Have you been shopping around for new furniture but are finding it difficult to find something catches your eye? Before making your final decision, do not rule out wicker furniture. Choosing indoor wicker furniture sets can open the door to new styles you may have never imagined.
Many people think of wicker as sun porch or outdoor furniture but there are many stylish pieces of woven indoor furniture that can brighten up your room and add a new ambience. From wicker dining sets to bedroom and living room sets; there is something for every room in your home.
Why Choose Wicker?
Contrary to popular belief that wicker is delicate and easily damaged, top quality woven pieces are normally hand-weaved to provide extra durability. Wicker is made from weaving natural plant fibers into objects. This can include plants such as reed and bamboo, or synthetic materials such as resin wicker. The plant that is used most often in the production of wicker is rattan. If you care for your wicker furniture properly, it will last for years to come.
Wicker Sofa Sets
Choosing a wicker sofa set is similar to choosing any other type of sofa. Your pieces should be comfortable, attractive, and fit within your budget. Wicker sofa sets come with cushions that can be changed when you want a different look without having to purchase a new living room set. You can accent your room with wicker shelves, television stands, and other matching pieces.
Wicker Dining Room Sets
Wicker dining rooms sets are available in so many different styles you might be overwhelmed by the selection. Whether you have a living/dining room combination and want matching pieces or you want to go with something totally different, wicker has something to suit your taste.
Proper Wicker Care
Just like your other furniture, wicker requires routine care but is often easy to care for and longer lasting than other types of furniture. Frequent dusting or vacuuming will keep your furniture looking new. Spills should be wiped up immediately with a damp cloth and mixture of water and mild detergent. Reed wicker can be washed with a water hose; however, bamboo wicker should be washed by hand.
It is important to let your furniture dry thoroughly before using it. Depending on the climate, this could take up to several days to dry. Wicker furniture is sensitive to humidity. A dry environment may cause wicker to become brittle and crack. Too much humidity could create mold and/or mildew. You can easily treat signs of mildew with a solution of bleach and water.
Whether you want one accent piece or an entire home with wicker furniture, the options are limitless. Wicker is an affordable, attractive option when it comes to decorating your home and it will last a long time with the proper care.