My design style tends to lean toward the beautifully strange, gently worn and subtly masculine. I’m not too Shabby Chic, but I’d fall in love with a classic, chipped wicker footstool at the drop of the hat. Woven furniture doesn’t need to remind you of Grandma’s house — classic woven substances which have been around for centuries can be used in a totally modern way. Sea grass chairs around a farmhouse dining table, a slick bar with rattan and chrome stools, and wicker storage containers at the bottom of a lavish bed all have a relaxed luxury around them. These organic substances ground a place by taking off the edge proper furniture and encouraging you to stay awhile.
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Making Woven Pieces Work Together With Your Style
Woven pieces operate in most styles if you get the mix right. For modern settings, such as the one shown, woven stools can balance out sharp angles and add colour to clean spaces. The newer woven pieces in this room were created with up-to-date tactics and materials that can stand up to the challenges of daily life.
Hint: You get what you pay for. If you are looking for woven pieces which will last, buy from businesses which have good reviews. Examine the guarantee (if appropriate) and return policy for merchandise that frays or breaks. Examine the bottom of woven pieces to make sure the bracing construction is strong — that is imperative for chairs.
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Darker woven pieces make a exotic farm feel — believe India Hicks’ home in the Bahamas. Paired with cream-colored cushions, these stitched wingbacks are comfy but elegant. Putting two side as shown, functions because of the size of the bright white colour scheme and the room. In a smaller space, or one with darker tones, a dim woven chair would still function but should stand alone if paired with the upholstered ottoman.
Use a generous amount of wicker to make a bohemian eclectic space similar to this one. Brightly patterned cushions, tablecloths and cushions on vintage woven pieces make an interesting, fun and inviting space. Textiles can also help disguise and protect damaged woven furniture vintage wicker has a tendency to snap, so you might have a great chair with pieces missing here or there; adding textiles solves that problem nicely.
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Woven Pieces as Mainstays
Should you discover a woven piece you like, then use it as a mainstay. Now’s woven kinds are scaled to operate well with modern couches and other pieces, but make sure your vintage pieces are large enough to operate in your home too. A great rule of thumb is to quantify a woven bit against an upholstered piece. Do not skimp on the dimensions.
The huge scale of the ocean grass wingback chair in this room perfectly complements the deep couch. A boldly patterned seat cushion and toss pillow help this chair fit into the modern eclectic living space.
Suggestion: Sea bud chairs have a tendency to be more comfortable than wicker for long term relaxing, because sea bud has a far better flex and softer weave than wicker.
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Swap out a couple of your regular dining chairs with just two (or more!) Woven pieces to evoke a countryside feel in a transitional space. Cheaper woven furniture are able to continue to keep your dining space formal but not stuffy. Mixing in a few woven chairs with much more flair would work well with the raw metals and forests of an industrial-style space.
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Woven Pieces as Accents
Insert woven pieces to your living room by simply using them as occasional pieces, such as ottomans, drink chairs and tables. Outdoor faux rattan works beautifully for indoor occasional pieces — the sturdy material is great for busy family rooms and readily withstands spilled popcorn and beverages. Outdoor woven furniture can be obtained out and hosed off in a flash, but it still looks classy.
This wonderful round woven ottoman is perfectly scaled to your sectional and provides a tropical island touch without feeling thematic.
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You can even add small doses of woven pieces, such as the end-of-the-bed stitched chest revealed here. Vintage rattan pieces are often finished with leather buckles, brass enclosures and other details. If you discover something you adore, but it’s the wrong colour, just prime and paint it.
Hint: When you are buying vintage pieces, be sure the wraps around the legs and ends are still intact and not unwinding. Wraps can be redone, but it’s an expensive procedure. Buy pieces with as little cracking in the wicker as you can — wicker is a bud, so it does snap as the years go by.
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Weathered wicker accents seem amazing in just about any setting. In a modern setting, something such as a large sun-bleached basket can add some romance without feeling overly cliché. This vintage wicker table is the best style counterpoint to both modern beds in this lovely space.
Hint: make certain your woven furniture (whether vintage or new) is powerful and flexible enough to operate how you need it to. It would not be a fantastic idea to utilize a Victorian-era stool at a children’s playroom, for example. Modern and faux wicker operate better in high-use configurations.
Wicker headboards — common to Victorian homes — are unbelievably amazing as modern painted pieces. The complex handiwork that went into curling the grasses and producing the “beads” and fantastical shapes doesn’t exist today. Giving a classic or vintage wicker headboard a new life with spray paint will produce a one-of-a-kind statement bit.
Remember, provided that you pair your vintage woven pieces with more modern furnishings, accessories and textiles, the space that they inhabit will always feel clean.