Rattan and Velvet | Wedding Styling Inspiration



Using texture throughout your wedding styling never fails to make an impact. We love mixing different textures together for a beautifully detailed and visually interesting space – and one of our favourite combinations this year has definitely been rattan and velvet!

Rattan and velvet are a match made in textural heaven, and work perfectly together for a bohemian-luxe feel. Keep reading as we share our guide to styling with rattan and velvet, including some furniture tips and visual inspiration from recent weddings and events.


Velvet and Rattan: Furniture and Decor

It’s all about contrasting earthy tones with rich, bold pops of colour for an eclectic bohemian setting. We love pairing natural shades of rattan with luxurious velvet tones of burnt orange, dusty pink, navy, teal and emerald.

For cocktail styling, our Indie rattan and velvet lounges work beautifully with our Indie bar stools and timber dry bars. For something more subtle, you can add a selection of our velvet cushions to your sofa settings, or scatter our large round velvet ottomans to create casual seating areas around your venue.

For reception styling, we love our Indie rattan dining chairs paired with our timber feasting tables to create an earthy and eclectic feel. Create a textured tablescape with interesting layers and pops of colour – like our rattan charger plates, coloured linen napkins and coloured glassware.



Image via Jamie Murcutt / Styled by The Events Lounge


Rattan and Velvet: Florals and Styling

The eclectic combination of rattan and velvet works perfectly with wild, bohemian-style blooms. Complete your styling with unstructured arrangements, textural dried foliage and trailing flowers. Pull pops of colour from your velvet furniture into your blooms to create a harmonious “flow” throughout all of your styling. You can also use luxe velvet ribbons for details like your bouquet, napkins and place cards.

Keep scrolling for some rattan and velvet inspiration we’ve been loving at recent weddings and events!


Image via Spell Designs


Images via Maryanne Lister / Styling: Wholehearted Studio



Images via Maryanne Lister / Styling: Wholehearted Studio


Image via Kirk Willcox / Styled by Ivy & Bleu Events

Love this look? Find more rattan and velvet wedding inspiration via our Pinterest board or get in touch with our team for a copy of our latest hire catalogue. We’d love to help you put the perfect furniture plan together for your upcoming event!

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