Why Rattan Is the Best Option for Outdoor Furniture

If you’re trying to figure out what’s the best option for outdoor furniture material, you’ve probably heard of rattan. Rattan outdoor furniture has risen in popularity in recent years, becoming a top choice for those seeking both style and durability in their outdoor living spaces. If you’re contemplating whether rattan is the right choice for your outdoor furniture needs, this guide will help.

 

What Is Rattan?

Rattan is a thin, durable, and flexible vine that can grow up to 600 feet long, and it has been used for centuries. It’s believed the name comes from the Malay word “rotan,” meaning “the stem of a palm tree.” Its use was first discovered in Egypt, where people wove numerous wicker baskets. Although rattan furniture has its roots in Africa, it became more popular in Asia due to its trade roots.

Rattan is a type of vine that has a natural flexibility. This suppleness gives furniture artisans the ability to create a variety of designs and the results will be durable, which is why it is such a popular choice of furniture material. With over 600 species of rattan available worldwide, there’s a nice range of unique textures and hues.

8 Reasons to Choose Rattan Outdoor Furniture

 

  • Rattan outdoor furniture is durable

The durability of rattan outdoor furniture is unmatched, particularly if it’s synthetic rattan. Unlike natural alternatives that may degrade over time, synthetic rattan is made from robust artificial materials such as PVC, PU, or PE resin. Synthetic rattan is more long-lasting, which is ideal for outdoor use. With proper care, synthetic rattan furniture can outlast traditional wooden outdoor furniture, offering years of reliability.

 

  • Rattan furniture is very comfortable

Comfort is essential when it comes to outdoor furniture, whether for alfresco dining, entertaining guests, or simply relaxing in the sun. Natural rattan has gained a bit of a bad rep when it comes to comfort, but that can be addressed with cushions. Synthetic rattan is also an option and outdoor furniture sets of this kind usually come with plush seating. You’ll also be able to find designs that feature high-back or reclining chairs, providing ample support for the neck and shoulders.

  • Outdoor rattan furniture can be low-maintenance

Cleaning and maintaining outdoor furniture can be tedious, but that depends on the kind of material you choose. For example, synthetic rattan requires minimal upkeep, with routine cleaning that only calls for warm, soapy water. To go a bit more in-depth, you can use a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner. Natural rattan will require a bit more maintenance. It can still be cleaned with soapy water, a soft brush, or a vacuum, but you have to protect it from the sun to avoid discoloration.

 

  • Rattan furniture offers stylish options

Rattan outdoor furniture is renowned for its stylish designs that effortlessly complement any outdoor space. Whether you’re going for natural or synthetic rattan, the intricate weave patterns bring a rustic charm that can blend seamlessly with any aesthetic. Moreover, rattan furniture is available in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find a set that will suit your preferences. Rattan outdoor furniture is versatile and elegant, so you can create the outdoor space of your dreams with it.

 

  • Rattan outdoor furniture is more sustainable

Rattan is a renewable resource, harvested from climbing palms that are abundant in tropical regions. Unlike hardwood trees, which may take decades to mature, rattan palms can be replenished relatively quickly, making rattan a sustainable choice for furniture production. Additionally, rattan cultivation supports local economies in regions where it is harvested, contributing to environmental and social sustainability.

  • Rattan is super versatile

Rattan is a material known for its adaptability, which is why it can be easily woven into intricate patterns and shapes. The range of furniture and decor pieces made from rattan is vast because the material is so easy to work with. Of course, you have to make sure the craftsmanship is top-notch so you can get the best possible designs.

 

  • Outdoor rattan furniture is lightweight

Rattan furniture is often lighter than traditional timber furniture, making it easy to move and rearrange within a space. This practical aspect adds to its appeal, especially if you value adaptability. If you love to move furniture around every few months, this is an important aspect to consider. You don’t want to make that task more difficult for yourself, so a rattan outdoor furniture set could be perfect.

 

  • Rattan is timeless

Rattan has a timeless, classic look that goes with a variety of interior design and home decor styles. Whether you want to use it to create a traditional, modern, bohemian, or coastal-themed ambiance, rattan furniture will complement any aesthetic. If you love changing the decor of your outdoor space regularly, having a rattan set will make that easier.

How to Choose Outdoor Rattan Furniture

Whether you’re looking for outdoor rattan furniture or even rattan bedroom furniture, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, you need to choose a high-quality synthetic rattan or natural rattan that is tightly woven. Check for sturdy aluminum frames that provide stability and durability as well. These options will provide the most long-lasting options.

It’s also important to measure your outdoor space carefully to determine the appropriate size and figure out how you’re going to set everything up. Consider the layout of your patio, deck, or garden, and choose furniture sets that fit comfortably within the available space.

Additionally, you should consider rattan furniture sets that complement the aesthetics of the space and your personal preferences. Take some time to browse the options and you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. Moreover, consider the level of maintenance required for the rattan furniture you choose. While synthetic rattan is generally low maintenance, natural rattan may require more care and upkeep.

If you’re ready to find the perfect rattan outdoor furniture for your home, check out our store. We have a variety of rattan furniture pieces to help you create a stunning outdoor space for any purpose!

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