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36 Tropical Decorating Ideas Fresh Off the Fashion Runways

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.

Tropical fashion runway looks. Photo (left to right): Max Mara, Patricia Bonaldi, Leonard Paris (2), Patricia Bonaldi

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
Tropical Pop Art -

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

Panels of tropical wallpaper in an urban living room -

Tropical urban loft living with panels of banana leaf wallpaper. Photo: Z Gallerie

leaf detail on lighting fixture -

Modern tropical design that’s subtle featuring lattice-pattern fabric and elephant leaves on a ceiling light fixture. Photo: Touch Interiors

Emerald green accents for tropical design -

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.

Banana leaf fabric sectional and wallpaper -

Fun, maximalist tropical design featuring leaf pattern wallpaper and sectional. Photo: Alex Fulton Design

Tropical Decorating Ideas for the Bedroom

Tropical wallpaper nooks -

Avoid a paradise theme overload by using wallpaper sparingly; like behind these alcove bookcases. Photo: Rikki Snyder

Contemporary resort decorating ideas -

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

Island style bedroom -

Paradise-inspired design featuring a rich leather bed, house plants and Anthropologie tropical bedding. Photo: Anthropologie UK

Home Office in an Island Style Design

Tropical mid-century modern -

A light and airy salmon-color tropical wallpaper lightens and brightens this Mid-Century Modern office. Photo: Coordonné Wallpaper

Tropical Inspiration Dining Rooms

Tropical leaf painted wall mural -

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

Pineapple wallpaper in the dining room -

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

palm print wallpaper kitchen -

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

Kitchen tropical backsplash -

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

Celadon leaf tiles -

A geometric leaf-pattern tile by Fireclay Tile in a celadon tone is tropical resort at its best. The crisp, cool celadon color pairs beautifully with white. Photo: M. Walter Design

Minimalist Tropical Decorating for a Contemporary Feel

A minimalist resort inspired living room -

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

contemporary island design -

This contemporary living room has a tropical vibe thanks to small …read more      

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