When most people decorate for Christmas, they think of creating a cozy vibe with lush materials and exquisite decorations. But if you live in a tropical climate, you may be more likely to hang ten on Christmas Day. Decorating in a traditional fashion will seem out of place with the sun blazing in the sky.
If temperatures are warm at the end of the year where you live, you may prefer to do a tropical Christmas. Here are some ideas that will set you on the right path.
Radical Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree will be the ideal place to go all out surf. If you search online for tropical or beach inspired Christmas ornaments, there are plenty to choose from. A surfin’ Santa, seashells and holiday fishing boats are just some you can choose from. Hang these on your tree to get that warm weather holiday vibe going.
Add Tropical Christmas Lights
Christmas is the time to decorate with lights. Instead of using conventional holiday lights, go for those with a surf theme. String patio lights around the home that feature shells, pineapples, palm trees and other tropical elements. These can even be used to decorate the tree.
Bring in House Plants
House plants are perfect for adding to your décor aesthetic. They freshen the air, they bring the outside in and they are trending in the world of design.
To get that tropical theme just right, consider adding palm plants like the yucca palm or the sago palm. These will do well in warm temperatures and do not need a lot of maintenance. The majestic palm is a small tree like plant that may even double as a Christmas tree.
Place your plants in festively decorated pots to get the best of both worlds.
Beach Mason Jars
Mason jars make great Christmas decorations. You can fill them with the elements of your choice and use them as centerpieces that can be placed on dining room tables, mantles and more.
Make your mason jar your own by adding sand and shells from the beach as well as a tropical themed Santa.
Mix the Conventional with the Bizarre
Combining traditional Christmas elements with tropical elements take a melding of worlds that may combine the conventional with the bizarre. If you like this idea, make the most of it by placing a pink pelican in the middle of a wreath. A fruit display with items like kiwi and pineapple complemented by Christmas ribbons will also be worth a second glance.
If you live in a warm climate, conventional decorations may not be for you. The ideas in this article will help you take your tropical Christmas to the next level. What will you be doing to bring the beach into your décor?