If you’re looking to add texture to your home decor, you’ve come to the right spot. Today I’m rounding up the best cane furniture — it’s what is trending now in home decor, and I’m here for it. Caning has been around for years but was overlooked for rattan furniture during the boho boom. It wasn’t until I bought the dining room chairs at an estate sale and shared them on TikTok that I realized there was confusion over what is the difference between caned, rattan, and wicker furniture. Let’s define what caning is and then round up over 30 best cane furniture pieces that have caught my eye.
Isn’t Cane Furniture, Rattan Furniture?
Yes and no. Cane is rattan, but it comes from the outer skin of the rattan stalk (BTDubs rattan is from the palm family). Once the stalks are harvested, the bark is separated and the long strands are woven together. That material is called cane. The woven process is called caning and the end product is called caned furniture. You still with me? Basically, cane furniture is anything made from rattan.
Ya, I know, it’s tricky. How’s this — cane furniture is not necessarily the hexagon patterned webbing material on the back of a chair. It just needs to be rattan bark that’s woven together in some way shape or form.
Wicker furniture can be made from reed, bamboo, willow, and rattan. Think of wicker as the weaving process much like caning, but if someone says it is caned, and you really want true cane, be sure to ask what it is made of. If it’s not made from rattan, it’s not cane furniture. It’s wicker furniture.
This wicker shade sconce below is made of rattan, and if the material is made from the bark of the rattan stalk, it’s cane. However, because the material is a bit thicker, my guess is it’s not made of the bark so it truly is wicker – made from rattan. Either way, I’m keeping it in this round-up because it’s beautiful, and I LURVE it so much!
30 Best Caned Furniture Pieces For Modern Decor
- Bench for Dining Room or Foyer with cane back available in black and whitewash
- Miri Storage Cabinet perfect dresser for the bedroom
- Marte Lounge Chair with cane seat and back also available in natural wood
- Ida Woven Media Console modern look with cane door
- Margot Filing Storage Cabinet mid-century modern looks with woven cane drawers
- Barrel Back Dining Chair with cane back available in black, natural wood, or brown frame
- Black Caprice Cabinet — this might be my favorite piece of cane furniture
- Black Elise Arm Chair – available in black and natural
- Balboa Dining Chair – thick weave cane side chair from Serena and Lily. Peep the brass caps on the legs.
- Comfy Lounge Chair with cane sides and wood frame.
- Affordable Set Of 6 Cane Dining Chairs – no longer available
- Rounded Wood Bar Cart wrapped in rattan
- Black Pendant Light as seen in my interior design trends 2022 post.
- Rattan Wrapped Floor Lamp as seen in my home office makeover.
- Decorative Boxes and I found a less expensive option here.
- Wall Sconce With Rattan Shade, and it’s renter-friendly with a plug-in!
- Cane Base Coffee Table – no longer available
Best Cane Furniture Pieces For The Bedroom
- Arched Bed Frame with cane headboard and footboard
- Miri Black Nighstand with chic caned drawers (matches the dresser shown above)
- Hannah Small Cabinet – I’d use this as a side table in a living room
- Budget-Friendly Nightstand with circular cane accent on doors
- Deco Inspired Bed Frame
Wrapped Drinking Glass love the texture the cane brings to the tablescape
Deckard Coffee Table — rather than a true cane, it’s more like a cane wrap
Rattan Wall Mirror with cane frame
Affordable Lounge Chair with cane sides and cushion comes in multiple colors
Springville TV Console – this is a steal!
Cute Nightstand – cane wrapped with storage – could also be used as a side table
Dolores Etagere Bookshelf – with cane backing available in natural or black
The Nest Daybed – I love the rounded cane back on this piece
So are you on board with cane furniture? Have I convinced you it’s now long super traditional chairs that are caned? What is your favorite piece from the round-up? Let me know in the comments.
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