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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2006 10:06:11 AM »

Well, I happen to be in a very tropical room. I painted a mural on one of my walls, with a setting sun, sillouette palm trees and a girl sitting on a hill with a surfboard. I have lots of picture frames, mobiles, rugs and things with shells, hula girls and palm trees. One thing I made, was a door stop from a rock, which I painted with the same sunset with palm trees to match the walls, and a lightswitch cover with the same design. I also made some candles by pouring wax into half coconut shells. I made some leis with fake flowers to hang over the corner of my mirror, and stuck random dried palm frans in the tops of the curtains. I wish I had pictures to show, it would be easier to see!

Sweet room!  It sounds delicious!  I would love to see a pic of your mural.  I am thinking of something similar for my bedroom...silhouetted  palm trees...but in monochromatic hues.  Here are a few grainy pics of a room I did...







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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2006 10:10:31 AM »

my friend had a room like this... ill tell you some of the cool stuff she did

she took hoola skirts ((plastic, or grass...it doesnt really matter i guess))
and put them around the bottom of her bed...
....i dont know if that made sence...but i cant think of the word for it...
she had a mirrored dresser/vanity thing...and she got lei's ((i know i spelt that wrong...the flower things)) and cut them and then put them all around her mirror, like lining it with flowers.
she had a hammock from a few years ago and she put that in the corner...
she stained/sanded her tv stand and made it look old and distressed
if you paint the walls a nice light blue that really sets the mood too.
ive always wanted to do this, and i prob. still will soon, but when you paint the walls, maybe paint on one wall, across from your bed, so you can see it, paint a mural ((i think thats what its called))...ie. paint palm trees, sand, water, sky, some clouds...maybe a surf board and some beach umbrellas.

ive always wanted to do this i hope yours turns out well!!!

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**EDIT**  well now that i post, and read the other posts, alot of my ideas were already shown, but not all. so i think with all these ideas you will have a great room!
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2006 10:35:52 AM »

You know I was thinking about a "tropical room" and you could take it in a completely different direction.  You could go with more of a British Colonial feeling with dark furniture and light fabrics. Here are a couple of examples I found by just googling "British Colonial decorations" I know NOTHING about any of these companies!

http://www.furniturestyles.net/european/english/colonial.html

http://www.danieljamesco.com/br.html

http://www.britishcolonialimports.com/

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_styles_english/article/0,1793,HGTV_3515_1377754,00.html

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/lr_accessories/article/0,2041,DIY_14069_2276533,00.html
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2006 02:27:00 PM »

Thanks for all the ideas!!  Smiley I like the idea of the British Colonial but i don't think it would work good in my room[maybe i should have called it hawiiany], but i really liked that idea.So thanks agian for the ideas!! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2006 07:59:51 PM »

maybe when ur done u can post pics?
id like to see how it comes out
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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2006 05:33:40 AM »

ok i'll post the pictures when it's done but that's not going until like christmas! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2006 09:54:48 AM »

just wondering if anyone has any moe ideas, or web sites for hawiian bedding and decorations?Thanks for the ideas so far once again.
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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2006 02:58:30 PM »

i went bed spread shopping today and i still haven't picked out a bed spread.I really need to pick one out soon because i have to decide what color to paint my room!! So if anyone knows a place where they sell bright and hawiian bedding. Please post the site and any other ideas! I'm so excited about getting to redo my room!!!Thanks for all of the ideas!!!! Smiley
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