5 Decorating Tips Using Bamboo Poles

Bamboo poles are an incredible way to naturally beautify your home or garden and completely transform the look of a room because of their unique, modern look. Many times, having bamboo interwoven into your decor can be a magnetic conversational piece for any guests you have. Since there are so many benefits and a wide array of uses for Bamboo in your decor, we’ve assembled some decorating ideas that you can use when figuring out the feng-shui of your home or garden.

1. Size It Up

If you are planning on using bamboo poles for a functional piece, such as a room divider, you will want to first decide which size poles are right for you. You can choose from sizes that range from five to ten feet in height, with several different diameters available. You also have the option of using faux bamboo poles if you prefer. By choosing the size that fits your needs perfectly, you can complete your project with minimal cutting. Once you have picked out the right pole size and performed the necessary cutting, you could stack the poles vertically to create a partition wall or a small privacy fence. They can also be used in your bedroom to build a bed canopy frame or even a beautiful bed headboard.

2. Use Half and Whole Bamboo Poles

Half poles work best when you want to place the material against another surface, such as a piece of wall art, or when you want to create a panel that is only visible from one side. Bamboo poles that have been cut in half are ideal for creating a backsplash. Use backlighting to create a stunning modern display that will be sure to catch the eye of every guest. Whole poles are best used to create an eye-catching display in a large vase, which is a very popular modern look. Smaller sized whole poles are ideal when creating a freestanding display that is visible from both sides. Both sizes can be used to create functional kitchen storage shelving by using the long poles as a frame and the short poles as shelves.

3. Stain and Modify Bamboo Outdoors

If you want to change the color of your bamboo pole display, you can easily stain, paint or varnish it. Bamboo can also be sanded and repainted if you want to change the display later. Since bamboo is a natural wood, similar to hardwood, you can easily stain the material to fit into your existing décor. Try staining the poles outdoors on a sunny day to make the process faster and to reduce the risk of spilling stain or paint on your indoor surfaces. While you’re outside, add some bamboo as garden trim to edge your backyard and create an amazing tropical space.

4. Take Steps to Reduce Water Damage

Bamboo is a real wood, which means that it may absorb water easily. You can protect your indoor displays by coating the bamboo pole with varnish or by using them in a dry area of the home. For instance, if you want to create a wall display or a piece of art in your bathroom made from bamboo, it is best to varnish or treat the wood to avoid excess moisture absorption. Treating the bamboo will ensure it looks great for years to come.

5. Integrate Bamboo into Your Existing Decor

Try combining your bamboo pole display with other bamboo products, such as bamboo thatch or a bamboo rug, or any other existing plant, to create a natural, sustainable theme for any room in your home. Opt for black bamboo poles in rooms with a more subtle theme, or try Guadua bamboo when you want to emphasize a bolder, more tropical theme. With the options available, you can easily create a display that will be a favorite in your home and a conversation-starter for your guests!

Revolutionize the Look of Your Home With Forever Bamboo

As we have discovered, adding bamboo to your home or garden in creative ways can very quickly transform a regular-looking room into a modern masterpiece. To get started revolutionizing the look of your home, contact us to learn more about the bamboo products you need today!

Bamboo Paneling Ideas: Easy, Elegant, and Green

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Bamboo paneling is a great material to quickly update the look of your indoor space. Bamboo paneling comes in panels of 4 feet by 8 feet. Bamboo paneling is also known as “flex bamboo” since they are flexible enough for many surfaces. Add paneling to walls, ceilings, tables, or any surface to give it a pop of texture and interest. The paneling is made from 100% natural bamboo. There are many different finishes and colors you can choose from.  Different styles of paneling gives you the option of changing the atmosphere of your area.

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How to Choose the Best Thatch for Your Lifestyle

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Adding thatch to your home or business is a great way to create a relaxed and tropical beach atmosphere. This beautiful and eco-friendly product has been used for thousands of years and is still one of the best ways to protect and decorate homes. Its natural beauty of makes it an attractive choice when it comes to designing your outdoor space. There are several different types to choose from. All come in different colors and textures which gives them its unique names. The Mexican, African, and Tahitian are the most popular type of natural thatch used around the world. For a longer lasting variety, synthetic is another great choice.

When comparing thatching material, you might find it difficult to choose between natural and artificial thatch. If purchased from a reputable dealer known for carrying quality products, natural thatch can hold its own against synthetic, while at the same time a good artificial thatch will rival its natural counterpart in appearance and performance. In the end, making a choice will likely come down to personal preference, but it is still valuable to examine the benefits that natural and synthetic thatch has to offer. As you go through the list of advantages of each, the one that has the elements that resonate with you the most will be the thatch product that you’ll be happiest with.


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How to Maintain Your Beautiful Bamboo Fencing!

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Bamboo fencing is a naturally strong material. Despite its durability, like all outdoor materials, fencing needs to be taken care of to increase its life-span. Harsh elements such as UV rays can strip down the outer bamboo layer. Other elements such as the snow and rain can erode the fencing eventually. It will take these harsh natural elements longer to deteriorate bamboo fencing but why not protect it from the beginning?

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Bamboo Fencing Installation Guide on Existing Fencing

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Versatile Bamboo Fencing

One great thing about bamboo fencing is that it can be easily attached to pre-existing fencing! Bamboo fencing can be attached to existing chain fence, existing wooden fence, and even block/brick walls. Bamboo fencing is a great way to freshen up old fencing and add a new look to your backyard or any perimeter. New fencing can easily spruce up your home or business and covers unsightly holes or tears in the old fencing. Holes or any spaces in fencing can compromise privacy so adding bamboo fencing will help with that.

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Bringing Hawaii to Your Backyard

Have you ever wished to walk into your backyard and feel like you were living in a Hawaiian paradise? Tiki thatch, along with other bamboo materials, can give your home a beautiful tropical touch. Not only are bamboo products affordable, but they’re also environmentally friendly.

Creating your own personal tropical paradise is not a dream too big to come true. With a little effort and a few helpful hints, redoing your backyard, or other space, doesn’t have to be an endless, intimidating project.

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Pick a Space

First off, measure and evaluate the space you have to work with. It would be a shame to buy furniture and accessories that either doesn’t fit or clutter a space. Once you know what you’re working with, establish a focal point or centerpiece. This can be inside or outside where you can add a pool, a table, and chairs for family dining, a tiki hut for cocktail hour, or a palapa to escape the sun.

Furnish Your Space

Within the focal area determined, decide exactly how much and what type of furniture and material you need. Feel like making your own furniture? Go for it! We have many helpful instructions on building anything from a tiki hut to a palapa (insert internal linking here to instructions). Once this is done, you can furnish your backyard appropriately.


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How to Care for Bamboo Products

While we primarily think of bamboo’s uses outdoors, as in fencing and construction, oftentimes we forget that bamboo can just as easily transform the indoors into a tropical paradise as well.  However, as with anything else, bamboo products must be cared for and maintained.  Here are some simple tips to care for just about anything made of bamboo:

**Note: The word “furniture” is used to denote any bamboo construction.  This can include bamboo rugsbamboo signs and tiki masks.**

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Quickly Create a Tropical Backyard Paradise

Not only is bamboo an environmentally friendly building material and sustainable resource, but it can also be used to quickly, easily and economically decorate your yard into an endless tropical vacation. This can be done by adding fences, rugs, walls or even a festive “Aloha” sign. Whatever you may choose to do, Forever Bamboo has a plethora of ideas to transform your backyard into a tropical paradise.


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