Fabric, velvet and bouclé: 2019 will be the year of woven goods. For the past few months it seems like we’ve been seeing woven furniture and accessories everywhere. Seriously, everywhere. The cane accent chairs in your ultra-hip co-working space. A burlap rug stretches across your neighborhood’s new, incredibly Instagrammable restaurant. That wicker side table in your old roommate’s bedroom.
“Woven goods can sometimes appear rustic and ornate – to give them an upscale and modern feel, reduce the rest of your space so the feel of the weave can speak for itself,” says Sally Pottharst, co-founder of Australian company Armadillo & Co .
While we firmly believe that woven goods are in the design spotlight, we can’t help but wonder why this type of decor is having such a moment. So what’s the deal? Why are woven goods so popular today?
The truth is that the popularity of woven decorations isn’t all that new. According to Alessandra Wood, interior design expert and vice president of style at Modsy, mid-century designers loved cane furniture. And since we can’t seem to get enough midcentury modernism into our lives—or into our homes—it only makes sense that woven goods are making a comeback, too.