Earthy Home Decor

Earthy Home Decor

Earthy Home Decor

Natural wood furniture is a great way to bring the outside in. 
But is wood all there is? 
We're all about natural & earthy home decor around here. 
Sustainability doesn't have to mean sacrificing style in your home decor. 
Earthy home decor is like leaving reminders to go outside.  
🌲 We like outside
🪴 We like plants
♻️ We like to sustainability
Plants are our favorite decor item. But we can't always bring a home a new plant.  Lots of times ... We can.  But sometimes, it's time for other earthy home decor besides just the plant wish list.
Neutrals and naturals and earthy paint colors really warm up a home and make it cozy.   
You can achieve the perfect natural look for your space — with some plants, earthy material, a bit of creativity, and some careful planning.
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What is modern earthy home decor?

Modern earthy home decor means sustainable for yourself and the planet.  Elements like rattan, plants, and propagation jars add a touch of natural beauty to a space.   Plant posters, vases, and bamboo products are natural and modern decorations that can fit with a variety of styles. Likewise, macrame wall hangings, wildflower bouquets and plants can enhance the earthy vibe of the space.

Plants help create a more soothing environment.

Bringing natural elements like plants into a home can help to improve mental health. Plants help with acoustics around the home. They can create cozy spaces and save on energy bills. Plants create thermal insulation by filtering light. Bringing plants inside can help make a home comfortable while reducing energy consumption.
woman in bathtub reading a book with her monstera
Bring the outside in by incorporating earthy elements into your home decor! 

What are 3 easy ways to incorporate Earthy Home Decor?


Propagation Jars, Plants, and Rattan are three of our favorite ways to decorate our space.  What better way could you spread green foliage around a room than with more green foliage?
Focusing on three elements will bring your space a cohesive, natural look.
  • Find yourself some rattan furniture. 
  • Locate some cuttings to place in a propagation jar.
  • Get some plants.
To create a cohesive look, we need a way to bring seamlessness to an otherwise chaotic place.  One of the beauties of houseplants is the different textures.  Plants are our favorite decor item, but one item we use often is a simple rattan bag.
Often, you'll see soft items like socks and kitchen towels corralled into a rattan bag.  We like that rattan plant baskets fold away when they aren't useful. Different sizes stack together easily when they're not useful.
We use more rattan to cover plants in the winter than we do in the summer.




modern earthy home decor on a bag hanging on an ornate rattan peacock chair with foliage in a propagation jar


Propagation Jars, Plants, and Rattan are three of our favorite ways to decorate our space.  What better way could you spread green foliage around a room than with more green foliage?
We have lots of information about decorating with plants, rattan, and propagation jars! You can read all about it here. **link to next section*.
But first, we're chatting about a few other elements you can use for earthy decor. And we're going to spend a moment chatting about eco-friendly buildings.
Let's explore how you can style your home using a few earthy elements.

What are other Materials for Earthy Home Decor?

Incorporating natural elements into our homes provide a sense of peace. Elements such as wood, plants, and stone can bring a sense of nature into your space. Consider adding wooden furniture or accents to warm up the room. Add in some smaller plants, such as succulents or cacti to add color and texture. Include a few stones and pebbles for an earthy look. You can also incorporate natural fabrics such as linen or wool for a cozy yet rustic feel. Bringing in earthy elements creates an inviting atmosphere. Natural elements help earthy plant moms enjoy the comfort of their homes.
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What materials feel earthy & sustainable to decorate with?

There has been a shift towards incorporating earthy materials in interior design.
Many of us are returning to basics in response to the environmental crisis.
We love this trend toward eco-friendly design in residential spaces.  We see it as a step towards achieving a more sustainable future.

