Bamboo shades meet the needs of sustainable home design

Mar 21 2011

Bamboo shades offset natural finishes and eco-friendly materials in a home.
Bamboo shades offset natural finishes and eco-friendly materials in a home.
Sustainability has become a guiding principle not just in the choice of green building materials in home improvement but the designs that go with them.


According to Cosmoworlds.com, people are increasingly looking for ways to integrate natural-looking materials into their personal havens.


"A new interest in crafts from the past, including milling and wicker-weaving, is evolving. A new organic look is being created, which nature captures in all its forms, characteristics and materials," the website reports.


Ecology is also influencing the manufacturing techniques used to make home furnishings, which shows itself in natural shapes and untreated materials in furnishings. A new generation of designers is reviving old-time skills and craftsmanship for contemporary home styles.


For a window treatment that provides this natural look, bamboo shades are an eco-friendly choice and come in a wide variety of colors and textures. Bamboo is versatile enough to fit both casual and elegant home décor.


Bamboo and other materials from nature also meet the growing need for goods that are useful and long-lasting. "Utility stands for simplicity, accessibility and an invitation to use," Cosmoworld states. "[Functional] products give greater meaning to their relationship with the user and suggest a longer lifespan."
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