We are all concerned about the environment, as we should be, but many of us do not realize the little things we can do to make a big difference. Deforestation is a danger to humans across the globe, and one solution is choosing bamboo instead of various hard wood materials.
Bamboo, technically a grass, not a tree, is the fastest growing plant in the world, and has many uses from hardwood flooring to bags and clothing. It is sturdy, aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean, and very versatile. If you are interested in trying to reduce your carbon footprint, consider some of these great indoor furniture options instead of their traditional hardwood counterparts.
Bar Stools: A great way to introduce bamboo furniture is in the form of bar stools. They are less conspicuous than couches and dining sets, yet they are comfortable and still eco-friendly. If you have a breakfast bar, kitchen counter, or even a full cocktail bar at your home, bamboo bar stools can be a great addition.
Bundle Coffee Table: One of my favorite, yet subtle bamboo additions is a bamboo bundle coffee table. Large bamboo trunks are bundled together with a glass tabletop. The glass tabletop is easy to clean, while you can still see the bamboo trunks through the glass.
Bamboo Mats: These mats are great additions to any room as they compliment rugs, carpets, as well as hardwood floor. If you are just testing out the look and feel of bamboo in your home, you should try out a few bamboo mats before you commit to bamboo flooring.
Storage: Most rooms in a house could use some storage space. Whether for storing magazines, displaying books and movies, or having a junk pile, bamboo containers are a great alternative to heavy wooden chests or plastic bins. Not only do they look great, but also they are also light and easy to move about from room to room.
Bamboo is a really great alternative to other materials, and is a renewable resource that is not even close to being in danger. If you are looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint, or merely add indoor tropical decor to your home, check out bamboo furniture options today.