12 ways to weave woven accessories, rattan and cane into contemporary patterns

When it comes to smart contrasts in decorating, wicker furniture and white are a natural choice.

Relaxed but chic, rattan loves light, with its wickerwork and openwork holes; Beautifully balances a rustic feel when dressed in cotton; works brilliantly with reclaimed wood furniture and feels right at home with sisal and jute rugs.

No wonder we love mixing it into summer decor. It’s also perfect for channeling holiday vibes, with its nature-inspired colors and texture, and works so well with sage green accents and wood tones.

Here’s an assortment of ways to get your wicker fix and introduce contemporary country charm into your home…

1. George Home clear bottle vase with handwoven rattan detail, £6; Cream Sherpa storage ottoman, £17, and handwoven natural rattan floor vase, £22 (other items from a selection), Direct.asda


Rattan-covered glass vessels and woven trays set alongside textured throws create the perfect backdrop to introduce natural elements – for a fresh look and a calm, relaxed feel.

2. Smoked Glass Vase with Cane, £20, Heavenly Homes & Gardens

Celestial houses and gardens

Dried flower sprays can be used to elegant effect, as pictured here, especially when pairing charcoal and rust herbs with smoked glass.

3. Seagrass Baskets, £10, M&Co


Summer storage is made easy with these seagrass baskets, which can be used to hold melamine dishes, craft supplies or the kids’ crayons.

4. Moreton Kubu entertainment trolley, £425; Whitewashed round placemats, £16 each, and woven seagrass condiment holders, £21 (was £30; other items from a selection), The White Company

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With alfresco dining high on our summer wish list, a swish cocktail cart (hello, Bali boutique hotel style) combines the beauty of natural kubu rattan with such desirable design features. This one comes with a removable top tray, generous storage space for bar and tableware, as well as a stylish display area.

5. Natural Rattan Side Table by Ciel, £145, Fy!


With its handcrafted silhouette, this side table is the perfect place to place pottery or display an eclectic mix of favorites.

6. Bali Natural Rattan Side Table (left), £75; Natural Bali Rattan Folding Plant Stand (centre), £145, and Large Natural Bali Rattan Plant Stand (right), £55, Oliver Bonas

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If you’re short on shelf space and wondering how best to house your fabulous flora, this eye-catching folding plant stand will show off nature’s favorite hue to perfection. Combine with other succulent leaves to channel these botanical therapeutic benefits.

7. Round cane shelf, £22.50 (was £45), Matalan


You won’t need a huge expanse of wall space to hang this bohemian shelf. Even better, the circular design signifies harmony in feng shui – and should inspire some creativity when displaying the decos.

8. Busbko Armchair – Rattan, £129, IKEA


This spacious rattan armchair can be softened with a faux fur throw – draped across the back, Scandi style – or a chunky cotton seat cushion for an hour of reading.

9. Alor 40cm H (Spider) Novelty Bamboo/Rattan Pendant Lamp Shade in Beige, £45.99, Wayfair


With dangling pendants and trendy structural shapes, this bamboo shade is key to getting the look.

10. Oliver Bonas Renee Rattan Storage Wall Mirror (centre), from £85; Square wall mirror (left), £115, and rectangular wall mirror (right), £79.50 (other items from a selection), Oliver Bonas

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Think vintage-inspired patterns and neutral tones with these arty pieces. Easy to style, they can be used to reflect an eye-catching piece of art, enlarge a room, or simply make a grouped statement.

11. Bamboo Lantern with TruGlo Candle, £34.99, Lights4fun


Light up the garden without having to light a candle, this bamboo lantern houses a waterproof TruGlow battery-powered candle. With an easy carry handle and a flickering flame to accent your outdoor seating area, what’s not to love?

12. Wilko Garden Poly Rattan Mirror, £14 (was £21); Decorative raffia rainbow for hanging, £6.25, and basket effect rope handle for indoor planter, £21 (other items from a selection), Wilko

Another object of desire, decorative garden mirrors and raffia drapes paired with baskets of wildflowers suggest a soothing country look and help create the illusion of space.

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Dora W. Clawson