Five ways to incorporate bamboo into an interior

Posted by admin - November 2, 2015 - Designer Insights, Inspiration, Interior Design

Being strong, sustainable and quirky in appearance, it’s no surprise that bamboo is becoming an increasingly common material in interior design. In China, where bamboo grows in abundance, this durable natural material is being used in offices, libraries, hair salons, and of course homes. Though it’s not just in China and the East, as we are seeing an increased use of this cost-effective and environmentally-friendly construction material being implemented the West.

If you are thinking about reaping the benefits of bamboo, take a look at the following fives ways to incorporate this versatile material into an interior.

Roofing for decking/patio

There is nothing quite as authentic and characterful as a beach taverna with a bamboo roof offering shelter from the sun, wind and rain. Why leave this effective design solution to the likes of Spain, Greece and Portugal?

Bamboo roofing can be a cost-effective and aesthetically-pleased solution to giving an outdoor patio area some shelter and defining a certain feature in a garden. Just ensure that any bamboo you leave outside is water-sealed to protect it from the inevitable rain Britain is exposed to.

Bamboo furniture

Being a robust material, bamboo is a fantastic choice of material for making furniture. From quirky bamboo stools in the kitchen to an elegant bamboo dining set in the dining room or perhaps on an outdoor terrace, the possibilities for making furniture out of bamboo are almost endless.

If you have bamboo furniture outside, again you should always apply a water sealant to give it protection from the rain or, ideally cover the furniture up with a rain cover or patio awning.

Wall art

Don’t underestimate the power of bamboo in creating unique and quirky artwork. Bamboo can be painted in vibrant colours or left to its natural beauty – Either way it can create a stunning artistic feature in the home.

A room divider

Being lightweight but strong, bamboo makes an excellent choice of room divider. From ornate and elaborately-designed bamboo dividers, to those that are left in a more natural condition, bamboo dividers come in all shapes, sizes and designs and can be the perfect feature for segregating a certain area of a room.

A bamboo bedhead

If you really want to get creative with this super versatile natural material then why not turn it into a bedhead? Whether you leave it natural or paint it in a more vibrant, eye-catching tone, a bamboo bedhead will bring a real eastern and sophisticated feature into your bedroom.

Whatever you decide to do with it, bamboo never fails to bring a special touch to your home, one that’s sustainable, cost-effective and totally unique.