You should also consider whether you are looking for genuine rattan lounge furniture or garden furniture, or whether you would benefit from a manmade alternative. Genuine rattan is less weatherproof than its manmade counterparts, meaning that it will age more quickly. Rattan substitutes tend to be made from natural plastics, which are high in quality and designed to both look and feel like genuine rattan – but with a greater level of durability.
Be sure also to consider the function of the furniture before buying – you may wish to buy furniture that will suit both an indoor and an outdoor space, which will give you greater versatility.If you have bought, or are considering buying cane furniture there are some recommendations to follow when caring for your furniture. It is a low maintenance product which only requires gentle wiping with a damp cloth to clean it followed by the occasional application of a good furniture polish to give it a lovely sheen. Use a soft, dry brush or vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to get dust out from between the weave. As with any furniture, the cushions will benefit from regular plumping & turning especially if it is housed in a conservatory where fabric will be susceptible to fading. It is also a good idea to move your suite around occasionally so that all parts are exposed to the sun, where possible fit blinds in your conservatory. Remember, cane furniture is hand made from natural products. No two pieces are exactly the same – which is all part of its natural beauty.