by Giorgina Devereaux
Throughout history, the pineapple and pineapple decor have been associated with hospitality because of their exotic characteristics and rareness.
It wasn’t until the 17th century that American colonists began importing the pineapple from the Caribbean.
Since the trade routes between America and the Caribbean Islands were slow and dangerous, it was regarded as a significant achievement whenever a host obtained a ripe pineapple for guests.
Interestingly enough, there were stories of New England sea captains that would place a pineapple outside their home upon their arrival from trade routes in the Caribbean or Pacific as a symbol of safe return.
The idea of
pineapple decor being associated with making guests feel welcome continued, and was
frequently used in the 18th and 19th centuries to decorate
bed posts, tablecloths, and napkins.
I will give you
some pineapple decor ideas to help you on your journey in making your home feel
inviting for family and guests.
There are a variety of pineapple decor products to choose from. You can choose from wall decor, furniture, lighting, rugs, window treatments, and a nice selection of accessories.
Pineapple Art: You can find beautiful pieces of
art that feature
You can choose from
oil on canvas, glicees, framed art prints, and wood mounted prints.
Plaques: There are various lovely pineapple decor plaques to choose from, and they
come in different sizes and colors.
Another fabulous item consists of a set of plaques that can be displayed on wooden easels. They are faux stone tiles made from resin and make a great companion to other pineapple decor. You can opt to display them on the easel or hang them. It’s a marvelous way to welcome the tropics into your home.
Tapestry: Displaying a pineapple tapestry in your home makes an elegant
Pineapple Wrought Iron Wall Grille: Another fabulous art piece is a pineapple wrought iron wall grille. This piece of art is multi-dimensional and finished in a lovely patina color. It’s one more way to welcome art into your home.
Pineapple Wall Border/Wallpaper: You can add a wall border around the top part of your wall that features pineapples. Wall borders are an inexpensive way to decorate and they are easy to hang.
You can also hang wallpaper that has images of pineapples, along with a colorful background. There are many different colors to choose from and this will brighten your room while enhancing the art, furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories.
Furniture: Pineapple decor and
furniture are inspired by an island lifestyle.
This style gives your home the feel of an elegant retreat with a laid back and
You can find furniture that has pineapple motifs, such as bar stools, a kitchen/dining room table and chairs, a console table, side chest, bakers’ rack, and a bedroom set.
This is an exotic way to bring luxurious island living into your home.
Pineapple Lighting: Lighting helps set the mood for any room. You can incorporate a pineapple chandelier that features crystal pineapples in the center. The polished brass curvatures complement the pineapples and bring a sense of style to any room.
Rugs: To help tie the other pineapple decor elements together,
consider an exotic rug that has vibrant colors and pineapple motifs.
Treatments/Curtain Rods/Finials: Consider dressing up those windows with
window treatments that have a pineapple design.
There are lovely
curtain rods and finials that have a pineapple design carved in it.
Pineapple Accessories: Even though we have the other elements present, such as art, furniture, lighting, rugs, and window treatments, it makes a dramatic difference when we include other accessories. Below are some accessories to consider.
Pineapple Book Ends: A good way to keep your books organized while adding a decorative touch is through the use of pineapple book ends. These have vivid details of pineapples and are made from resin.
Pineapple Candle Holders: Create a tropical setting in your dining room with pineapple candle holders. It is a fabulous way to make believe that you are enjoying a romantic evening at an island resort.
Pineapple Canisters: Pineapple shaped canisters that feature leaves coming from the top of the lid and a pineapple shaped finial provide additional storage space. Not only that, but they make very attractive decorative accents for the kitchen counter.
Clock: A decorative pineapple clock brings the tropics indoors while
helping you keep track of time.
Hook: Coat hooks are always welcome especially when you are pressed for
coat closet space.
Pineapple Figurines (Crystal & Resin): Delicate pineapple crystal figurines look beautiful displayed in a curio or inside a glass case. The pineapple crystal figurines come in different sizes and have gold leaves on top that shimmer alongside the sparkling crystal.
You can also opt for resin figurines. This is a cheaper alternative and it looks striking because of the intricate carvings and antiqued gold finish.
Dispenser, Tumbler, Wastebasket: Some bathroom accessories include a
pineapple lotion dispenser, tumbler, and wastebasket. This helps you continue
the pineapple theme into the bathroom.
Pineapple Mirror: Mirrors are always welcome in any home since they help give the impression of a bigger space. There are lovely mirrors to choose from. In particular, there is a beveled mirror that has an elaborately carved pineapple design. This will make an impressive statement in a foyer or above a console table.
Door Topper: A fabulous way to give your entrance a hospitable feel is by
displaying a pineapple over door topper.
Picture Frames: Pineapple picture frames are a great way to transform a
room or a shelf.
Pineapple Switch Plate and Outlet Covers: You can further accent your walls by replacing those dull switch plate and outlet covers with covers that have a colorful pineapple design.
Pineapple Towel Holder: Add charm to any countertop with a stylish pineapple design towel holder. One towel holder in particular is pewter and looks very elegant.
Bin Cover: A great way to hide an unsightly trash can in your kitchen is by
placing it inside a decorative pineapple trash bin cover. This cover features a
brightly painted pineapple and has a lid that lifts for easy access.
Shelf: Decorative wall shelves that feature pineapples add a lot of visual
appeal to your wall. You can display pictures and other knick knacks on this
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