Natural fibre furniture: your favourite decor trend of 2022

    With a growing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly furniture, natural fibres are making a comeback.

    The global eco-friendly furniture market will be valued at a staggering USD 67.6 billion by 2027. It’s time to jump on the trend by letting sustainability shine through your home decor choices.

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    Natural fibre furniture is ideal for your inner eco-warrior. They’re sustainable and can complement most design themes. And with their warm and cosy feel, they can lift your mood and strengthen your connection to nature. Seeff explores some of the natural fibres you can embrace at home. 

    Cane furniture

    Cane furniture is made from the outer skin or bark of the rattan palm, a strong South-East Asian plant. Cane furniture shouldn’t be confused with rattan furniture; each is made from different parts of the rattan plant. 

    You’ll love cane furniture for its useful properties. Being less porous than rattan, it can easily repel spills. Cane’s flexibility allows it to be fashioned into incredible shapes for furniture. Cane furniture is also light, making it easy to move around and rearrange. And like all natural fibre furniture, it can make your home more eco-friendly and inviting.

    Get creative by adding a cane cupboard to store bedding. A cane headboard can add a rustic feel to your bedroom. Cane tables and chairs can give your dining room a coastal or boho design scheme. In your living room, a cane sofa set can make a statement when styled with luxurious throws and cushions. Using cane furniture in your child’s room is a smart idea; it’s easy for them to move and will give their space a playful and relaxing ambience.

    Rattan furniture

    rattan furniture lounge setup

    Like cane furniture, rattan furniture is made from the rattan plant. In contrast, rattan is often painted while cane is left in its natural state. Your choice between each will come down to your preferred aesthetic. 

    This year, rattan furniture is a popular sustainable furniture choice. It’s inexpensive, durable, easy to move around, and provides a relaxed, attractive feel to a home. As it’s typically painted, you can easily find rattan furniture that compliments your style. 

    Rattan works well contrasted with your furnishings. A rattan lounge chair looks great next to a modern leather sofa. Rattan bar stools paired with a metal countertop can create a striking match. Rattan shelves in your bathroom can soften stone and metal fixtures, creating a cosy feel. As a popular patio furniture material, rattan shines in an exterior setting. You can opt for the usual furniture set or get an outdoor hanging chair if you like to curl up with a good book. 

    Bamboo furniture

    bamboo furniture patio setup

    Bamboo is an evergreen grass plant native to warm, temperate climates. It’s a popular natural fibre furniture choice for its sustainability. When grown, bamboo requires less water, little (if any) pesticides or chemical fertilisers, and doesn't need replanting. It also grows quickly and releases 35% more oxygen than trees. Choose bamboo furniture to really make a difference in the environment. 

    Besides its sustainability, bamboo furniture is durable, light, and easy to maintain. It’s a joy indoors and outdoors as it’s resistant to insects, moisture, scratches, and swelling. Bamboo even comes in stunning colours from brown, black, yellow, red, to blue. You really can’t go wrong with bamboo furniture for fuss-free living. 

    Bamboo works well in all parts of the home. A bamboo canopy bed can add authenticity to a child’s jungle-themed bedroom. A bamboo dining room set can add more warmth than plastic furniture. You can even get creative outdoors. A bamboo bar will impress your friends and family while everyone can be sheltered from the elements in a bamboo gazebo. 

    Sisal furniture

    Sisal cat scratching post

    Sisal is also making waves as a popular natural fibre furniture choice this year. It is made from the leaves of the sisal agave, a fleshy plant native to arid regions. Like bamboo, sisal is prized for its sustainability. It is easily cultivated, requires no pesticides and chemicals, and doesn’t harm the environment. Opt for sisal if you wish to go green in your home.

    You can bring sisal into your home through carpeting, textile wallpapers, and rugs. Its texture will provide a natural, country living vibe. Sisal ropes can create floating beds, hammocks, or lights for a marine-themed room. Sisal can also be woven into beautiful covers for your furniture. The upside of using sisal is its durability, pest resistance, and hypoallergenic qualities. 

    Sisal is also a favourite natural fibre material for your fur baby. It can be included in your home through scratching posts and cat guards to protect your furniture. Sisal mats also make durable additions for both muddy feet and paws alike.

    By using natural fibres, you can create a home with an organic feel and that shows consideration for the environment. For more advice on how to make your home green and increase property values, contact your local Seeff agent today.

    Author: Seeff Property Group
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