Materials to create an earthy home environment:

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Clay is an excellent material for creating green buildings. Clay is fire-resistant and helps regulate temperature and humidity. Clay minimizes the use of non-renewable energy sources.
Clay provides beautiful structures that can last for hundreds of years.
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Wood has also been commonly used in construction. America has not had the best track record using wood. But we are getting better.
Wood is versatile, durable, and has aesthetic appeal. It is a renewable resource when harvested sustainably.
Wood can have a lower carbon footprint than non-renewable materials like steel. Using wood in construction is a sustainable choice in many situations. Wooden buildings can last for many years.

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One of the best materials for eco-friendly construction is bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, renewable, and versatile material. Bamboo can be flooring, furniture, and even structural elements in buildings. some bamboo is strong enough to create scaffolding. The use of bamboo minimizes reliance on non-renewable energy sources. This helps reduces the carbon footprint. Bamboo can last for many years, making it a sustainable investment.
cork and bamboo
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 Cork is another earthy, eco-friendly, sound-absorbing, and aesthetically appealing material. It is a great material for flooring, furniture, and even as a wall covering. Cork is great for reusing a natural material to reduce the environmental impact. Cork can cut its carbon footprint and contribute to sustainable practices.

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Stone is a natural material that provides an excellent solution for sustainable construction.
When used inside a home, this earthly raw material can establish a cozy cave vibe.  It's very earthy. Mixed with plants, this is one cave we can camp out in.
Stone is a durable material that requires minimal maintenance. There's a permanence about this building material.  Stone was here before you got here and can last for generations. Building with stone is a sustainable investment. And it offers exceptional aesthetic appeal.
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Rattan's natural texture makes it a beautiful addition to earthy homes. Much lighter vibes than the stoney decor above. You can shop for rattan furniture new or find some rattan at an antique store.  From the depths and heights of the jungle, rattan goes through quite a transformation before reaching your boho bedroom swing.  Read about the process of harvesting rattan below!



rattan bag with plant on a swing and a thick rattan floor mat

What is the difference between Rattan and Wicker?
Rattan is a raw material. 
Wicker is a method of weaving. 
Rattan can be made into wicker furniture,
but not all wicker furniture is rattan.




What is Rattan?
Rattan is a climbing plant that grows in tropical areas of Africa, Asia, and Australia. The vines can grow up to 100 feet long, making them an abundant and renewable resource. The stems of rattan plants are strong, light, and flexible. These qualities make them ideal for weaving into furniture.
why decorate your home with plants and rattan?

Why decorate your home with plants?



Adding plants to a home can bring significant benefits. There are environmental, health, and aesthetic advantages.
Plants Decorating with plants creates a peaceful environment in our homes. Plants break up a space and create new feelings indoors. The idea of a secret garden is not new. Humans feel rejuvenation in a garden.
The natural shapes and textures accept our peripheral attention. Giving our rambling thoughts somewhere pretty to land lets us return to the matter.

Benefits of decorating a home with plants:

 Environmental Benefits: 

Plants serve as a natural air purifier. They help to reduce carbon dioxide levels and remove toxins from the air. This leads to fresher, cleaner air quality. Clean air benefits both physical and mental health.

Health Benefits:

Plants can help to reduce stress levels and improve mood. Some people attribute this to the calming and soothing effects of the color green. Research shows that having plants in our living spaces is good for productivity. Plants improve cognition, concentration, and memory.
plants in room with kids and mirror ball

Taking micro-breaks to view nature can help with attention restoration.



Source of quote on attention: Lee, K.E., K.J.H. Williams, L.D. Sargent, N.S.G. Williams, and K.A. Johnson. 2015. 40-second green roof views sustain attention: The role of micro-breaks in attention restoration. J. Environmental Psychology 42: 182-189.

Aesthetic Benefits of Earthy Decorations:

Plants offer a range of aesthetic benefits to a room. Plants make excellent accents. A natural way to add texture, color, and shape to a space. Foliage is the perfect earth tone home decor to bring an organic feel to any room. Plants help to create a focal point and can complement any decor style. There is a vast range of plant species to choose from. Each is suitable for different areas or styles of home spaces.


trailing plants for earthy home decor


Space-Saving Ideas:

A small space has its challenges. Consider hanging plants from the ceiling or installing wall planters. Using vertical plant stands can maximize available space for your earthy decorations. Hanging plants help save floor space while adding greenery to your home. Introducing plants to the home offers many benefits. You'll get cleaner air and visual appeal.
These tips can help incorporate plants into interior design and maximize their benefits. With so many plant species, there is an exceptional plant for every decor style. At the same time, plants can improve the health of individuals in the living space.

