Use of a versatile material: When sunroom furniture is thought of, wicker too comes easily to mind. Wicker is a versatile material and has been used to make indoor furniture for sunrooms traditionally. Once the furniture is made it is then covered with a wide array of different colors.
You actually get the feel of holidaying at some exotic tropical destination when you decorate the sunroom with wicker furniture. The strength of the material and its airy construction allows you to soak in the sun. You can lounge on the wicker chair in your sunroom anytime you like.
Necessary tools were made of wicker: Since biblical times, wicker has been used in a number of furniture creations and tools. It was originally sourced from Egypt. It is here that the earliest wicker artifact has been discovered.
It is believed to have come to the rest of the world around 1400 BC, as dated by archeologists. It was used to make necessary tools for performing various tasks like building shelter and for fishing. Later as trade developed, the use of wicker expanded, and this material became easily available for making accessories and decorative needs such as wicker sunroom furniture.
Wicker has been used through the years to make durable and inexpensive sunroom furniture items. The word wicker today, actually applies to the use of various materials, woven into strong shapes and patterns. In the wicker category, we have peel cane, willow, a number of reeds, bamboo and rattan. Different sized and types of baskets and different wicker furniture can be made with these materials when they are bent and woven together creatively. As far as wicker furniture for sunrooms is concerned there are different choices available.
Tables that coordinate with other pieces, one or more chairs, sofa, loveseats and different sets of furniture make the components of the wicker furniture we know today. Also for sunrooms you can have rockers, loungers, wing chairs, swings, and ottomans made of wicker which add to the comfort and relaxation that the sunroom can offer.
Wicker can also be combined with solid wooden furniture. There are many alternatives in material, to wicker, that have a similar look. These are either made of vinyl or plastic type material. Such pieces are easy to maintain and cheaper too. New products are beginning to appear in the market recently and they look like actual wicker, just as strong too!