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Merchant Picks: Why We’re Loving The Cane Furniture Trend

Cane furniture is having a major moment right now—and we’re really loving it. While traditionally cane has shown up more in coastal styles, we’re seeing it transcend any one style and be integrated into modern, mid-century, traditional, and eclectic spaces as well. Large furniture retailers and small design houses alike are bringing this beautiful material into their furniture designs and we’re feeling so inspired by the many ways you can use this material! It’s the perfect way to bring some natural texture into your home.

We sat down with Meg Donovan, Modsy’s Senior Director of Product Development and Sourcing, to get the scoop on the cane furniture trend. Here’s what she had to say:

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What is it that makes cane so special?

One of the things I love about working with and designing furniture is the artistry and craftsmanship that is required to make beautiful pieces. Even the most common and familiar materials look deceptively simple but actually require hours of labor by skilled artisans to produce. Rattan and cane are two such materials.

What exactly is cane, and how is it turned into furniture pieces?

The rattan vine naturally grows in the forests of Indonesia and supplies two amazing furniture materials—cane, which is the outer bark, and rattan, the inner pole. The art of harvesting, prepping, and weaving cane and rattan have been practiced for centuries in this area of the world. Despite the industrialization of manufacturing, the production process has changed very little over the years, as the natural fibers respond best to the skilled hands of an artisan rather than machine production.

Like the look of rattan furniture more than cane? Check out our best rattan design ideas.

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What design styles does cane furniture go with best?

Most often, caned furniture evokes thoughts of coastal, beachy looks. The natural look of caned furniture lends itself beautifully to coastal designs, and I love using them there. But I am also obsessed with the new revolution of cane. Paired with solid, rich colors and interesting shapes, cane is going beyond the coastal vibe and is making a statement across multiple styles. In both traditional applications and this new evolution of cane work, I can’t help but marvel at the masterful work and appreciate the uniqueness of each piece. With cane, each hand-woven element represents the culmination of skills and passions passed from artisan to artisan across generations.

Below is a round-up of my favorite cane furniture ideas, all of which utilize this incredible natural material. I hope you find your new favorite among these or many other pieces in the Modsy assortment.

Keep reading to explore some of our favorite cane furniture designs!

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Azalia Bed, Scout Home

This cane headboard is a total showstopper. It has a very earthy, organic vibe. But the mahogany backing and iron base give it a fresh, refined look. It’s a very chic way to bring cane into your home decor.

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Pulley Cane Side Chair, Scout Home

These cane dining chairs are super stylish yet offer a subtle way to add texture to your space. They have a clean, modern shape, and the mix of nettlewood, cane, and linen give them a look of casual refinement. Wondering if cane is the right material for your dining room? Check out our guide to dining chair materials.

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Macon Club Chair, Hyde Park

This cane armchair is a real beauty. It perfectly combines an elegant, classic form with coastal ease, thanks to the combination of cane and linen. It’s the perfect addition to this Americana living space—but could go just as well in a transitional, traditional, or rustic space.

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Bosca Table Lamp, Ludlow Living

Can you spot the cane in this design? It’s actually the table lamp on the console! This is a totally different look from other ways we tend to see cane. The lampshade is made of cane but painted black, giving it more of a modern boho vibe.

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Cane Chair, Global Views

This super stylish cane chair offers traditional design with polished appeal. We love how the design of the chair, with its cane back and black lacquer finish, works in formal spaces—but that it can also be a fun addition to eclectic homes! That, and it makes a splash against bold wall colors, as you can see in the design above!

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Dolores Cane Buffet Cabinet, Pottery Barn

A cane-front credenza is a perfect piece for a coastal dining room like this. It adds easy, breezy texture and elegance to the space. But the black frame adds some contrast as well, giving this piece a modern edge.

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Woven Cane Stool, Baylin

Looking for a small way to dip your toe into the cane trend? Try a pop of cane in a woven stool! It brings in just a little bit of texture without stealing the show. And a piece like this is super versatile. It can serve as a side table, a footrest, or an extra seat—plus you can easily move it from room to room!

