Bar stools in rattan | Julie Blanner

If you act on rattan bar stools, you are in the right place! Learn all about them and find sources of beauty rattan stools (and rattan table stools) at any price point!

We’ll even narrow the field with a curated collection of beautiful kitchen island chairs. Your shopping just got that much easier!

Choosing the right bar stool is about more than style! You must consider height, functionality for cleaning, comfort and space.

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Now I’m sure you know my love for one Coastal modern style. I love our cool, calm and collected look Modern coastal living room a trip Lake Cottage.

We have slowly renovated the lakeside kitchen, step by step. We added quartz countertops and new white oak floors. It’s a space that has evolved over time and I love the progress we’ve made!

While I love the layout of our small kitchen and Eat in the kitchen space, one of the things I 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 if we don’t need them in our kitchen – I’m bringing all the information to you with this simple guide! Learn about rattan bar stools and find sources for the most beautiful options at every price point.

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Bar stools in rattan at a gray kitchen island
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As you know, we are big fans of rattan. We have written about ours rattan bed, wicker sofa, rattan bar carts, rattan mirrors and so much more.

Why rattan? What is the appeal? Personally, I think it’s the texture and warmth it can bring to a room. 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 such as Southeast Asia and Indonesia.

Many (but not all) rattan bar stools can also be used outside – they are for more than just your kitchen! They are a great way to bring island vibes into your decor, both indoors and outdoors.

Bar stools in rattan at a white kitchen island
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  • Do you want a rattan bar stool with or without a back? While a back adds comfort, it visually takes up more space.
  • Are you unsure about sizes? Don’t miss our complete guide to Bar stools for kitchen islands – you learn the difference between bar stools and table stools, how much space there needs to be, and much 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 here Kitchen Island Dimensions guide. It’s a handy post to keep in your back pocket if you’re also planning a renovation!

Bar stools in rattan at a gray kitchen island
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Frequently asked questions

Are rattan bar stools comfortable?

Wicker stools add warmth and texture to a room with mostly hard finishes in cabinets, counters, backsplashes and appliances. They are also more comfortable than they look, even after hours of sitting on them.

What is the difference between wicker, rattan and cane?

Wicker is one techniquewhile rattan is one 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 results from the process of removing the rattan plant.


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A rattan table stool against a white background
A rattan bar stool against a white background

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