Depending on your cultural background, bamboo may be an exotic material you’ve never considered using to decorate your house or it may be part of your everyday life. Regardless of how much you know about this material, you’ll love the seven amazing ways to decorate your house with bamboo in this article. Enjoy!
1) Does bamboo furniture look natural?
In essence, you can buy lots of furniture made from bamboo because it looks so natural and attractive. Many house owners like to use rattan furniture indoors, but they don’t like to have their rattan furniture outside due to the effects of weather and sunlight. If rattan furniture is only meant for indoors, that means we need an alternative solution for outdoor decoration. That is, of course, before this awesome advice on how to decorate your own house with these awesome bamboo chairs and tables!
Bamboo is one of those awesome pieces of furniture that not only looks natural, but are durable and functional as well. You can use bamboo as chairs, tables or even just floor covering. There are so many variations of designs that you can choose from, ranging from simple and minimalist yet elegant furniture all the way to hard-core bamboo flooring for outdoors.
2) What makes bamboo durable?
In addition to being sturdy, bamboo is environmentally friendly as well. Several different varieties of bamboo can grow up to 20 feet in a single growing season. Bamboo grows quickly and is very sustainable, which means you can use it in your home without ever worrying about running out. Because bamboo is so durable, you won’t have to worry about your house looking shabby or outdated even after many years of use. Yet, it’s important to note that there are different varieties of bamboo and not all of them will be as hardy or as durable as the others.
There are a few things you should know before using bamboo in your home. Bamboo does have many great benefits, but keep in mind that even though most varieties are hardy and resistant to pests, they can be attacked by insects or animals. Believe it or not, termites may eat away at your bamboo flooring or furniture every once in a while. So if you see that your pieces of bamboo furniture or flooring are being attacked, don’t be discouraged. While regular wood is difficult to repair after the extent of damage is too great, most kinds of bamboo can be patched with a minor bit of effort, as long as only a small part of it has been eaten away.
3) Can I use bamboo in my garden?
Simply put, yes! We highly recommend you do. Not only is bamboo a much better material for your garden than plastic, but it’s also quite beautiful to look at—especially when mixed with native plants and flowers. If you use bamboo as a trellis for climbing plants or as supports for other garden structures, you can help those species withstand bad weather like strong winds and heavy rains (not to mention make them more attractive). But remember: No matter how sturdy bamboo may seem, it’s not indestructible—treat it properly or else risk ruining its beautiful appearance.
If you plan to use bamboo as a garden feature, then it pays to know what type of bamboo you want. Different types of bamboo grow quickly, making them a feasible option for a quick fix. That’s not all! They require less care than other plants in your garden and are resistant to disease. Two common categories include thatch, running, and clumping bamboos.
4) Are bamboo floors eco-friendly?
Floors are one of those things that people usually want to change when they move into a new house, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality in your materials if you want to keep your eco-friendly living commitment. Of these things, bamboo is one. A lot of people don’t know it, but bamboo floors are durable, reliable, and an excellent choice for homes in humid areas (like Florida). Aside from the environmental benefits, bamboo is an increasingly popular option among homeowners. Basically, bamboo is great looking and there’s more to it than just eco-friendliness.
For a more eco-friendly flooring option, bamboo is one of the best. Almost all bamboo floors are made of bamboo grass that is harvested and then used in both residential and commercial spaces as flooring, fencing, or furniture. Not only is it completely natural, but the thing that sets it apart is that it is able to grow without the use of fertilizers or pesticides. Its quick growth rate -3 to 6 feet per day- offers amazing environmental benefits. In other words, bamboo groves are carbon sinks because they absorb more CO2 than they emit. Also, bamboo groves are a sustainable resource since harvesting new plants doesn’t harm existing ones.
5) How do I get rid of scratches on my bamboo floor?
Scratches, dents and dings are part of everyday life in a house. But bamboo floors shouldn’t be part of that everyday life. Instead, they should look like new for years on end. There are lots of reasons you might have scratched or dented your floor, but it can usually be prevented by protecting it from sharp objects like high heels or large furniture legs.
What can you do if your bamboo floor has scratches or dents in it? It may not be possible to get the scratch out, but bamboo flooring is an easy fix. If your floor has been damaged by heat, you should call a professional immediately and have that damage repaired before it damages other floors. It may be cheaper to hire a professional than to fix it yourself, but no matter who you choose, there are ways to remove scratches from your bamboo flooring.
6) Is bamboo furniture safe for children?
Children’s skin is more sensitive than adults and they will probably be playing or sleeping on your furniture. So while bamboo might look luxurious, is it safe for children? Can children eat off of a bamboo table? What about toys made out of bamboo? Is it ok for them to play outside in a grass area that has been covered in plastic? How about chewable utensils and dishes made from natural materials like bamboo? Before you start decorating your house or letting your kids play around in one, make sure you read up on all of these amazing ways to decorate your own house!
To start, bamboo might seem like a good choice for a children’s play area. After all, children have much softer skin than adults, so won’t they get splinters from wood? Although bamboo is very strong and durable (more so than wood), you can still get splinters from it, just like any other material. Depending on how delicate the children are in your household, you might want to take extra precautions when using bamboo indoors around kids, or try another type of flooring.
7) Is it easy to get custom furniture made from bamboo?
There’s absolutely no reason you can’t craft your own furniture from scratch. It just takes time and patience, as well as a willingness to craft each piece by hand. It may not be simple at first, but bamboo furniture will eventually be something you’re good at. And, with your background in rudimentary crafts like sewing and hammering, this would be something that could easily become part of your life. Your end product will be luxuriously appealing and beautiful, even if you don’t have much money or a lot of free time. Bamboo crafting is an excellent hobby to pick up!
It’s also a lot easier than it used to be. If you have access to basic carpentry equipment (hand saws, hand drills, clamps, levels, and a circular saw), then there’s really no reason why you can’t get started. It will take plenty of time and dedication for your first few projects, but it won’t take much money either. Plus, you’ll end up saving more cash by making your own furniture than if you bought anything made from bamboo in store!