Fashion designers must have been dreaming of Bali Ha’i this year. The latest fashion runways for summer featured models in Hawaiian prints and lush banana leaves.
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
A tropical wall canvas trio in bright colors and a vase of saw palmetto cuttings add an island vibe to this living room. Photo: Homepolish
Here are some of the freshest tropical decorating ideas bound to give your home a little bit of island vibe.
Funky and Cool Tropical Living Rooms
Tropical urban loft living with panels of banana leaf wallpaper. Photo: Z Gallerie
Modern tropical design that’s subtle featuring lattice-pattern fabric and elephant leaves on a ceiling light fixture. Photo: Touch Interiors
The jungle influence in this room comes from the pops of emerald green and the banana leaf throw on the sofa. Photo: Indie and Co.
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
Tropical design doesn’t have to always be green. This luxurious bedroom in blacks, greys and whites creates a contemporary resort look. Photo: Jigsaw Interior Design
Paradise-inspired design featuring a rich leather bed, house plants and Anthropologie tropical bedding. Photo: Anthropologie UK
Home Office in an Island Style Design
A light and airy salmon-color tropical wallpaper lightens and brightens this Mid-Century Modern office. Photo: Coordonné Wallpaper
Tropical Inspiration Dining Rooms
A large and fluid tropical print is the dramatic focal point in this resort-inspired home constructed with rich, exotic, dark wood built-ins throughout. Photo: Area Planz
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
This kitchen features an easy-to-clean vinyl palm leaf wallpaper as a backsplash. The look is tied in with other tropical print accents like tea towels and china. Photo: House of Hackney
Update a tired backsplash by having a vibrant image printed in a large size and mounted behind glass to protect it from stovetop splatters. Photo: Lucy G Splashbacks
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 …read more