Did you know the pineapple is an important symbol in American folk art? If you visit historical homes in Williamsburg, you’ll often see this motif prominently displayed in some of the most beautiful homes. It’s considered to be a warm, friendly symbol of hospitality. The pineapple can make an appealing statement in your own home when you use it to decorate your kitchen and other casual rooms in your home. Here’s how to brighten a kitchen by decorating with pineapple kitchen décor:
Pineapple kitchen décor: Create a pineapple theme for a casual dinner
When you’re ready to create a unique centerpiece for a casual dinner party, Find a large, darkly stained wooden bowl and create a centerpiece using a fresh pineapple as the center focus. Surround the pineapple in the bowl with the fresh fruits and greenery of your choice. It’s a great way to make your dinner guests feel welcome. Buy a rubber stamp with a pineapple theme at your local craft store and create hand stamped place cards for each guest using your pineapple stamp. Pick up the colors in the fresh pineapple in your tablecloth, napkins, and placemats. Serve pineapple punch and freshly grilled pineapple with dinner as a sweet and healthy treat that’s consistent with your pineapple theme.
Pineapple kitchen décor: Collect pineapple ceramic pieces for your kitchen
Nothing brightens up a kitchen counter more than a vibrantly colored pineapple cookie jar. There are various online sites that carry a variety of ceramic pineapple themed kitchen décor items including pineapple salt and pepper shakers, pineapple bowls, and even pineapple themed ceramic mugs. You can not only decorate your counters with these ceramic pieces but you can place them on your table to create a theme. The pineapple has such a warm and welcoming connotation, it always creates a vibrant, happy impression.
Pineapple kitchen décor: Give the walls a pineapple theme
You can create a pineapple theme on kitchen walls using two methods. You can select wallpaper with a pineapple theme, although this may be too overwhelming for some kitchens. The other option is to stencil the borders of the walls with the pineapple motif to add a touch of color and additional cheer. You can also buy pineapple wallpaper borders if you don’t feel comfortable with the stenciling process. Another option is to display framed photos of pineapples housed in antique wooden frames on the walls. These will surely brighten up a small, dark kitchen.
When you decorate your kitchen with pineapple kitchen décor, be prepared for lots of compliments. Everyone feels cheered when they look at this colorful tropical fruit.