Beautiful Bamboo in the Bathroom

While wood is commonplace in many (if not most) bathrooms, bamboo is one of the rarer woods used. It’s an unfortunate omission: bamboo is a hardy, affordable, and attractive wood (technically it’s grass, but we digress) that can be used in innumerable configurations, styles, colors and shapes. It’s also an eco-friendly option; it grows at a much faster rate than traditional hardwood (which contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions due to deforestation), requires less water than hardwood and no chemicals, decomposes into reusable and nutrient-rich composted soil, and produces large amounts of oxygen, which can help eliminate global warming.

Just scroll through these pictures and products and you’ll agree: bamboo is sadly underutilized. Let’s change that! Put it on your vanities, sinks, walls and even ceilings for a soothing, Asian-inspired retreat.

Start small with accessories:

Top Knobs Appliance Nouveau Bamboo Pull
World Imports Bamboo Pendant
Nameeks Tissue Box Holder
Ann at Home Vanity Top Votive
Hitchcock-Butterfield Cameo Fruitwood Mirror
Nameeks Kyoto Wenge Bamboo Bin Stool

Move up to bigger features, fixtures or flooring (an eco-friendly, low-maintenance, soft yet durable option that’s more water-resistant than hardwood):

Native Trails Renewal Series Amelie Vanity
Cole & Co Designer Collection Bridgetown Sink Chest

 

Hastings Bamboo Collection
Bathroom by The Sky is the Limit Design
Native Trails Renewal Series Wall-Mount Halcyon Vanity
Ryvyr Bambu Floor-Standing Vanity
Bathroom by Projects by Giffin & Crane
Hastings Bamboo Wall-Hung Storage Cabinet for Above-Counter Basin

Or go all-out with a full-blown bamboo theme:

Bathroom by Arch-Interiors Design Group, Inc.

 

Bathroom by GM Construction, Inc.

 

Photo credit: Martin King Photography

 

Bathroom by 2D3D Design, INC
Don’t love the actual wood? Try a subtler bamboo-inspired piece or motif.
Ryvyr Ultra Glass Bamboo Round Vessel
Elite Bath 3-Piece Bamboo Mural
Bathroom by Reaume Construction & Design
 Ready to join the bring-back-bamboo initiative?

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