Bright Island Style for Florida Homes
They say that everything is bigger in Texas, but when it comes to island-style d?cor,
everything is brighter in Florida. This bright and cheerful d?cor is perfect for the
warm, tropical days Florida is famous for. But turning your home into a tropical
paradise takes a little finesse and a keen eye for quirky, eclectic island-style
Spice It Up with Bamboo and Rattan
Wicker, rattan, and bamboo are trending in a big way these days. In fact, islandstyle furniture made from these materials has never really been out of style. Look
for items with a sense of whimsy and fun, like this sweet Bali Hai Hibiscus Round Accent Table from Tommy Bahama. This woven rattan table, featuring a crushed
bamboo top will bring a decidedly island feel to your home. The table complements
the Harborside Sofa from the same collection. The subtle use of tropical prints and
classic stripes in citrus colors give the room a breezy, tropical Florida feel.
Collections and Curios Are “In” Again
Collections and curios never really went out of style, right? We all still have them, so
let’s show them off. A beautiful etagere filled with specimen coral, shells, and books
gives a space a sense of place and history. And, there’s nothing better than
combining two elements of island-style in one furniture piece. The Bali Hai Atlantis Etagere does just that. Its island-inspired leather-wrapped rattan and decorative
latticework make it both functional and stylish. Add two to your space for extra
impact. Fill it with the curios and mementos that you love.
Bedrooms Deserve Star Treatment
Subtly sea-gray walls create a soothing mood in this island-inspired bedroom. The Ivory Key Queen Pritchard’s Bay Panel Bed from Tommy Bahama features leatherwrapped rattan and Chippendale-inspired design. Burnished silver leaf finials and a
crisp white finish bring the look together. Subtle tropical colors on the throw pillows
and accent chair add depth to the room’s palette.
Bedrooms are for relaxing and rejuvenating, so crisp and luxurious bedding is a
must. Silver lamps, glass vases, and a sisal rug give the room an island resort vibe.
Let Nature Be Your Inspiration
Shapes and colors found in nature are a big part of island style, so let nature inspire
your choices. Pulling inspiration from nature also gives you a chance to play and
have fun. You can see this in the Landara Balboa Tropical Carved Door Chest from
Tommy Bahama. This gorgeous, carved tropical chest adds pizzazz to any dining
room, living room, or bedroom. A staggering amount of interior storage makes this
island-style furniture piece both practical and beautiful.
This sunny, cheerful d?cor transforms your home into a tropical oasis. It’s easy to
see why it is enduringly popular and continually reinvented. Choose bright colors,
the tropical accents, and unique island style furniture to create colorful, bright
island style in your Florida home.
Looking for help to bring your vision to life? Talk to one of our in-house designers at
a Baer’s Furniture location near you.