How to Style Rattan Lighting at Home

Have you noticed how more and more beautiful homes are incorporating rattan lamp shades into their lighting schemes? What is this trendy new material and how can we use it best when styling? Rattan is a natural and eco-friendly material. It has, in fact, been used for centuries to create furniture, baskets, and other decorative items. In recent years, rattan has made a huge comeback in the home décor world. Rattan lighting is now fast becoming one of the most popular decor trends. Swapping your old ceiling pendant for a rattan lamp shade is also and fast affordable way to give your room an instant style makeover. So let's get started with choosing the best rattan lamp shades for your space.
Rattan lighting can add a touch of warmth and natural beauty to any room. It is especially well-suited for bohemian, coastal, Scandi and natural décor styles. However, you can use your new rattan lamp shades to create a variety of striking looks. There is no need to feel limited by your décor style.
If you are thinking about adding rattan lighting to your home, here are a few tips to help you style it:

Consider the size of the room.

Rattan lighting comes in a variety of styles and sizes, so it is important to choose one that is the right size for the room you are decorating. An extra large rattan lamp shade can make a real statement in a large room and is sure to be a talking point. According to Ideal Home Magazine, exaggerated lighting and the 'bigger is better' approach is a huge trend this year.
Equally a small rattan table lamp can add a touch of elegance to a smaller space.
Koi rattan chandelierImage: @theresagromski

Think about the shape of the light.

One of the most fun things aboutt rattan is that it can be woven into a variety of fun shapes, so you can choose one that complements the other elements in the room. For example, a round rattan pendant light would look great in a room with a round dining table.
Urban dining room with black rattan lamp shadeImage:

Choose the right colour.

Rattan can also be painted a variety of colours, the most popular being natural, black or white. So you can choose one that matches your décor style. For example, a natural rattan light makes a great contrast to dark decor colour palettes in a bohemian-style room.
Image: @theresagromski

Choose the Right Location

Once you have chosen your perfect rattan lighting, it is important to place it in the right spot in the room. You can hang a rattan pendant lamp shade by itself or in multiples (if you have the space) over a dining table, a kitchen island, or a sofa. A rattan table lamp can be placed on a nightstand, a side table, or a console table.

Add other Natural Elements

Rattan lighting look great when paired with other natural elements, such as wood, stone, and plants. For example, you could add a rattan pendant light to a room with a wooden floor and a stone fireplace. You could also add a rattan floor lamp to a room with a plant-filled corner.
boho dining room in LondonImage: @theresagromski

Don't be afraid to Mix and Match

Interior designers love to layer lighting and rattan is no exception. Don't be afraid to mix and match your rattan lamp shades with other types of lighting, such as chandeliers, floor lamps, and wall lights. This can help you create a unique and stylish look in your home.
Rattan floor lamp and ceiling pendant combo
Here are some additional pointers when incorporating rattan lighting into your home:
🔸Use large rattan lamp shades to create a focal point in a room.
🔸Pair rattan with other natural materials, such as wood, stone, and plants.
🔸 Don't be afraid to mix and match rattan lights with other types of lighting.
🔸Rattan lighting is a fantastic and affordable way to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home.
With these tips in mind, you can easily style rattan lighting at home to create a look that is both stylish and functional and, most importantly, fun!