Live Like a Local: Hawaii

Live Like a Local: Hawaii

Live Like a Local: Hawaii
Say "aloha" to the breezy, easy island life with the fresh look of Hawaiian home decor. While most people don't have the luxury of living on one of Hawaii's pristine islands, a few fresh decor choices can transform your space into a tropical retreat no matter where you call home. Read on to check out our top 5 tips for living like a Hawaii local.

Decor Elements That Capture Hawaii Style

Fresh Rugs

Fresh Rugs
1. Palm Area Rug / 2. Jute Area Rug / 3. Tropical Area Rug / 4. Natural Area Rug / 5. Blue Tropical Area Rug

Nothing adds to the breezy warmth of Hawaiian decor like a fresh, padded area rug. A jute rug woven from natural fibers can be a wonderful complement to your seaside space, while rugs that feature vibrant floral designs take a more striking approach. Rugs decked out with palm leaves provide a vivid and dynamic look, and those with simple abstract patterns are a great way to ground your space.

Island Artwork

Island Artwork
1. Surf Board Canvas / 2. Pineapple Canvas / 3. Hawaii Canvas / 4. Palm Canvas / 5. Beach Canvas

Tropical art is perfect for bringing the lively colors of the Hawaiian islands into your home. Add floral artwork and imagery to infuse your space with some uplifting energy, or choose cheeky pineapple pictures to celebrate one of Hawaii’s most beloved exports. Hawaii is a popular surfing destination, so it’s no surprise that wall art and prints featuring surf-themed imagery fits right in with this style of decor.

Natural Furniture

Natural Furniture
1. Console Table / 2. Wicker Accent Chair / 3. Rattan Accent Chair / 4. Ottoman / 5. Coffee Table

Mixing indoor and outdoor spaces is a big part of capturing the Hawaiian look. Although you might not be able to keep your doors and windows open all the time like they do on the islands, you can incorporate decor that helps create the same breezy, open-air look. Sofas, tables, and other furniture crafted from natural wicker or bamboo are impressively durable and stylish, and will carry some tropical character into your home.

Potted Plants

Potted Plants
1. Planted Palm / 2. Bird of Paradise / 3. Palm Vase / 4. Traveler’s Palm Vase / 5. Sago Palm

Although pictures of palm trees provide plenty of island personality, nothing compares to the look and feel of a potted plant in your space. Use oversized palm trees and other large plants to add a layer of fresh texture, or opt for a few palm leaves in a vase for a more minimalist approach. Small potted plants are easy to display on a table or countertop, and offer just as much character as large plants do, without stealing the show.

Aloha Accents

Aloha Accents
1. Pineapple Hooks / 2. Pineapple Throw Pillow / 3. Tropical Throw Pillow / 4. Trays / 5. Pineapple Figurine

Patterned pillows and throws pair wonderfully with Hawaiian furnishings, along with quirky art objects and other tropical decor. Pineapple shaped hooks lend style and function to the walls of your bathroom or entryway, while driftwood trays offer some coastal comfort to an ottoman or table. Figural canisters are a charming accent that makes it easy to store and organize odds and ends in your home.