I’ve been following the increasing popularity of woven rattan lampshades for several months now. And I think it’s fair to say that they’ve well and truly arrived. Just about every lighting collection I’ve seen for this Spring has its share of woven lampshades made from rattan, bamboo, seagrass, or some other natural fibre.
Some of them, I’d venture to say, are maybe a touch too “cabana/Ibiza style” for the average UK home. A bit too grassy, fringy and frothy, and all together looking like they belong in a much hotter and sunnier climate than ours. And others (in my humble opinion) that are just downright drab.
But there are absolutely loads of woven lampshades on offer at the moment that, like baby bear’s porridge, are just right. They have a contemporary, fresh, Scandi-vibe and sometimes just a touch of 1970’s bohemian style about them too.
So here are the best woven rattan lampshades (or sometimes other fibres) that I’ve seen lately to add natural texture and a light and breezy note to your decor.
Pick of the bunch for me is the understated Grey Chevron Rattan Shade above, from Cox and Cox (available to pre-order, due early April).
Also from Cox and Cox is their best selling large woven Rattan Pendant Light. They’re bringing out a pale grey version too which, again, will be in stock early April.
This Giant bamboo Pendant Shade is a brilliant way to add oversized lighting to your room whilst still keeping it light, airy and simple
Elmley Rattan Lampshade from Habitat
With its intricate weave, the Lyssa Rattan Ceiling Shade from John Lewis is an easy-to-fit pendant shade that casts intriguing shadow patterns when illuminated.
The Java Large Rattan Lamp Shade by MADE has diagonally woven strands that add sophisticated detail to its deceptively simple shape.
Zolan Rattan Pendant Light from Graham & Green.
Blonde, close woven rattan forms the elegant bell shape of the Emil Rattan Pendant Light.
Images: stores and brands as above