plants is a main concern, we recommend dried flowers.