Tips for Decorating with Bamboo

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Tips for Decorating with Bamboo

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Looking for tips for decorating with bamboo? Look no further. There are numerous tricks of the trade and tips for decorating with bamboo. While being very “in,” decorating with bamboo is living a green lifestyle to its fullest extent.

Bamboo is an excellent material for decorating. Not only is it eco-friendly, but it is beautiful. Coming in a variety of styles and finishes, there is something for everyone. Using bamboo to decorate can easily fit any type of décor from the more traditional to the ultra modern. Everything from textiles, to wall paneling, to window blinds can be made out of bamboo. Bamboo offers great versatility to a homeowner.  Simply by adding bamboo to a home, it can instantly add a sense of warmth and comfort to the space. Below are some tips for decorating with bamboo.

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by Cheryl Flava

Decorating with bamboo can purely be in room accessories. This is a good starting point for people who are unsure of their own personal style and/or do not exactly now how bamboo will fit in with it. It’s also good for people who are concerned about making a big commitment.  A variety of home décor accessories in bamboo are available and can be found relatively inexpensively. In fact, the homeowner could even make some accessories if he or she wanted. Vases, lamp shades, picture frames are some minor accents. Bookshelves, pillows, rugs, and side tables are for the more adventuresome. For those who are really nervous, start with accessories that don’t even look like bamboo. It is still helping the environment.

Choosing bamboo furniture for the first time may be a little intimidating. The homeowner must decide on the room he or she is planning on furnishing. In doing this, the homeowner should also consider how this room would fit into the style of the entire house. The last thing a homeowner wants is to invest a lot of time and money into a room that looks out of place from the rest of the house. Kitchen cabinets, kitchenware, and kitchen accessories are common places where bamboo is seen. However, basically anywhere in the home, bamboo can be used. Whether it’s a desk and chair for the office or a headboard and footboard for the bedroom, bamboo is an excellent option. Bamboo is even a good material to use when decorating a bathroom. Bamboo is resistant to swelling and shrinking so it works well in hot and humid areas.

There are a couple of tips for decorating with bamboo as flooring or for the walls. Make sure to do research. Look on the Internet, check out decorating magazines, and talk to others who are knowledgeable about green living. A homeowner should educate him or herself prior to making any structural commitment. Decorating with bamboo offers homeowners great versatility. Homeowners want to do their homework and only purchase from a reputable store. Here is hoping that some of these tips for decorating with bamboo were helpful.

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Jim Shannon owns and operates Bamboo Habitat, he can be visited on the web at www.bamboohabitat.com