Keeping an environmental agenda while buying products to use in nature is sometimes a difficult agenda to keep. That being said, you can feel good about buying beach towels made from viscose fibers found in bamboo in a combination alongside cotton. Bamboo is, and always has been, a green product and anything you purchase made from bamboo, you can be sure it is environmentally friendly.
Bamboo beach towel:
Bamboo beach towel pictured: Port Authority Bamboo Towel.
The exotic look of bamboo can be an exciting addition of style to a new apartment or home owner. It adds a touch of the East, bringing to mind tropical breezes and simple living on a white sand beach. Yet, bamboo is quite expensive so you need to think of inexpensive ways to use bamboo without breaking the bank. One way is to make or buy a bamboo window valance to use as a window treatment to enhance any room. A simple, yet effective use of natural beauty.
Bamboo window valance:
Bamboo window valance pictured: Bamboo Grommet Top Valance in Espresso / Brown by Versailles Home Fashions.
There was a time when a bamboo blanket was quite an exotic thing, but these days, bamboo, as a fabric, has become quite popular. This is due partly to the sustainability of bamboo, but also because great advances have been made in making bamboo soft and comfortable. Consider bamboo for your next throw blanket purchase.
Bamboo throw blankets:
Bamboo throw blankets example. Pictured: Nine Space ARHTXB05 Viscose Derived Bamboo Herringbone Throw Blanket.
If you have a tiki style bar on your deck or patio, then a great touch would be bamboo bar stools. Bamboo has a fine grain that helps it last even when exposed to weather. Still, you may want to look for bamboo that has been especially treated to be weather resistant.
Outdoor Bamboo Bar Stools:
Outdoor Bamboo Bar Stools example. Pictured: Trinidad Wicker Outdoor Bar Stool w/ Cushion Finish: Natural, Fabric: Litchfield-Bamboo by Woodard.
Bamboo patterned window dressing can be an easy alternative to the beauty and simplicity of real bamboo. Simply find a pattern that reflects the character of the room that you intend to display your bamboo patterned curtains in and see how natural your curtains will look alongside the rest of your decor. A great alternative at a reduced price.
Bamboo Pattern Curtain:
Bamboo Pattern Curtain pictured: Bamboo Garden Shower Curtain in Coffeebean by Watershed