By Carl Walker
Bamboo blinds are excellent and classy way to decorate your
home. In oriental culture bamboo has been always used at homes
as partitions, window blinds to allow cool breeze to come in.
bamboo blinds or bamboo shades provides a relaxed and cool
to any room. It adds to the ethnic ambience and charm of your
interiors and definitely environment friendly.
The distinctive grass weaves; the natural colors and fine
bamboo selection used in the manufacture of finest bamboo
blinds gives 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
Bamboo is extensive 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
can compliment the interior furniture, which incidentally
be made in bamboo too. Bamboo blinds in their 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
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.
The natural appearance of bamboo blinds and shades are
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!
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