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Tiki Timmo
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Joined: Jul 25, 2013
Posts: 2
From: mid west
Posted: 2014-01-02 5:28 pm   Permalink

So I'm setting up my first real home tiki lounge in a second living room (12'x16'). I could use some tips on what to do with my walls on a budget. I tried to paint a faux grasscloth, but it doesn't show up. I have tapa cloth for the ceiling, so not sure I want it on the walls too. Not sure I want to do bamboo fencing or matting either. Hmm.. just not sure. Any advice or tips? I searched the internet and it looks like bamboo, Lauhala, and tapa cloth are the most common. What other options are there?

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4159
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-01-02 6:20 pm   Permalink

I'd start by looking at all 10 pages here
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5808
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-01-02 8:24 pm   Permalink

Agree...there are so many different styles posted here. Take your time and sketch out what you want and where. If there are any home bars in your area, link up with those folks so you can see some live. Sometimes it is good to collect your swag now and then it will give you time to review the pictures in this forum. Best of luck to you...post a picture of your space so people can give you suggestions.

 
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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 484
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2014-01-02 9:32 pm   Permalink

I used straw beach mats for the ceiling. Got them for $2 a piece. It actually came out pretty cool. Then I scored a huge roll of tapa that I used for the walls. Very inexpensive.

 
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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
Posts: 411
From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2014-01-02 11:19 pm   Permalink

I would look at the different Trader Vic's interiors,

They use a lot of wallpaper that looks like tapa cloth:



Here is one that they use ceramic tiles:



You might even try something with cork floats:



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MaukaHale
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2014-01-02 11:31 pm   Permalink

Here's an interesting idea from a vintage TV that was once owned by Merv Griffin:



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Tiki Timmo
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Joined: Jul 25, 2013
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From: mid west
Posted: 2014-01-03 4:42 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the tips. Apologies if this was a redundant topic. I know that bugs some people who use forums. I just haven't fond a lot of useful information yet and I live in a very un-tiki part of the mid-west. Not a lot of inspiration around here.

 
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