Add over­sized wo­ven shades for a touch of ca­sual beach­side glam­our.

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WHILE THEY SEEM to be a match made in style heaven for coastal houses, rat­tan light fit­tings can work their magic in a host of set­tings, bring­ing their unique mix of warmth, tex­ture and laid-back charm to a space.

Toni says they love the el­e­gance of their pen­dants and the fact that, even though they are large and hang down quite low, they don’t dom­i­nate the space. They also al­low the flow of nat­u­ral light through­out the spa­ces.

“Rat­tan pen­dants re­flect the re­laxed na­ture of our home and the beach­side at­mos­phere. They also work with the decor and will work with other colours we may add to the house in the fu­ture.”

The pen­dants look great hung in twos or threes above a kitchen is­land bench or din­ing ta­ble. Choose nat­u­ral or white for a fresh beachy vibe or try a splash of colour for fun or drama. An added bonus: the light from the pen­dants will throw beau­ti­ful pat­terns on ceil­ings and walls at night.

1. Böja rat­tan bam­boo pen­dant light, $99, from Ikea. 2. Sin­nerlig bam­boo pen­dant lamp, $89, from Ikea. 3. Lace rat­tan pen­dant light in White Wash, $199, from Milly + Eu­gene. 4. Madi­son bam­boo pen­dant light, $75, from Mica Light­ing.

5. Vi­enna rat­tan light shade in Grey Wash, $229, from The Fam­ily Love Tree. 6. Life­style Traders two-tier rat­tan pen­dant light, $129, from Tem­ple & Web­ster. 7. Mer­ca­tor Kelly rat­tan pen­dant light, small, $99, from Bun­nings. 1 4 6 5 3 7 2

The open weave keeps the space light and airy.

An elon­gated shape makes this light a per­fect fit in the stair­well.

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