Basics of Decorating with Plants

Because we like to keep some plants outside in the summer. Plants are so helpful in transforming a space.  We like gardens that feel like rooms.
Plants can help define a space.
Sometimes a cozier setting is better.
Plants can blend into the background, create private space, or be a focal point.
Lots of plants can create an immersive experience. But just a few plants can create interest.
Snake plants and peace lilies are great for low-light conditions.
Big open spaces make house plant classics like fiddle leaf fig trees and rubber plants the star.

Maintenance Tips:

Choosing low-maintenance plants helps people who have a busy schedule enjoy plants. You don't have to have a green thumb to have living plants in your home! Succulents and cacti have low water and care requirements. Succulents are ideal for novice plant owners. Snake Plants and ZZ plants need a bit of light and occasional watering.

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Why Decorate with Propagation Jars?


A propagation jar is a simple decor item we use all the time, but so much in the spring.
We love a propagation jar! Making new plant babies is a precious way to spread growth around your visual space.
Plant propagation is taking cuttings or seeds from a parent plant and using them to grow new plants. People propagate popular plants that are difficult to find.
Many tropical locations have plant swaps!
A plant swap is a community event where you can find rare propagations from the plant community. Reproducing plants that are difficult to find or expensive to purchase became a big part of home life during the ... plantdemic.
Propagating plants is fun and fulfilling.
Growing plants are happy, and that induces smiles. A new leaf is symbolic of renewal. It's fun and endearing to watch something grow.
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Propagation jars can be reused glass or purpose-built containers.
A purpose-built container for propagation will have a big bottom and a skinny opening. This helps hold the vine while giving the roots enough water. Propagation jars are often clear glass or plastic. A clear design allows for easy observation of the growth process.
The dark glass will work just fine, it's only harder for you to see. But not harder on the plant! Propagation jars offer several benefits for plant propagation. Humidity control, protection from pests, and dry air are a few. Plus, stimulation of root growth!

Propagate using a Propagation Jar 🌱

Follow these simple steps:
  • Fill the jar with water.
  • Add the rooting hormone according to the instructions on the label.
  • Cut a healthy stem from the parent plant below a node,
  • Remove the lower leaves, leaving only a few at the top.
  • Dip the cut end of the stem into the rooting hormone
  • Remove the excess powder.
  • Place the stem into the jar to submerge the stem.
  • Make sure the leaves are not touching the water.
  • Place the jar in a warm, bright location but avoid direct sunlight.
You don't like to sit out all day in the hot sun, do you?
Neither do your tropical plant's roots.
Tips and tricks for successful propagation:
Change the water weekly to prevent bacterial growth.
Once roots have formed and are at least 2-3 inches long, it is ready for a new home. You can transplant to baby into its planting medium.
Avoiding overcrowding by only placing one or two cuttings per jar. Misting the leaves to prevent them from drying out. When purchasing a quality propagation jar, look for recyclable materials like glass. Earth to Daisy offers a varied selection of propagation jars. The propagation jars cater to different sizes, shapes, and materials.

What is a Propagation Jar?

Propagation jars are useful tools for plant enthusiasts. If you're looking to propagate a specific plant species, watching the roots grow in glass is the way to go! Glass propagation jars offer several benefits, like humidity control and root growth stimulation. With the right techniques, you can help grow healthy and thriving plants. Using a propagation jar can be a simple and satisfying process for plant lovers. Propagation is fun for advanced and beginner plant lovers alike.
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What house plants can I propagate in a propagation jar?

