Faux bamboo furniture was popular in the late 19th century, and it can be very chic today. It has a lightness about it that will not overwhelm the room it's in. It also has that chinoiserie feel that works in almost any design style.
This Flikr find has a wonderful faux bamboo chair painted in an electric blue. Painting can make a piece pop out in a room, and faux bamboo is usually inexpensive enough to allow you to spray paint without guilt.
This faux bamboo set also found on Flikr would make a good garden room. Like almost any decorating element, too much of a good thing can be too much. I would add a piece here and there. Here are some ideas from recent auctions.
This 6 foot long faux bamboo and mahogany server was sold for $1,063 at the recent Doyle@Home auction in New York.The sale price was higher than the estimate.
Christie's Interiors auction last week in New York for $438, which was below it's estimate.
The Christie's sale also included this faux bamboo and marble wash stand. This would make a wonderful drinks table. This sold for $938 which was below it's estimate.
Add a faux bamboo piece to a room for some chinoiserie interest. Paint it electric blue and it will pop out in the decor!