When you live in an area where the weather is perpetually hot and sticky, you can’t wrong with wicker furniture. This type of furniture is made of a material called wicker, which is plant stalks or branches that have been braided and woven into rigid shapes. Many people will make baskets in the same style.
Because it isn’t solid wood, wicker is lightweight, whether it’s used for furniture or some other use. This makes it perfect for use both indoors and out. It’s also suitable for outdoor use because wicker is typically weather resistant, so the rain won’t harm it. You may have heard it referred to as ‘rushwork’ if you live in the United Kingdom.
Wicker has a long history dating back to ancient Egypt. It can be used for all types of furniture, from tables and chairs to sofas. Because wicker is spaced apart, it’s fantastic for use in hotter climates, as it allows air to flow through rather than blocking it. This prevents anyone sitting in the furniture from getting too hot, allowing a nice breeze to blow.
Most wicker is used to form the frame of the furniture, while cushions accent the color the material and bring the furniture to life. Wicker can last for years, as well, if taken care of properly. All it requires is a bit of dish soap and a soft cloth to clean, so it isn’t difficult to maintain if cleaned routinely. Just make sure to dry it out completely when finished, as damp wicker may warp or bend. The same goes for outdoor use; after a heavy storm, ensure the furniture is able to dry in the sun. Remove the cushions and let the dampness fade.
Wicker Paradise offers a number of different selections of furniture, with items suitable for use on an outdoor patio or even inside the bedroom. Wicker is such a versatile material that it looks great nearly anywhere; the only limited factor is your own sense of style imagination. Dress it up, down, put it indoors or out, it’s up to you; wicker looks great everywhere.