Bamboo offers variety of ‘green’ decor uses
BAMBOO has become a popular component in many home-decor products. Because of its sustainability, it is a great substitute for items formerly made from less-renewable resources like hardwood.
Bamboo is a grass that renews itself within a five-to seven-year span, compared to hardwoods, which take up to 60 years. It is a very hard material, which makes it a great source for construction materials, furniture and flooring. It also has some anti-bacterial qualities, which make it a good choice for use in textiles for the home.
The ‘green’ factor of bamboo is making it a popular option for home renovations and home decor. There are a wide range of products available made either with or from bamboo for your home. New products are coming out all of the time, which makes this an exciting decor trend. Bamboo is such a versatile plant that the possibilities seem to be endless for its use. slices of natural dried bamboo that are about one to two inches wide and six feet long that can be configured to just about any design you can think of. With these slats, you could make a headboard, cover the front of a bar, reface kitchen cabinets, create a wainscotting effect and so on. One site I happened upon that had good photographs and ideas is www.calibamboo. com
A bamboo table and cabinets with white Zeus Silestone, which is engineered from crushed stone particles. Left:
bamboo wok and steamer.
The main hallway features ceiling skylighting that will catch the winter sun. The floors are constructed from