Why Cane? Is it just a trend? via simply grove

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Is Cane Furniture Just A Trend?

Why Cane? Is it just a trend? via simply grove

In 2018/2019 we saw a revolution of cane furniture. It became the thing in home decor. From chairs to buffets, caned furniture was back. The question is, will it just be a short term trend. My answer? NO! It’s a classic detail dating back to the 1660’s. Before that, cane was used all over Asia and Africa throughout history, woven on objects like Tibetan shields from the 14th-16th centuries AD. Caned furniture first appeared in Holland, England and France around the 1660s. Caning was typically used for the seats and backs of wooden chairs. So, in all reality caned furniture is as classic as toile wallpaper.

Why Cane? Is it just a trend? via simply grove

Image via Dwell. Photo: CAB Architects

The most popular time we see caning is in dining chairs. You really can pair cane chairs to any style of dining table. The caning can add a lot of warmth and texture.

Why Cane? Is it just a trend? via simply grove

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How stunning is this caned sofa? It’s such a cozy piece to pair in a living space. And it looks effortless.

Why Cane? Is it just a trend? via simply grove

Image: Elle Decor

When I first saw this bedroom that Ashe Leandro designed, my mouth dropped. What a warm and inviting space to disappear to every night. The caned bed is icing on the cake.

Why Cane? Is it just a trend? via simply grove

Image: Vintage Industrial Style

Here’s another example of caned dining chairs. These particular chairs are sophisticated and mature. They look perfect paired in this room. So when someone tells you that cane furniture is out, just give them a little history lesson and explain that cane furniture has been around longer than tube socks.

Tomorrow I will give you my top favorite caned furniture pieces for you to introduce in your own home.

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  1. I am so excited about my recent purchase of my caned-back chairs! They are from the 80s, but you wouldn’t know it! They only need mild rub with orange oil to keep them supple and new upholstry for seats. I am searching for the perfect table to pair them with….since they are a nice honey color with curved backs, I think I want dark finished table with crisp lines…any suggestions?thanks for posting!