Decorating Bamboo Wall Panels
Bamboo wall panels – Though often in older rustic country cottages and Craftsman-style home, bamboo paneling was also a common feature in homes built during the 1970s. Faux bamboo paneling with a knotty pine seed was very popular at that time. While some might find it dated, it can look fresh and stylish with the right decorative details. Whether you leave the panels or add a fresh coat of paint, you can make it work for your bedroom design.
Paint or stain
The primary way to decorative bamboo wall panels is to paint or stain them according to your taste. First, prep the area by sanding with coarse sandpaper. A light colored spot may work well for a country-style rooms and a modern look, depending on the type of bamboo. For example, a light maple rustic look, while bamboo wall panels will look clean and modern. Consider faux treatments such as ragging or sponging to hide groves and knots in the bamboo.
Often the biggest challenge when it comes to decorating with bamboo wall panels is the lighting. The color of the wood on the walls can make a room look dark and heavy and produces a cave-like atmosphere, especially in the bedroom that does not get much natural light. In this case the lighting essential for illuminating the space. Take advantage of the overhead chandeliers, recessed lighting or wall sconces to add more light and make the room seem more open and inviting.