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Rumor of the demise of tropical decor has been greatly exaggerated. This decor is alive and well in 2018, and probably will be for a long time to come. The most recent resurgence of this style can be laid firmly at the feet of the Pantone 2017 color of the year, “Greenery.”
The trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down in 2018, in fact, it is growing. And why not? This style is always fun and fresh, letting you add tons of bold color or subtle hints of tropical elements to your interior design. Tropical patterns are inspired by nature, and in line with trends that highlight organic colors, textures, and forms. So, whether you want a little or a lot of tropical decor in your home, here are three important tips for getting it just right.
Let’s start with furniture. The basics: natural materials such as rattan, wicker, and bamboo create a tropical vibe. The gorgeous, glass-topped Bali Hai Capri Square Cocktail Table with its ever-popular leather-wrapped, reeded legs and decorative rattan stretchers is the perfect piece to ground your tropical decor. The glass top makes it seem light and airy in the space, but the rattan legs give it some weight.
The cocktail table is surrounded by other pieces from the Tommy Bahama Bali Hai Collection, decked out in big tropical colors. The botanical print and brightly striped pillows add color and comfort to the space. The colors are echoed in occasional chairs that also feature tropical details.
The great thing about this collection is that you can customize the colors to suit your taste and color palette. Like tropical woods, but not keen on bright colors? Or maybe you like a bigger, bolder print on the sofa or chairs. It’s your choice: these pieces come with 1,251 cover options to choose from.
For example, these Bali Hai Glen Isle Chairs feature a bold, botanical print that brings the tropics into your family room, den, or even an out-of-the-way nook perfect for reading or just ruminating. In the room above you can see this same chair in a coordinating print; here they take center stage with big leaves and bright colors.
From trays to cushions, rugs, and end tables, accent pieces can add dimension to your tropical theme. Another way to bring in a little more tropical decor is with a show-stopping carved tropical chest. Adorned with carved flowers, palms, and tropical grasses, the Landara Balboa Tropical Carved Chest amps up the tropical vibe in any room. Perfect on its own, it also complements any decor. Here, the chest is accessorized with botanical prints and iron candlesticks that bring a touch of whimsy to the decor.
Whimsy is an important part of tropical themes, and this quirky Landara Sea Horse Lamp Table has whimsy to spare. It lets you take a little vacay in your mind, transporting you to a bright sandy beach or colorful coral reef.
The last element you can use to create a tropical vibe in your decor is wallpaper. Tropical-themed wallpaper runs the gamut from large, botanical leaves that are the focal point of the space, to colorful flowers or playful pineapples. Whether bright and bold, or super subtle, these designs are full of fun and are sure to be a real talking point in your space. Depending on the colorway, even a big pattern can be clean and calm in your space.
There’s plenty of evidence that tropical decor is here to stay. It could be because it brings us to a faraway place and lets our imaginations run wild. Or it could be because we all crave a little greenery in our interiors. However you imagine your tropical decor is up to you, but either way, you’re going to have a lot of fun with it. It’s all about the beach, the palms, the flowers, and other design elements that make you feel like you are surrounded by tropical breezes and gentle waves.
If you are interested in adding tropical decor to your home, contact us to speak with one of our in-house design professionals today.