Rustic, sustainable and more than a little exotic, there's no denying rattan is having a moment

Popular in the seventies, there’s a rattan revival and with it an impressive selection of furniture, lighting and homewares from some of our favourite high street and online retailers. See the ways you can bring this stylish and (often) sustainable material into your home. Colourful kaftan and joss sticks optional..


After introducing its first furniture range last year, H&M has followed up with a gorgeous Spring Summer 2019 collection that includes this rather stylish Safari rattan chair and bench. The relaxed forms, neutral tones and natural materials will lend an easy elegance to a room.

Safari Delux chair, £199.99; Safari Delux bench, £119.99, Hm.com


Contrasting textures of dark-stained timber and pale rattan give this Indies chest of drawers from Maisons du Monde sturdy style with a far-away feel that would work in a living room, dining room or bedroom.

Indies Acacia and mango wood 3 drawer chest, £520.50; Arjun pine and rattan stool, £86.39; Vizca ecru cotton rug, £103.50, Maisons du Monde


The rustic style and pared-back quality of these Elmley ceiling shades at Habitat will instantly lighten a dark decorating mood, making them great for a spring update.

Elmley rattan ceiling shade, £90, Habitat


If you need to section off a slice of your space to create a zone for home-working, dressing, dining or anything else, this rattan room divider at Smallable.com makes a glamorous choice. Its natural texture and slimline panels offer a light and airy feel, yet at H150x180cm, it’s large enough to hide your modesty – or mess.

Webbign room divider, £400, smallable.com

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This striking Raphia sideboard forms part of a new collection at Swoon. Its dark stained mango wood frame is offset with light rattan doors and oozes 1970s boho style. Team with a macrame hanging plant holder for a full on vintage vibe.

Raphia sideboard, £599, Swoon

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