Whilst Rattan is a very popular material for indoor and outdoor furniture these days, many people also turn to other natural lightweight materials for furniture, such as wicker.
Wicker is not really an actual kind of material, but more of a technique for making a material. Wicker can be made from a number of different kinds of natural materials, and the most common ones are willow, rush, and rattan core (the inside of a rattan plant as opposed to the outside, which is finer and therefore easier to manipulate and weave.)
Wicker garden furniture for those looking to achieve a more intricate and delicate finish when it comes to outdoor furniture, as opposed to the more solid look that Rattan furniture gives, whilst still using a natural material that blends into an outdoor space. Finer details and more elaborate designs can be used, and this enables those looking specifically for something to fit in with a more traditional garden to still make use of a natural material.
Like all kinds of woods, wicker can still be treated, stained and varnished which means that your wicker furniture can be any colour of wood that you want, and the various materials used will also all give a slightly different tone and colour. Wicker garden furniture can also be ‘dressed’ in the same way as all outdoor furniture, with remove able cushions and covers that equally reflect your taste without hiding the natural beauty of the material of the design of the furniture. Wicker furniture’s ability to ‘evolve’ and be changed in this way makes it a long lasting and flexible choice when it comes to garden furniture.
Another way in which wicker garden furniture is flexible is that it is also very lightweight. This means it can be easily moved around the garden, as well as being moved inside and out. Wicker furniture can be used almost anywhere.
Wicker furniture comes in a range of forms, including chairs, sofas, tables and accessories such as stools. You can mix and match depending on your requirements and the space you have available.
If you are looking for a detailed design in a natural material, wicker garden furniture is well worth a look. Check out the wide range of shapes, sizes and styles of our Rattan wicker furniture available for you to choose from.