If you’re going for a neutral home decor theme or you have a statement sofa that you need to pair a chair with, then you should consider rattan chairs. Rattan chairs are typically a light brown color, meaning they can compliment both a colorful sofa as well as a dark brown or neutral sofa!
You may be wondering if rattan is the same thing as wicker. This is a common question because many chairs will be described as wicker chairs or rattan chairs, but they have similar materials and appearance.
In most cases, rattan and wicker are used to describe the same thing. Rattan is technically a thin and flexible stem of palm. When woven through frames, it becomes wicker. Essentially, wicker is just the method for weaving which results in the woven patterns we often see on our furniture. Similarly, cane is another method for weaving rattan palms – and gives us the lovely coastal look we know on cane furniture.
Because of the palm base material, rattan chairs are great for using in coastal themed rooms and beach homes! The light brown color creates warmth in a space to balance out the blues you may have in a coastal-inspired room.
Here are the best rattan chairs we’ve found that can be used in a variety of spaces from the dining room, to the kitchen, to outdoor lounge chairs!
Rattan Dining Chairs
Give your dining room a beach theme by using sturdy rattan chairs:
These rattan dining chairs sit around a white tulip table. The pink and blue faded rug adds character to this room without overwhelming the occupants.
Rattan Accent Chairs
Here are a few of our favorite rattan lounge chairs.
Bar Stools & Counter Height Chairs
Rattan bar stools can be wonderful in a coastal themed kitchen. Here are our picks for counter height rattan chairs:
These rattan patio chairs are ideal for lounging outside.
Paired with white seat cushions, indoor plants, a baby blue wall color and a wooden coffee table, these double side chairs add a Cuban, tropical vibe to this living room:
As you can see, there is a wide range of chairs to choose from. Because rattan is a beige color, it can easily be incorporated into different decoration styles and tastes. The material is durable and efficient. What do you think of these chairs? Which ones would you add to your space?