Rattan Accent Chair Favorites (& Conversation Room Update)

I’ll be totally honest — this post totally morphed from what it was intended to be to something totally different, haha. I wanted to give an update on our conversation room makeover progress (which I’ll still do), and share a few accent chair findings as back-ups since the cane-back chair I’m eyeing is currently out of stock. What this ultimately turned into was a post on rattan accent chair favorites, that don’t exactly fit into the conversation room, but I’m now convinced I need to figure out a place to incorporate one of the woven beauties I found. When I sat down to search, I ended up finding a pretty rattan chair (again, that didn’t necessarily go with the conversation room design plan), and then ended up deviating and going down a black hole from there. Unlike a lot of accent chairs — especially those with lots of custom upholstery — rattan accent chairs are available for lots of different budgets. I mean, there are some really good looking chairs from high end retailers at shockingly low prices, in comparison. So, today, I will still share a little behind the scenes on our makeover progress, but I’ll be devoting most of the post to talking rattan accent chair favs.

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Conversation Room Paint Project

I have no less than 30 samples of varying greige paint samples, left over from former test projects. Before I even sampled, I thought for sure I would go with Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore. Well, it’s a good thing I tested the sample in the room two days before the painter came because as soon as I swiped it on the walls, I hated it. As a reminder, we have “Creamy” trim by Sherwin Williams that I’m not changing. This is a south-facing room and I wanted something in the warm, pale greige family. Instead of then resorting to analysis paralysis (totally been there more than once!) by subsequently applying all the samples, I went for my trusty Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore (which I also have in the kitchen), and added the same color at 50% for good measure. Here’s an unedited iPhone glimpse of how they compare.

Here is a link to the final reveal of the completed Conversation Room.

WARM GRAY PAINT COMPARISON IN SOUTH FACING ROOM: Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray vs. Benjamin Oak Pale Oak vs. Sherwin Williams Versatile Gray

Edgecomb Gray at 50% looks totally different than full strength and ultimately, I went with pure Edgecomb Gray.

WARM GRAY PAINT COMPARISON IN SOUTH FACING ROOM: Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray vs. Benjamin Oak Pale Oak vs. Sherwin Williams Versatile Gray

It doesn’t yellow my trim and is just a nice, warm, pale greige that goes well with any neutrals I’ve thrown at it. I haven’t had the ceiling details applied just yet but I quickly did a paint-style mock-up on my phone to get an idea of white vs. black shiplap. Here’s an (awful) paint sketch but it will give you an idea of what the two look like…

Mockup of white vs black shiplap ceiling

I’m not going to share which direction I’m going just yet 😉 So, in terms of an update, in the past week, I’ve 1. cleared the room, 2. selected paint, 3. had the room painted. You can revisit the design plan HERE to see what’s coming next and what I’m going for with the finished space.

Here is a link to the final reveal of the completed Conversation Room.

16 Rattan Accent Chair Favorites

Ok, like I said, because the chairs I’m eyeing aren’t in stock right now (they are supposed to be restocked in October), I’m trying to find other options and alternatives. Here’s the cane-back chair at the top of my list…

Cane Living Room Chairs -- Natural Living Room Furniture Ideas

Cane Back Accent Chair

But, when I started searching for alternatives, I ended up going a totally different direction and while they are still natural wood and woven inspired (and some actually would work), I see these in a different space than what I’m planning. Here are the 16 woven, cane and rattan accent chairs I loved and saved. (The links can be found at the bottom of the graphic). 

Best Rattan, Cane and Woven Accent Chairs for All Budgets!

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

I really think Number 5 and Number 16 could still work in the conversation room but the room is going to have so much wood, most of those without upholstery would probably work better in other spaces. Number 3 is currently on sale for $102.40 and is perfect for a smaller space! Number 5 is gorgeous but a total splurge for me and out of my budget. If you’re into mid century modern vibes, Number 10 is under $250 and ships free! Number 6 is also a really affordable option and goes on sale frequently. Any of these would be great as a pair in a conversation area or solo in a corner moment on its own.

Hopefully, I will have more to report soon on some more progress — Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching so I’ll be working to finalize my larger furniture decisions so I can score as much as possible at a discounted price. Subscribe to emails below to catch all the updates on the conversation room, and ultimately, the final reveal!

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  1. 8.12.20
    Sharon said:

    I’m with you on holding out for your first choice to come back in stock! To me, conversation means sinking into a comfortable chair and having warm, personal conversations with those we love — family and friends! Your first choice looks to have comfort all wrapped up in that thick, let-me-sink-into-you cushion. It’s very understated, yet has a fresh, modern — yet classic — vibe. I’m a rattan chair fan myself and have a couple of different styles as occasional chairs around the house. Can’t wait to follow your journey and see The Reveal!