Several species thrive in indoor settings and will happily propagate from cuttings.

Common houseplants you can propagate at home:

pothos in a propagation jar
Epipremnum aureum


A classic indoor houseplant, Pothos is a great first prop. It's an easy propagation process. Pothos produces its own rooting hormone. Cut a stem just below a node and place it in a propagation jar with rooting hormone. Pothos can grow in low to bright light and prefers moderate to high humidity.
Spider Plant
Chlorophytum comosum
Known for its spider-like appearance and babies. This plant is easy to propagate by removing a spiderette from the parent plant. Place the cutting in a propagation jar filled with water, and wait for the roots to develop. Spider plants thrive in bright but indirect light and prefer high humidity.


spider plant propagates easily in water

Chinese Evergreen
Chinese evergreen is a popular indoor houseplant. Aglaonema is tolerant to low-light conditions and has a simple propagation process. Cut a 4-6 inch piece from the stem and place it in a propagation jar with rooting hormone. Chinese Evergreen can thrive in bright or low light! This makes it a versatile option for many earthy home environments.
rubber plants root from stem cuttings
Rubber Plant
Ficus elastica
Rubber plants propagate well from stem cuttings. Place a stem section in a propagation jar with water and rooting hormone. Rubber plants prefer bright, indirect light and moderate humidity.
monstera cuttings for propagating in a bin
Monstera deliciosa
Monstera is an outstanding indoor houseplant. It is easy to propagate by stem cuttings. Cut a stem section and place it in water with the rooting hormone. Monstera prefers bright, indirect light and a humid environment. But the vine can tolerate lower humidity levels.
monstera with rattan furniture
To maintain healthy cuttings, ensure that you are using a clean propagation jar. You'll need enough water and rooting hormone helps. Keep the jar in an area with adequate light and a moderate temperature. Change the water. Fresh water prevents bacteria growth from forming. This helps inhibit the chances of root rot. When roots have developed to a suitable size, transplant the cutting to soil or medium of choice. Follow the care instructions for that specific plant species. You can easily propagate many houseplants for a thriving indoor garden.


What can I use as a Propagation Jar? 🌱

When choosing the perfect propagation jar, consider the needs of your specific plant!
propagation jar can be new or used

Factors to consider when selecting a propagation jar:

Material 🌱
The ideal material for a propagation jar is transparent glass or plastic. We want the light to filter through to the roots. This helps to promote healthy root growth and observe the progress of your plants. Avoid jars made from opaque materials that block light, such as metal or ceramic.
Size 🌱
Choose a propagation jar that is appropriate for the size of your cuttings. A jar that is too small can cause the plants to become root-bound. But a too-large jar can expose roots to too much light and oxygen.
Lid 🌱
A closed lid can help to maintain a desirable level of humidity. But your plant needs air! It is important to ensure adequate ventilation to avoid mold or fungus growth. Look for jars equipped with a breathable lid or one that can be removed and easily replaced.
Durability 🌱
Propagation jars are likely to be re-used every season. Choose a jar that can withstand regular use. Avoid jars with thin or brittle plastic and opt for sturdy, lasting materials.
Repurposing 🌱
When it comes to propagation jars, your plant is not very picky. It's mostly up to you! There are many items you can reuse around the house as functional propagation jars. Mason jars, old glass vases, and soda bottles can all be great vessels for plant propagation. A good rule of thumb is that any container that is clear and can hold water is a potential candidate.
pilea in rattan
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Earthy Home Decor Brand Recommendations:

There are several high-quality and reliable brands of propagation jars on the market.
Modern Sprout:
Modern Sprout offers a selection of propagation jars. Some come with a breathable lid and a durable glass base. The jars come in many sizes and are available in both brown and clear glass.
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Earth to Daisy:
Earth to Daisy offers propagation jars and rattan plant baskets in varying sizes. There are also plant posters, vases with faces, and more earthy room decor ideas for the modern plant mom.


