There are many reasons to love rattan but what I want to talk about today is rattan mirrors and how essential they are to coastal decor. Mirrors in general are a great way to add light and reflection to a space. Rattan mirrors are a great way to add organic warmth and texture to beach-inspired spaces. They come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find one that fits your space perfectly. Here are ten rattan wall mirrors that will help you bring the beach indoors!
Coastal Rattan Mirrors
Rattan has made a comeback recently with the skyrocketing popularity of boho chic home decor. While rattan definitely fits within that decor realm, it is also very true to the coastal home decor style. While rattan can feel kitschy or outdated, there are plenty of modern, beautiful rattan options out there! If you aren’t ready to commit to rattan furniture but would like the warmth that rattan decor brings, try a rattan mirror. Mirrors are excellent decor pieces that work in a variety of spaces from an entryway to a living room vignette, to bedrooms and bathrooms. Let’s take a look at some examples of rattan mirrors in action.
This elegant coastal rattan mirror a unique mirror that is perfect accessory to this gorgeously renovated powder room. A circular mirror above a bathroom vanity is a welcome substitute for the typical rectangular framed bathroom mirror.
Here’s the same mirror in a different bathroom – the decorative border is really distinct. I wanted to share both spaces because many of the elements are similar but the feel of the space is so different. Just one of the perks of using rattan mirrors is that it can fit in so many different decorating styles!
This modern coastal entryway uses a large diameter rattan mirror in a natural color as the showstopping focal point above a beautiful console table. I love the smaller diameter of the actual mirror glass while the woven rattan frame portion is much larger.
Rattan and Wicker – What’s the difference?
You may have heard of rattan, wicker, and cane because all of these are types of furniture or home decor items you may encounter in coastal or bohemian decor. Sometimes the words are used interchangeably but they are different. Rattan is actually a solid timber vine that can be produced from over 600 species of vine. They grow in tropical forests in Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and the Malay Archipelago. Rattan fibers vary greatly in length and width, depending on the species and time harvested. The vines are strong and flexible, which makes them ideal for furniture making. Rattan is sometimes used to create woven furniture, but the wider pieces of rattan are used to create solid pieces of furniture as well.
Wicker is not a material on its own but rather a method of weaving. Wicker products can be made from natural rattan but also from the twigs and branches of plants, such as willow, reed, or even reusable plastic.
Why Choose Rattan?
There are many reasons why rattan is a popular choice for furniture and home decor. Rattan is an environmentally friendly material because it is made from a renewable resource. It is also very strong and durable, making it ideal for furniture that will get a lot of use. Rattan’s wood tone is warm and inviting. Designers love rattan for its vintage look as well as its overall durability.
Now that we’ve discussed rattan as a material and seen rattan mirrors in real spaces. Let’s take a look at 8 coastal rattan mirrors that are available for purchase at any price point!
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