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Caned Teak Armchair, Cascade Accents

This stylish cane and teak accent chair has a sculptural form, making it almost a work of art in and of itself. It’s simple design is reminiscent of the 80s—making it a perfect way to marry today’s cane trend with another one of our favorite trends of the moment: the 80s revival trend!

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Desiree Headboard, Ludlow Living

This white-washed cane headboard is a simple way to add rustic charm to any bedroom. It’s the perfect piece for a farmhouse, countryside, or shabby chic aesthetic. Pair it with a linen duvet cover for an effortless, cozy look.

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Abbott Canned Desk Chair, Scout Home

Elevate your WFH vibes with a cane office chair. With only a subtle pop of cane, this is a great way to try cane on for size if you’re worried about the trend falling out of style. (Although we don’t think that will happen anytime soon!) The retro-modern design of this chair will keep your office looking good for years to come.

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Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

A white wood and cane bed frame for your little one adds a stylish, charming look to their bedroom. It feels whimsical right now—but it also won’t be too childish in a few years. In fact, this whole look will grow up with your kiddo and, with a few swaps, can transform into something quite sophisticated!

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Jude Chair, Noir

Want something iconic to go with your trends? Try a pair of Jeanneret-style chairs! This iconic chair style is made of cane and teak—offering sophisticated design with a story to your space. It’s also a great style if you live in a hot climate, as the cane back and seat are super breathable!

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Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

Get a Farmhouse or Rustic look with the natural finish version of the Harbour Cane Bed. The combination of cane and a natural wood finish adds warmth and depth to this look and keeps this pink bedroom design from feeling too frilly.

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Want to get the scoop on more decor trends? Explore our trending design ideas page, and get ready to be inspired! And if you love the cane furniture trend but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your home, check out our online interior design services. Our designers can help you bring the look to life!

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Trend Spotlight: The Cozy Fall Color Palettes We’re Loving for 2020

With fall, there often comes the desire to change out decor and bring cozier elements into our homes. A big way that you can change up the vibe of your space is through color. Bringing a different color palette into a room can completely transform how it feels. While you might have used a lot of whites, blues, and yellows for summer, fall is a great time to incorporate deeper and more saturated hues.

When refreshing the color scheme of a room for fall, you can always go with the classics, which mirror the colors of changing leaves—reds, oranges, golden yellows, browns. But you could also take a trendier approach for something a bit more bold. There are some great fall decor ideas and color trends out there right now that bring both warmth and personality to your space.

Our designers have been spotting bold colored rooms and deeply saturated hues throughout the design world that are making a big splash this fall—and we want to fill you in on what they are and how to incorporate them into your home. So, if you’re looking for simple and attainable ways to bring fall color decor trends into your space, keep reading!

 fall color schemesWays to Decorate With Trendy Fall Colors

When making fall decor updates, the colors you choose are just as important as the decor swaps you make. Opting for rich, saturated hues (like the ones we’ll show you in this post) will bring coziness and warmth into your space—perfect for when the weather gets cooler! And you can incorporate these colors in big or small ways.

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Textiles are a perfect way to incorporate trendy fall colors. Whether through accent pillows, throws, or even a rug, you can bring in pops of these fall 2020 colors throughout your space. Bonus points for layering in different textures through these textiles as well! A lot of what will make these trendy fall colors come alive is textures, since they’re more saturated colors; the texture of a textile will bring more depth to the color.

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Decorative Accents

Tabletop decor is another great way to subtly incorporate these colors—through vases, decorative bowls, candles, or even the florals and greenery you choose. In fact, fall is a great time to swap out greenery for dried florals, sculptural branches, or grasses. We also recommend adding in more candles for that warm, layered lighting (and some cozy scents).

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 fall color schemesBold Moments of Color

Of course, if you’re in the mood for a bigger change, you can certainly incorporate these color palettes in a larger way, too—say, through painting a wall or swapping out an accent chair for one in a trendy fall hue. This will make a big impact, but each of the trendy fall color palettes we’re unpacking today will have legs far beyond the fall. They’ll still be relevant in winter 2020 and far beyond—so you don’t have to paint your walls seasonally or constantly be purchasing new furniture.

