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Here's how Wicker defines modern living

Mrinalini Sundar Darpan, 26 Jan, 2024
  • Here's how Wicker defines modern living

One of the most prominent trends in the home and living section is wicker, also known as rattan. Numerous Instagram and TikTok posts feature beautiful wicker trends that enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home. Frankly, you can't afford to miss out on these trends, not even when purchasing a wicker lampshade that will make a statement in your living room. Even Reese Witherspoon has wicker lighting in her cozy space, a glimpse of which was seen on her Instagram. The best part of this trend, though, is that it's visually pleasing without adding any bulk to your space. Artisans are pouring their creativity into making each piece unique, setting them apart from traditional wooden furniture. Let's explore some ways in which wicker can add style to your home...

Incorporate natural colours into your furniture

The key to investing in wicker furniture, such as in your living room, is to start with one piece. Avoid cluttering your space with too much wicker, as it can overwhelm the overall look of your home. For instance, if you're interested in a wicker chair, consider a statement accent chair that complements your fabric or wooden sofas. In the bedroom, you can use wicker for the headboard of your bed. For a natural aesthetic in your outdoor seating area, go all-in with wicker chairs, warm white cushions, and a glass-topped center table.

Fit your space with wicker

 

If you aim to create a neutral, natural ambiance in your home, consider wicker fittings for your cupboards, standalone crockery cabinets, or wardrobes. When paired with neutral wall colours and furniture, your entire home will exude a serene atmosphere. You can even play with colourful rattan cupboards to create a standout piece.

Accessorise with wicker 

Rattan furniture can be quite pricey due to its natural origin and the craftsmanship involved in creating each unique piece. If budget constraints are preventing you from buying wicker furniture, explore rattan accessories such as lampshades, wall clocks, table lamps, wall mirrors, coasters, laundry baskets, planters, and tissue boxes. The key here is to blend rattan with other materials to make your rattan pieces stand out from the rest.

Wicker in your wardrobe

 

No, we're not talking about clothing. That's taking it too far, we know! We're referring to rattan laptop bags, beach bags, slings, wallets, and earrings. Trust us; they provide a boho vibe and add a touch of class to your attire. Rattan bags, in particular, can complement both Western and Indian looks, making them ideal for brunch dates or holidays. Even accessories like earrings or rattan footwear can make a stylish statement.

Wicker is undoubtedly the trend to embrace right now, and it's a statement in itself. Its timeless charm and versatility make it a go-to choice for those who want to infuse their living spaces with elegance and character. In a world where individuality and sustainability are highly valued, wicker stands out as a material that's not only fashionable but also eco-friendly. So, if you're looking to stay ahead in the world of interior design, wicker is the trend that deserves your attention and can define your unique style.

Tips to maintain your wicker furniture: 

  • Regular upkeep is crucial. Begin by dusting the furniture with a soft brush or using the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove dirt and debris from the woven surface. For a deeper clean, use a soft wet cloth or sponge to gently scrub the wicker. Be careful not to oversaturate the wicker, as excessive moisture can weaken it. After cleaning, rinse with clean water and allow the furniture to air dry completely. 
  • To prevent the wicker from becoming brittle and prone to cracking, it's advisable to occasionally apply a thin layer of furniture wax or a specialized wicker furniture sealer. 
  • Lastly, protect your wicker pieces from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or extreme weather conditions by using covers or storing them indoors when not in use.

 

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