Looking for a way to add some neutral, natural tropical flair to your home - indoors or out? Rattan is a great way to do so. As a vine that's cut from jungles in the forest, it can give off a bohemian vibe innately. When you opt for furniture in rattan, such as hanging rattan chairs, you'll get an art piece that doubles with fashionable function.
Rattan can be bent or curved easily, which makes making interesting shapes for furniture easy. It naturally has a light golden color - which looks good with many differing aesthetics, from nautical all the way to boho.
Because rattan is a tropical fiber, it actually can be outside: It handles extreme temperatures well, and is naturally resistant to insects. If you put hanging rattan chairs outside, you'll have an easy place to swing free of bites - we definitely like the sound of that!
Caring for rattan is easy, but it does require commitment. If you see any stains on your rattan furniture pieces, you'll need to wipe them with a cloth and detergent very quickly. Rubbing your rattan pieces with linseed oil can also help season the wood, so it doesn't crack or split.
Feel like bringing your rattan chair inside? Put rubber stops underneath the legs; it'll help the ends stop from splitting, which will help your chair or other piece of furniture last a lot longer. Ultimately, whether you use them indoors or out, rattan furniture offers you a way to bring the tropics wherever you are!
Pro tip: If you're purchasing a hanging chair, make sure that you have an installation plan before you click 'add to cart'. A ceiling beam or joist is your best bet for security and safety!
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