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:
Move up to bigger features, fixtures or flooring (an eco-friendly, low-maintenance, soft yet durable option that’s more water-resistant than hardwood):
Or go all-out with a full-blown bamboo theme: