If you’re a fellow pineapple lover, today is your lucky day. I’m sharing the 40 of my favorite pineapple home decor products for every room in your house!
During the most recent round of the One Room Challenge, I made over one of our teen daughter’s bedroom from an outdated, tiny closet of a room, into an updated boho bedroom dream! Said daughter is a huge pineapple lover. One of the requests she made for her room – pineapple home decor! I also love pineapples and have done a craft project or two around the fruit. I can’t say I blame her for loving them – there is just something so sweet and summery about this tropical fruit and these days pineapple decor is EVERYWHERE.
During the make-over, I put in a lot of time sourcing pineapple decor for the home and thought I’d share some of what I found. I had NO idea, so many pineapple-shaped home accent options existed – can you say pineapple diffuser or speaker?
If you are a pineapple lover or know someone who is, this is the list for you!
40 Pineapple Home Decor Products for People who love Pineapples
A few things on this list are in our daughter’s room and there are a few more I may be eyeing up for myself! With most items coming in under $50, I hope you find something on this list that you can love, too!
Are you thinking of throwing a Kentucky Derby party? If you’re hoping to celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports but don’t know where to start – this is your one-stop shop for inspiration and ideas.
Hello! We are throwing a surprise Kentucky Derby themed party for my mother-in-law’s 70th birthday, and we’re inviting you.
You know I love a party. So, when my sweet mother-in-law had a birthday coming up, my sisters-in-law and I put our heads together to come up with a way to celebrate her AND her birthday. Terry (my MIL) is a Kentucky girl and grew up on a horse farm – how cool is that?! My Sister-in-law had a fabulous idea to throw her a surprise Kentucky Derby themed party, and we all agreed. It was only fitting that we pull out the big hats and the bowties to celebrate her big day!
Ideas for hosting a cheer-worthy Kentucky Derby Party
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To keep it simple (and secret), we created a Facebook event to manage the guest and RSVP list. I created an invitation graphic and posted it in the group in printable form for those who prefer a printable invitation. We were still able to set the tone of the party by using the digital invite but without the hassle of a paper invitation – bonus: ease of an online solution.
In keeping with the theme, we asked our guests to wear fancy, derby hats and bowties. I think everyone had fun with the idea!
For fun, I made a few fascinatorsand decorated a few floppy hats.
To give us a southern country feel, we used a myriad of gingham and floral patterns, with accents of black and white stripes. I used my Cricut Diecut machine to cut out the horseshoe and the racing horse silhouettes. These accents brought the theme home in a simple way.
My Mother-in-Law’s birthday is at the end of March when there aren’t a plethora of flowers around. To bring spring to us, we decorated with extra large tissue and other flowers in abundance. I’ll have a tutorial up for how we made them shortly and will link back when I do.
The cupcake toppers and food labels carried on the theme in florals and hand-lettering script.
The floral chandelier was the perfect centerpiece for my spring table, and I was so excited to get to use it again in this setting. It might even look more beautiful on my Sister-in-law’s grand chandelier.
The food was straightforward and inexpensive to make, perfect for a crowd, and fit our theme. The menu included:
Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole – I followed this recipe almost exactly, but used turkey deli meat instead of roasted turkey to save on time, along with crisped turkey bacon as that was what I had in the house.
Pulled Pork with Slaw
Crudites Tray (Fancy for veggies)
Chicken nuggets – kids love ’em!
Pimento Dip and crackers – OMG – SO good and rave reviews from the Kentucky natives.
A must-have at a derby party, along with the basics like water and soda, we served mint juleps with a twist – strawberry mint julep punch to be exact. We also had all of the fixings for the Oaks Lily cocktail – the official drink of the of the Kentucky Oaks, the premier race for 3-year-old female horses that they’ve held each year on the day before the KentuckyDerby since 1875. And no, I did not know that – Google told me – but now we both do.
A self-serve drink table made beverage service easy, as did a multi-purpose punch. This drink recipe card was close by for those who wanted to add a bit of a zip – aka: bourbon – to their punch. The cocktail recipe card is part of the printables kit I created for the party – it will be available for download shortly!
I would have loved to serve our mint julep punch in silver julep cups, but that was a little out of our budget. Instead, we went with a silver-topped disposable cup – a similar look within our budget.
We can define Boho style as an eclectic decorating style blending colors, patterns, fabrics, and eras, with a big heaping scoop of “free spirit.” It would also be the style our daughter was striving for in her new boho bedroom. Read on for ideas on how to add this style to your own home and bedroom!
Hi. You thought I’d disappeared, didn’t you? In a way, I did – into our teen daughter’s bedroom. I’ve been swamped turning it into a glam bohemian chic fantasy, with a slight edge, full of gray and silver tones then mixed with soft pastels! But I’m done now, which means I’ve poked my head out and it’s time. What time? It’s Reveal Day! Today you get to see the AFTER of our 6-week One Room Challenge. I’m SO excited to show you how it turned out!
If you’re new here, let me say that this room started as the smallest and most awkwardly laid-out room in my home. There wasn’t enough room for anything but a single bed, no room for homework or applying make-up and no hangout space. On top of that, the style – or lack thereof – didn’t reflect my daughter’s interests or style one little bit. All the terrible before pictures are summarized for you below!
And without further adieu, here’s the after!
Can you believe it? I can’t even! Where do I start? Let’s start with the room layout!
The existing layout had a door or window on every wall. That coupled with a small footprint, the room was suited more to life as a giant closet rather than a bedroom. It was indeed a bedroom though, as it contained a closet. The closet layout, however, was worse than the room. It was small, cramped and half of it included a sloped ceiling – more unusable space.
A built-in bookcase acts as a side table and storage.
The (larger!)closet finds a new home with custom floor to ceiling built-ins. The mirrored doors help to make the room look larger and reflect tons of natural light from the nearby window.
Make-up and homework move to the opposite side of the room, leaving room for a new sitting area – a great place to curl up catch up on social media with a good book.
Let’s talk color. If you know me at all, this color palette is different from the bold colors I usually gravitate to, but I had a TON of fun playing with a different palette and style.
We pulled most of the color inspiration from the floral quilt. The quilt is a bit of an heirloom as it was in her parents home when they were married. We were going for a current and on-trend color palette, but with our girl switching houses every week, (her primary residence being her mother’s – we share custody) it was imperative that the room feels “homey” with items that had a history. The quilt was a perfect inspiration for this!
I pulled pastels of yellow, rose and pale blue from the bold pattern and laid them against a moody gray neutral and crisp white, finally mixing in metals of gold and both shiny silver, as well as brushed. The look is fun, trendy, and sophisticated.
To keep the room from feeling too stuffy, we added quirky elements throughout the room that upped the “fun” factor. The wall color has a hint of purple which is even more evident against the bright white trim – it’s a close match to a lilac color found in the quilt.
There was a danger that the new closet would stick out like a sore thumb. Continuing the paint color over the closet helps to prevent that and brings all the attention to the mirror detail. For contrast, the rest of the custom-built furniture is finished in warm oak tones and encouraged to show it’s imperfections.
Now, let’s talk furnishings. Given the (lack of) space I had to work with, every furnishing choice and placement was carefully thought out to maximize and increase functionality, and nearly everything had to be custom built to fit. Think tiny house in one room!
The bed platform is low – a platform bed was on the list of must-haves – but set high enough to accommodate drawers underneath at a later date, and was built to slide into the nook.
That chair! I was almost giddy to put it up finally, and you can bet I clocked some time testing it out – I had to make sure it was safe! I love that despite being an oversized piece, That chair because it’s suspended, leaving visible floor space underneath. Don’t even get me started on the boho vibe it gives off! #loveit
The desk area is where things get creative and even a bit innovative.
I wanted to keep the design modern and simplistic, but I needed storage. Too, the desk also had to function as both a make-up vanity AND a homework desk. Let’s face it – the make-up is NOT going to be put away unless it’s effortless to put it away if at all which means homework had to happen somewhere other than the desktop. Here’s what I came up with:
A hidden cubby stores the everyday essentials and ensures they are close at hand. A rolling cart takes care of the rest.
Homework can be done on the secret pull out writing tray, regardless of whether makeup is littering the top of the desk or not. The desk has a sleek, narrow, modern look that checks all of the boxes. The subtle dot pattern brings a tiny bit of fun and whimsy to an otherwise serious piece. This is by far my favorite part of the room – I’m so proud of how it turned out!
Let’s talk about wall art! The cactus canvas print is from Pier 1 and is precisely the statement I wanted over the bed. I love that it adds a little pop of color to an otherwise neutral space and that it pulls even more color out of our inspiration – the quilt.
Rather than go with a themed piece of art, I decided on the larger wall art pieces being those that can grow with her and are relatively classic. The watercolor print especially is something she’ll be able to use in many settings for many years to come.
I tried to keep the trends to room accents, so they are easily switched out as she grows and potentially grows tired of things, but with so many cute things out these days, it was a challenge!
Pineapple accents are everywhere – the girl LOVES pineapples. A small palm tree sits atop her desk, surrounded by succulents – small picture frames that glitter like gold hold pictures of her favorite people.
To improve lighting to the makeup area, we installed a battery operated under cabinet light to the underside of the shelf that hangs over the mirror. It gives off a good amount of light and is on a timer, ensuring it can turn itself off when left on. The price is right, too!
A few more shots –
So, there you have it! Six weeks are done and done. It was so worth it – Finally, a room for her that meets all of her needs AND gives her space to stretch out.
It was SO fun revealing it to her yesterday and almost like we were on an episode of house crashers. You can catch the video of that here!
Thanks so much for following along with me on yet another crazy journey. I appreciate your support and all of your comments! Cheers!