A Historical Look at Bamboo

Bamboo's Many Uses

Bamboo is a great source of natural material. It has been historically around the world for a very long time. It is an extremely versatile material. It can be soft enough to be consumed for food while it durable enough to be used in construction or building! In the eastern parts of the world such as China, Japan, and Korea, bamboo is consumed in meals still today. It is high in fiber and nutritious as well. Asia as well as the Pacific Islands still heavily use this versatile material to create sturdy buildings. In the modern world, it is used as scaffolding to build high-rise commercial buildings or condos.

Bamboo in Everyday Life

These examples are extreme opposite ends of the scale but how does this incredible resource apply to you in everyday life? Bamboo can be used in your homes as fencing, borders, blinds, rugs, chair-mats, and paneling. On a side note, since it is a raw material, it can be converted to an extremely soft fabric. This fabric can be used in clothing, blankets, or sheets. Fencing is great choice since it instantly updates the look of your home. Aesthetically pleasing, bamboo's beautiful colors complement any garden design. It also comes in various colors such as natural (beige, tan), black (blend of black/green), and mahogany.

Focus on Bamboo Products

Every week, we will focus on a different bamboo products and its qualities. Learn how to design or use these products in your home or office. For instance, bamboo borders are great in shaping your garden while keeping clean boundaries. Bamboo chair mats are not only pleasing to look at, but it is highly functional as well. Spruce up tired old walls with bamboo paneling. Bamboo is highly useful in events such as weddings or parties. It is a beautiful material that can fit many design styles such as modern, shabby chic, tropical, etc. Keep on the lookout for our blog adventure into bamboo!

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