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Not Just for Beach Houses: Ideas for Decorating with Wicker Furniture Indoors

When we first think of wicker, Granny’s starchy, sun-bleached porch comes to mind. But with its endless versatility and breezy vibes, woven furniture has seriously evolved from old-lady chic to timelessly stylin’. Here’s how to make it sing in your house.

Outfit a Bedroom or Living Room with a Single Accent Chair

Look to wicker for a honey-hued pop in a neutral bedroom or as a chic way to tone down the formality of a traditional living room. Whether bare or layered with cozy textiles, it’ll make a statement.

 World Market, $300

 

Ikea, $229 

Consider Mixed Seating for the Dining Room

Surprise: Traditional outdoor armchairs are super-beautiful at your indoor table. Whether accenting a formal dining set or complementing a cozy upholstered banquette, wicker lends a casual grace to any dining nook.

One Kings Lane ($385 for 2)

Soane Britain, $1,963 

Made Goods, price upon inquiry

Hang a Statement (or Several) Pendant Lights

Both stylish and practical, voluminous orbs in natural woven fibers are a choice accent for illuminating a kitchen island, anchoring a casual living room or defining a warm and airy dining area.

Use Baskets as Planters

Guys, Pinterest loves this styling trick. Consider giving your fiddle leaf fig or olive tree a light, mobile and lovely new home in an oversized wicker basket. (Simply pop your plastic pot and saucer inside). 

Connected Goods, $300 for set of 3

Opt for Accent Tables in a Common Room

Wicker’s airy silhouette creates the illusion of both light and space in a heavily trafficked room. Plus, could there be a more relaxed perch for resting your teacup on a lazy Sunday?

Use a Wicker Weave Rug to Anchor a Living Space

One of the most contemporary ways to sport wicker is, believe it or not, on the floor. Use one as the base of your room, or layer it up with your favorite antique, animal hide or dhurrie rug for extra intrigue.

Annie Selke, from $64

Chilewich, from $140

H&M, $35 

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Ballard Designs, from $20

Pottery Barn, from $169

Install a Hanging Chair (or Two)

For the house that has everything, consider mounting a woven fiber swing. These iconic nods to the '70s are a trend with major staying power, and they promote a playful lifestyle for kids and grown-ups alike.

Lighten Up Bar Stool Seating

Whether contemporary or mid-century inspired, your kitchen island transforms to a vacation-ready cocktail bar with the addition of wicker stools. One Rum Runner, comin’ right up.

Target, $195 for 2

ATG, $175

Emfurn, $115