4 Signs Your Next Coffee Table Should Be Made of Wicker

Whether they're providing a place to put your feet up or holding glasses of wine during a get-together, coffee tables tend to form the centre of living room spaces. As such, it's well worth spending time looking at all the available materials when you need a new coffee table, and there are plenty of options available.

One option people often fail to consider is wicker, but it's one of the best choices you can make. Usually made from rattan, wicker coffee tables are ideal for a wide range of people. Here are just four signs you should pick one up.

1. You Like to Move Things Around

While many people prefer to keep their homes in the same configuration, others enjoy having the freedom to change things up every now and then. As well as wanting to make permanent changes, you may simply like moving furniture around to make more space for anything from parties to exercising. A wicker coffee table is great in this regard since they are so light and can be lifted easily by one person.

2. You Get a Lot of Sunlight

Outdoor furniture is often made from rattan wicker, and that's because it offers excellent UV protection to prevent fading. This is also great for indoor furniture in parts of the country that get a lot of sun. If your living room enjoys lots of natural sunlight, a wicker coffee table can be a good choice if you want to ensure things stay looking their best.

3. You Have Little Time for Cleaning

Rattan is a very forgiving material. It doesn't require polishing and rarely needs to be repaired. It also resists water, and the weave structure of wicker means it doesn't accumulate dust as easily as other materials. This means rattan wicker is very easy to maintain. All you need to do is wipe it down occasionally with a wet cloth. And since it's so easy to move around, vacuuming around a wicker coffee table is also refreshingly quick and easy.

4. You Like to Stay Eco-Friendly

When it comes to different furniture materials, there's a big difference in ecological impact. Rattan wicker furniture should appeal to the eco-conscious since it's made from a completely natural and renewable fibre that grows quickly for excellent sustainability. It also requires no chemicals to be used during the manufacturing process. That isn't just good for the environment—it also means no toxins will be released in your home.

Contact a retailer for more information about wicker furniture