4 reasons why you need rattan furniture

If you’re on the hunt for a brand new sofa or armchair, have you considered investing in rattan?

Rattan furnishings are absolutely ideal for a range of settings and lifestyles, whether you have kids, you live alone or you live with housemates.

If you’re still a little unsure though, check out these top reasons why you need rattan and wicker furnishings in your life:

1) Rattan comes in all shapes and sizes

And styles, for that matter. It’s not just armchairs and sofas you can get in rattan – you’ll also be able to find dining sets, outdoor furnishings, coffee tables and occasional tables, as well as much more. So, you’ll never have to worry about mismatched furnishings again!

2) Rattan is eco-friendly

Rattan is a fast-growing palm which is farmed in Asia and Africa and it can grow in standing water (meaning it makes use of otherwise derelict ground) and it can only grow in forests. This means your rattan furniture actually promotes reforestation and, as it’s the ideal crop for a smallholding, supports some of the poorest people by providing them with jobs.

3) Rattan is cost-effective

You’re sure to get a long life out of your rattan furniture, as it’s designed to stay strong. Its construction means that it won’t fall apart easily, and there are lots of maintenance tasks you can carry out to extend the life of your furniture even further.

4) Rattan is ideal for busy lifestyles

If you lead a hectic lifestyle and you just want a sofa, armchair, dining set or any other piece of furniture that doesn’t need a lot of maintenance, rattan is the ideal option for you.

Not only this, but you’ll also find that it’s easy to manage, since it doesn’t stain easily (spilt drinks can simply be wiped off the surface of the rattan and the area dried carefully) and just needs a wipe down every now and then.

Do you think you’ll be going in for rattan furniture?