Shining a Spotlight on Summer Wicker

Summertime outdoor decor is virtually synonymous with wicker. From the days of ancient Egypt to the early 20th century Arts and Crafts movement, its signature woven aesthetic has remained a design favorite for its characteristic versatility and durability. Whether rendered from willow, rattan, reed, bamboo or synthetic fibers, wicker continues to evoke a breezy, relaxed atmosphere on the porch, patio, poolside and beyond. But no thoughtfully designed outdoor environment is complete without powerful, stylish lighting to extend outdoor living into the evening. Bonus points for saving energy without sacrificing style. Whether you’re going for a casual lounge vibe or dreaming of an outdoor oasis, a lamp from Les Jardins Solar Lighting pairs perfectly with summer wicker for the perfect dose of design-conscious and eco-friendly flair.

 


With a sculptural, open frame, the nautical and rustic Wharf takes its cues from vintage woven fish baskets, creating the mesmerizing illusion of dancing light. Rendered in all-weather wicker, the floor lamp can stand on its own as an outdoor accent piece. In modern aluminum, it can easily act as an architectural complement to a wicker sofa, providing unparalleled creative continuity and cohesion. Likewise, the Palma solar floor lamp with its accordion-style pleated shade stands out as encompassing both vintage and modern flair, creating a perfect pairing with wicker.

 


From the floor to overhead, it’s easy to hang a series of wicker planters along with the lightweight Bump or Tinka lamps. Place small models of the Skaal, Blade and Tradition lanterns on a woven coffee table or wicker side table for an elegant juxtaposition of contemporary and comfy style. A large-modeled Skaal, Blade or Tradition, meanwhile, goes well near a wicker daybed. Bring the Roam or Melo to a glass-topped wicker dining table to illuminate a summertime soiree, or plant the tiki-inspired Torche among wicker furniture and other woven accent pieces for a modern-yet-tropical vibe.

 


Plus, with an array of vivid options, lanterns from Les Jardins Solar Lighting make it possible to bring bright, brilliant hues to complement the characteristically neutral tones of wicker. Add a pop of pigment with a vibrant red or bold blue Tinka lantern for a cheerful al fresco accent piece. Place a series of electric orange and lime green Torche lanterns along a pathway for upbeat, candy-colored style.

Whether it’s with a woven lounge chair or a small wicker table, it’s time to cast a well-earned spotlight on the perennial appeal of summer wicker’s chic, summery aesthetic.

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