Bamboo decor is still a popular choice in homes, and it’s easy to see why. It’s lightweight, and in terms of tensile strength it’s stronger than steel! It’s durable and resistant to insects and moisture, making it ideal for outdoor settings such as summerhouses. The real advantage, though, is its sustainable credentials.
If you’ve got any bamboo in your garden, you’ll know how fast it grows! This is a commercial advantage, as it can be harvested in just three to five years compared to much longer periods for trees. It doesn’t require the use of pesticides as its shiny hard natural coating renders it less susceptible to insects. Technically a type of grass, it requires no fertiliser and little irrigation. However, these ‘green’ credentials can be compromised by the processing methods used so if ‘eco driver’ is your main driver then you may need to look into the origins of your chosen product.
We’ve put together some ideas for using bamboo decor in your home.
1. Medium bamboo planter with stand, Amara
With woven bamboo and fir wood legs, the Amara planter brings the outside indoors. Its handmade basket and natural wooden stand add height to your foliage, while the texture of this planter adds depth to your living room or hallway interior. £59, available from Cult Furniture.
2. Round bamboo tray, The Wisteria Tree
Available in four colours including sunshine yellow, grey, black and white, theses trays are made from natural bamboo and will add an on-trend accent to your coffee table. £20, available from The Wisteria Tree.
3. Scandi boho geo bamboo decor basket, Sass & Belle
Give your home the Scandi Boho style treatment with this small tribal pattern storage basket. In chic black and white woven patterns and a touch of natural brown, this stylish storage solution will blend seamlessly into your home design whilst still standing out as a statement piece. Great for decluttering those magazines, folding away those blankets, or tidying up those arts and crafts supplies. £18, available from Sass & Belle.
4. Batu bench, Where Saints Go
This sturdy bench has a neat storage area, making it ideal for hallways, boot rooms and porches. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this durable bench can handle the elements and would be great against a garden wall. £170, available from Where Saints Go.
5. Bamboo deck chair lounger, Rockett St George
Create a paradise beach vibe in your garden with this bamboo lounger (above and main image). Measuring 80cm in height, 152cm in width and 59cm in depth, it features three reclining positions so you can lounge about in the sun or sit upright. What’s more, this outdoor deck chair is foldable so you can easily pack it up and store it away in a shed or garage in the colder months. £145, available from Rockett St George.
6. Bamboo coffee table, Tine K
This bamboo coffee table has a Scandinavian design with beautiful straight lines, use as an indoor table or outdoors in the summer. With all outdoor furniture, we recommend covering during the winter months to prolong its life. £249, available from Idyll Home.
7. Bamboo lamp fisherman’s long pendant, Bloomingville
This delicate lamp is perfect for nature lovers. It’s inspired by the Thai fish trap and is handmade with wicker that makes each one unique. £145, available from Beaumonde.
8. Round bamboo decor shelf, Heavenly Homes and Gardens
This retro-inspired two-tier hanging circular shelf made from bamboo would work perfectly in a hallway, living room or bathroom. £85, available from Heavenly Homes and Gardens.
9. Bamboo chest of drawers, Rose & Grey
We love these stylish yet practical bamboo drawers for storing away clutter in the bedroom, bathroom or a reception room. Choose from two sizes – the smaller size would work perfectly for a bedside table. Prices start at £230, available from Rose & Grey.
10. Cango bamboo decor table lamp, Cult Furniture
A natural textured lamp with a smooth bamboo silhouette, the Cango table lamp is both sustainable and handmade. The curved bamboo design creates a striking light pattern to add a cosy feel, perfect for bedside tables. For every light sold, a tree will be planted in partnership with the Eden Reforestation Projects. £89, available from Cult Furniture.