Dress Up Your Bar With The Right Tiki Bar Accessories
A Tiki bar is the perfect addition to your backyard if you want to give your place a bit of tropical paradise appeal. It is easy enough to build a reasonably-sized Tiki bar as a weekend project, using bamboo and other authentic natural materials. People have always been attracted to Tiki-themed bars because of the way they exude an aura of relaxation and provide an escape from the stresses of our daily lives. Of course, the construction of your very own Tiki bar wouldn't be complete without the distinctive Tiki bar accessories that will give it a truly authentic look and feel.
Tiki torches are probably the most important accessories that you should place at the bar area. No Tiki bar or Tiki-themed gathering is ever complete without the mysteriously romantic flame of Tiki torches flickering in the background. In fact, you can instantly transform your place into an island paradise even with just a few Tiki-inspired decorations as long as you have some well-placed Tiki torches around. You may make your own Tiki torches from bamboo or choose from several styles and sizes that are now being sold online or in your local specialty shops.
Among the many elements that give Tiki culture its identity and distinction are its wooden carvings. You may put up a funky hand-carved sign at the entrance to your backyard to give your guests an idea of what to expect when they enter the area. You may also set up Tiki totem poles as bar stools and Tiki masks as wall decor. In keeping with the theme, the tables and chairs you set up for those who won't be staying at the bar should also be made from bamboo or carved wood. You may then use artificial or real tropical flowers as centerpieces and brightly-colored fabrics for place mats.
Now that your Tiki bar accessories are all in place, you will have to make sure that you have all the ingredients needed to make those fruity tropical concoctions. This is, after all a Tiki bar so people will naturally expect you to have those delicious rum punches ready. Stock up on fresh tropical fruits, fruit juices, grenadine, and rum. These are the most common ingredients in tropical drinks. Serve them in unique Tiki mugs with brightly-colored paper umbrellas and you'll never go wrong. You and your friends are now ready to enjoy a relaxing time on a romantic tropical island and imagine the waves lapping at the shore.
Don't hesitate to go all-out with your Tiki decorations and Tiki bar accessories. After all, most tropical havens are famous for being lavish both in style and color. Anything that has a tropical or Polynesian look should fit well with your Tiki bar and you may even want to carry the theme over to the interior of your house. Tiki bar accessories such as masks and bright fabrics can also serve as attractive in-house decor. This decorating style should help give your home an overall relaxing atmosphere and is sure to always make you look forward to coming home after a hard day's work.