The home decor TikTok girlies have me convinced – cane dining chairs really are so dang cute! I might be putting some in our Whimsy Homes cabin (TBD) but I’m absolutely eyeing sets for my San Francisco apartment.
We’ve been here 8 years and I’ve been slowly – like slower than a turtle crawl – redecorating all the rooms. The dining area is last and I have my heart set on some cute caned dining chairs that don’t set me back a month’s rent.
If you’re looking for affordable cane chairs that look like the real vintage thing. these are all the best chairs I’ve found online while shopping!
History Of The Cane Chair
The cane chair style has been around longer than America. No, seriously– it has! Cane chairs have been en vogue since the 1660s, cropping up in France, Holland, and England. It’s a very fashionable, Nordic look.
These chairs became especially popular in France for their lightness, the ease of cleaning them, and the durability of the woven cane. French cane chairs have been a thing for a while, y’all.
Because they’ve been around for so long, vintage cane chairs are all over the market. And technically, the vintage ones are the “real” thing. However, the price runs quite a bit steeper depending on who’s selling.
If you’re looking for the effortless mid century modern style of cane chairs at a fraction of the price, take a look at some of the items listed below! While not considered “real” cane chairs, they look plenty real enough for the cost you’ll be getting them at.
When considering cane chairs, you really can’t go wrong. There are small variations in terms of frame style, cushions, backing, and color, but they are all similarly fantastic for making your kitchen the tiniest bit more Parisian.
There are other options too, if you’re looking to go down the more classically antique cane route. For Bay Area folks, the Alameda Flea Market runs the first Sunday of every month and is bursting at the seams with cane.
@whimsysoul Be careful though! it's incredibly hard to not buy everything 😅 Alameda Flea Market really is the best thrift and antique spot in California imo Tips: 💵 bring all cash! 🎫 get the early bird slot before 7:30am to avoid crowds 🪑 barter with vendors! 🛻 bring a truck just in case Good luck treasure hunting! #alameda #alamedafleamarket #alamedaantiquefair #antiques #bayarea #sanfrancisco #thrifted #thriftvlog #thriftfinds #midcenturymodern #northerncalifornia ♬ original sound – Ian Asher
Whether you go antiquing or Amazon priming, happy cane hunting!