The Straw Trend in Home Decor & in Fashion
As the trend cycle spins its never-ending circle, we have seen nearly every trend in the book. A trend that is currently making its appearance is the use of straw material in both home decor and fashion products.
Straw, a plant-based material, is popular among eco-friendly brands. It is a sustainable option that many designers are turning to. Its durability as a textile makes for a reliable and strong base for any product. Compared to its cotton and polyester competitors, straw offers innovation which creates fewer emissions and reuses a wasted product.
Straw as a material comes from the stalk of grain crops. It is known as an agricultural byproduct, or a discarded organic material used for another positive purpose.
Despite its positive efforts, straw products are often confused with the similar natural materials of rattan and raffia due to their visual similarities.
Raffia is a lighter material made from the Raffia palm, which is used for its softer, versatile texture. Meanwhile, Rattan is a thicker material from the wood of palms, often used in lieu with the word “wicker”, which is a way of weaving the material. Rattan is typically used for more heavy-duty and sturdy crafting, from furniture to home decor.
Today, many fashion items use straw material, even in luxury goods. From accessories to bags to hats, the textile is incredibly versatile.
Here Love Happens Mag has gathered some straw trend fashion and home decor inspiration to love. Read on!
Monogram Embellished Baker Boy Cap
This stylish cap is another product that is made from 100% straw and further proves the reach of the straw trend across luxury goods.
D-Bobby Large Brim Hat
Today, straw hats take up a large portion of the straw fashion market. At every price point, there are sustainable options for straw fashion. Made of natural straw for a sleek summertime look.
Mirabel Sunhat in Natural Cream
This sunhat is another product made of 100% straw. Its style makes for a fantastic visor from the summer sun as well as an eco-friendly fashion choice.
Small Skate Straw Bag
Handbags and shoulder bags are another popular device of straw fashion. This straw bag is light and fun, with small design features making the perfect additions.
LOEWE x Paula’s Ibiza Anagram Small Straw Basket Tote Bag
This luxurious tote bag is perfect for a day out.
35cm Barénia Fauvre Straw Kelly Picnic Bag Natural
An icon of style, the Kelly bag turned picnic bag becomes the quintessence of style and luxury.
Straw Home Trends
When it comes to straw home decor, from the naturistic vibes of the raw material to the sheen elegance of straw marquetry, straw home trends are flowing.
Oriental Mid-Century Straw “Peacock” Armchair, 1970s
Made of finely worked and woven straw, this stunning
Island Straw Accent Stool in White
This woven stool adds a pop of color and contrast for a perfect combination of style and comfort.
Hollis Rectangle Mirror
This decorative mirror from Jamie Young is delicately wrapped in straw, the organic material celebrated, making every piece special and one of a kind.
1970s French Straw Mirror
A mid-century modern vintage French mirror made of straw.
Barbados Oval Coffee Table
Sustainably harvested from corn straw, this piece makes its statement with incredible craftsmanship.
Straw as a textile can be used in many furnishing design techniques as well, widening its reach even further past the fashion market. Marquetry is a craft that inlays small pieces of material for the decoration of furniture, and straw marquetry allows an even wider use of the sustainable material.
Our Publisher, KOKET, has begun to dip its toes into the growing straw market, offering straw marquetry in both a natural and black finish as seen above. These finishes mark the beginning of an opportunity for the furniture brand to grow its use of sustainable materials. With endless design applications, straw marquetry is a look we love on so many levels!
And here are a few more straw marquetry furniture designs we love!
“Roots of Home” Floor Lamp
Black Straw Marquetry inlay is handcrafted in Ukraine, forming a floor lamp with a shade reminiscent of the layered roofs of native ancient huts.
M Rinck Art Deco Cabinet
A collector’s cabinet from the Art Deco period in oak and walnut lacquered black with door fronts in straw marquetry.
Brass Box with a Pink Straw Marquetry
Elegant pink straw marquetry shines on this lovely tabletop accessory.
Lison de Caunes Créations®
Art Deco-inspired bi-color straw marquetry defines this beautiful lamp by the talented Lison de Caunes.