Furniture that’s made out of reclaimed wood recycles wood from old buildings, furniture, old fences, and plenty of other places. Since wood is a material that can last a long, long time, especially when it’s been taken care of, re-purposing it is a green way to maximize resource efficiency.
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Now that tropical interiors are making its rounds in home decor, it’s official: rattan is cool again. Once commonly associated with your grandma or only with outdoor furnishings, the natural material delivers laidback, resort charm in spades. With everyone from IKEA to luxe furniture brands on board the rattan train, it’s safe to say it’s back and bolder than ever.
A brief history on rattan Quietly, rattan has remarkably stood the test of time. Its history goes way back; the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt were buried with wicker furniture. Even the Roman empire were big on rattan furnishings too. In Asia, raw rattan largely came from Indonesia and were shaped into furniture by craftsmen in China; due to its proximity to both, Singapore was said to be Southeast Asia’s biggest exporter for rattan furniture. Eventually, the booming trade and colonists in Asia brought rattan to America and Europe.
Rattan revived Its popularity may have briefly waned, but like the seventies, you’re now seeing it everywhere again . Want to come home to a lush, tropical retreat? Fill your abode with plants, global accents and natural materials like bamboo, and of course rattan. With its current, modern designs, you’d have no problem fitting rattan in your home regardless of your home design.
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These armless, streamlined chairs are the chameleons of the décor world—they can be country or industrial, modern or traditional, simple or bold. While the general streamlined and armless shape stays the same, ornate details (tufting, turned legs, fabric) can give the chair personality.In this slideshow, we share how slipper chairs can work in five rooms of your home, from the bathroom to the dining room.
Choose a slipper chair with tufting to lend a touch of sophistication to any room.
With a petite scale and lack of arms, slipper chairs are a perfect match for dining rooms (especially small ones). They’re also handy to set aside, either in a corner or beside a buffet, for use as extra seating when company arrives.
For an eclectic look, place one at each end of the table and use your existing chairs on either side. See our ideas for How to Mix and Match Dining Chairs for more inspiration!
Slipcovered chairs are ideal for the dining room. They lend a casual vibe, plus they’reeasy to clean!
An upholstered chair can infuse much-needed warmth into a bathroom, which can feel cold with tile, stone, mirrored, and metal surfaces dominating the space. Bring a touch of spa-like luxury to the room with an upholstered or slipcovered slipper chair.
Opt for a slimmer chair if you’re using it instead of a vanity stool so it’s easy to pull in and out. If you have more room, choose a plush option to set next to the tub.
Tip! Since bathrooms are often small spaces, be sure to measure carefully before purchasing a chair. If you’re worried about space, look for one with a slender profile.
Use a slipper chair to create an elegant workspace. Slipper chairs are a great way to boost the style and comfort of any office or study set-up.
From the kitchen desk to a spacious office, a slipper chair provides a streamlined yet sophisticated seating statement. Make sure to measure your desk before choosing a chair. If you want to push the chair all the way in, opt for a slimmer chair.