Hirt's Gardens:
Hirt's Gardens offers propagation jars that are available in many different sizes.
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propagation jar available at earth to daisy
Propagation jars made of thick, sturdy glass can withstand continued use.
Some propagation bins have a snap-on lid, and some have holes that allow for good ventilation. When shopping for propagation jars, there are a few things to pay attention to.
Consider the material, size, lid, durability, and repurposing potential. Selecting a propagation jar for your plant type can be fun and rewarding.
We love to use items from around the house that could serve as a functional propagation jar. Choose a high-quality propagation jar, clean it, and you'll encourage healthy root growth. You're going to love seeing your cuttings grow to maturity indoors.

Don't be afraid to think inside the box!

Which plants like to propagate in a bin with moss?

Propagating plants in a moss-filled bin is an effective method. Simulating a humid environment with a bin and moist moss creates a great spot for new root growth. This jungle-type environment can yield great results for several different plant species.
Moss propagation works by creating a humid, nutrient-rich environment. The space allows cuttings to develop roots while providing essential moisture and protection.

Plant species that thrive propagating in a moss-filled bin:

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Ferns —
Ferns have lush green fronds that appeal to many. Ferns provide natural air purification and can propagate in moss-filled bins.
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Prayer Plant —
Maranta leuconeura
Prayer plants are beautiful indoor plants. Maranta is easily propagated in a moss-filled bin. The environment encourages healthy root growth and plant development.
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Fittonia —
Fittonia albivenis
Fittonia plants are native to South America. Recognized for their stunning leaf coloration. The colors are vibrant in a moss-filled bin.
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Some Orchids can be propagated in a moss-filled bin. Orchids are one of the largest flowering plant families. Many Orchids are epiphytes, which means they grow on other plants or trees, but not all! Some Orchid species are terrestrial.
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Hoya —
Hoya carnosa
Hoya plants are easy to propagate in a moss-filled bin and can produce beautiful vines over time.
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Peperomia —
Peperomia caperata
Peperomia sprouts new roots quickly in moss-lined containers.
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Instructions for propagating in a moss-filled bin:

Step 1: Hydrate Sphagnum Moss
Begin by hydrating the moss to provide enough moisture for your cuttings.
Soak the moss in water until it is fully saturated, and then wring it out so that it is damp. Place the damp moss in your container, making sure to pack it tightly.
Create indentations within the moss where your cuttings will be placed.
Prepare your cuttings by removing the leaves from the bottom, making sure not to damage the nodes.
Step 2: Place Cuttings in Hydrated Moss
Cover them with more moss.
Step 3: Create a Humid Environment 
Add glass or plastic packaging to create a humid environment. The humidity helps promotes root development. Keep your moss-filled container in an area with bright, but indirect light.
Step 4: Wait & Watch & Water
Keep the container covered with plastic for the first couple of weeks.
This helps to mimic the moist, hot environment of their jungle homes. Plastic covers can maintain humidity around the cuttings.
The babies in your propagation bin won't like having the sun shining directly on the container. Keep the moss moist and consider misting the stems and leaves if you're in a dry environment.
You'll begin to see active growth!
Remove plastic over 7-10 days while material develops into the new plant. Once roots are at least a few inches long, transplant them to soil or your soilless medium.
Step 5: Adjust to Variables 

There are variables to be mindful of when propagating. Climate, season, and location can impact propagation.
It is important to adjust your propagation technique according to your surroundings.
Live in a dry climate? You may need to increase the watering frequency to prevent the moss from drying out.
Live in a cooler climate? You may need to provide extra warmth to promote healthy root growth.
Ready to try propagating in a moss-filled bin?
Take these variables into consideration, get some sphagnum moss, and start propagating!
You'll be able to enjoy the rewards of lush, healthy plants in a few months!
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Why Decorate with Rattan?

