More than just a style statement – although they are that too – a rattan armchair creates a sense of space while offering strong and durable support. The chair is designed to conform to your body, cradling you in comfort.
The strong and fibrous qualities of rattan make it an ideal choice for furniture. It is lightweight, durable, flexible and attractive, and involves a huge amount of skill to turn the simple vine-like plant structure into high quality furniture. Rattan is built to last, making it a great investment and also explaining why it more or less never goes out of style. Check out our range of rattan furniture in natural shades, available with either rattan legs or sitting on a metal frame base.
Style choices for rattan armchairs
Rattan has a timeless charm that can work in almost any setting. It works particularly well with retro designs or neutral colour schemes, with its natural tones adding a sense of airiness and space. The natural colour of the fibres is a light wood shade, which can be used in contrast with a huge choice of other colours and tones. Rattan armchairs are perfect for living room spaces, suitable for both light and heavy use. They look great as additional seating alongside our sectional sofas or teamed with our other armchairs and footstools.
Storage and accessories
You can accessorise our rattan armchairs with a huge choice of soft furnishings from the Castlery range including cushions, throws and rugs. The natural tones of rattan means it works well in almost any colour scheme, but particularly with other natural tones such as brown, burnt oranges and reds, as well as neutral and earthy tones such as beige.
Is all rattan furniture weatherproof?
The short answer is no. While rattan will take a little bit of light weathering, it should not ideally be left exposed outdoors as this can damage the structure of the furniture. If you are planning on using it outdoors, try and keep it covered and protected from rain and sun when not in use.
Is rattan stronger than bamboo?
Rattan is a solid fibre that can be bent and shaped to a huge range of shapes. When used in clusters it can be incredibly strong and more durable than the more rigid and hollow bamboo. However, it does always depend on the build quality and design.
How long could rattan furniture last?
Properly cared for, there is no reason that rattan furniture can’t last for decades. It is incredibly strong and lightweight, which gives it a natural longevity and means it is always a stylish option for your living room space. There may be a time when small repairs are required, and these are highly recommended as they can add years to the life of any furniture.
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