Guest Picks: Add Earthy, Chic Style With Bamboo Furniture
Occasional chairs in bedrooms (if you have the space) are essential, if you ask us. A classic piece like this can stand alone and is perfect for sitting down on to tie your shoes.
When it comes to the simple — but not too simple — a framed bamboo mirror is an ideal choice. It doesn't overpower a space and still adds an element of fun.
While we're big fans of natural bamboo, porcelain representations can also be fun. We'd use this lamp in a bedroom to add a hint of blue.
A beautiful tray table like this adds a light element to a living room filled with dark antiques.
Boxes are fantastic for storage anywhere, but we love them most in the bedroom for stashing safety pins, jewelry, extra buttons and all those little odds and ends that can accumulate over time.
A bamboo desk like this would be perfect in a window nook with a view. A dedicated space like that is so convenient for working or simply catching up on correspondence.
Half baths are one of the trickiest places for storage because they are so tiny. One of these beautiful shelves over the commode is the perfect spot for extra toilet paper, hand towels, a delicious-smelling candle and any other essentials.
When we're accessorizing, we love to start with the pieces that have a little height to them. If a lamp won't do, this lantern can still add light. We'd use it on a screened porch for nighttime ambience.
A mirror over a dining room mantel is such a great focal point. There's nothing prettier than the reflection of dancing candlelight throughout dinner.
A set of bamboo dining chairs is one of the fastest ways we can think of to liven up any dining table, from a traditional antique to a modern glass piece.
This fabulous French blue is without a doubt one of our favorite colors. We love the open-backed style as an occasional chair in a smaller space for comfort that doesn't take up a lot of visual room.
We love gold frames, but they tend to look too formal and traditional. A gold frame made of bamboo is a great way to add a touch of gold while still evoking a casual style.
The combination of bamboo and mirror is one of our favorites. The simple bamboo is a perfect contrast to the mirror, which tends to add glamour, and makes it more casual.
Creating the right feel in a bedroom can be tricky, so we like to center it all around the main event: the bed. We would use this bamboo piece in a beach house master.
A bar cart is one of our favorite dining room accessories. It can replace a traditional sideboard or buffet in smaller spaces or work well with more traditional pieces in larger rooms. Plus, you're always ready for a cocktail party at a moment's notice!
The dresser may be one of the most important tools for keeping the bedroom neat and tidy. But if your grandmother's dresser doesn't suit your style, a bamboo chest offers similar rich tones for contrast and still maintains a youthful feel.
Coral is one of our favorite colors. It's rich without being too strong, and it can be the single color in a room or part of a larger scheme. We would use this mirror over a couch with sconces on either side.
Even if the bamboo plant itself isn't your thing, it's still easy to incorporate the pattern for a natural, casual look. We'd use a pair of these pillows in a beachy living room for a neutral nautical color scheme that doesn't feel kitschy.
There's nothing more beautiful than a wall of windows letting the light pour through. We would use a bench like this in front of a big bay window for extra seating without blocking the view or the light.Next: Small Garden? You Can Still Do Bamboo
A butler's tray is such a versatile piece. As a bar, an end table or even an unexpected nightstand, this bamboo option will add a hint of glamour.