An Exciting New Furniture Trend That’s Actually Affordable

published May 16, 2017
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One of my favorite trends in furniture is the comeback of cane. I remember it from my grandparents’ house in the ’80s (sticking your fingers into the weave), but, paired with contemporary materials and worked into modern shapes, it can also feel very fresh and very new. And the good news is that, unlike a lot of other furniture trends, cane is fairly democratic, appearing in a lot of admittedly very expensive pieces, but also a few at the more modest end of the spectrum.

If the look appeals to you, and you’d like to get in on the trend, you’re in luck, because we’ve rounded up some of the best examples, at price points to suit any budget.


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Makan Mahogany Chair, $179 from CB2. (Image credit: CB2)
  1. Makan Mahogany Chair at CB2, $179: An appealing and affordable mix of cane and black lacquer.
  2. STOCKHOLM 2017 Cabinet at IKEA, $349: A beautifully textured cabinet that you (and possibly your cat) will love.
  3. GRÖNADAL Rocking Chair at IKEA, $249: If you love rockers and you love modern style, this is right down your alley.
  4. Marte Rattan Side Table at Urban Outfitters, $198: A beautiful way to add a little texture to your bedroom (although probably not for those with something to hide).


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Boho Black Daybed, $1,199 from CB2. (Image credit: CB2)
  1. Boho Black Daybed at CB2, $1,199: Stylish and versatile.
  2. Cane Lounger at Worn Store, $649 (AUD): An intricate and intriguing design that’s sure to become a classic.
  3. Seville Bed at CB2, Starting at $1,299: Black lacquer gives cane a sophisticated touch.
  4. Cane Chair at Click On Furniture, $595 (AUD): A side chair with a bit of a sculptural quality.
  5. Bodystuhl Dining Chair at Milia Shop, 690€: Bentwood for a new age.


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Moroso Klara Armchair, £1,720 from Nest UK. (Image credit: Nest UK)
  1. Moroso Klara Armchair at Nest UK, £1,720: An unusual and eye-catching lounger. (It’s also available as a rocker, from Hive Modern, for $2,700.)
  2. Cane Wardrobe at Click On Furniture, $4,250 (AUD): A super-stylish solution for a closetless apartment.
  3. Targa Sofa at Milia Shop, 3,690€: Cane gives this sofa and chair set an appealing lightness. (The lounge chair is available for 2,390€.)
  4. Cesca Cane Woven Arm Chair at 2Modern, $1,533: A ubiquitous mid-century classic.
  5. Cane Console at Click On Furniture, $3,380 (AUD): Cane gives this sideboard an appealing bit of texture.
  6. Allegory Desk at Milia Shop, 1, 730€: Inspiring photos can be clipped or tacked to the cane part of this desk.