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Are you dreaming of a relaxed, laid-back vacation? Why not re-imagine your home with Florida-inspired interior decor? In contrast to industrial chic or farmhouse style, making your home into a vacation paradise is on trend this summer. From the porch to the living room, through the bedrooms, this style is as fresh as it is elegant.
If you want your home to have a Florida vacation vibe, the first thing you need to do is bring in the colors. There’s nothing wrong with blacks, browns, or even neutrals, but they won’t give you the tropical feel you want. You need bright corals, hot pinks, fragrant greens, tangy limes, and cool blues.
Not all at once, of course. Pick one as your main color, a secondary color, and an accent color. Use pillows for pops of color and pattern. When your home looks colorful and bright, you will feel like you are on a permanent vacation. Adding a bright piece of furniture, such as the Twin Palms Raffia Accent Chest by Tommy Bahama is the perfect storage and display piece for any room in your home.
Botanical prints on your pillows not only bring in color, but also add tropical flair. Tropical plants, such as palms and colorful curtains will liven your room and create a warm and relaxing space. Strike a balance between the right plant size and the right amount of green in each room. A little pop of color from a hip houseplant goes a long way. Personalize the space with beach-inspired accessories and a curated collection of mementos from your favorite vacations.
Light is key to Florida-inspired style and your home should have plenty of it, especially natural light. Natural light streaming in through your windows will lighten up the entire room. Try plantation shutters in the living room to let in the light.
Many Florida homes have sliding glass doors leading to porches and balconies. Use sheer curtains that give you privacy but don’t block the light. Your porch can become an extension of your home during the pleasantly cool winter months. With plenty of light, the exuberant Glen Isle Chair from Tommy Bahama brightens up the living room or covered porch with exuberant island style. This cozy lounge chair is perfect for working a touch of tropical resort style into any room.
Every day will feel like a vacation when you turn your home into a tropical oasis. You can always start with small touches, such as botanical prints on the walls, tropical patterns on pillows, and a few small furniture pieces. If you want to turn your home into an oasis of calm that lets you relax like you are on vacation, visit a Baer's Furniture store near you and ask to speak to one of our in-house designers.