Painted Rattan

August 28, 2015

Lacquered, bright and colorful, painted rattan furniture is just plain fun for indoor décor and very much on-trend – color is definitely back in a big way.

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Lacquered, bright and colorful, painted rattan furniture is just plain fun for indoor décor and very much on-trend – color is definitely back in a big way.  I really like these pieces for a vibrant pop of color in a room where you don’t want to make a huge commitment. Just add an occasional table or a side chair and wait for the compliments.

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Most of us think of rattan furniture for outdoor patios, but is light and more durable than you think, so it is suitable for any room – even the kids’! In fact, rattan is an approved material for home building in some areas of the world. Not only is it a beautiful and versatile but rattan is a “green” building material, which we love at Sweet Peas Design. Some fun facts about rattan courtesy of the World Wildlife Fund website:

  • It is a naturally renewable palm that typically grows in hilly tropical areas of Africa, Asia and Australia.
  • It provides an alternative to logging timber in areas where forests are scarce. In fact, it grows best under a tree canopy.  How cozy!
  • Would you believe that scientists have pioneered a process to make artificial bone from rattan? They already have implanted it in sheep.  Talk about strength!

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