But, whether in big ways or small, these trendy color palettes are a fun way to breath new life into your home this fall. Keep reading for four of our favorite fall 2020 color trends!

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 fall color schemesDeep Olives and Woods

Is anything quite so cozy as deep greens mixed with warm wood tones? We’re going to go with no. The combination of wood elements with deep olives is one of those very warm and cozy fall color schemes that we can’t get enough of. Woods mix really well in this color palette, since they pop against earthy, saturated greens, and can range from lighter to darker wood tones.

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Why We Love It

Not only do earthy greens go beautifully with wood pieces, but this duo can also be accented with other earth tones like terracotta, tan, sage, khaki, and cream. Leather accents also bring out the richness of both wood and green tones. All of this allows for a layered look and the opportunity to really personalize this trendy color palette.

Stylist Tip: Layer in some dried branches as another wooden element and a piece of quintessential fall decor!

Earth Purple and Brown

We’re seeing a lot of this deep, inky, earthy shade of purple this fall. This heavily saturated hue pairs perfectly with deep brown woods and other natural materials such as seagrass and jute, which really make this color pop.

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Why We Love It

This deep, earthy purple makes a great base for a jewel-tone color palette. It has a luxurious feel to it, and depending on the colors you pair it with it can bring out both purple or deep red undertones—which makes it easy to further personalize this look. Either way, it pops against neutrals and brings a resonant depth to your space.

Stylist Tip: Try pairing this color with dried florals that have deep purple or red tones to add to the fall vibe.

 fall color schemesCharcoal with Saturated Earth Tones

If you want a more nuanced and layered color palette that’s also on-trend for 2020 color schemes, try mixing charcoal with deep greens and pops of earth tones and crisp neutrals. This shade of pine green has cooler undertones, but placing it alongside natural materials really warms it up.

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Why We Love It

There’s something very sophisticated about this color combo. Charcoal is also a great way to bring low-key contrast into a color scheme. Charcoal pairs beautifully with earth tones, offering both contrast and depth. But it’s not as harsh as black, so it creates a softer look.

Stylist Tip: Fall is a great time to layer in more natural materials to your space, giving it added texture. Jute rugs, woven poufs, knit woolen throws, cane, seagrass, and other natural textures, all coming together in an earthy palette to create warmth and textural diversity in your space.

 fall color schemesHigh-Contrast Neutrals and Blues

Blue and beige might not be a color combo you naturally think of for a fall color palette—but high-contrast neutrals are actually a very trendy color combo this fall. When paired with other warm neutrals, a blue and beige palette takes on a rustic warmth that’s perfect for fall.

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Why We Love It

The coolness of a blue and beige palette is warmed up when paired with natural wood, warm tans, and leather accents—resulting in a space that feels quite cozy. Not big on decorating with bold colors? This is a perfect way to warm up your space while staying among neutrals.

Stylist Tip: Bring contrast into your space in a bold way by swapping out light and airy curtains for heavier navy drapes.

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Stylists Picks: The Best Fall Rugs for Any Style

Rugs are a perfect way to add color, pattern, and texture to any space. They pull a room together and give a pop of personality. With the seasons changing, it’s the perfect time to spice things up and update your space with a new rug!

To help you get started, our stylists put together a quick round-up of our picks for the best rugs for fall by style. Get the scoop on our current favorites, and shop them all in the post below!

geometric rugBest Modern Rugs for Fall

Cambridge Rug

With its modern geometric pattern and blue hues, the Cambridge rug offers a modern sensibility with a good dose of fun! It’s sure to liven up your space. This rug was hand-hooked in India and is made of 100% wool – so it’s high-quality and durable. We say pair this rug with a leather sofa for the ultimate contrast.

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Meridian Rug

Another geometric number, the Meridian rug offers a more muted and refined look, without losing any of the modern lines. This rug features a triangle pattern rendered in pointed dots that gives it a unique, custom feel. This rug is also 100% wool and was hand-tufted in India.

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rustic rugBest Rustic Rugs for Fall

Reign Rug

With its geometric design and muted color scheme, the Reign rug will bring understated elegance to any home. This handwoven rug features high-quality, natural materials. Wool and jute make this rug both soft and durable – an ideal choice if you have kids. It’s the perfect addition to a home with a rustic style.

