1. Step away from the palm tree barkcloth. Cut the vintage vibe with upscale fabric or faux fur.
2. Forego the rattan on rattan action; mix it in with different styles.
3. Say no to rolled arms and fussy detailing. Try a cleaner, more modern shape or chrome details.
4. Paint it. Don't be shy. (Images: Weekday Carnival; Angie Hranowsky; Lonny; Honestly...WTF; Afflante; Cottages & Gardens; Emily Henderson; and Lilac and Grey.)