A thick curtain rod breaks up a monochromatic wall, draws the eye upward and makes the ceilings appear taller. We love pairing bamboo with a crisp, white linen fabric. The combination gives the room a touch of summer all year long.
A bamboo rod pairs perfectly with a set of light sheers. The color and dimension of the rod keeps the sheers from feeling like they're floating away, while the sheer fabric makes the rods seem less heavy. A honey-colored bamboo rod is a beautiful tie-in to similarly colored hardwood floors.
Incorporating curtains into a wall of windows can be tricky. This set frames the gorgeous view, and a bamboo curtain rod hung close to the ceiling continues the coastal theme. For an extra injection of coastal style, bamboo rods pair perfectly with natural fiber rugs such as jute, sea grass, sisal and, of course, bamboo.
Store-bought curtain rods are great, but the fantastic thing about bamboo is that it's easy to think outside the box. An old fishing pole or a freshly cut piece from the backyard can be fashioned into a beautiful rod. If you're using a fresh piece, make sure to dry it first so it's durable enough to hold the weight of your curtains.
The bedroom is certainly an important place to have privacy from the outside world. Unfortunately, working draperies can be a budget buster. A bamboo rod works well in conjunction with a set of bamboo shades, lending the privacy of draw drapes without the price. The colors and textures complement each other for a cohesive feel.
Rich, dark bamboo pairs nicely with other deep tones in a room to make it feel warm and elegant. One of the best things about bamboo is that it pairs easily with a pattern. Geometric prints or bold patterns work well with bamboo because the simple rods don't compete. Even better, if the pattern has a touch of bamboo color in it, the entire window pops.
These rods, rings and finials are the perfect light, neutral color to blend seamlessly into a variety of decors. While they go in any home, bamboo is our favorite in a coastal living room.
Bamboo drapery rings are a good way to create inexpensive closing curtains. Paired with a bamboo rod, they slide easily across for functional style, making them the perfect choice for a bedroom or TV room, where window glare can be a problem.