Or we would do shopping in the air conditioning. The first thing, of course, was a bed. He chose a headboard that fit within one inch of the wall!
The special turtle three panel art was made by our Maui artist friends who also moved back to the mainland to be with brand new grandchildren. Forgive the crazy room colors. This one is our ocean room. The guest room is the tropical forest room. Calming vanilla in the rest of the house and we did have a wine colored accent wall (have since painted that vanilla as it lightened up the whole room) Corny but we love it.
We rented living room furniture for a month to see what arrangement we liked best. We bought old people conversation pit furniture ... a sofa and a loveseat that are all recliners! And arranged a round glass coffee table in the middle .. no sharp edges to attack our shins and room to recline without moving it. It kinda makes the room look bigger since you can see right through it. Same with end tables.
I remember the shopping experience of every stick of furniture in that place. The bar stools are part of the dining set. If we have eight people over, we have eight chairs. If my sister was trying to teach me bridge, we had four chairs. If the crowd on the back deck grew, we could easily take them outside.
A friend (neighbor) found that Buddha box (above the lamp) and our other friend/neighbor installed a small light inside, then hung it for us. The stand alone chair was purchased from another other close friend when they had to move back to the mainland.
We brought VERY few items over to Maui, only things that would fit in a suitcase or carry on. It was a process and we took every step together.