9 Woven Items That Prove This Classic Material Deserves Its Resurgence

It used to be that woven decor had more of a kitschy than cool reputation: it was the kind of throwback look best reserved for quiet porches and vintage living rooms. But recently, this natural option has seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to its ability to give minimalistic rooms a warm, textural detail. And not only are woven materials available in almost every furnishing — from chairs and ottomans to rugs and lighting — but they can work with the full color palette as a neutral base. It's a win all around! These nine picks provide a casual and inviting addition that'll look so good you'll be convinced they won't ever go out of style.

Braided Abaca Rug

Braided Abaca Rug
credit: Rejuvenation

Changing out your rug is one of the easiest ways to refresh a room. This braided abaca option from Rejuvenation (starting at $748.99) can bring a whole new look to your space on its own, or can be paired under a smaller rug for a trendy layered effect.

Yellow and Pink Striped Basket

Yellow and Pink Striped Basket
credit: Domino

Handmade from natural fibers, this yellow-and-pink striped basket from Domino ($144.99) is ideal for cleaning up toys quickly. Just toss everything in and those imaginative items will be stored away in a stylish container.

David Trubridge Koura Pendant Light

David Trubridge Koura Pendant Light
credit: 2Modern

Hang this koura pendant lamp from 2Modern (starting at $580) in a hallway — or get a trio together above a kitchen island — for an airy detail to your home. While it is a splurge item, the sustainable wood enclosure is built to last.

Frieling Banneton Oval Bread Basket

Frieling Banneton Oval Bread Basket
credit: Sur la Table

While this oval bread basket from Sur la Table ($39.95) is intended to leave a cool coil impression on dough, it'll also look chic as a fruit bowl or a catch-all on your entryway counter. This is the kind of flexible item that can work well for whatever you have in mind.

Jens Woven Windsor Chair

This woven windsor chair from Urban Outfitters ($189) makes for a casual seating situation in a kitchen nook, and would look great with colorful accents.

Woven Brights Placemats

Woven Brights Placemats
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Woven Brights Placemats

Dress up your table with these handmade woven bright placemats from West Elm ($11) just in time for your next dinner party. The bright colors and laid-back fringe detailing will make your guests feel right at home.

Riviera Bench

Riviera Bench
credit: Serena & Lily

Your patio is just begging for this riviera bench from Serena & Lily ($798). Add a few green plants and a colorful pillow, and you have the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee.

Braided Hemp Jute Pouf

Braided Hemp Jute Pouf
credit: CB2

Use this braided pouf from CB2 ($159) as extra seating in a living room, or add a decorative tray to the top and fashion it as an unexpected coffee table. It's sturdy and flattering, which means that it can hold up in a high-trafficked living room.

Angled Jute Side Table

angled jute side table
credit: Anthropologie

The perfect spot to place a potted plant or a stack of reading material, this side table ($198) is the natural finishing touch that your modern living room is missing.


Ashley Tyler

Ashley Tyler

Ashley Tyler is a South Florida-based freelance writer with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Nova Southeastern University. When she's not writing, s... More