Trending Textures: Natural Woven (My Favorite Rattan and Cane Home Furnishings & Decor)

When I was little, I remember a specific cane rocking chair in our home. The frame was a dark, polished wood with a woven seat and back. I hated it. I also remember the abaca weave dining chairs that were a heavy contrast to some of my friends more modern homes. Fast forward a few decades later – Mama Nan’s love of woven, natural textures never died and I finally get it. It’s kind of like adding in a green house plant – you can usually find some way that a little natural texture can improve and soften your space. And, whether your taste is more traditional, modern, or even farmhouse, little Boho nods have made a comeback in a major way. Today, as my home continues to evolve, seeking those natural woven textures to bring in – like rattan and cane – has almost become a scavenger hunt hobby.

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Natural Woven – Rattan & Cane 

I started small, unintentionally, when I realized my woven basket collection had grown to an obscene level.

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So then I started focusing my attention on trays.

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And then, I found myself gravitating toward woven chargers when I would set the table.

Easy, Whimsical Spring Party Table with Butterflies

But my first major “all-in” moment was when I made the decision to bring in this guest bedroom bed – a bit different than the upholstered beds throughout most of my home.

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You’ll find it covering my windows…

Cordless woven shades for the bedroom sitting area

Woven Shades: Bali White (Cordless)

And remember this bar cart from the Fourth of July?

Rattan Bar Cart for the 4th of July

You probably won’t see my house looking like a 1980’s beach house any time soon, but my woven addiction is still young and I’m not slowing down any time soon 😉 Here are a few favorites that I’m crushing on; some I already have plans for and are on my wishlist!

Favorite Rattan, Cane, Wicker, and Woven Furniture and Home Decor

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12 Comments

  1. 8.28.18
    Cecilia from Georgia said:

    Kelly, I am so happy to be able to dust off some of my rattan and cane pieces that I stuck way way way back in the attic several years ago. I knew they would make a comeback one day! (Kind of like bell bottoms) I enjoy reading your blog and now when I see something I like but can’t make up my mind to buy….I think “WWKD” (what would Kelly do!!) Keep up the fabulous work you’re doing on your blog.

    • 8.29.18

      Cecilia, it always happens like that, doesn’t it?! And WWKD- that makes my day more than you know!!

  2. 8.28.18
    marion said:

    Mine basket collection is getting somewhat out of control as well. I just bought a few balls of wool so that I can make pom poms to dress up some of the baskets. It will be a great little DIY project while binge-watching Outlander or Shameless…which is entirely shameful….Frank…is there a lower person on the planet????
    Beautiful photos and interesting blog as always!!!

    • 8.29.18

      Marion, that sounds perfect! And I haven’t seen Outlander but I am 2 seasons behind on Shameless… it’s like a train wreck and I’m here for it! haha

  3. 8.28.18
    Joanna said:

    I love wicker. I have three different wicker/rattan outdoor sets on my wraparound porch and under my pergola.
    Baskets?! Do I have baskets!
    I love the little bar cart but will wait for a sale. The basket with your throw in it, is my cart as well. I just can’t justify paying full price when I know there will be a sale or code. Let us know if there are any promotions, please.

    • 8.29.18

      Joanna, love that!! And agreed- they have far too many sales and deals not to scoop them up then! Be on the lookout this weekend!

  4. 8.29.18
    Terri said:

    I love everything in your home it’s beautiful!! I have a coffee table that has cane inserts that I love but it needs some “love” have you ever tried chalk paint on cane or stain? I’m so scared I’ll ruin it but I don’t want to get rid of it either.

    • 9.11.18

      Terri, I have not and while I believe in preserving the beauty of well loved and special items, if the alternative is getting rid of it, I would absolutely consider painting! If it is valuable, you could even talk to someone about potentially stripping and staining it. Best of luck, and I hope you can bring it new life!

  5. 8.29.18
    Ruba Saah said:

    Hi Kelly! I always tell everyone that your home is my inspiration! And I’m actually getting there lol!

    BTW, How hard are the blinds to keep clean? I notice they are on sale and would love to purchase a set for my bedroom. Did you order edging on yours?

    Thanks again for all you do
    XOXO,
    Ruba

    • 9.11.18

      I have never had an issue with it! Mine do not have edging, and for that matter are not lined either. I would definitely recommend going cordless though!

  6. 8.31.18
    Gretchen Thomas said:

    You are so tight! These are all my favorite textures. I always have to find space for one more cane piece or basket. p.s. Glad the old bentwood rocker has gone to another life. I loved it at the time…

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