February 13, 2019

It’s all about Ria: The seventies boho collection you NEED for your abode.

Y’all know that I’m a massive advocate for seventies interiors so when I saw that Urban Outfitters was soon to be dropping a rattan collection fit for Farah Fawcett herself, I just had to share it here too.

In the last year, the interiors world has seen rattan and cane come through in a big way. From the styles seen from top design brands such as Marni at Milan Design Week 2018 to my own rattan-induced living room, the trend can be established via high-end or the high street. We’ve seen plenty of rattan, wicker and cane in seating options – peacock chairs, hanging chairs, cane lounge chairs, benches – all the chairs have been at the bohemian game. You’ll likely even get lucky nabbing one in your local charity shop or vintage store trawling.

HOWEVER, to get right to it, this new collection from Urban Outfitters is different. Combining mid-century shapes with pale mindi wood and rattan detailing, the new Ria collection oozes seventies California; if only the sunshine came free with delivery. Thank me later…

Seventies Bohemian Rattan Bed from Urban Outfitters

The Ria bed frame above was the first furniture piece to grab my attention on the Urban Outfitters site. Featuring a looped rattan construction, the bed frame is super low with a stylish linear aesthetic straight out of the seventies. The rounded base is fresh and not found easily on a bed frame.

Get the Look: Urban Outfitters Ria Rattan Bed Frame, £849

Seventies Bohemian Rattan Nightstand from Urban Outfitters

The nightstand makes use of rounded panelled edges with the same looped linear design placed on a linear base. The chevron-weave rattan drawer has a cutout drawer pull and underneath an open bottom shelf for all of your latest reads. This is my must-have from the collection and I’ve got a feeling two will be making their way to a certain Californian-inspired bedroom very soon.

Get the Look: Urban Outfitters Ria Rattan Nightstand, £149

Seventies Bohemian Rattan Drawers from Urban Outfitters

Like the details of the nightstand? Well, in that case, you’ll love the 6-drawer dresser from the range. Those same rattan chevron weave drawers take centre-stage while the curvaceous nature of the drawers will add a touch of retro to any room.

Get the Look: Urban Outfitters Ria 6-Drawer Rattan Dresser, £899

Seventies Bohemian Rattan Stool from Urban Outfitters

Stool, side table or footrest. This one can do it all and therefore manages to prove its worth buying in an instant. The perfect accent piece for giving any corner of your space, the Ria stool is constructed with a round tabletop made from strands of looped rattan, set on an X-base.

Get the Look: Urban Outfitters Ria Rattan Stool, £89.00

Seventies Bohemian Rattan Bookcase from Urban Outfitters

Described on the site as “a holiday for your treasures”, the Ria rattan bookshelf is the introvert of the collection. It still features those signature rounded edges but goes for minimal with interwoven rattan strands along the top shelf only. Fill it with your favourite objects and spark the rattan joy.

Get the Look: Urban Outfitters, Ria Rattan Bookshelf, £329

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  1. Renee says:

    Want the bed

  2. Annette Badesso says:

    Is there somewhere in Australia I can purchase the Ria range?

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Emma Jane Palin is a freelance art consultant, interior stylist and multi-award-winning blogger residing in Margate, UK. She has worked with various home and lifestyle brands not limited to West Elm, Apple, John Lewis, Habitat, MADE, Caran D'Ache + No.3 Gin. Emma is also a regular contributor to Hunker where she writes about design trends and interior advice.

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