Best raffia homeware

11 best raffia homeware pieces to buy now

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From mirrors and lampshades to cushions and stools, these are the best raffia pieces to buy now.

As we gear up for a sun-drenched summer (here’s hoping!), it pays to look around your home and consider the furniture that decorates it. After all, the sunny season goes hand in hand with hosting and, after a year spent with only our bubbles for company, let’s push the boat out, shall we?

The best – and often easiest – way of stylising your space is by injecting a healthy dose of woven furniture, with raffia being one of a handful of chosen textures amongst those in the know.

Indeed, raffia has a storied history in the world of interior design. In the mid-18th and early 19th centuries, raffia became synonymous with the tropics, as the woven pieces, which are generally made from straw, managed to survive the blistering heat without cracking. Today, raffia pieces are loved in both balmy and more temperate climes as a way of injecting a necessary dose of cool into a home. Tempted? These are the best raffia pieces to buy now.

  • Sun and Day scallop raffia lampshade

    Sun and Day scallop raffia lampshade
    Sun and Day scallop raffia lampshade

    Let the light in with this pretty woven lampshade, which will look lovely in either a bedroom, living space or even a kitchen! 

    Shop Sun and Day scallop raffia lampshade, £49

  • Cabana woven-raffia small bread basket

    Cabana woven-raffia small bread basket
    Cabana woven-raffia small bread basket

    If you’re in the market for injecting a dose of colour into your kitchen, then look to this zesty orange-hued raffia bread basket, which is minimalist yet simultaneously impactful.

    Shop Cabana woven-raffia small bread basket, £20

  • Our Lovely Goods hanging raffia bowls

    Our Lovely Goods hanging raffia bowls
    Our Lovely Goods hanging raffia bowls

    Handmade by local artisans in Abuja, Nigeria, these hanging bowls can double as either a storage space in your kitchen for fruit and vegetables or an imaginative place for plants to live. 

    Shop Our Lovely Goods hanging raffia bowls, £45

  • Moanna & Co raffia cushion

    Moanna & Co raffia cushion
    Moanna & Co raffia cushion

    Raffia’s not just for furniture, and these cool and comfy cushions are proof. They’ll look perfect against a minimalist backdrop and amongst a pared-back living space.

    Shop Moanna & Co raffia cushion, £40

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