🔆 Rattan has a rich history in interior design. This plant-based material has remained a popular choice for centuries.   Rattan's use in home decor and furniture spans across cultures and regions.
🔆 Rattan is versatile, durable, and earthy.   Rattan products are popular across cultures and have significance in art and history.  
🔆 Rattan continues to be an attractive material for designers and homeowners alike. Today, rattan is in homes in various forms and styles. From vintage wicker furniture to modern, minimalist rattan statement pieces.

What is the difference between Rattan and Wicker?

Rattan is a raw material. 
Wicker is a method of weaving. 
Rattan can be made into wicker furniture.
But not all wicker furniture is rattan.
And not all rattan is wicker.
rattan not wicker
Rattan furniture is a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional furniture materials.
It's lightweight and durable. Rattan has a natural look that complements many interior design styles.  It's earthy natural home decor and it's a whole process many people count on for their livelihood.
Let's explore the world of rattan!
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Like, how it's harvested and processed and its various applications in furniture.

Harvesting and Processing

Rattan is a vine harvested from the wild. It is cut into sections and then split lengthwise into thin, pliable strips. These strips are then dried in the sun to make them more flexible and easier to work with.
Rattan is a type of climbing palm plant. The vine is native to tropical regions such as Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. The plant's flexible stems have been used for centuries.
Even ancient civilizations saw Rattan's potential as a building material.
Rattan is a strong and lightweight material that can be woven into intricate designs.

Types of Rattan

There are over 600 species of rattan! Rattan can be divided into two categories: climbing or non-climbing.
Climbing rattan is harvested from trees, while non-climbing comes from lower-growing shrubs. Different types of rattan all have different looks and properties. so choosing the right type for your needs is important.

Comparing Rattan to Other Materials

When compared to other furniture materials, rattan is durable, lightweight, and flexible. Rattan is sustainable and eco-friendly. The pliable vine is a renewable resource and biodegradable. Unlike some other materials, rattan is very easy to maintain and clean.

Applications for Rattan

Rattan is a versatile material. This natural material is commonly used to make chairs, tables, and storage solutions. Manufacturers make rattan furniture in many different styles. Rattan can fit with modern and minimalist to classic and traditional decor. Rattan is also an excellent material for outdoor furniture. It's from outside, after all. Rattan can withstand the wear and tear of the elements.

Maintenance and Care

To keep your rattan furniture looking its best, it's important to care for it properly. Avoid exposing it to high humidity or direct sunlight for prolonged periods. Regular dusting with a soft cloth or brush is recommended to keep rattan furniture clean. Use a damp cloth to clean up spills and avoid getting the rattan too wet as this could cause molding. Rattan is a versatile, sustainable alternative to traditional furniture materials. Its durability and natural look make it a popular choice for many interior design styles. When properly cared for, rattan furniture can last for many years. It's no wonder that rattan is becoming a favorite choice for furniture.

How do I decorate with plants and rattan?

woman watering plants in place

Some people keep their plants in a tray and water in place.  And some people move their plants to the shower or sink or outside to water.

What's your watering style? 💦



💦 Do you leave the plants in place?
💦 Corral them in a central location for watering?
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Decorating with plants and rattan pots brings natural decor to a space.
When planning your rooms, there are several things to consider. Try grouping different plants together with the same rattan plant basket.
Create a botanical display that adds visual interest and texture to the space. But maintain the same aesthetic with rattan plant covers!
Another option is to use rattan plant stands or plant hangers to create height and variation. Adding decorative elements enhance a space.
Decorating with plants in rattan pots is a great way to bring the beauty of nature indoors.
House plants give off natural vibes, but the plastic pots they come in?
Not as pretty.
Rattan pot covers create a cohesive look!
Choosing the right size rattan pot for your houseplants depends on the size and shape of the nursery pot.
At Earth to Daisy, our rattan pots are measured at the widest point.
A 1 gallon nursery pot is commonly referred to as a 6" pot, but you'll want a little wiggle room to get your fingers in and out.
plant in nursery pot inside rattan bag
The size of the Rattan cover pot depends on the size of the plant you choose and the space you are decorating. A general rule of thumb is to choose a plant that is roughly two-thirds the size of the pot it will be displayed in.
Each plant has its own. Typically written on the tag of the plant!
Once you have chosen a plant, there are several options for planting it in the rattan pot.
You can plant the plant directly in the pot it comes in.
When it's root bound and sad about it, we can upgrade the pot size!
Keep it in its nursery pot, and use plastic liner or a water tray. When it comes to soil, it's important to choose a potting mix that is appropriate for the needs of the plant.
Most plants need well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Overwatering is one of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to plant care. Check the soil moisture level regularly, but water the plants only when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch.
rattan texture
When selecting a rattan pot, consider the size and shape, as well as the type of plant you will be using. We suggest keeping your plant in the nursery pot it comes home in. Rattan can create a beautiful and harmonious natural environment in your home.

