In Asia, bamboo is a symbol of joy. Here in North America, when used as part of the decor, bamboo gives a room a natural and airy feel. There are many advantages to this material: it’s durable and resistant, flexible and easy to work with, and since it’s fast-growing, bamboo is renewable, affordable and cultivated in eco-friendly forests.
We are all familiar with the use of bamboo in flooring. The inherent qualities of this material produce floor coverings in a variety of warm tones at very reasonable prices. The same benefits that apply to bamboo floors can also be found in plywood products, which are becoming increasingly popular among cabinet makers.
There are a million and one uses for bamboo, from food to clothing to accessories of all kinds. Create frames for your prints and photos, give your bedroom an oriental look using bamboo stems to make a canopy, or use bamboo to make a flower holder for your living room arrangement. You can also get a carpet made of bamboo fibres for a soft touch under your feet.
Thin stems can be used as curtain rods, while large ones make great towel racks. Its exceptional resistance to humidity make bamboo the ideal material for bathrooms. For an endless supply, you can even grow it yourself.
Corkscrew stems with a few leaves are even said to bring good luck. If that’s true, given the countless ways you can use it, you’ll have good luck in every room of your home!