Rattan outdoor furniture is unique because it is beautiful whether it is used in a home or in a garden. The furniture is very popular in homes that are located where the sun shines continuously. It can easily be transported from indoors to a patio or veranda because it is relatively light.
Rattan furniture adds an informal elegance to any location where it is used. Many people enjoy the cozy and information conversation areas that can easily be set up in a garden using Rattan furniture. When rattan furniture was at the height of it’s popularity it was made to be used in all rooms in a home. Many of these pieces can still be found and are used because of their versatility.
Most Rattan furniture is made from organic fibers or vinyl fibers. The fibers are woven to create the Rattan look of the furniture. Many people enjoy their furniture because of is is very easy to clean and holds the shape through it’s life. Vinyl Rattan furniture does not stain as easily as Rattan made from organic fibers.
The basic style of Rattan outdoor furniture has remained the same since it was first developed. This colonial style has deep seats, wide armrests, and high backs. It provides one with support and stability but is comfortable to sit in for long periods. The most common colors for Rattan furniture are white and neutral.
Most Rattan furniture comes with the standard cushions used on all outdoor furniture. However, most people choose to customize their cushions to reflect their home and garden. Some individuals use fabrics that have been used throughout their home to create a sense of continuity in their garden when they are entertaining. The cushions are firmer than those used in most furniture and are water, wear, and stain resistant.
The weave of organically made Rattan furniture is looser than that of furniture made from synthetic fibers. The circumference of the organic fibers varies and the looms which weave the Rattan are set for the largest circumference. Therefore when one sees Rattan furniture with a perfect weave, it is an indication that the fiber used to make the furniture is synthetic.
The organic fibers used to make the furniture are treated with several chemicals to make it resistant to staining and damage from the sun. However, if a hot liquid is spilled on Rattan that has not been painted, it may stain the fibers. Synthetic fibers, such as vinyl do not stain, but are not as resistant to sun damage as organic fibers.
When an individual uses Rattan as outdoor furniture they must take precautions when there is inclimate weather. Rattan very durable and sturdy, but does not hold up to inclimate and severe weather well. The furniture should be kept in a sheltered area and protected to extend its use.
Many types of outdoor furniture can be used for the dual function that Rattan is used. However, Rattan is the furniture that is most often selected because it looks like indoor furniture when placed in a home. The furniture is comfortable and allows one an informal area to relax. The furniture is easily moved to a patio or veranda when entertaining and one does not have to worry about damage occurring to the furniture.