"Bamboo has been around for a long time, but what we are seeing lately is an explosion of colors and styles," says Dean Howell, president of Atlanta-based MODA Floors & Interiors. While technically a fast-growing grass, bamboo is as hard or harder than most hardwoods when dried. Newer products called strand-woven bamboo, a highly engineered product using the inner fibers, are twice as hard as traditional bamboo flooring. Dean says that in addition to the common thin-banded styles shoppers have become accustomed to, bamboo is offered in wide-plank styles that mimic the look of classic hardwoods. As with all wood flooring, it's best to keep bamboo out of moisture-prone rooms like kitchens and baths.
In this open living space with bamboo floors and soft, gray walls, a seating area flows seamlessly into the kitchen. Tucked in between, a neat workspace features a set of black cubby-style shelves to keep office supplies close at hand.
This coastal style living room features a bamboo shade and floral patterned curtains framing a lovely picture window revealing a beachy setting. A cottage style side table displays a quaint lamp, coral, and vintage glass bottles, lending to the coastal vibe of the space. A comfy sofa with white throw and floral and solid pillows invites guests to relax and enjoy the setting.
White Coastal Living Room With Bamboo Roman Shades
Bright pops of coral bring a vibrant energy to this mostly white living room. Bamboo accents, like matching armchairs, Roman shades and a glass-top coffee table, add texture and tropical flair. White loveseats give the living room a fresh, crisp coastal look.
Transitional Living Room Features Natural Bamboo Accent Wall
A natural bamboo accent wall brings a light and airy feel to this dark gray living room. The graphic armchair, funky patterned rug and brown leather sectional add texture and interest to the open concept space. The kitchen is nearby to keep entertaining seamless and easy.
Living Room With Brown Sectional and Bamboo Shades
Both white drapes and bamboo shades provide adjustable light levels and privacy. Throw pillows, fiery orange walls and a multicolored rug add visual interest to a room anchored by a brown sectional sofa.
The white faux bamboo chair was brought up from the basement, topped with a pink throw the homeowner owned and a retro rattan purse that cost $6 from a thrift shop. The colors on the styled seat and antique rug, which was elsewhere in the home, seem even more vibrant next to the brick wall.
Asian-Influenced Living Room and Kitchen With Bamboo Ceiling Beams
This spacious living room and kitchen, featured on the HGTV series Million Dollar Rooms, incorporates stunning vaulted ceilings with exposed bamboo beams and an elegant chandelier. The living room features a neutral sofa and armchairs, while the kitchen has an island with bar stool seating. The open nature of the floor plan makes it easy to transition between the two spaces.
Traditional Living Room With Bamboo Window Blinds, Light Blue Sofa, Striped Chairs and Large Area Rug
Bamboo blinds and beige floor-length curtains all for total natural light control in this cozy living room. A soft blue sofa compliments the light tones of the room design and matches the blue stripes on the wood framed arm chairs. The furniture faces a gold framed coffee table over a large floral area rug. A thick fireplace surround is fitting to the grounded, traditional style of the room.