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What Are the Different Types of Palm Tree Decor?

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Decorations and thematic home decor items can help bring a tropical paradise to a living room, bathroom, kitchen or lounge. Items that reflect the overall theme help create a mood and ambiance of relaxation found on vacations, and few images call to mind sandy beaches and exotic vacations like the ubiquitous palm tree. Because of its iconic nature, palm tree decor is widely available from wallpaper to trinkets to bedding and textiles in a variety of colors to fit any budget.

Including palm tree decor in a bedroom or sleeping area can be as simple as finding a comforter with a palm tree print. Crafty homeowners can opt to paint an idyllic mural of a lone palm tree on a bedroom wall, while the less artistically inclined can purchase wall decor such as wall decals or a painting of a palm tree. Palm tree-shaped nightlights or switch plates decorated with palm trees are examples of two more interior decorations that can pull palm trees into the bedroom. A homeowner can place dried or artificial palm fronds over a bed to create a shady canopy.

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Living rooms, lounges, and dens provide another canvas to display palm tree decor. A playful pair of curtains with a palm tree print can bring to mind a palm tree swaying in the wind when placed in front of an open window. Those with a flair for gardening can incorporate a potted live palm tree in their interior design scheme. For a cohesive look, add accents that tie the palm tree into the room decor as a whole, such as seashells arranged on a shelf or a sprinkling of sand in a jar to continue the beach theme without being obtrusive or taking up valuable floor space.

Fans of palm tree decor who are unwilling to plaster their house in arboreal home furnishings can have a sampling of the tropical home decorations by redecorating their bathrooms with a palm tree theme. Bathrooms are small enough and simple enough that a unique decor theme like palm trees is neither overwhelming nor unattainable. More so than any other room of the house, bathroom items are functional decor pieces. Palm tree-themed shower curtains and shower accessories are an easy way to bring tropical flair to a bathroom.

It can be easy to get carried away when picking out palm tree decor items. It is often better to choose one or two large or bold items as the focus for a room and choose accessories and other pieces that enhance, but do not detract from those pieces. Color and texture can add flair and variety. A large potted palm is an attention getter that needs little visual help; a bright orange or yellow enameled pot with clean lines makes the plant pop even more.

There are no hard and fast rules for decorating a home with palm tree motifs. Personal style, space and aesthetic preferences are the only limits when choosing palm tree decor. A home decorator can browse home decor books and magazines for ideas, or scope out a local home decor shop for advice and available decorations.

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