12 Reasons Why Cane Is the Detail We're Most Coveting

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You need some cane in your life. And no, we don't mean to suggest that you buy any type of ornate walking stick (although props to you if you can truly pull off that look). We're talking about the type of weaving you probably saw last on your grandmother's dining chairs — the pattern that looks almost perforated. We're pretty much obsessed with caned furniture (typically made from a part of the rattan plant), whether it's appearing on vintage ottomans or on completely modern daybeds. Here, a few items featuring caning that we're dying to get our hands on:

1. CB2 Boho Natural Daybed, $1,249

We are crushing so hard on this CB2 daybed that we'd definitely send it a "do you like me, circle one" note in study hall. It's a completely adaptable piece — with a couple of pillows, it could serve as your main couch; leave it as is to fill up an empty wall in an office; or we could see this being the oh-so-smart focal piece of a modern boudoir.

2. Ikea Gronadal Rocking Chair, $249

As you'll see, it's not easy to find caned items at budget prices, but this Ikea offering feels pretty attainable, especially if you've been looking for something for that one corner that you just can't seem to get right.

3. Urban Outfitters Marte Storage Cabinet, $729

While we love the idea of making this sleek cabinet a bedroom item, it would also work in the dining room as a hutch, or even as a media cabinet in the den.

4. Hearth & Hand Flat Rattan Wall Art, $24.99

Chip and Joana Gaines' Target line is the gift that keeps on giving. Case in point: This accessory from their spring collection — a cross-hatch rattan disc that you can hang on a wall as a boho accent. (But we might also go crazy and buy a second to use as a tray, because why not?)

5. Ton Bentwood Arm Chair, $449

Featuring the iconic design of Michael Thonet, this caned arm chair is the real deal, made from bent beech wood.

6. Vintage Bamboo Wine Rack, $22

This unique wine rack is an affordable way to add just a touch of that classic caned pattern to your space.

7. Vintage Midcentury Bench, $750

Buy this, put it in your foyer, and we can guarantee all your guests will either be incredibly jealous or incredibly eager to Instagram.

8. Serena & Lily Cane Nightstand, $898

This ample nightstand comes in two finishes. The white (pictured here) easily lends itself to any type of beach chic or farmhouse decor, while the darker wood finish could mesh well with a traditional or midcentury-leaning room.

9. Vintage Cane-Top Ottoman, $148

While there's a small flaw in the caning on this Thonet-style ottoman, we'd still say that $148 is a pretty dang good price for such a cute piece.

10. Pottery Barn Cane Charger, $19.50

Chargers are what your dinner party is missing. This caned design from Pottery Barn could complement literally any type of plate. So, what time should we come over?

11. CB2 Black Cane Side Chair, $498.75

This chair, featuring a larger caned motif, is a bold statement, for sure. But it's all about that black-and-white trend at the moment, so we know you can make it work.

12. Modernica Case Study Bed With Cane Headboard, $1,545

We have nothing to say about this bed other than it's total perfection.


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