Home Decorating With Bamboo Sticks
Beautiful and environmentally friendly, decorative bamboo sticks are now widely used in homes and gardens throughout the world. The versatility of bamboo makes it a relatively easy material to bend and mould to whatever shape you require, and the natural color and smoothness of bamboo makes it a pleasing feature.
Used as surroundings for wall hangings, they are also often used simply to add interest to a floral display or on their own in an attractive vase.
Bamboo decor brings a touch of the outdoors into any room, and the smoothness and rich color of the bamboo itself brings with it a sense of peace and tranquility.
Using sticks for decoration can turn an ordinary dining experience into an interesting one. Cocktail, fruit, dessert picks or decorative toothpicks, can all add to a dining table.
A bamboo lamp made out of decorative bamboo can be painted, left natural, or decorated in such a way as to add light or shade in a room.
Bamboo sticks can be used to make baskets, pots, wall hangings, pencil holders, letter racks and much more beside. The art of using decorative bamboo has become more popular than ever.
Decorating with bamboo
When thinking of decorating with bamboo, you should always buy pre-dried bamboo. If desired, paint the sticks to match your decor and use it sparingly. Bamboo decorations look superb in contemporary surroundings but don't overdo the bamboo decor in any room. Often less can be best.
Whether in the garden or in the house, bamboo wooden sticks can be turned into works of art, or act as shields to protect plants or outside dining areas from the wind. Inside, bamboo room dividers are a great way to separate different areas of you home without making the spaces feel too enclosed.
Cut into different lengths, the decorative sticks can be arranged around a floral display, or set amongst flower stems in a glass container to give a look of the orient.
Brightly painted bamboo hanging sticks from a shelf or ceiling and will move slightly when you pass them adding a touch of mystique.
Most features in a room have the potential to be a backdrop for bamboo decorations and with flair can be turned from the ordinary into something special.
A beautiful vase always adds a touch of elegance to any piece of furniture. We mostly tend to fill vases with flowers, but some sticks strategically placed in a vase can look exquisite.
Think of a design you're trying to create. If necessary draw some designs on a piece of paper, and work out how you can make that design even more exciting by adding color. The bamboo can be painted in different colors so the overall decor of a room will determine what colors you choose.
Bamboo placed in a vase entirely on it's own, or with a touch of greenery, can be very attractive but, whichever way you choose to go always give it plenty of thought in the first instance.
The shape of the vase will also determine the structure you want to create. A round vase may not be the ideal shape in which to place your bamboo sticks, but a little bit of imagination can work wonders.
Once again less is often far more effective than too many sticks. Bamboo represents serenity, so overloading the vase will simply create chaos and the effect will be lost. Remember to try to keep to odd numbers, i.e., three, five etc., as aesthetically this always looks best.
Decorative bamboo has many uses and are strong, flexible and lend themselves to most environments. Take time to consider what type of bamboo decor you want to create for your home, and enjoy.