What is the history of Rattan decorating?

Rattan has been used for centuries to create home decor items and furniture pieces.
We can trace the use of rattan in interior design back to ancient Egypt.
The plant was used in furniture design way back when.
rattan furniture at the Egyptian pyramids
Later, in the 19th century, rattan furniture became popular in the West.
During the Victorian era, wicker furniture made of rattan was popularized.
Rattan became a staple of 1950s and 1960s home decor. Iconic designs such as the peacock chair and sunburst mirror featured rattan accents.

Today, rattan remains a popular choice for home decor.

Rattan is great as furniture, and accessories. It's often used in coastal, bohemian, and tropical decor styles.
Rattan has become a symbol of laid-back, relaxed living. Contemporary decorators can use rattan in interior design, too.
Rattan is wood and accepts both stains and paint. So, rattan accent pieces can match any contemporary space. as well as larger statement pieces such as rattan headboards or daybeds.
Rattan is also popular for outdoor furniture. It's weather resistant and can withstand the elements.
Rattan's popularity in interior design can be attributed to its many benefits. It's lightweight yet strong, making it perfect for weaving furniture.
Rattan can create intricate patterns while still being able to support weight. Rattan can be molded into various shapes and designs.
The versatile material can meet a range of decor styles.
be leafin poster with rattan furniture

What are common uses for decorating with Rattan?

Rattan is a versatile and durable material. Decorating with rattan enables a range of creative ways to enhance the look and feel of any room.
At Earth to Daisy, we appreciate that rattan is a renewable resource.
This makes it an attractive option for plant moms looking for sustainable decor.
Here are some creative and practical uses for rattan as a home decor element:
Chairs —

Rattan chairs bring a relaxed, tropical vibe to a room. They're perfect for a bohemian or coastal aesthetic. Rattan seating comes in a variety of styles, from traditional to modern.

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Headboards —

A rattan headboard adds a touch of texture and a natural quality to a bedroom. Create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere with light & airy vibes.

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Storage —

Rattan baskets and bins are great for storing clothes. We keep some in the living room to quickly organize blankets, and toys. Rattan storage bins add a rustic, boho touch to a room.

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Mirrors —

A mirror is a unique and stylish way to incorporate rattan. Many variations are complimentary into any room's decor while adding texture.

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Lighting —

Rattan pendant lights bring a warm, natural feel to a space and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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Room dividers —

Dividers made from the rattan and cane add an organic feel to a room. Natural elements create separate spaces and add privacy.

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Plant stands —

Rattan plant stands are a chic way to bring greenery indoors and add a touch of the tropics to a room.

    To maintain the quality and longevity of rattan decor, it's important to keep it clean and dry. Exposing rattan to direct sunlight or extreme humidity can cause damage. Use a soft-bristled brush to dust the rattan regularly, and use a damp cloth to gently wipe it down if needed.
    Rattan's versatility makes it an excellent addition to any interior design style.
    We love how it looks in many themed homes! Rattan looks great among bohemian, tropical, and contemporary decor.
    The durability of rattan makes it an attractive option for furniture. Humans have been using rattan for chairs for millennia. Today, you can find headboards, storage cabinets, and mirrors made from rattan. We see mirrors, lighting, room dividers, and plant stands, too! With proper care and storage, rattan can add a unique touch of natural beauty to a room for years to come.

