Adding furniture pieces made from natural materials can create a cozy and elegant atmosphere in your home. Wicker furniture has been used for thousands of years. It even goes back to the age of the famous Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. Many people think that wicker is not strong enough and not long-lasting. As a matter of fact, furniture made with this material can last quite a long time if you maintain it regularly. Below is a list of benefits of using wicker furniture in your home:
1. Wicker furniture can withstand any kinds of weather. However, you really have to pay attention to the furniture’s finish. Make sure you choose the one that has a high quality finish. A good quality finish can make the furniture last 10 years or more.
2. Unlike other types of furniture, wicker is lightweight. You can easily rearrange your furniture wherever you like to create a new atmosphere.
3. Wicker chairs are comfortable to sit on. You can easily spend hours sitting on one. Some people have rattan chairs and tables in their garden or gazebo, so that they can spend their leisure time there with family, friends or colleagues.
4. Cleaning sofas or couches made from synthetic leather require expensive cleaning products. Wicker products, on the other hand, do not need expensive treatments. It only needs regular cleaning and also a coat of varnish or paint to protect it from humidity and sunlight.
5. Wicker can create a romantic ambiance. You do not have to go to an expensive restaurant with your partner just to enjoy a romantic atmosphere. You and your partner can just sit on a rattan sofa in your backyard and enjoy the evening at home together.
6. This type of furniture comes in different shapes and sizes. Wicker is flexible enough to be shaped into various designs. You can find wicker chairs, tables, boxes, and cupboards easily at most furniture stores. They can be custom designed to suit your every desire. You can look for various design ideas on the internet. You can also buy pieces with interesting designs from online furniture stores.
7. The great thing about wicker is that it is affordable. The materials used to make this furniture with are widely available and they are quite cheap. The only factor that may affect the price is shipping fee. Wicker products are mainly imported from some Asian country such as Indonesia.