Wicker and Bamboo Lamps for Interior Decoration

May 13, 2019
Using natural materials to decorate your home is right on trend, and lamps are not exception. Today, we're going to tell you all about wicker and bamboo lamps.

Both wicker and bamboo are really versatile materials that will give your home a relaxed and natural feel. Perfect for rustic-style, zen, or colonial-style homes, you’re sure to love these beautiful lamps.

In this article, we’ll show you how to use them in your interior decor, and combine them with other elements to get the perfect look.

Wicker and bamboo lamps

Whether you have rustic or zen, boho or colonial-style decor, both wicker and bamboo are amazing materials to use in your home. Nowadays, they are even used in Nordic, Mediterranean and ethnic-style decor… Essentially, these materials are used by anyone who wants to create an atmosphere that is both warm and relaxing, and fresh and exotic.

Modern style wicker lamps.

Wicker and bamboo lamps are often associated with warm summers and long vacations by the sea. But this material is also really practical and great for lighting up your home, whether it is the bedroom, the living room or the kitchen. And they’re not just perfect for interior decorating; you can also use them on terraces, patios, and porches.

Many craftsmen hand-make natural wicker and bamboo lamps using traditional weaving techniques. They are extremely light, and the intricate weaving allows light to pass through and create beautiful patterns on the walls. The patterns they make depend on how tightly woven the fibers are, as some are much denser than others.

Where to hang wicker and bamboo lamps?

Wicker and bamboo ceiling lamps work well in any room, even in those where you need large quantities of light, such as the kitchen. We would recommend hanging them above dining room tables or in your entrance hall. That way, you can create a really welcoming atmosphere to greet you when you arrive home, or a cozy space to eat dinner with family or friends.

To really make the most of your lamps, we would recommend using them in rooms where the walls and the majority of the furniture and upholstery are white. If you want to add a bit more color to your room, you can also combine them with brown or earth tones.

Wicker table lamps

Decorating with bamboo and wicker lamps

If you also like natural fiber floor or table lamps, then you can combine them with your ceiling lamps. They produce a really soft light which is perfect for highlighting a specific corner of your room.

Another option is to combine a mixture of all different shapes, sizes, and designs. You could buy circular, triangular, bell-shaped or even beehive shaped lamps. Some companies are even making lamps with more daring and unusual designs, using a whole range of different weaves. There are hundreds of options to choose from.

These lamps work really well in stores, offices and hotels. They help to create a beautiful ceiling feature that is sure to turn heads.

One of the most popular trends at the moment is to dye wicker and bamboo lamps different colors. This gives them a Mayan or Mexican feel that will bring color and vitality to any room. Believe it or not, they actually work really well in neutral settings with white walls and furniture. People often use them to decorate children’s rooms or hotel lobbies.

Colored ceiling lamps.

Natural fiber furniture

More and more people are choosing to decorate with natural fibers like bamboo, wicker, and rattan. For a long time, they were only really used to make furniture for terraces or balconies. Their lightness and high resistance to adverse weather conditions made them the ideal materials for making outdoor furniture.

But times have changed, and you can now buy all kinds of natural fiber objects to decorate your home interior: tables, chairs, rocking chairs, clothes baskets, food containers, flower pots, bread baskets, breakfast trays and much, much more!

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