Go natural with lush tropical vibes
Interiors are working the tropical vibe to embrace nature and bring pure lushness to a room. Flamboyant design and standout shades transform a wall, window, or piece of furniture, in striking style. Better still, plant prints work wonders with a huge range of colours from neutrals to naturals and bright jewel shades while exotic fragrances enhance the look.
There’s no need to play it safe, be wildly creative and adventurous to reap results. To keep the look versatile, tropical prints are not confined to one particular look. Curtains, blinds, soft furnishings, luxe rugs and even accessories for our technology are made brighter with leafy designs.
This back-to-nature love is a much-loved theme for 2017. “Greenery” is the Pantone Color of The Year 2017. “Greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose,” says Leatrice Eisenman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. See Zesty Green to Freshen up Interiors, for more green ideas.
Diehard fans of neutral shades need not despair – simply resort to layering or contrasting within a room. Print cushions on cream sofas; white-painted chairs against palm-print wallpaper; and leafy roller blinds contrasting with solid colours on walls are effortless ways to mix and match the look. You can even pack prints in the suitcase for a summertime break. Dolce & Gabbana banana leaf print swimsuit has gorgeous, hot tropical vibes, as does Hermes beachwear with its Beach tunic in “Savana Dance” printed cotton voile.
Home Fragrance picks up on the trend too with blossom and citrusy scents – ideal when you want to bring a sense of exotic warmth and sunshine into a room. For more candles and diffusers, check out Tropical Paradise post.
Discover the love for the tropical vibe with these hot picks:
Bring on the flower-laden Hawaiian vibes with this candle in a tin. The scent harnesses the richness of Tropical fruits, sugared Oranges, fresh Lemons and Limes, then finishes with Jasmine, Gardenia and a big boost of White Blossoms.
This three-wick candle captures the joys of a tropical garden indoors with exotic Mandarin, Pink Grapefruit, Bergamot, Orange, Lime, and Lemon. There’s also an exotic touch of Jasmine, Lime blossom, Ginger and Bay Leaves finished with a rich hit of Patchouli. Gorgeous.
Bold prints on blinds are a clever way to introduce the tropical trend to interiors with maximum impact and minimum fuss. This striking Tropics Verde blind brings a vibrant freshness to the room and complements strong shades on walls.
Pull the tropical look together with attention to detail on the floor. Modern meets nature with this beautiful handwoven rug – an investment piece that perfectly balances loud, botanical prints in a room. The interlocking Gate motif in leafy Green ensures a fresh and vibrant finish. Every rug is handmade to order in luxurious wool and bamboo silk, crafted in Nepal and India by artisans.
Lavish some love on chairs and sofas with standout cushions that champion bolder, brighter, tropical vibes. This fresh, palm print takes us to the beach and the bluest skies. The fringing around the cushion also enhances the chilled-out, “make mine a Mojito” kind of look.
Bring bold styling into the bedroom with this sumptuous, silk bed cushion from designer Roberto Cavalli. In true flamboyant Cavalli fashion, the colourful tropical flower pattern is all it takes to add an opulent touch to dreamtime. Tropical duvet set, also available. Shop the look here.
The tropical trend doesn’t mean we have to kiss goodbye to our love of white designs – we simply bring both styles together with great effect. This elegant swan and palm tres toile design is pictured here in Black on a Mocha/Beige background (other colour ways available). Width: 0.52m; length: 10.05m; repeat: 0.53m.
It’s a jungle out there and we’re bringing it home. Mr Perswall mural collections include this tropical interpretation of green in a stylised jungle paint effect. Total mural size: 225cm wide x 265cm high. Paste on et voilà! You have wonderful wildness on walls.
Green tropical prints love to be teamed with contrasting colours such as a rich, vibrant red. This luscious-looking velvet sofa from Homes Direct 365 complements the leaf wallpaper beautifully.
We’re never far from our gadgets, so it makes sense that we lavish some style love on them. What better than a bold botanical pattern that looks fresh and interesting. Graham And Green’s Palm Patterned Technology Accessories include covers created for a 13″ laptop, an iPad Air, and a large pouch for storing chargers and other small items – a genius idea when you want to keep clutter under control.
Not just for soft furnishings and fragrance, the leaf print design also makes a great impression on swimwear. Dolce & Gabbana’s leaf print swimsuit’s nod to vintage style is a flattering fit for all the beach lovers.
This post’s main image features Dolce & Gabbana’s banana leaf print swimsuit; and the Tropical duvet set from Roberto Cavalli. Shopping details above.
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