With all the buzz about the Olympic Games in Rio, I can’t help but be inspired by native Brazilian elements. And considering we are smack dab in the middle of summer, it only makes sense that I’ve got pineapples on the brain!
Decorating with pineapples in the home is old news- this funky fruit has been a symbol of warmth, welcome, and hospitality in European architecture since the 17th century. I plan on having a few girlfriends over to watch the Olympic games, and I want to add a touch of Rio festivity to my home without dealing with the fuss of decorations. So, I found a few inexpensive pineapple pieces that I know will make any home feel welcoming and warm throughout the year!
This cream and gold pineapple pillow is the perfect embellishment to your sofa. You can’t get more obvious than a giant, singular pineapple, but it doesn’t feel over the top at all in these neutral colors. Plus, it doesn’t upstage the rest of your decor and will make your space flow seamlessly from summer to fall.
A decorative piece that also functions as a wine chiller? That’s right, this adorable metal pineapple opens up to function as anything your heart desires- and in this case, my heart desires a cold glass of Pinot Grigio.
You didn’t think I would make a post about pineapples and not use the real thing, did you? If you plan on grabbing a pineapple at the grocery store to serve for your Olympic party, why not grab an extra as a center piece? And hey, while you’re at it, spray paint it a fun color. Hot pink is perfect for summer, and gold will add a touch of class to your table. Just think twice before chopping up a painted pineapple to eat!