How to Bring Paradise to Your Home


Even if you’re the type of traveler that prints out itemized packing lists and detailed daily resort itineraries, you can’t account for every situation when booking flights and hotel rooms.

Unfortunately, circumstances beyond your control can postpone or cancel your vacation plans. It’s tough to stay home when all you can think about is the beach-side resort you booked months ago.

While you can’t predict what life might throw your way, there’s no reason you can’t make the best of your time at home. If you were going to take the week off of work anyway, you might as well spend that vacation time making your home as relaxing as possible.

What could be better than the relaxation of paradise paired with all the comforts of home?

No matter how stressful life becomes, if you make your backyard or home its own paradise, you’ll always have a spot to lounge and drink piña coladas — even if they aren’t out of coconuts.

Here are some ideas on how you can replicate your tropical vacation without ever leaving home.

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Staycation Ideas: Why Travel or Fly When You Can Stay Home and Bring the Oasis to You?

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Vacations give you a chance to unwind and forget about the stress and anxiety surrounding your everyday life. However, traveling for a vacation is not always possible. But just because you’re staying put, you can still relax and unwind with your very own staycation.

A staycation doesn’t mean you have to stay in your bathrobe all day eating cereal and watching Netflix — unless that sounds like your personal paradise. For those who love the glitz and glamour of a tropical vacation, there are tons of ways to bring the oasis to you. Here are some things to do on a staycation to make it feel

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Care & Maintenance Tips For Your Thatch Umbrella

Thatch umbrellas are beautiful, exotic fixtures that transform any place into a tropical paradise. They’re also eco-friendly, easy to install and long-lasting. However, to keep your thatch umbrella looking and performing its best throughout its life, you’ll need to perform a few simple maintenance tasks from time to time. In this article, we’ll cover the types of thatch commonly used for thatch umbrellas and what type of upkeep you can expect to do for each.

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How To Make Bamboo Walls

How to Make Bamboo Walls

Looking for a way to add a unique look to a structure you are planning to build in your yard? Adding bamboo instead of wood offers a unique and fresh element to your home. You can also use bamboo products to bring natural beauty to the interior design of your home, using our various bamboo wall ideas as your guide.

Bamboo walls add a decorative accent to your interior and exterior walls. Whether you are redesigning your patio or adding an accent wall to your bedroom, bamboo is a great option for you. We’ll show you how to have fun designing your DIY bamboo wall.

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Eco-Friendly Benefits of Building With Bamboo

Eco-Friendly Building With Bamboo

Bamboo has a myriad of uses for sustainable, eco-friendly building. Whether you want to construct tiki huts or bars, bamboo is a sturdy, outdoor wood option that will last. Unlike other forms of wood, bamboo has a low weight and sturdy structure. It proliferates, making it an ideal sustainable building product. Discover more about the ways bamboo benefits the environment and how you can make it your wood of choice.

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Which Type of Tropical Matting Is Best for Me?

Types of Tropical Matting

You want to add texture and a tropical feel to a space, but maybe you don’t know how. You could add bamboo furniture or other products, but what if you want to enhance walls, ceilings and other surfaces? Tropical matting is your answer.

From natural to synthetic, there are plenty of types of tropical matting to choose from in your search. We’ll help you decide which type of tropical matting is best for you, along with some ideas on where to use it and the benefits. Not sure what tropical matting is exactly? We’ve got that covered, too.
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History of Bamboo and Its Usage

Bamboo History and Usage

Bamboo is a beautiful building material that’s appearing in more buildings and homes. You’ll find sustainable flooring options, island-inspired furniture, rustic decorations and more when you look for bamboo products. Cultures have used bamboo for countless purposes for centuries. Some of those innovative bamboo applications inspired how we use the material today. If you’ve ever wondered how bamboo usage developed into what it is today, read on for the intriguing history of bamboo.
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How to Create a Luxury Feel Using Tropical Décor

Luxury feel using tropical decor

You want the tropical style for your home or business, but don’t want it to feel overwhelming. You can strike the perfect balance between a tropical theme and a high-end feel with the proper décor.

Luxurious tropical décor in your business or home creates an escape that visitors are sure to enjoy. The combination of design elements makes your space suited for any guest with any style, and it can work in almost any home or business. To get this versatile look, learn how to create a luxury feel using tropical décor and furnishings.
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Bug-Proofing Your Backyard

Bug Proof your yard

Winter is little more than a memory, spring is in full swing and before you know it, it’s going to be summer again. That means long evenings spent on the back porch, grilling out with your favorite summer salads and packing away all your winter coats for the season. Unfortunately, spring and summer also come with a few not-so-fun things as well. One of those things that might put a damper on your season is the arrival of all the summer bugs.

Not only can bugs make you miserable as you sit outside trying to enjoy the summer, but they can also have genuinely harmful effects on your trees, bushes, flowers and other backyard trappings. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. Whether you’re dealing with mosquitoes, moths, caterpillars, beetles or some other kind of pest, you don’t have to just put up with them. There are plenty of practical solutions to this problem.

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