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Why You Should Consider Bamboo For Your Home

October 15, 2016
Why You Should Consider Bamboo For Your Home

You may, or may not have considered bamboo for your homes before now.  It is, in fact, a wonderfully sustainable material that has many benefits, not only to our environment but in some cases, our health too!

Want to know more? Then read on….

 Some Environmental Facts about Bamboo:

  • Bamboo is a grass
  • It’s grown without pesticides or chemicals.
  • Is fast growing and can be harvested every 3-5 years.
  • Requires no irrigation
  • Bamboo rarely needs replanting
  • Helps balance oxygen and carbon dioxide in our atmosphere
  • Can be grown in a number of different environments

Why Choose Bamboo For Your Homes?

  • Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial
  • Water resistant
  • Doesn’t stain or deteriorate if it should get wet
  • Extremely durable – Longevity and quality. The perfect duo!

Bamboo is a surprisingly versatile sustainable material that is being used to create some amazing products, from hardwearing sustainable flooring to traditional baskets. So without further ado, here are some of my favourites:-

Bamboo Pendant Light Shades

Why You Should Consider Bamboo For Your Home

Bamboo pendant available from

These light shades from Cox and Cox, are simplistic in their appearance and perfect if you favour the Scandi look. They are available in three different sizes and are easy to fit. The design of the shade ensures an array of patterned light when the lights are turned on, creating a wonderful ambience and atmosphere to any room.

Good To Know: Small £55 H26x D38cm – Medium £75 H30.5xD48cm  Large £120 H42 xD68cm

Bamboo Chair by Idyll Home Ltd

Why You Should Consider Bamboo For Your Home

Bamboo chair available from

The Bamboo chair by Idyll Home is perfect for those of you seeking a sustainable piece of furniture. Again, like the pendant light-shades above, this chair particularly lends itself to the scandi look due to its clean lines and simple design. The chair is durable, and water resistance, which allows you to use it outside on the patio (although, obviously not during winter months), or just enjoy it indoors.

Good to Know: Price: £365, Frame made from bamboo, cushions cotton, Dimensions: 70 x 70 x H36/80 cm

TUB, Grey Spun Bamboo Table Lamp With Fabric Shade

Why You Should Consider Bamboo For Your Home

TUB Grey Spun Bamboo Table Lamp With Fabric Shade available from

 You can never have enough lighting in your homes and table lamps are a great way to add additional layers of light to any room. So I was pleased to see that Habitat are leading the way with this fab environmentally friendly TUB table lamp. I love the contrast between its dip-dyed glossy base and the natural bamboo texture. TUB is part of a collection that Habitat has created in various colours,  and the best thing is that it is a highly affordable, environmentally friendly table lamp. So you may want to pick up more than one.
Good To Know:  D24.5 x H41.5cm. Price: £28 reduced from £35 (as at today’s date)

Aalto Wall Rack

Why You Should Consider Bamboo For Your Home

Aalto Wall Rack available from

The Aalto Wall rack is pure perfection, that has a timeless and sustainable quality to it. I am seriously considering this wall rack for my own home, and not just because if its good looks. Durability is the name of the game, especially when you have kids chucking bags and coats about.  Of course, it doesn’t have to be used in the hallway, it could quite easily work in a bedroom or dressing room too.

Good To Know: Price £240.00. H 180 x W 70 x D 35cm, Depth from wall to feet D 32cm, Depth from wall to drawer D 35cm

EMIKO, White Bamboo Bowl

Why You Should Consider Bamboo For Your Home

EMIKO, White Bamboo Bowl Available from

This beautiful Emiko bamboo bowl by Habitat has been lacquered 9 times to give it its lustrous high gloss finish. I love the contrast between the warmth of the bowl’s bamboo innards and the external shiny finish. The bowl’s design ensures that you get the full beauty of the natural beauty of the bamboo. There are a number of different sizes and colours to choose from too.

Good To Know: Bowl shown 30cm other sizes available. £16 (reduced from £20) at time of posting.

Thibaut Bamboo Weave Wallpaper

Why You Should Consider Bamboo For Your Home

Thibaut Bamboo Weave Wallpaper available

I love, love, love this wall covering for its textural detail, and for the interest, it would add to a room.  Bamboo weave wallpaper provides you with an eco-friendly alternative to more traditional wall coverings whilst offering a high standard of durability and quality. The downside for some of us, including myself, is its price at £120 a roll. Although, in the long run, it could be an investment as it does have a timeless quality to it. Therefore, it shouldn’t date, and combined with its durability and quality, should ensure that this wall-covering should endure the test of time, especially in busy households.

Good To Know: W 91 L 7.32m, Design Repeat: free, Pattern match: 0cms, Pretrimmed: Unpasted

Bamboo Bedding by Between The Sheets

Why You Should Consider Bamboo For Your Home

Bamboo Duvet Set by

If you suffer from skin or breathing problems, then look no further than bamboo bedding. It boasts hypoallergenic qualities and has a unique cooling nature to it too. Bamboo may be a great to choice to help those of you suffering from allergies and find conventional bedding aggravates your condition. It is also extremely durable, and soft and silky to the touch.

There are, of course, many other bamboo products out there for your home, and I am sure we will be seeing more of them in the future. Bamboo is certainly one material to look out for and consider for your homes whilst helping our environment.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Until next time….

Have a great weekend!



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  • Reply Amanda Dodds-Hooson October 31, 2016 at 10:20 am

    I so need the bamboo chair from Idyll in my life :) Fab post Maria xx

    • Reply maria November 3, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Lol, it is rather gorgeous Amanda :D Thanks for reading and your lovely comment xx

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