    • 8.12.20
      Ellen said:

      I agree with Sharon. I would wait for your first choice to get back in stock. October will be here before you know it and you’ll wish forever after that you had waited.

      • 8.13.20

        Hi Ellen, Thank you so much for your input! You are so right that first instincts are the best. I am still in the planning stages but can’t wait for this room to come together! xoxo

    • 8.13.20

      Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I really appreciate your input! Like you, I love all things rattan. Who knew there would be so many lovely options these days? Yes, I am still in the planning stages for all of the room’s furnishings. You are so right that I want a comfortable and warm vibe for the “conversation room.” Stay tuned! xoxo

  2. 8.12.20
    Cecilia from Georgia said:

    You are getting it done and I can’t wait to see the end result! I have been searching for a set of rattan chairs for a long time and finally made an! impulsive purchase when Pier 1 was closing. BAAAD move! They are so uncomfortable:( Since making the big mistake, I went to the Frontgate outlet in Atlanta and tried out a bunch. I like your first choice with the cushion in the back because every rattan chair I have tried is not comfortable with the rattan pressing against my back. It is very challenging to buy something like this on line so I have deferred to my bloggers for good advice and have not been mislead yet!! Go Bloggers!!

    • 8.13.20

      Hi Cecilia, I am so sorry your chair purchase from Pier 1 did not work. You are so right, comfort is important along with a look that you love. I also appreciate you providing the tip on the Frontgate outlet. I will need to check it out! xoxo

  3. 8.12.20
    Michele M. (Finch Rest) said:

    Oh I absolutely love #10. I don’t think there’s anything about #5 that makes me want to sit in it for a length of time enough to have a chat.

    I like your first choice but seriously #10 gets my vote over any of them.

    I like your decision on Edgecomb grey.

    I am having trouble finding a creamy white for my trim – I had wainscoting put all over and picked a much too bright of a white and just cannot stand it.

    PLEASE shoot me an email (so I get it) and tell me the name of your SW trim. I am desperate and so sick of making costly white choice mistakes. Thx!!

    • 8.21.20

      Hi Michele, Thank you so much for stopping by and providing your input. The trim is currently Creamy by Sherwin Williams. Hope that helps!

  4. 8.12.20
    KimberlyAnn said:

    I personally loved the room the way you first had it! I actually modeled an entire room Similar with it as my inspiration…that said I can’t wait to see how you can and will make it even more lovely. I’m a huge fan!!!!

    • 8.13.20

      Hi Kimberly, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and for providing your input! Your sweet comments mean so much. I am one who likes to make changes often. I’m sure your room is absolutely lovely! Stay tuned and I so appreciate you following me through the process. xoxo

  5. 8.12.20
    Marjorie B Dossey said:

    Love your 1st choice the best. Can’t wait to see the reveal. Before Labor Day do a post on what you are eyeing or great deals to be had! Your input is always appreciated….Marjorie

    • 8.13.20

      Hi Marjorie, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and for providing your input! You can bet I will be scouring those Labor Day deals. I will make sure I share. I appreciate you following along so much! xoxo

  6. 8.12.20
    Gretchen Thomas said:

    Gosh…I absolutely love all things rattan. It is so timeless and never goes out of style. I can’t wait to see what you choose!

    • 8.13.20

      I guess I inherited my love of “all things rattan” from you! It will be so much fun to choose the winner. I will need your help and input!

  7. 8.13.20
    Tracie M McLaughlin said:

    Please help me. I have chairs similar to these and I’m trying to find cushions for them. https://www.amazon.com/Safavieh-Collection-Natural-Wicker-18-inch/dp/B01MT9QQUJ. I’m having the hardest time. I dont want cushions with the buttons and I prefer not to have any ties on them. I would love a light linen color. Do you have any suggestions?

    • 8.21.20

      Hi Tracie, Crate & Barrel has a good selection. Etsy is also a great source! There are many shops that should be able to provide you with what you need. Hope this helps and good luck in your search.

  8. 8.13.20
    Gail said:

    I agree….a quick purchase will ultimately lead to a chair that’s not quite what you wanted and you’d be envisioning your first choice for months to come! Also…how are you able to buy a chair without you AND your husband trying it out first? I made the mistake once by buying a chair online and it was, hands down, the most beautiful but uncomfortable purchase I’ve ever made. Just sayin…….

    • 8.13.20

      Hi Gail, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I really appreciate your input! I’ve had great success with buying certain chairs online, especially when they are for occasional use. Seating that is used more, such as sofas, dining and office chairs, have been tested in person first. Comfort is so so important in our home! xoxo

  9. 8.23.20

    LOVE, love, love the cane back accent chair. Thank you for your posts. I’m a long time follower.

    • 8.29.20

      Hi Sonia, Thank you so much for your thoughtful words. I appreciate you so much!