Oh how I love a fab woven rattan chair. I scored a pair of vintage rattan beauties at a thrift store a year ago (see them here) and to this day they bring me joy. Modern versions come in all styles and price points in rattan, bamboo, or woven wicker. Iconic styles have their own name: Peacock, Acapulco, etc. My favorite versions are the ones that channel chinoiserie patterns or those with a funky Palm Beach vibe.
Although they look fab all year round, woven rattan style feels especially at home in the summertime, it’s that affection for travel to warm exotic climates that stirs the desire to decorate accordingly.
High end versions creep up close to $1,000 and beyond. Capture the look for less with these woven rattan chairs under $300. Layer a throw or toss pillow on top and you’ve got yourself a textural style statement and also a place to sit and share in the conversation.
natural rattan with cushion / shenandoah (multiple colors) / rizza (multiple colors) / rattan lounge / papa chair / storsele ikea / dining side chair / braided rattan papasan (several options)
If you’re on the hunt for unique or vintage and unable to find anything at a local thrift store or on Craigslist, the best online sources I’ve found for second hand finds for woven rattan are Chairish, Etsy, eBay, One King’s Lane (vintage), and 1st Dibs.
I scored couch and chair only items being sold on lawn. 2 miles from my house. I stopped and bought them for peanuts. Turns out to be Maine Cottage Furniture set “Camille” no longer sold. Have new cushions and pillows did my own sewing 1st time I ever did box cushions and piping. It’s amazing!
Wow! Would love to see images.
The Storsele isn’t Ikea’s only rattan chair – they have several in different styles and colors. I just entered “rattan” in their search function and was pleased to see what a great and affordable selection they have. I think my favorite is the Almsta.
Woven rattan chairs can be used indoors to spruce up your décor! Depending on the season, all you need to do is swap out the color of the seat cushion with colors that are more appropriate for the season. For summer, try white or blue, which are traditional colors that are reminiscent of the beach.