coastal decor and crafts

5/21/12

Outdoor & Indoor Wicker Furniture for Coastal Style Living

There was a time when I didn't like wicker furniture. Now I'm loving it! Its organic look is perfect for coastal style living, plus wicker furniture has come a long way.

modern wicker chairs outdoors
Just check out these stylish and modern cube wicker chairs, for example. Seen at Coastal Living.


white wicker furniture outdoors
Wicker is an ancient technique used to manufacture items out of natural materials which when made wet can be easily woven. However, real wicker is not known for its longevity in an outdoor environment. So the wicker furniture of today is made out of a resin to withstand the elements. Here, a beautiful patio setting in a Florida Beach Cottage via Traditional Home.

indoor wicker furniture
But wicker furniture is no longer considered outdoor only furniture, and I'm particularly inspired by indoor wicker furniture. Via My Home Ideas.

indoors wicker chairs
A cozy sitting area with wicker chairs. Seat cushions and decorative Pillows make these chairs look very much like indoor furniture. Via Southern Living.

woven water hyacinth chairs
According to New England Home Magazine these comfy and generous wicker chairs are made from woven water-hyacinth. They might come from the islands off the shores of Bali where water hyacinth seagrass grows wild and is used to make everything from baskets to furniture.

wicker sofa
A fabulous wicker sofa via House Beautiful.

accent wicker chair
A cute accent wicker chair, seen at Coastal Living.

dining room wicker chairs
A dining room by designer Tracey Rapisardi.

white wicker chairs indoors
A cottage style eating nook. Via House and Home.

white wicker accent chair in a sunroom
A relaxing sunroom that includes a wicker chair. Via Coastal living.

red wicker chairs
And how about red! A Nantucket cottage featured at BHG, which brings me to an article at Fresh Home Ideas that you might enjoy: How to Revamp Wicker Furniture!

brown wicker chairs
And back outdoors. Nice touch to add color and contrast with a yellow cloth draping. Via My Home Ideas.

I think outdoor and indoor wicker furniture has never looked better. Or is it just me?

6 comments:

Della said...

I have wicker on the patio, but would love it in my living room.

Ideezine said...

I had a wicker desk, chair, arched bookcase and stoage chest when I first lived on my own after high school. Kept those pieces for quite some time too.

They are so fresh looking all the time. Love how versatile they are from room to room in decor.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I went through a stage where I bought a lot of antique wicker and loved it at the time. It wasn't very comfortable though and it snagged everyone's clothing. I only kept a couple of pieces and sold the rest many years ago. The new wickers are gorgeous. I love the first picture...and the wicker is smoother and cushioned well. Love it all.

As for my reunion...I'm sure I'll be nervous going in. I really hate the feeling of not knowing who people are and I know just from Facebook that many have changed so much I won't recognize them. I don't want be rude, but we are going to have name tags which will help.

J. Beaudet said...

I love wicker! Great choices!
Jenxoxo

Robin said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I always enjoy reading yours since I'm such a "Coastal" fan! I bought a wicker sofa and chair at an estate sale last summer and I think what people sometimes don't realize is that it's so comfortable. Just the right amount of give. Now if the replacement cushions weren't so darn expensive it would be perfect!

Robin
Robin Flies South

cindy mayer said...

Where can I find the fabulous wicker sofa in the featured photo with the crab theme??? Who is the manufacturer?