I enjoy beautiful things.
I love making my home pretty and comfortable. I love creating unusual decorations that make my home feel like me.
But even my favorite decorations can feel stale after a while.
Sometimes I need to bring something new into my home to keep my place feeling alive and creative. The new things don’t have to be big or expensive–just fresh.
And fresh home is a perfect home for nurturing creativity.
Today I decided to find fresh possibilities that would make my home feel fresh, creative and tranquil. I’m a sucker for bamboo so today’s “My Favorite Things” list is all bamboo.
9 Ways to Make Your Home Tranquil and Beautiful with Bamboo
Bamboo Plant Arrangements
I love bamboo plants. They grow very beautifully.
I have seen bamboo growing in people’s bathrooms with no windows, so they tolerate low light.
There are lots of different vases to choose from (search “bamboo plants“) but this one is nice because of the interesting shapes.
Water fountains are always a nice addition. This one is a very pretty design and would look great on a coffee table or an entry table. The sound of water trickling is very relaxing.
I have a homemade waterfall in my living room that I made with a big wooden bowl, some rocks and a water pump. I have 3 tips. First of all, make sure the pump is not louder than the water falling. Secondly, use distilled water to prevent white calcium buildup. And finally, if you use rocks or other materials that may not be clean, put a few drops of essential oils in the water to prevent bacteria from growing.
Candles are a great, cheap way to add a new look to your room. Look for unscented candles. Some of the scented ones are very toxic.
If you have never felt bamboo sheets, then you are in for a surprise. Bamboo is amazingly soft–but not just soft–luxurious. They are silky and smooth, but warm and comforting. I love sleeping in my bamboo sheets.
The sound of bamboo blowing in the wind is very comforting. Hang this outside an open window and enjoy.
Many times we think of luxurious splurges as impractical, but I disagree. My daughter gave me a beautiful bamboo cutting board years ago and every time I pull it out, I enjoy using it. It makes chopping vegetables feel special. I love the looking at the grain of the bamboo. That simple gift has given me a lot of pleasure.
If you like cooking, consider any bamboo kitchen tools–bowls, spoons, drying racks, etc. Using beautiful kitchen tools makes the usual tasks feel special.
This is another way to make the practical items of your life more beautiful.
If you do a lot of computer work, this would make your desk lovely.
It’s nice to play games on a pretty game board, especially if you’re having a party. This also makes a great gift idea.
Even your bathroom can be beautiful. And if a bamboo scale isn’t enough, take a look at the bamboo toilet brush.
What bamboo items do you enjoy in your home? Leave a comment below about what you like and don’t like.
Full Disclosure: The preceding list contains links from Amazon. If you click on my link and buy, I will get a small commission. You can avoid giving me the commission (your price stays the same) by searching Amazon yourself. I have not bought the items on this list so I have no personal experience or connection to them. I simply bring them to you as ideas for your home.