Over ten years ago I used to work in Mombassa and lived in a place called Nyali. This was and still is an up market estate. It is here that I first saw furniture being made out of bamboo.
I was so impressed by the designs and ordered a shoe rack. This rack served me for more than five years before I gave it out to a friend when I was leaving the country to come back home.
What I like about the bamboo is that many pieces of furniture can be made out of this and in many designs. In fact since the world decided to go green, bamboo has become so famous and is now used in furnishings and accessories for many homes now.
Using bamboo furniture is good economically and environmentally and also easy to maintain. First of all, bamboo is known as cheap and durable, so it won’t cost you so much to have fine bamboo furniture.
Also, because of its durability, you won’t have to replace your furniture very often.
Money has become very scarce, but it does not mean that our homes should not be in good order. A little here and there can set the mood right, and bamboo can do just that with the budget that one has to work with.
Bamboo can create very unique and comfortable furniture for a home if well designed. In fact the advantage of using bamboo furniture is the flexibility in movements.
Furniture made out of bamboo can easily be moved around again and again to keep your home décor new and fresh every time you need a fresh change.
Bamboo can be used to uplift the décor of a place in more ways than one. Window treatment is one of the ways to make use of bamboo.
In fact bamboo has great insulating properties, these are shades that require no valance or curtain because they are beautiful enough on their own. Imagine the rich, warm tones of bamboo reed window shades on every window in your room.
From the novice to the seasoned decorator, the goals are the same to transform a room into something new and fresh. Beds, seats, lamp shades, shoe racks etc can all be made out of bamboo.
There aren't many furniture materials that can compliment many styles, and every budget, but bamboo is that one material that has it all for both indoor and outdoor furniture. Affordable, beautiful and versatile, bamboo furniture is sure to make an impact in any room.
From large pieces, to small accents and window treatments, it is a timeless, classic way to give a room undeniable character.
As bamboo continues to grow in popularity as a versatile, renewable, and environmentally responsible alternative to hardwoods and synthetic materials in all sorts of applications, it is also becoming a very hot trend in interior decorating.
Let us also encourage the use of bamboo furniture so that we can save our forests so that our future generation can also enjoy a simple walk in the woods and breathe in some fresh air.