'It Makes Everything More Attractive!' — Designers Love This Exact Material for the Perfect Accent Chair

With their breezy glamour, rattan accent chairs are like a vacation that never ends. I rounded up the 12 best to give your home a luxury resort feel, sans price tag

Best rattan accent chairs
(Image credit: Jonathan Adler; West Elm; Wayfair)

When I close my eyes and dream of vacation, the scene usually involves somewhere tropical, complete with swaying palm trees and an ocean breeze. Upon returning from a day basking in the sun, I arrive at a beautiful, sun-drenched hotel villa. And what awaits me inside? A rattan accent chair.

With its natural appeal, compelling texture, and inviting warmth, rattan feels like a breath of fresh air. It's no surprise that spaces dedicated to relaxation, like spas or hotels, feature the material everywhere from entire walls to ceiling fans. But you don't need to reside in such places full-time (though I wish) to enjoy that same natural charm. Rattan accent chairs bring the perfect touch of vacation vibes to living rooms and entryways alike.

The material is a favorite of potter and designer Jonathan Adler, who says, ‘Rattan evokes grand global glamour, and it makes everything I put on — furniture, accessories, my husband, my dog — even more attractive.’ He's spot on — rattan seamlessly complements any setting. According to interior designer Artem Kropovisnky, rattan's ‘light, earthy tones and organic feel enhance the cozy appeal’ of any space, no matter its style or color palette.

So what are you waiting for? Odds are, each of these rattan accent chairs is a steal compared to your plane ticket to Ibiza. And let's face it, they're way comfier than that flight — no question! Transform your home into a personal paradise and indulge in everyday luxury with these 12 handpicked selections.

Pair one with one of these boucle accent chairs for the ultimate coastal-meets-cozy retreat.

Best Rattan Accent Chairs

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How should I style a rattan accent chair?

Rattan accent chairs have a beautifully tactile texture, so Artem suggests enhancing them by pairing with other touchable materials, such as soft boucle cushions or pillows. Remember to situate your chair ‘near natural light to accentuate its intricate we­aving,’ he adds.

As for the color palette, keep it light and airy, says the designer. ‘Soft pastels, deep hues, and neutrals like white and beige easily complement rattan's versatile style,’ he explains, adding to its breezy appeal. And if your after a further relaxing set up, consider these white accent chairs, which designers say make homes feel so peaceful. 

Julia Demer
Style editor

Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.