20 Ways to Bring Tiki-Bar Style Home

Cultivate a south-Pacific-inspired, festive-but-laid-back vibe at your place with modern wicker furniture, bold tropical textiles and, of course, a few of those classic mugs.

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July 25, 2018

Photo By: Steven Randazzo

Best Fronds

Welcome to techno-tiki: Available in 15 different colors and finishes (neon, mirrored, metallic and more), these laser-cut swizzles take retro cocktails in a decidedly 21st-century direction. BUY IT: The Roc Shop, $14 and up for six

Get Into the Grove

No palm forest in your living room? No problem: Plant this woven rattan-and glass number next to the sofa. BUT IT: Urban Outfitters, $299

Top-Shelf Tippling

Old Hollywood visits the islands via this elegant piece: Its gilded surfaces are right at home among formal furnishings, and its bamboo limbs lend it a Polynesian pedigree. BUY IT: Society Social, $650

Natural Wonders

Say this five times fast: He serves hors d’oeuvres in souvenirs from the seashore. (These reusable king scallop shells are safe for the grill, microwave and oven.) BUY IT: Sur La Table, $7 for four

Retro Surf

This limited-edition, signed-and stamped giclée print reproduction of a classic travel poster will bring sunshine to your space all year long. BUY IT: EncorePrintSociety via Etsy, $10 and up

Bookish Barware

Crack open a copy of The Old Man and the Sea and serve up daiquiris in tankards that pay tribute to their best-known fan: Yup, that’s Ernest Hemingway’s grizzled mug. BUY IT: Cheeky Tiki, $20

Welcome to the Jungle

All of the rainforest atmosphere, none of the humidity (or swarms of mosquitoes) — isn’t design grand? Paper a single statement wall with this lush print, or go wild and surround yourself with greenery. BUY IT: CB2, $359 per 27' roll

Uptown-Island Style

Handcrafted in Indonesia by local artisans, this chair is the sweet spot between casual chic and upscale resort-style elegance. Dial up its tropical impact with a boldly-patterned cushion or keep things simple with a classic, summery white. BUY IT: Pier 1, $270

Shelfie Bait

Named one of the World’s 50 Best Bars by Drinks International, Three Dots and a Dash has been satisfying Chicago’s thirst for handcrafted tiki drinks since 2013. One of their limited-edition signature mugs, in turn, can be the focal point of your home bar in perpetuity. BUY IT: Three Dots and a Dash, $75

Gleaming Gift

Pineapples have long been a symbol of hospitality, so it goes without saying that sharing a pair of these glasses (with lids that double as stands) is a thoughtful way to thank a host. It also goes without saying that you’ll want to pick some up for yourself. BUY IT: Sur La Table, $35 for two

Green Piece

Lacy palm fronds: An excellent way to evoke the tropics, yet less-than-ideal servers for most snacks. Enter this on-trend melamine tray, fashioned to resemble a massive Monstera leaf and sturdy enough to last through patio parties for years to come. BUY IT: Terrain, $38

Postcards From the Past

In ready-to-hang distressed wood frames, these nostalgic giclée prints are a ready-made gallery wall. Who says summer ever has to end? BUY IT: PBteen, $59 and up

Vintage Hibiscus

More versatile than a kitschy "aloha shirt" print, this oversized bloom is the perfect splash of color for a bed, loveseat or barstool (hey, why not?). BUY IT: Society6, $30 and up

Coastal Charm

Handwoven from long-lasting seagrass around a wrought-iron frame, this sculptural piece will be the star of your outdoor living space for years to come. (Psst: It’s also the perfect vessel for casual floral arrangements.) BUY IT: Anthropologie, $98

Old-School Accessory

New Orleans bar owner Pat O’Brien dreamed up a fruity quaff served in a hurricane-lamp-shaped glass as a new way to tackle the World-War-II-era whiskey shortage (and rum surplus). More than 70 years later, that sweet drink — and that swooping vessel — are tropical cocktail classics. BUY IT: Crate and Barrel, $4

Aloha All Over

Give a tired piece of furniture an island-inspired makeover with this upholstery-grade, straight-from-Honolulu cotton barkcloth (which also works wonders as bedding or a window treatment). BUY IT: HawaiianFabricNBYond via Etsy, $15 per yard

Beach Glass

Once used by deep-sea fishermen to keep their lines and nets from sinking, floats like this one are sturdier than the briny bubbles they resemble — and they evoke the ocean with more finesse than a gnarled old pile of rope, wouldn’t you say? (Sorry, tiki-bar nets.) BUY IT: SEASTYLE via Etsy, $39

Summery Storage

No room for a bar cart? No problem: Available in warm white or natural rattan, this three-tiered shelf is ready for duty as a mini — and makes a mighty fine occasional table or bath caddy as well. BUY IT: The Company Store, $289

Wild Night

Try something exotic in the bedroom: Dream of your next tropical getaway in this four-piece, jungle-themed comforter set. BUY IT: Tommy Bahama, $300

Birds of Paradise

If Tiffany & Co. sold lawn flamingos, they might look a little something like these fellows. Hand-cast in solid brass, they’re the beachy bling you didn’t even know your coffee table needed. BUY IT: Jonathan Adler, $198 and up