Friday, July 27, 2012

Bring these Traditional Hawaiian Flowers Home

Many people love to decorate their homes with tropical Hawaiian flower print fabrics and art, but why? And what do these Hawaiian flowers traditionally mean?

Plumeria:  Hawaiian Leis are most frequently made from the beautiful and fragrant blossoms of plumeria.  Plumeria traditionally symbolize perfection and new beginnings.  They are also sometimes called frangipani and bloom either in bright pink or a cream color with a distinct and sweet smell.

Hibiscus:  The hibiscus is a showy and brightly colored flower that signifies delicate beauty.  It's also the state flower of Hawaii.  It is widely poplular in Hawaii and beyond and can be worn to show whether the wearer is single or already in a romantic relationship.  If a lady is wearing a hibiscus bloom behind her left ear, that means she is attached and is not looking to attract a man... so guys be advised.  If a lady is wearing the bloom behind her right ear she's signifying that she is single and may be open to romantic pursuit.

Bird of Paradise:  The Bird of Paradise is indigenous to Hawaii and is well known for it's unusual striking shape and it's bold orange color.  Native Hawaiians call the Li'ipoe meaning "little globe".  These are popular in flower arrangements, art, and fabric prints as they help to create an exotic tropical atmosphere in home decor.

Dean Miller Hot Tropic Print

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

3 Easy Steps Decorate a Room

Dean Miller Kona Kottage Tropical Bedding
Choose the Focal Point of the Room.  For your living or family room, that could be a sofa, an eye-catching piece of art, or perhaps a beautiful view through the window.  In the bedroom, the most obvious focal point is the bed itself.  You can dramatically change the look and feel of your room just by changing your bedding.  Go from drab to tropical in the time it takes to make your bed!

Make Your Room Comfortable.  When you redecorate, remember to think practically about how you'll use the room.  No need to sacrifice comfort to get the look you want.  When placing furniture, consider walkways and the usability of the space.  Look for comfortable and easy to clean fabrics on upholstered furniture, and especially when choosing your sheets and comforters.  Dean Miller bedding is always your best bet for bed linens.  Get tropical, Hawaiian, or surfer styles that are made with top quality fabrics and are machine washable.  The photo is of the Kona Kottage Comforter.  Check out more Dean Miller Bedding styles here.

Put Your Personality into Your Home Decor. Now to make your house feel like a home. There are all kinds of ways to creatively add your own personal style to your home decor. If you're a surfer you could add a surfboard rug, a unique surf sign, or even hang up one of your boards as art. If you have a green thumb you may want to create a lush tropical look with live plants. Your own personal seashell collection or some vintage items can be a fun way to personalize your decor too. By looking for unique tropical home accessories and using your own creativity you can create a beautiful tropical style home that's all yours!

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