Interiors Inspiration – Into the Tropics
sVibrant tropical prints have been adding a sense of fun to our wardrobes recently, so why not embrace the trend within your home too and add some instant summer cheer. This theme perfectly captures the best elements of the season with an explosion of zesty brights and wonderful prints inspired by the tropics – think palms, pineapples and colourful exotic birds. Whether you’re going all out with a full blown tropical paradise or aiming for a subtle hint of a holiday vibe, this interior scheme is an instant mood lifter for your living space.
Taking inspiration from the luscious leaves of a tropical rainforest and bringing a sense of the outdoors in, the key colour for the trend is green. If you’re feeling brave, try a bold palm print or block of colour on the walls, curtains or your sofa. The Fifty Nine large sofa looks great in Marl Green, and works well as a foundation for this scheme.If you’re after something punchy and full of personality, go bold with colourful accessories including rugs, scatter cushions and lampshades in a range of tropical themed designs including exotic birds and vibrant florals. Be brave with your accents and choose colourful items which make you smile such as a bright yellow pineapple lamp, some pink flamingo artwork or fruity shaped scatters.
For a more sophisticated look, try deep greens against an inky blue backdrop. Our Capri Olive colour looks fabulous on a leather sofa or leather armchair and lends itself perfectly to this type of scheme. Add a little colour to a darker foundation with printed scatters or statement artwork which will draw the eye. Flora, fauna and luscious leaf prints in tonal green shades will liven up the space without going OTT. Incorporate some gold accents to add a touch of glam and reflect light around the room.
For something more relaxed and subdued, balance lush greens with soft neutrals and incorporate natural materials like bamboo, cork and wicker for a hint of natural charm. Choose fabrics which reflect the colours, patterns and textures found in nature (we really like Blend Olive) and select a varied mix of furniture for an eclectic exotic look. Framing your favourite holiday snaps is a great way to add personality to your space, choose natural wooden frames to fit with the scheme. Finally, dot large house plants around the room or even fresh blooms such as Birds of Paradise.
Take inspiration from paradise and instantly revitalise your living space with the tropical trend. It’s all about bringing the outdoors in and choosing colours, shapes and patterns which will make you smile and remind you of holidays. For decorating ideas and room inspiration, take a look at our ‘Into the Tropics’ board on Pinterest.