How (and Why) Woven Decor Should Be In Your Home


This year it seems like when you open up your Instagram, scroll through Pinterest, or flip through the pages of your favorite decor magazine one design trend is king (or, queen): Woven Decor.

Here’s the thing: When it comes to the design world, trends come and go. But, more often than not, they always make their way back around. And, this year woven decor is having its moment.

So, what’s woven decor? Cane, wicker, rattan. And, the truth is, they all mean, ehrm...mostly, the same thing. But, not quite.

These three design textures are all woven from natural or synthetic materials and give a nod to retro design, but there are still plenty of differences between them.

To understand these comeback decor trends, let's look at them each on their own:

Rattan is a material made from any of the 600+ different types of climbing palms often found in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. It can be woven into baskets or furniture, and it can be small woven strands, or assembled with larger sticks that look like bamboo.

Wicker is not a material, but a technique of weaving natural materials like bamboo, reed, willow, and rattan, as well as several synthetic materials. The new spin on this material takes the chair your grandma used to have, and turns it up a notch (or, two).

Cane is another furniture making technique, which involves weaving seats and furniture to build it. Technically, caned furniture is made with the rattan vine, but you can have caned furniture made with synthetic materials. We’ve been loving Cane in furniture, as cabinet fronts, and on decor pieces, too.

How To Incorporate Woven Pieces In Your Home

From boho to modern, or traditional decor, these textures have a way of making any space more inviting. Here’s how to add it into your home:


Comfort is key – especially in 2020. And, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to incorporate this woven trend. Try adding an accent chair with touches of rattan and cane to strike that balance where natural meets cozy. It’ll add dimension and interest to your living room, bedroom, or that corner you don’t know what to do with.

You can achieve this same feel by adding a chunky throw or pillow to an all-woven chair or bench. 


If bright white isn’t your thing, embrace the natural colors of rattan to brighten up a darker space. You can even try a woven light fixture to update the one you’ve been meaning to replace since move-in day.

Rattan or wicker light fixtures can make a big impact in your kitchen, dining room, or even your bedroom.


We’ll keep saying it – black accents are in. What better way to incorporate them into your home than with someone woven cane wood?

A piece or two of black furniture in a light-colored room can add that finishing touch to a living room, dining room, or entryway. 


If you’re not ready to go all in, swap out your old planters for some woven baskets. Your plants will thank you for it. You can even try putting your books in a wicker basket on the shelf. Your books will thank you for it too.

If you want some advice and recommendations on choosing your own rattan, wicker, or caned furniture, please call the experts at Parker Gwen at (877) 583-3223 or visit our website for more information.

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