For those who wish to give their interior a dapper touch with a trendy object, there is no doubt that they have discovered rattan for a very long time. This material that comes to us from nature is undergoing a real rebirth. It comes in everything that rhymes with furnishings: chairs, seats, coffee tables, living room furniture, daybeds and decorative objects. And in the hall, a rattan trunk lends itself not only to sit there, but also to store all kinds of objects inside. Rattan exists in light natural colors that can go up to dark brown shades. In terms of form and design, the great classic of the interior of the 60s has gained a lot in versatility. Choosing the Classic Rattan is the most essential thing there.
Sophisticated Natural Product
Rattan is a natural product that comes from the rattan palm tree. Its low weight makes it a versatile product. Not being waterproof, rattan is susceptible to mold. Rattan furniture is therefore rather intended for indoors or, when outdoors, sheltered from bad weather.
Synthetic Rattan for Garden and Outdoor Furniture
Synthetic rattan is an artificial material which makes the appearance of natural rattan well. Synthetic rattan furniture has the advantage of being resistant to water and UV rays. They require much less maintenance than the natural product. Generally speaking, synthetic rattan furniture is best suited for outdoors.
On the other hand, the possibility of tinting the rattan gives it a more modern look with armchairs that are adorned with black, green or red. As for accessories, the woven rattan lights are perfect in a natural style. Slightly openwork, they let in the light to create a subdued atmosphere, conducive to cocooning.
Rattan mirrors are also very popular. Sun mirror, flower or even surrounded by a woven rattan frame, they decorate the walls of our homes. Do not hesitate to combine them to create a very trendy mirror wall. Rattan is equally suitable for a boho-inspired interior as it is for a Scandinavian interior. For the latter, simply combine rattan accessories with light furniture. Warm interior guaranteed.
How to Maintain Rattan?
An ecological and timeless material, rattan requires a little maintenance to keep all its shine. If left outdoors without maintenance, it will turn grayish. But luckily, thanks to a few tips, it is very easy to maintain your rattan furniture to keep it in good condition.
It is essential to clean it at least once a week. To do this, rub your rattan furniture with a dry cloth to remove dust. You can also use your vacuum cleaner to track down the dust lurking in the gaps. Every 3 months or so, do a deep cleaning. With water, a sponge and a simple homemade solution: in a liter of hot water, dilute two tablespoons of baking soda or soda crystals. If your rattan furniture is varnished, pour half a glass of linseed oil and a tablespoon of turpentine in a liter of water. Then all you need to do is rinse and let your furniture dry. Be careful not to let them dry in the sun: this will damage the fibers of the rattan, and the sun will make the rattan grayish.