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Can-Do Bamboo


March 4, 2019
Bamboo is fast becoming popular with builders and designers as a durable, sustainable material that can be used in a variety of applications. 
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Bamboo is fast becoming popular with builders and designers as a durable, sustainable material that can be used in a variety of applications. 

From wallpaper, furniture, and accents to flooring, bamboo is lightweight, inexpensive to ship, and a family-friendly material option, according to interior designer and co-founder of Boston-based Trim Design Co., Annabelle Joy. Drew Henry, stylist and founder of Design Dudes, tells Realtor.com, “Bamboo is trending as a material because it offers a minimalist, spalike feel that people are gravitating to," Henry says. "It is very light and airy, and makes the room have a more lifting feel.”

The bamboo trend isn't limited to furniture and flooring; this eco-chic look is becoming more popular on wallpaper and other fabrics around the home. The top reason: It's incredibly versatile, Joy says. "Bamboo wallpaper is a bit of a chameleon: It works equally well in traditional or bohemian aesthetics," she says. "For traditional styles, it tends to show up most often as part of the chinoiserie-print look, while woven bamboo's beachy and tropical vibe make it the perfect match for the boho look, too."

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