If you’re shopping for rattan bar stools, you’re in the right spot! Learn all about them and find sources for beautiful rattan stools (and rattan counter stools) at every price point!
We’ll even narrow down the field with a curated collection of beautiful kitchen island stools. Your shopping just got so much easier!
Choosing the right bar stool is about more than style! You’ll need to consider height, functionality for cleaning, comfort, and space.
We’ve been slowly renovating the kitchen at the lake, step by step. We added Quartz countertops and new White Oak Flooring. It’s a space that has evolved over time and I love the progress we’ve made!
While I love the layout of our little kitchen and the Eat in Kitchen space, one of the things I do miss is our kitchen island seating that we have in our primary home. Why? I think it’s just because I love the look of rattan bar stools so much!
Luckily, even though we don’t need them in our kitchen – I’m bringing all the information to you with this simple guide! Learn a little about rattan bar stools and find sources for the prettiest options at every price point.
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Rattan Bar Stools
Why rattan? What’s the appeal? Personally, I think it’s the texture and warmth that it can bring to a space. It’s neutral, but feels interesting and special – and it especially captures the coastal vibes that so many of us love in our interiors!
Rattan has been used in interiors for centuries. This material is made from a wide variety of solid timber vines, grown in tropical forests in areas like Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
Many (but not all) rattan bar stools can be used outside, too – they are for more than just your kitchen! They are such a great way to bring island vibes into your decorating, both indoors and out.
- Do you want a a rattan bar stool with a back, or backless? While a back adds comfort, it takes up more space visually.
- Wondering about sizes? Don’t miss our complete guide to Bar Stools for Kitchen Islands – you’ll learn the difference between bar stools and counter stools, how much space to allow, and more!
- An easy way to spot rattan furniture: the corners can be bent, whereas bamboo furniture does not have bends.
You can read more about our island in this Kitchen Island Dimensions guide. It’s a handy post to keep in your back pocket if you’re planning a renovation, too!
Frequently Asked Questions
Wicker counter stools add warmth and texture to a room with mostly hard finishes in cabinets, counters, backsplash and appliances. They are also more comfortable than they look, even after hours of sitting on them.
Wicker is a technique, while rattan is a material. Wicker is a word that describes all types of woven furniture – so the term wicker can include rattan and cane. Cane is a thinner product that is a result of the process of stripping the rattan plant.
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