How to make the most of natural materials in your home decor

published by

Fran Puddefoot

Rattan may have been big in the 1970s, but it has never gone away. Now designers are recognising that organic textures and natural materials can create a refreshing, grounded space with a bit of retro flare. Elements of wood, wicker and rattan effortlessly breathe new life into any interior space, so we’ve pulled together a collection of our favourites to get you inspired. 


Marble, rattan and opal glass combine in this oversized pendant light. Encasing a large matt opal globe, this statement piece works well above either a round or square dining table. £349,


The simple lines and refined details of this Leon sideboard are enhanced by the light oak, rattan and glass materials. Featuring an open compartment, alongside an enclosed shelf and drawers, it also offers versatile storage options. £1,399,


This handwoven cream jute rug provides a minimalistic and contemporary look. Flat-woven in India by skilled craftspeople, the rug uses 100 per cent sustainable natural plant fibres, so it is good for the environment too. £379,


Made from recycled polyester and post-consumer-waste plastic bottles, the Big Chill three-seater sofa in calming oatmeal is perfect for a snug. Cosy and comfortable, it is one investment that will keep on giving. £1,339,


This beautiful lantern is made from clear hand-blown hammered glass.Decorated with a jute twine chevron detail, the seaside-inspired design will instantly transport you back to your summer holidays. £39.99,


Featuring a distressed acacia wood frame and comfortable jute seat, this versatile bench can be used in the hallway, as extra seating in a reception room or at the foot of a bed. £250,


This woven basket stand is a real hero piece from Cox and Cox’s storage collection. The three rustic wove baskets, which are mounted on a powder coated steel stand, are ideal for storing children’s toys or toiletries. £225,

Author:  Sarah Freeman V&A Homes



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