by Giorgina Devereaux
Flamingo decorations add a touch of Florida lifestyle to your
Regarded as one of the most interesting types of animals, a flamingo's
feathers vary from different shades of pink to crimson red to orange.
This definitely makes for a colorful display. There are also shades of
cream and white, which gives you the opportunity to opt for a neutral look.
Since early times, the flamingo has been appreciated for its
graceful, delicate stature, and is best known for resting on one leg.
Their very social personality and need to be in colonies makes watching them
interact fascinating. These lovely creatures can survive in warm and cold
They can be found searching for food, such as small insects, crustaceans,
and algae in lakes, lagoons, and swamps. They live in both mountainous
areas and the flat lands, but must be near a food source and water.
The largest group of flamingos is found in East Africa where a single colony
consists of more than 1 million members.
During mating season, pair bonding between one male and one
female is strong. Yet, flamingos have been observed to mate with more than
Generally, after mating occurs, the pair remains together to
prepare the nest for the egg. They alternate keeping the egg warm and safe
for 30 days until it hatches.
Baby flamingos are fed crop milk that the
parents produce instead of regurgitated food, which is what other birds feed
Flamingos can take off rapidly achieving 35 miles per hour
during flight. Their ability to fly hundreds of miles a day between
different locations in search of food is remarkable.
Their journey takes
place during the evening, which explains why many of us never see them.
They have a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years, with some living up to 50
years in captivity.
Flamingo decorations are ideal for a tropical or Hawaiian
theme where the emphasis is on nature.
Welcoming flamingo decorations into
your home will radiate beauty and tranquility throughout.
Flamingo decorations consist of the following:
Bathroom Accessories (soap dish, lotion dispenser, wastebasket, and
Bedding (featuring flamingo designs)
Cabinet Pull Handles or Cabinet Drawer Pull Knobs
Kitchen Sink Scrubby Holder
Toilet Lid Appliqué/Tattoo
Vinyl Decal Stickers
You may consider flamingo decorations for the kitchen, family room, bedroom,
or bathroom. If you have a kitchen/family room combination, you may
decorate the kitchen with a flamingo themed clock, kitchen towels, napkin
holder, sink scrubby holder and incorporate decorative pillows with flamingo
designs on the couch in your family room.
This is the perfect way to carry
the flamingo theme from the kitchen to the family room. The decorative
pillows will also add color to the room and serve as a comfortable place to
rest your arm or lean your back against.
Other family room decorating ideas
include a table lamp with a flamingo design to accent a side table and
beautiful wall art depicting flamingos.
For the bedroom, vinyl decal stickers featuring a flamingo
can be placed on the wall to add beauty.
You may also include bedding with
flamingo designs and decorative switch plates that feature flamingos.
In the bathroom, you may consider adding a toilet lid
appliqué with a flamingo design as a colorful touch. There are also tub
tattoos in the shape of a flamingo for that extra accent.
Another idea is
to add pull handles or pull knobs with a flamingo design to the cabinet
doors and drawers of the bathroom vanity. Don't forget the shower curtain
that features flamingos as well as bathroom accessories, such as a lotion
dispenser and wastebasket.
These are just some creative ways to include flamingo
decorations in your home. You are sure to enjoy the splendor of these
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