Friday, December 9, 2016

Décor Inspiration from the Tropics

Have you ever jumped on a plane to vacation in the tropics, only to have it end all too soon? If you came home from your last tropical vacation with a love of breezy island style, then maybe it is time to consider recreating some of that style in your home. From comfortable chairs to decorative accents, you can bring touches that are reminiscent of an exotic location into your décor.

When looking for tropical décor, focus on natural looking pieces and decorative items that evoke a seaside lifestyle. Options such as seashell embroidered pillows and artwork depicting a tranquil seaside can instantly add exotic décor without straying into kitsch. Items that reflect the color of the islands such as earthy browns, vibrant blues, and lush greens enhance the tropical vibe.

Tommy Bahama Twin Palms Rattan Bed at Baers Furniture

Exotic Woods

Bamboo, rattan, wicker, teak, and mahogany all fit the tropical décor formula. If you want to introduce a tropical vibe into your bedroom, try a bed crafted from one or more of these exotic woods, such as the Twin Palms St. Kitts Woven Rattan Bed by Tommy Bahama. The bed frame features bamboo and rattan latticework and contrasting brass finials that make it the epitome of tropical style. Leather wrap and woven raffia grass details accent the Asian-inspired latticework.

Natural Fibers on Floors and Walls

Nothing says tropical décor louder than area rugs in natural fibers such as sisal, jute, or seagrass. If you like a bolder look, layer some striped rugs in tropical color combinations such as white and navy, citrus colors such as orange or lime green, or even pastels. This will add texture and infuse the space with a casual, tropical vibe.

Tommy Bahama twin palms teal chest at bears furniture

Bring in Some Green

Tropical plants such as palms, anthuriums, bromeliads, philodendrons, and monstera deliciosa, will infuse any space with a vacation-y mood with the added benefit of keeping the air in your home fresh. Or cut a few palm leaves and display them in a clear glass vase. To bring in more green, place them on the Twin Palms Teal Accent Chest. The raffia top is sealed under a tempered glass sheet so it can support any decorative items you choose to put on it. This chest is a versatile piece that gives you extra storage and style at the same time.

Finishing Touches

Bamboo blinds don’t just allow light in, they also give your room a charming, bungalow-y feel. Choose shags in light or natural hues. If you prefer, you can use gauzy curtains in light pastels such as muted orange, baby blue, or beige, depending on your color palette. Striped upholstery and tropical motifs on pillows and other accessories add the finishing touch.

In Florida, the living is easy, so there’s no reason not to liven up your home with tropical inspired décor. A few carefully chosen decorative touches will give your space a tropical vibe and keep the beachy mood even after your holiday is over.

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