Decorating with Bamboo
Bamboo is the latest “in” wood for decorating. It’s fashionable, hip, and trendy. It’s environmentally friendly and fits into a green lifestyle. Bamboo is renewable, durable, practical, and attractive. It is readily available and at all cost points. Bamboo offers great versatility and fits most any décor and lifestyle. Bamboo is simply a great material to use in decorating.
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. It can grow more than three feet in a single day. Bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than similar plants, is very easy to grow, and thrives without pesticides. Basically, impossible to kill, bamboo regenerates itself at a rapid pace. Bamboo is definitely the best choice when looking to go green.
Practical and durable, bamboo is resistant to shrinking and swelling. Because it can withstand extreme changes in humidity and temperature, bamboo is a great choice for bathroom and kitchen decorating. While being strong and damage resistant, bamboo can also be inviting and comforting.
Most anything can be made from bamboo poles. For example:
- bamboo flooring
- wall paneling
- kitchen cabinets
You can purchase bamboo fabrics and textiles. You can use bamboo in its natural state showing its fine grains or you can purchase it in a variety of styles, colors, finishes, or stains.
Bamboo can fit most any decor. From the very traditional to the ultra modern, there is a place for bamboo. Pieces can be purchased which look like bamboo. Other pieces though can be bought where you would never know the material from which it derived.
While bamboo can be used and included in most any part of the home, if you are unsure where to start, begin with accessories. Add a bamboo lamp, or a small bedside table, or a couple of throw pillows to your sofa. You could even make some bamboo accessories yourself if you prefer. The key is just to start.
For the more adventuresome, consider a bamboo kitchen table, bookshelves, rugs, or shades. And, for those who are most confident in his or her decorating abilities and style, bamboo is excellent for flooring, cabinetry or wall paneling. Of course, you want to be 100% sure before you make any of these changes.
When decorating with bamboo, you really cannot go wrong. It is an excellent material and is environmentally friendly. You will be on trend and in style. So, extend your green lifestyle and go bamboo.