    What is the process for making rattan home decor?

    Rattan is a type of vine that grows in tropical climates. It is harvested by humans deep in the jungle and processed a few times. Making rattan involves harvesting the vines, first. Then soaking them and removing the skin. Next, the artisans cut the rattan, bend it, and then smooth it. Safety precautions, such as wearing gloves, are essential when working with rattan.
    Here is a simple step-by-step overview of the rattan process:
    Step 1: Harvest the Rattan Vines
    The first step in making rattan is harvesting the vines from the forest. Rattan is generally harvested during the dry season when the vines are less likely to break. Use a sharp knife or machete to cut the vines from the tree trunk or branches.
    Step 2: Soak the Vines
    Once the rattan vines are harvested, they are soaked to make them pliable. Fill a sink or basin with warm water and place the vines inside. Allow them to soak for at least two hours or until they are soft and flexible.
    Step 3: Remove the Skin
    After the rattan is soaked, use a sharp knife to remove the outer layer of skin. Start at the end of the vine and carefully slice down its length, removing as much skin as possible. Repeat this process for each vine.
    Step 4: Cut the Rattan
    Use a saw to cut the rattan into the desired lengths. To make furniture, you’ll need to cut the rattan into pieces that can be bent, such as curved backs or armrests.
    Step 5: Bend the Rattan
    Before bending the rattan, artisans warm it up by submerging it in hot water. Next it is bent into the desired shape and held in place until it cools and holds its shape. Repeat this process for each piece of rattan.
    Step 6: Smooth the Rattan
    After the vine is bent into shape, sandpaper helps to smooth and shape the individual pieces. Artisans use a variety of sandpaper grits to achieve the desired level of smoothness.
    Rattan is a sustainable and eco-friendly option for interior decor.

    Uses of Rattan:

    Rattan is a versatile and durable material, popular for furniture and decorative items. You can find chairs, tables, baskets, storage containers, and even hats!
    Rattan products are popular across cultures and have significance in art and history.
    Making rattan involves harvesting the vines first. Then soak them and remove the skin. Next, the artisans cut the rattan, bend it, and then smooth it. Safety precautions, such as wearing gloves, are essential when working with rattan. This vine is a staple in furniture, art, and daily life across many cultures and has been for quite some time.

    monstera in rattan

    We need to go beyond our homes. 

    There's a huge push in architecture to build for a sustainable future.

    What are Green Buildings?

    Beyond the residential sector, there are many businesses and organizations taking on the future with green building efforts. 
    The public spaces of the future need to be more integrated with nature than the concrete jungle of cities today.
    Here are some amazing examples of buildings made with earthy materials:

    Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington

    The Bullit Center generates energy with 575 rooftop solar panels. The commercial building meets the strictest green building program! The Living Building Challenge! The Bullitt Center features an event-driven lighting system and automated windows! These features and others help to reduce the building’s energy consumption.

    Green School in Bali, Indonesia

    Green school is mostly bamboo and serves as a model for sustainable design. (

    Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon, US

    ( The Portland Japanese Garden makes use of local materials. The garden uses natural light an natural elements. Japanese design principles create an inviting and sustainable space.

    Veladero National Park in Argentina

    Veladero NP chose earthy materials like clay and stone to construct cabins and huts. This building style provides sustainable tourist accommodations while minimizing the environmental impact.
    Using earthy materials in our homes and infrastructure contributes to a more sustainable future.
    While it's up to the government to build in national parks, we can start with our own homes. Earthy materials lower reliance on non-renewable energy sources. Reducing our carbon footprint has an impact on the environment. Earthy decor materials improve air quality and offer superior design and aesthetic appeal. Earthy materials and plants offer the perfect choice for eco-conscious design. Eco-friendly design and decoration principles take a step toward solving the environmental crisis.