Create your perfect home with our beautiful collection of handmade rattan furniture, featuring stylish pieces for every room, such as storage chests, desks, dog beds and more.
Our collection of indoor rattan furniture is the perfect addition to help you create a unique and relaxing living atmosphere for your home. Imagine enjoying a fresh coffee from one of our stylish and comfortable rattan chairs with the matching rattan coffee table to build a living experience you will love and enjoy every day.
Explore our expansive collection
Whether you’re looking for rattan tableware to elevate your tablescape or rattan furniture to expand the capabilities of your interior space, look no further than the high-quality range of rattan pieces available at Alfresco Emporium. From rattan trays and storage solutions to rattan beds and bathroom wares, we have all the products you need to add a natural element to your interior décor.
Alfresco Emporium — the source of high-quality indoor rattan furniture
We are an Australian family-owned business specialising in giving your home the elegant homewares and fantastic service it deserves. With over 25 years of experience, Alfresco Emporium is an industry leader and icon you can rely on to elevate your family lifestyle and dining experience.
Are you looking to see and feel the difference of our rattan furniture and homewares? We invite you to visit our stores in Sydney and the Gold Coast to view our curated displays for design inspiration and speak to our knowledgeable staff, who can offer expert advice and guide you through our offerings.
If you’d rather enjoy the convenience of online shopping, browse through our user-friendly website and experience a seamless customer experience with Australia-wide shipping and various secure payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and AfterPay.
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What's the difference between rattan and wicker furniture?
It's a common misconception that rattan and wicker are in fact the same thing. Rattan is however the actual material, commonly made from a species of climbing palm tree. Wicker is the technique and pattern of weaving the material together. This means wicker furniture may include more material than rattan alone.
Is rattan furniture durable?
Rattan material is generally an extremely durable material under normal circumstances. This is one of the reasons it works so well for furniture, allowing you to have sturdy, comfy furniture.
Is rattan in style?
Rattan furniture for outdoor and indoor use will always be in style. Our rattan furniture — designed exclusively to elevate your interiors – delivers a timeless aesthetic and is made from a durable material that will stand the test of time.
Is rattan waterproof?
Our rattan is a popular style for indoor furniture and as it is not waterproof we don't recommend it for outdoor use. Rattan will withstand the occasional spilt drink, but not prolonged exposure to the elements. If you’re in need of rattan outdoor furniture pieces or similar styles for your home’s exterior, explore our range of outdoor furniture and shop chairs, tables and more.
Where does rattan furniture come from?
Here at Alfresco Emporium, our rattan furniture is hand-made from rattan material to provide a design and quality that you will love for years on end. We source our rattan collection from all over the globe to provide our customers with a superior product that will stand the test of time.
How do I care for rattan furniture to ensure its longevity?
To make sure your investment in indoor rattan furniture and décor offers many years of utility, you need to take a few easy steps:
- Clean it regularly — Dust and dirt can build up in the crevices of rattan. To clean it, use brushes or a vacuum to remove the debris.
- Avoid moisture — Like other types of wood furniture, rattan is sensitive to moisture and prolonged exposure can cause warping, rotting and the risk of mould growth. To avoid this, keep it in a dry environment; if it gets wet, dry it thoroughly.
- Be sun smart — Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause rattan to fade and become brittle. We suggest placing rattan furniture away from direct sunlight
Are there any design trends involving rattan furniture for interior spaces?
Rattan furniture is embraced in a multitude of design trends. Coastal and tropical styles are some examples where rattan is used prominently. Modern country and contemporary interior design also use rattan as an accentuating element.
What's the difference between synthetic and natural rattan furniture?
Natural rattan is derived from the rattan plant, making it a sustainable and renewable resource. Unlike synthetic, it has a warm, organic look with natural variations in colour and texture. But while natural rattan is durable, it is more susceptible to damage from moisture and sunlight and requires more maintenance to protect it from environmental factors.
Synthetic rattan, on the other hand, is typically made from polyethylene, making it more durable and weather-resistant. It closely mimics the appearance of natural rattan and is available in various colours and designs. Synthetic rattan is also more resistant to moisture, UV rays and wear — requiring less maintenance and is easier to clean and care for.
Can you recommend complementary décor items to pair with rattan furniture?
Rattan furniture and décor can fit into a wide range of interior design styles and be paired with plenty of other design elements. That said, pairing it with rugs, curtains and table runners in earthy, natural tones can help maintain visual cohesion. Within a home, adding plants and foliage next to rattan furniture can also reinforce the sense of a connection with the outdoors. You can also add comfort and style with colourful cushions and throws that match your room's overall colour scheme.
What is the difference between cane, rattan and wicker?
Cane is the thinner part of the rattan plant and is often used to make the seats or backs of chairs. It is woven into flat, intricate patterns for a refined finish.
Rattan refers to the slightly thicker part of the rattan plant that is intricately woven together to create the furniture's structure. Rattan furniture and rattan décor boast a more rustic, organic appearance and showcase the natural textures and irregularities of rattan.
Wicker is any woven furniture made out of natural materials, such as bamboo or rattan or even synthetic, man-made fibres. Wicker refers to the process rather than the materials used.