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Palm Thatching, Bring the Tropics a Bit Closer

Palm thatching is best done by professionals who know exactly how and what to do, but it sure is a very interesting subject and you have all the right to ask questions about it. The process of palm thatching may appear to be difficult to an untrained eye, but with well-trained hands, the process is can be quite straightforward and easy to understand. This article talks about what matters to you the most, the uses of palm thatching both indoors and outdoors. The things you learn here may even convince you that it’s really a great idea and you should pick up the phone to get it done and over with.

Practical and renewable

Palm thatching is the process of stripping the leaves from the palm fronds and arranging them in neat layers or stacks, depending on what is being tried to achieve. This is an amazing application of a renewable resource. Palm, an endemic plant in Mexico, South Africa and South Asia is among the most useful plants that we have today. Its applications range from creating protective covering, clothing and accessories to manufacturing food, health supplements and various other ingredients.

Palm is also a popular choice for landscaping and interior decoration, which is the center topic of this article. Thatched materials from palm fronds can be used both indoors and outdoors, for a wide variety of applications.


Let’s start with one of the most common, the thatched roof. A thatched roof is a roof made of neatly arranged and overlaid material, usually a leaf of sorts, which can provide a cover that is as effective as any tiled roof. Due to the scarcity of raw materials over the past millennia, palm thatching has been a very common way of creating leak-free roofs. In fact, some of the earliest civilizations have devised their very own unique ways of thatching that have lasted the test of time. The different methods used in thatching roofs still exist today, but are mostly used for outdoor decorative purposes.

Thatched roofs are great for providing outdoor cover. You usually see them sitting atop small benches, tables or miniature garden houses. You often see them on beaches, as well. It’s a great way to bring the tropics a bit closer to your place.


If thatched roofs from palm fronds are widely used for providing outdoor cover, indoors, palm thatching is used for countless decorative purposes. From setting up living room dividers to creating canopies over home mini bars, palm thatching is a surefire way to bring the tropics a bit closer.

Small-scale palm thatching is also used in creating adornment pieces hanged on the walls, as well as in creating freestanding adornments for the living room and the bedrooms. The sheer variety of thatched materials make it evident that the applications for indoor decorative purposes are practically only limited by your imagination.

Whether you are interested in outdoor thatched roofs or indoor decorative thatched fixtures, these methods will definitely bring you much closer to the tropics.