Home design follows fashion closely and tropical style has started popping up in the coolest apartments and houses. If you love the idea of adding a little island-chic to your home or apartment, some of the easiest ways to get the look fast involve adding:
- Tropical print wallpaper (pick the removable, easy to peel style if you’;re renting)
- A wall mural
- A large, potted indoor plant like a fig, bird of paradise, palm, rubber tree or elephant ear
- Art work in a gallery wall pattern
- A focal wall in a painted emerald green or lime green
- Accessories like pillows, a throw or area rug
- Hawaiian print bedding
- Tropical fabric for a headboard, arm chair or curtains
Funky and Cool Tropical Living Rooms
Fun, maximalist tropical design featuring leaf pattern wallpaper and sectional. Photo: Alex Fulton Design
Tropical Decorating Ideas for the Bedroom
Avoid a paradise theme overload by using wallpaper sparingly; like behind these alcove bookcases. Photo: Rikki Snyder
Home Office in an Island Style Design
Tropical Inspiration Dining Rooms
Whimsical pineapple wallpaper for island living. Rattan light pendants add to the tropical island vibe. Aloha! Photo: Chango & Co.
Bring the jungle tropics in with a full-size photomural wall to serve as the room’;s theme and focal point. The live, potted rubber tree does well indoors and adds extra dimension. Photo: Disbar Wallpapers
Kitchens with a Modern Jungle Design
Minimalist Tropical Decorating for a Contemporary Feel
Turn your neutral living room into a tropical oasis this weekend by adding some oversized, potted fig trees, modern tropical print throw pillows and chartreuse-color curtains to your space. Photo: Shaw Coates
This contemporary living room has a tropical vibe thanks to small touches like the splashes of green and turquoise, an elephant ear plant, island-style throw pillows and the plant terrarium on the coffee table. Photo: Hamish Murray Construction
The pattern-leaf wallpaper in a dark, rich tone creates an intimate feel in this minimalist dining room. Photo: Brewster Home Fashions
Bold Tropical Wall Murals
Accent your headboard and highlight your room’;s theme with a boldly patterned wall mural or wallpaper. Photo: Michelle Workman
Although this wallpaper is dramatic, it feels light and airy because of the watercolor paint effect. The parrots in the pattern break up the green and feel 3-dimensional. Photo: Coordonné Wallpaper
Florals are another big design trend for this year. This floral mural is inspired by Hawaii’;s lush landscapes. Photo: Coordonné Wallpaper
A Tropical Oasis Bathroom
Tropical Wall Art
A calming, earthier version of tropical Miami living featuring photo prints of tropical leaves and textured textiles in layered earth tones. Photo: DWD, Inc.
Close-up shots of leaves and bamboo have been printed and mounted on board to create the multi-dimensional tropical wall look. The art is highlighted by the grasscloth wallpaper behind it. Photo: GM Construction
Tropical Bathroom Wallpaper Ideas
Wallpaper and window film ideas for a powder room or bathroom add the tropical jungle theme to these rooms. Photos (top left, clockwise): Oonagh Ryan Architects, The Window Film Company, Kohler, Pal + Smith.
Urban-Chic Leaf Print Wallpaper for a Modern Island Vibe
Rich greys and blacks update the tropical island look and make the effect luxurious and contemporary. Photos (left to right): Meredith Heron Design, Judith Balis Interiors, Creative Interior Design.
Banana Leaf Fabric for Headboards and Curtains
Bright Tropical Prints for Decorating
A tropical theme to your decorating is meant to be bright and cheery. Look for patterns and colors that are bold and graphic. Photos (left to right): Emma Blomfield, eDezeen.
Regardless of where you live, tropical decorating is a great way to add some life and color into a room. As you see, adding tropical decor doesn’;t have to be an exclusively green color scheme. There are plenty of other colors, textures and prints available ranging from modern and minimalist to lifelike photomurals to abstract interpretations.
Which of the tropical decorating ideas did you like best?
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