Bamboo And How To Introduce It In Your Home

Bamboo plant is a type of grass that grows really fast. It is found in abundance in almost every type of climate. Bamboo décor is definitely picking up in India and across the world as people are becoming environmentally conscious. We see many established resorts and spas popularly use bamboo for creating a quaint, soothing and green atmosphere for their clients.

Following are the properties of bamboo that make it a favourable choice for decoration and furniture :

  • Sturdy – Although bamboo may look delicate, it actually is very sturdy. It has a tensile strength higher than even steel. Bamboo furniture can easily last from one to three decades if maintained properly.
  • Resilient to swelling and shrinking – Many types of wood bend or change shape over type. Bamboo retains its shape and does not swell.
  • Organic appearance – Bamboo lends a very rustic look and adds a natural touch to the space. It is available in a variety of natural stains and finishes which makes experimentation easy.
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable – Items made of bamboo are all natural and do not harm the environment in any way. It also grows incredibly faster than its wooden counterparts and can be harvested every 3 to 5 years, thereby, making it a renewable resource.

You can introduce bamboo in your home in many ways depending on the overall design and vibe of your space. Due to the increased demand, there are many options to choose from - from smallest plants and planters to bulky furniture.

1. Bamboo Plants

Bamboo plants are considered lucky as their presence invites luck. Keeping small bamboo shoots tied up together in a glass bowl filled with water can find its place on your living room centre table. You can pair it up with cane and rattan planters made with terracotta clay to add that perfect earthen vibe.

2. Wall Decor

Bamboo panels can be used for creating wall decor. Semi cut bamboos are easy to fix on walls. They can be lined vertically to create a rustic yet organised effect. Such wall textures will look good in drawing room or living room. Partial room separators can also be created by placing panels of bamboo that run from ceiling to floor within large rooms. Alternatively, you could use wall mirrors, photo frames and accents made with bamboo weavings.

 

3. Decor & Accents

Bamboo home decor products are crafted out from the hollow stem of bamboo. They have a unique design, and are washable and easy to use. They need to be kept dry when not in use and must be washed with a soft brush and water. Bamboo is popularly used to create storage boxes and baskets that are aesthetic in design and can be placed on open shelves. Large covered bamboo baskets can be used as laundry baskets or for kitchen storage.

4. Kitchenware and Serveware

Baskets made from bamboo strips can be used for storing fruits. These baskets can also be used for storing other dry food items. They also serve as a decorative items and would accentuate the look of the dining table. Many restaurants these days use these to serve chapatti as it created a complete Indian look. Bamboo kitchenware is environment friendly, bio degradable and chemical free.

5. Furniture

Bamboo can be used to create outdoor furniture such as chairsottomans, tables and cabinets because it is weather resistant. Bamboo furniture is sturdy and can also be moved around easily. Perfect places to keep such furniture are balcony, patio, backyard, rooftop and garden.
Interesting fusions can be created by using bamboo in wooden furniture as well to create a luxurious appeal. For e.g thin could be used to decorate the front faces of drawers, or large sturdy bamboo sticks can form the corners of a bed or even form the canopy.

Bamboo is increasingly being used by designers around the world to create contemporary and modern designs. Given its earthen and subtle appeal, it is a favoured material by many.

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