Ideas for Arranging Wicker Furniture in Your Home

Since the 19th century, wicker furniture has been incredibly popular throughout North America and the UK. The rustic yet increasingly modern look of the furniture makes it a charming addition to living rooms, sunrooms, front porches, and patios. Traditional wicker is ideal if you want to bring a bit of country feeling into their living space. Modern options, such as those made of rattan, are an option if you're upgrading your patio or lanai furniture. Shop our wide collection of home furniture to find all the pieces you need. 

Why Wicker Furniture is Popular

Wicker was first used in ancient Egypt, where it was constructed from swamp grasses and weeds. During this time, furniture made from wicker was very expensive. In fact, families that owned wicker could usually only afford a few small tables.

So, what is wicker furniture? Over time, wicker has become available many different forms. Wicker itself is made of a fibrous vegetable material that is woven around a frame. Newer materials used for wicker furniture include rattan, which is easy to cultivate, as well as synthetic wicker and resin wicker. Each type has its own benefits.

Natural wicker furniture is durable, attractive, and long-lasting. It does require proper maintenance, however. This type of furniture adds a unique look to indoor and outdoor spaces. Many pieces come with cushions in the color of your choice, and you can spray paint this natural furniture to match your current decor.

Synthetic and resin indoor and outdoor furniture looks very similar to natural wicker. It's also:

  • Visually appealing
  • Long-lasting
  • Extremely durable
  • Resilient to weather
  • Stable
  • Comfortable
  • Low maintenance 
  • Wicker Furniture Elements

    A few decades ago, wicker furniture styles were very limited. Today, the growing popularity of this furniture has made it possible to find just about any piece you could want. 

    Wicker Chairs 
    Today’s wicker is solid yet extremely comfortable. There are chairs available in many different sizes and shapes to suit your decor. Some have large backs, others have low backs. Most have wide arms and a contoured seat to provide comfort for hours. Add a cushion, and you’ll be ready to relax. 

    Wicker Sofas 
    A wicker sofa provides more seating than a chair and looks fantastic indoors or outdoors. Depending on the type of seating you need, consider a traditional sofa, a love seat, or a sectional. Some sectionals come in three or four pieces, letting you create the seating arrangement you want in your space. 

    Wicker Chaise Lounges 
    Tanning outdoors or lounging by the pool should be a restorative experience. With wicker chaise lounges, you can lean back and soak up the rays. Some versions of this wicker lounge furniture are even small enough for apartment balconies. 

    Wicker Daybeds
    With its comfy cushions and round shape, the daybed is ideal for an afternoon nap. However, it can be used for other things as well. Place it in a sunroom or another indoor-outdoor room in your home to provide guests with somewhere to stay for the night. 

    Dining Tables
    Outdoor kitchens are extremely popular and often include stoves, grills, and refrigerators. When you’re done cooking, a wicker dining table is a nice way to wrap up the evening. Available in square, rectangular, and round shapes, this type of furniture usually has a wicker, wood, or glass top.Other types of wicker home furniture are available for indoor and outdoor use as well, including benches, rockers, barstools, ottomans, and headboards.

    Wicker Storage Elements

    Ottomans, benches, and even parts of your wicker sectional may provide storage solutions. Benches with under-cushion storage invite you to sit down while giving you a place for items such as dog leashes, umbrellas, and spare gloves. In the living room, a wicker ottoman with built-in storage gives you a place to stash items like magazines, bills, and the remote out of sight while also keeping them close at hand. Outdoor furniture with hidden compartments offer an ideal way to safeguard cushions and pillows when you go inside for the night. Many wicker storage items are made with tough metal frames to give them sturdiness and durability, so they're practical as well.

    Arranging Wicker Furniture

    Arrange your wicker furniture to get a functional and attractive entertaining space:

  • Place the longest piece of furniture against the longest wall, and work from there.
  • Keep pathways open around all of the furniture for easy maneuvering.
  • If the room is small, use light-colored furniture, cushions, and pillows. This will give the impression of more space.
  • If space isn’t an issue, consider darker components. Dark brown or black wicker chairs, tables, and sofas look fantastic when placed together. Use cushions to add a pop of unexpected color.
  • Create conversation areas. Sofas and chairs should face one another so people can have natural conversations without raising their voices.
  • Wicker coffee tables are important, not only for looks for also for function. Place one in front of your chair or sofa, but leave about 18 inches of space between the two pieces of wicker furniture for traffic flow.
  • Wicker has been around for quite a while, and indoor and outdoor wicker furniture is just getting better, whether you prefer synthetic or natural versions. Choose from our collection of wicker furniture to create a welcoming look for your home.