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Pamina Rug

If you’re looking for a beautiful rug at an affordable price point, this might be the best fall rug for you. The Pamina rug features a bold pattern and color scheme, which will add major style to any room. The traditional pattern feels old world, but the overdyed quality brings it into the present, perfectly blending vintage and contemporary styles.

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eclectic rugBest Boho Rugs for Fall

Nomad Rug

This 100% jute rug adds a beautiful pop of geometry to any room – and will feel at home not only in a boho space but can even fit in modern and rustic interiors. (You may remember seeing this rug in our modern lake house home tour.)

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Symbology Rug

We love the neutral organic pattern of the Symbology rug, and it’s easily one of our picks for the best rugs for fall. Not to mention the contrasting pile heights and texture give this rug extra visual interest. Justina Blakeney developed this modern and eclectic design for Loloi. It’s hand-tufted in 100% wool by artisans in India, and we love it so much that we incorporated this piece into our Desert Minimal home tour.

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traditional rugBest Classic Traditional Rugs for Fall

Layla Rug

We love the rich blues and reds of this lovely rug – and the intricate, traditional pattern really is stunning. With the spirit of a vintage rug and the price of a new one, polyester makes this rug is a super affordable option. It, of course, is home in a traditional space, but it can also give life and contrast to a more modern home.

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Seville Rug

This rug is a fan favorite from our Modsy homepage – and for good reason. The pattern is stunning, and blues and oranges liven up any interior. Hand-woven in India in 100% wool, this high-quality rug will add sophistication and style to any room.

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5 Decor Trends To Fall for This Season

Fall is finally here! And that means it’s time to usher in a new wave of interior styles and decor trends. If you’re looking to give your home an easy seasonal upgrade, these five fall decor trends might be the ticket.

Love the looks? Modsy customers can shop each trend in the Fall Decor Studio – just log in and get shopping! Not a Modsy customer? Start a project today to see how these pieces – and 100s more – will look in your exact room and shop your favorites knowing they all fit and look great!

Ready to meet our 5 favorite decor trends of the season? Keep scrolling to get the scoop!

decor trends – warm hues1. Warm Hues

Now that it’s officially fall and the sun is setting earlier each day, we’re looking to incorporate more warmth into our interiors. These warm hues tease at fall’s arrival without being overly autumnal.

If you’re looking for are the perfect decor trend to embrace this month, consider this trend the fall starter-pack you’ve been waiting for.

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decor trends – painterly strokes2. Painterly Strokes

Our current obsession? Bold, striking, hand-painted brushstrokes. One of our favorite decor trends on the horizon, we’re eyeing prints and textiles with an abstract and hand-painted flair.

You don’t have to commit to a big-ticket item, like a sofa or rug, to try the look. Try a few pillows to bring a bold pop of pattern to your sofa or bed. Or consider acquiring a piece of art with large, intentional brushstrokes to easily elevate any gallery wall.

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decor trends – sculptural lighting3. Sculptural Lighting

Back in August we predicted that sculptural pieces would have their moment in the fall trends spotlight. And as it turns out, sculptural light fixtures in particular are making waves this season.

No longer just objects of function, we see lighting taking a bolder stance this season. More than just a light source, we’re seeing lamps and pendants that are objects of sculptural expression – these are truly works of art in and of themselves.

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decor trends – whimsical drama4. Whimsical Drama

Another of the bold decor trends taking over our walls this season, get ready to see classical paintings with a dramatic flair. These striking works are all about drama and offer a modern and playful reinterpretation of the dutch masterworks.

If you have a dull corner in need of some whimsy, try introducing one of these artworks to bring an element of light and playful drama to your space.

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decor trends – rustic minimalism5. Rustic Minimalism

Neutrals, textures, contrast – oh my! The last of the decor trends we’re looking towards this season, high contrast neutrals are the look for those who prefer a more minimal aesthetic. A look that comes alive through mixed woods, plush fabrics, and natural materials, this is the trend to try if you want Nordic and cozy vibes.

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