It isn't really a trend. Caned furniture has been around for hundreds of years but I feel there's been a real appreciation of this old world technique of late. Caning, the craft of taking the outer material of the rattan plant and applying it to furniture, results in airy and light pieces that are crisp and unfussy and work well in today's interiors.
Restoration Hardware Lorraine Caned Bed
Ulrika Lundgren's home in Elle Decoration
You can see caning on traditional pieces like this headboard and footboard and settee above but it works just as well in more modern settings.
Jen Ramos' Las Vegas home
These oval back Louis XVI style chairs are an update on a classic. I love the stark white painted finish and vinyl seats paired with the caned back.
I took the plunge and purchased this bed for the cottage. Ah, I can almost feel the summer breeze! If you're looking to add caned pieces to your home, here's a few I've found: