When wanting to create a tropical themed oasis either in your bedroom, bathroom, living room or outdoors around the pool, ocean or your beach house. Tropical Decor adds a unique themed approach that will be the envy of all your friends and family! From hand carved hand painted wooden signs, tiki masks & sculptures, oceanic art, nautical, boats, shells, birds, surf decor, coastal living or aloha tropical. All of these decorations can bring peace and harmony to your home, beach house, backyard or anywhere that you can see and enjoy it. Tropical decor can add a sophisticated look that brings Hawaiian and Polynesia into your home.
When I traveled to the Hawaiian islands many years ago I was in awe the moment I stepped off the plane and felt the warm moist air hit me in the face. Walking outside and seeing the view around me brought emotions that are hard to describe. I knew I wanted to drink in every site, smell and feeling of my experience of being in a new place.
So when I started looking into the history of Hawaii and Polynesia, I was drawn to the art and culture of the people that arrived there 1500 years ago. They were fishermen, farmers, architects, carvers of canoes, and more.
The first people to colonize Hawaii were skilled navigators. They sailed double-hulled canoes across thousands of miles, zeroing in on tiny islands in the center of the Pacific. They packed their vessels with food, plants, medicine, tools, and animals: everything necessary for building a new life.
Mother Nature carved out verdant valleys, brilliant rainbows in the sky, and sandy beaches in a spectrum of colors. The indigenous Hawaiian culture embodies the “spirit of aloha,” Easy-going generosity that takes the shape of flower leis, monumental feasts shared with friends and family, and hypnotic Hawaiian melodies played late into the night.
Leis are one of the nicest ways to say hello, goodbye, congratulations, my sympathies are with you, or I love you. Giving leis is a historic custom: According to chants, the first lei was given by pineapples, the sister of the volcano goddess, Pele. Hiiaka presented Pele with a lei of lehua blossoms on a beach in Puna. The presentation of a kiss with a lei didn’t come about until World War II; it’s generally attributed to an entertainer who kissed an officer on a dare, then quickly presented him with her lei, saying it was an old Hawaiian custom. It wasn’t then, but it sure caught on fast.
Religion, farming, fishing, weather prediction, out-rigger canoe (catamarans) construction and navigation were highly developed skills because the population of an entire island depended on them. Trading of both luxuries and mundane items was important to all groups.
The Islands are well known for the Dole pineapples, sugar cane, Kona coffee Plantations, bright colored paintings, tiki sculptures, surf themed products, carved wood, sea shells, tropical birds, boats, Hawaiian clothing and much more!
Visitors are drawn to Hawaii not only for its incredible beauty, also for its opportunities for adventure. Gaze into that fiery volcano, snorkel and swim in a sea of rainbow-colored fish. Tee off on a stunning golf course, hike through a rainforest to hidden waterfalls, and kayak into the deep end of the ocean, where whales leap out of the water. You’ll discover that life moves at an unhurried pace here. Doses of sun and sea allow both body and mind to recharge.
If you have never visited an Polynesian Island you will be missing out on an adventure of a life time. Add a visit to your bucket list you will not be disappointed!