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The Retro Homeware Trend That's Making a Comeback

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Once considered a retro essential in every grandparent’s home, now a boho designer dream, rattan furniture is having a bit of a revival, and we can’t get enough. Whether you want to go understated and natural or bold and eccentric, this timeless, versatile trend works effortlessly to bring instant charm and elegance into your home. 

So, forget your grandparents’ forlorn armchairs, the natural weave is making a big comeback. From the bedroom, to the bathroom, and even out on the deck — there are endless iterations to suit all styles. 

Take a look at our lustworthy edit of gorgeous rattan finds to add a touch of boho-luxe into your home. 

Colony Armchair Cafe Culture
Stylish seating

Swiftly elevating its status from drab to fab, this handwoven angular armchair is a modern take on an old-school classic. Oozing with retro charm, mix with gorgeous, neutral leathers and fresh foliage, to work that natural look with effortless charm. 

'Colony' armchair, Cafe Culture Insitu

Cane Collection
Console

Choosing the right console can make a huge statement in any room, and this cane piece from Clickon Furniturewith its timber detailing and rich, classic finish,  ticks every box.  More than just a storage unit, this iconic piece will add instant character to any room. 

Cane Console, $3,380, Clickon Furniture 

Wilbur Cane Chair
Occasional Chair

This dream chair from Little Things Interiors, features a mixture of rattan and cane – a match made in material heaven. Made to order in either black, blonde or natural, this stylish seating is sure to be a talking point in any room.

Wilbur Cane Chair, $699, Little Things Interiors

Sarah Ellison Paloma Coffee Table
Coffee Table 

If there’s one piece of furniture guaranteed to give your living room the ‘wow’ factor, it’s a beautiful coffee table. This woven wonder by Sarah Ellison mixes hand-crafted rattan with brass accents, and effortlessly blends strong, feminine curves with modern proportions.

Paloma Coffee Table, $1,695.00, Life Interiors 

raja rattan sitchu sydney
Statement Mirror

Wall hangings are undeniably having a moment right now, and for good reason. They're an easy – and affordable – way to flex your style muscles. Our favourite? The Eye Rattan Mirror from Raja Homewares. A striking feature in any room, this statement accessory is sure to attract its fair share of compliments.

Eye Rattan Mirror, $75, Raja Homewares

hello trader hutch sitchu sydney
Cabinets 

Designed with the warm Australian climate in mind, the Dune hutches from Hello Trader are crafted from sustainable timber and natural rattan for breathability. Style the rectangular hutch in your living room as a TV cabinet and the oval hutch as your bedroom wardrobe, and you’ll be nailing that boho aesthetic in no time. 

Dune Rectangular Hutch, $1,600 & Dune Oval Hutch, $1,800, Hello Trader

Lounge Lovers
Buffet

Lounge Lovers has created a limited and exclusive rattan range made from sustainable oak, oak veneer and natural handwoven rattan. Our personal favourite is the Tara Buffet – the perfect addition to a neutral décor scheme that's crying out for a little texture. 

Tara Buffet, $1,099, Lounge Lovers

Huski Studios
Dining Chair

There's an art form to creating the perfect table setting, but there’s one thing that’s essential for your guests – the chairs! It doesn’t hurt when they’re trendy either, like this classic-meets cool chair, The Phyllis by Huski Studios. 

Huski Studios may be new to the homeware scene, but this brand is definitely one to watch. With timeless design, exceptional craftsmanship and ethically-sourced materials, their products will turn your house into the home you’ve been dreaming (and Pinning!) about.

The Phyllis, $369, Huski Studios

Cane Collection
Bed Frame

This stunning cane bed from  Clickon Furniture showcases clean design and natural elements, sure to turn any bedroom into a perfectly curated and cosy space. Featuring a woven mid-century inspired headboard, this bed oozes contemporary chic while giving a nod to bygone design. 

Cane Queen Bed, $3,495, Clickon Furniture 

eden petite rattan daybed
Daybed

The humble daybed has long been overlooked and woefully underused, but with stylish options popping up like the Eden Rattan Daybed from Raja Homewares– you'll be more than tempted. The fitted mattress is super comfortable too, which lends itself well to many a daytime nap! 

Style tip: add Moroccan cushions for a colourful layering effect.  

Eden Rattan Daybed, $550, Raja Homewares

Byron Bay Hanging Chairs
Hanging Chair

Hanging chairs can turn a typical courtyard or deck into a Pinterest-worthy outdoor oasis. Take for example The Lucy Love Seat from Byron Bay Hanging Chairs – it just screams 'relaxed coastal luxe', and sits not one, but two people. What’s not to love?

Byron Bay Hanging Chairs, $775, Byron Bay Hanging Chairs 

fenton and fenton bar cart
Bar Cart

Nothing says ‘hostess with the mostess’ quite like a beautiful bar cart, and this rattan find from Fenton & Fenton is no exception. 

Rattan Bar Cart- Vintage, $400, Fenton & Fenton

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