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Using Bamboo Blinds To
Decorate Your Home

By Carl Walker

Bamboo blinds are an excellent and classy way to decorate your home. In oriental culture bamboo has always been used in homes as partitions; window blinds to allow a cool breeze to come in. Bamboo blinds or bamboo shades provides a relaxed and cool look in any room. It adds to the ethnic ambience and charm of your interiors and is definitely environment-friendly.

The distinctive grass weaves; the natural colors and fine bamboo selection used in the manufacture of the finest bamboo blinds give an elegant and inviting look. In tropical countries in Asia like India and Indonesia, in olden times people used roughly cut bamboo woven together, which could be rolled up and down using thick ropes. This was essential to keep the scorching sun out and the torrential rains during the monsoon period.

Bamboo is extensively used in building houses, fences, bridges, utensils, paper, toys, musical instruments –bamboo flutes, furniture and floors. In interior decorations, bamboo has been used for centuries to accent houses and gardens. The Chinese believed that bamboo brings long life, and in India, it is a mark of friendship. Japanese used it around their places of worship to ward off evil spirits.

Today this traditional art form of bamboo blinds have evolved into a classy style statement that has its own elegant look as well as functionality and exceptional reliability. Now bamboo and bamboo based products are a great rage in the Western world. Different varieties of bamboo blinds, shades and floors have found their way into some of the blue chip companies and sprawling villas worldwide.

Bamboo blinds are catching up as the latest trend and fashion in hard window treatments. They add that eco-friendly flavor and special touch to home décor. This versatile natural product can compliment the interior furniture, which incidentally could be made in bamboo too. Bamboo blinds stained or varnished to embellish their natural look are more preferred than artificially colored bamboo blinds.

Bamboo blinds are relatively easy to clean and maintain. Just dust them regularly with a clean cloth and use wood polish or just plain soap and water when necessary. The cost depends on the quality, the brand and the shop from where you buy. Typically a bamboo blind of 27 x 64 inches in a walnut stain or other stain of your choice without varnish may cost upwards of $60. If you plan to buy some unique or unusual stains then it may cost more.

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The natural appearance of bamboo blinds and shades are retained with the grain and color irregularities visibly enhancing the natural look. Depending on the shade you choose, it can change the décor of your room to exotic, rustic or even casual in appearance! Whatever the style bamboo blinds seems to be growing in popularity and people are slowly opening their eyes to this all new natural beauty and elegance of bamboo!

About the Author: Bamboo HQ has articles about bamboo including how to grow bamboo and uses for bamboo.

Source: www.isnare.com

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