Published on February 23, 2019

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By now, we all know that you don’t have to declare yourself a bohemian to love rattan. Ever since the versatile material fell back on our radar a few years ago, it’s slowly been seeking to reclaim staple status. This newest wave of rattan home decor will bring it to the finish line.

We’ve seen what a touch of paint can do to a bare wall or a vintage dresser, but have you seen what a fresh coat can do to a material like rattan? A close relative of the palm tree, rattan—just like wicker—is most often seen in its nude state. And while there’s something to be said for staying au naturel, some are putting a fresh spin on the organic material with an invigorating hit of white.

Existing somewhere between beachy minimalism and coastal Moroccan, whitewashed rattan will help you achieve a casual yet edited look. But don’t whip out your brush and bucket of paint just yet: We scoured the internet for the 10 best white rattan pieces. Your clean slate starts here.

ICYMI: Opalhouse quietly dropped over 20 new products the other week, and white rattan played a prominent role in the new collection. Top off a cushioned bench or ottoman with this slatted tray—a cozy home for your candle du jour and other treasured trinkets.

We’ll never turn down an opportunity to embrace two trends at once. The glamorous curvature of this Art Deco–inspired headboard proves that looped rattan is the perfect partner for another sculptural fad we’re seeing everywhere: arches.

Sometimes, the best pieces for the home are hiding in the kids’ section. While this lacquered mirror’s wave-like rays might say tropical, the sunny statement piece can easily be taken in a Scandinavian direction with oak accents, faux sheepskin throws, and dusty pinks.

Crafted from faux rattan and illuminated with a battery-powered bulb, this Gatsby-inspired fixture will spotlight any room in need of a surprise.

The addition of the scalloped detailing along the top of this loose-weave basket will take your storage game to the next level.

Woven using durable wicker, Article’s Medan chair is designed to withstand any crackling, splintering, or corroding that might occur if you to take this luxe lounger outdoors.

Handmade in Italy, the Nastro Sofa was first designed in 1964 and stills bears the same rippled structure that has come to define its shapely aura.

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of stools: These double-duty surfaces seamlessly skirt the line between form and function. A stool this chic can be used as a statement side table, nightstand, plant stand, or seat.

Channel the same sense of zen you might find at a waterfall’s edge with this cascading fixture crafted from bamboo strips.

You don’t need a beach house to embrace this coastal-cool side table. Embrace its nautical beginnings with cool blues and crisp whites or couple it with fringy textiles and jewel tones for a contemporary feel.

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