With the arrival of any favorite sports season, thoughts turn to comfortable seating and surroundings that may even be a little more masculine. From football, basketball and baseball to soccer, hockey and golf, there are year-round opportunities to settle in and root for a favorite team or player. Keeping fashion in the picture when it comes decorating family rooms, man caves or game spaces is a challenge that many wicker seating choices and accessories can handle with grace while projecting an inviting air.
Settle In With Rugged Seating
Rattan cane framing is tough enough to withstand the exuberance of avid sports fans while offering comfort and style that can fit in with a range of decorating tastes.
Lodge and cabin style wicker chairs focus on roomy comfort with a few extras that include bolder profiles and a spot to place beverages, remotes and other gear. Heartier wing backs with their dramatic sweeping sides and wide armrests add a robust complement to furniture groupings or as pairings. French country chairs sound fancy, but they are really more reminiscent of more modest European furnishings. Thick rattan core fiber weaves and integrated side baskets for magazines are among the signature accents that make them an all-around favorite for relaxed seating.
The classic club also receives a new treatment in rattan. These chairs, appreciated for their roomy sizing, are just the accent pieces to introduce wicker into more masculine-oriented decor. They may offer a dose of the tropics with cane framing while addressing the comfort requirements family members and friends demand.
Of course, seating for these spaces also requires the right finish and cushion colors. For the cave, look for darker finishes such as walnut, black and coffee bean. Many of today’s wicker furniture choices also include trendier colors that include navy, thyme green and chestnut. Natural rattan in light or dark hues also showcases characteristic hues that add a fashionably rustic appeal. While florals for fabric cushions might be out of the question, island patterns with palm fronds feature less subtlety but will not necessarily overpower a family room. Solid colors are always a fine complement.
Dual-Duty Wicker Dining and Game Room Ensembles
Sooner or later, the game ends or off-season arrives. Now, the opportunity arises to consider other ways to entertain. Game rooms are natural habitats for entertaining, but when space is limited, it may be time to think about recruiting the dining room for double duty. Sophisticated and upscale or casual in appeal, table and chair ensembles in rattan offer options for turning eating areas into spaces where everyone will want to gather.
Swivel dining chairs or gathering tables with their counter heights and matching stools are the new way to host. Seating with backs and arms retain upscale looks with framing in rattan and classic basket weave patterns. Square toppers make it comfortable for a foursome to play cards or board games. Smaller families or couples will be just as comfortable seated for meals.
In carpeted areas or rooms with larger rugs, rattan dining sets with caster chairs move instantly from meal spaces to a place for card games. Let the poker challenge heat up among friends around a glass-topped round table with cane base. Seated in the comfort of armchairs outfitted with colorful cushions, a relaxed feel is in the air and a space for the guys is always fashionably ready for guests.
Whether filling a room with rattan or adding just a few wicker pieces to complement other furnishings, there are many options for creating a space that everyone will love all year long.