All about natural rattan furniture

  1. Advantages and disadvantages
  2. Species overview
  3. Popular models
  4. Secrets of choice
  5. Care Tips

Knowing everything about natural rattan furniture is very important for any modern consumer. The pros and cons of eco-furniture, the features of kits from Indonesia and other options must be carefully studied. It is also worth paying attention to the care of this furniture and the nuances of its storage.

Advantages and disadvantages

It should be pointed out right away that natural rattan furniture is durable and lasts a very long time. Naturally, only with a competent approach and diligent care. The flexibility and elasticity of this material meets the highest requirements.

It is also worth emphasizing that rattan products look beautiful not only outdoors, but also in rooms. They can be combined with a variety of color schemes, which will delight designers.

Even in direct sunlight, rattan retains its valuable qualities. However, it still has to be protected from moisture. Of the shortcomings, they also pay attention to:

  • some inconvenience compared to conventional models;
  • high cost;
  • the likelihood that the rods will bulge.

Species overview

Eco-furniture is a universal description of all possible sets of natural rattan. They are guaranteed to fit in with a simple, rustic design. But the same pieces, including the elegant white coffee set furniture, will successfully fit into other stylistic environments. Therefore, they can be recommended for a garden decorated in any spirit.

Rattan can be:

  • tint;
  • varnish;
  • whiten.

It should also be noted that rattan itself can be very different... Most homes and gardens use manau furniture. The popularity of this option is due to the fact that such a tree grows in many tropical and subtropical regions.

Simple street products can be made on its basis. For your information: many hours of boiling in palm oil gives the material the necessary flexibility.

"Devil's rope", or otherwise, demonorops, is suitable for a variety of types of furniture. Most often they refer to the "rustic" style. Most of the furniture made from such wood comes from Southeast Asia. The lack of staining allows you to achieve an original visual effect.

Braided products can be presented:

  • dining groups;
  • coffee tables;
  • chests of drawers;
  • guest headsets;
  • armchairs;
  • wardrobes;
  • poufs;
  • bedside tables;
  • chairs;
  • sofas;
  • sun loungers.

Popular models

Wicker rattan furniture from Indonesia and other countries is in great demand.

  • Chairs-cocoons resemble a hemisphere of a round or oval shape. With sufficient strength of the ceiling, such products can be suspended. The suspended cocoon can be swayed without the risk of overturning.
  • The so-called papasan is also popular. Rounded low chairs will perfectly fit into a home environment. In houses, models with a stable support are mainly used. Rotating objects are often placed on the street.
  • Mamasany imply a rounded base, armrests, a high headboard. Such a product will be a good replacement for a large sofa or sofa.

Rattan rocking chairs are also very often bought.

Secrets of choice

The main attention should be paid to the style. Provence style furniture has flowing contours. The use of blue, white and turquoise paints is encouraged. Large weaving is assumed. It is recommended to decorate covers with stripes and floral prints.Rattan is also suitable for furnishings in the colonial spirit. Then the emphasis will have to be on the classic design. The use of natural shades is very important. The weave is dense. Sometimes there are armrests made of wood and tabletops made of glass.

Also, rattan furniture can be made in the following styles:

  • shabby chic (with non-standard openwork weaving);
  • modern (weaving is straight, rods of different lengths are used);
  • minimalism (tightly connected rods, it is possible to add metal and plastic parts);
  • country (a rural option, implying simplicity of design, a large number of small details, many pillows; the color scheme is adapted to the interior of the house).

A cozy feeling is provided by the addition of pillows and covers. Their appearance should match the entire composition. In small houses, densely woven natural vine is preferable.

It has long been established that the finest rattan furniture comes from Indonesia. There are not only trained masters, but also centuries-old traditions of working with this material. True, Indonesian products will be quite expensive.

Filipino and Vietnamese manufacturers are doing quite well, too. Recently, Chinese firms have been increasingly competing with them. In any case, you need to look at the category of the material. It is impossible to determine it by its appearance - and all that remains is to check the certificates.

  • The best category is A. Lianas of this level have a fine porous surface and a fairly strong center. The cut is white. Such furniture is heavy, but mechanically very durable.
  • Rank B means less durability, which is offset to some extent by better prices.
  • Group C rattan products the least durable and may have minor defects.

It is necessary to carefully check the joints. In good furniture, their number is minimized. High-quality fastening and reliable braiding of each joint is very important. Without compliance with these requirements, it is impossible to talk about the high quality of products.

Another nuance - the quality of staining and varnishing should be assessed.

Care Tips

Once every 2-3 days, rattan furniture should be wiped with a sponge soaked in soapy water. Microfiber is sometimes used instead of a sponge. Other recommendations:

  • store furniture in a warm room in winter;
  • dry rattan outdoors;
  • systematically treat products with antiseptic agents and insecticides;
  • clean stubborn blockages with soft brushes;
  • protect rattan from excessively dry air;
  • remember about the sensitivity of the varnish;
  • protect furniture from fire and aggressive substances;
  • wash rattan items annually with detergents, removing dust in advance.
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