Staycations are things of beauty. And you can make it extra special by bringing the tropics to your home with palm tree prints, doses of rattan and pastel hues. Get inspired to create your very own tropical home with these inspirational photos.
Wake up in the tropics with a brilliant green backdrop made up of palm fronds. Layer in pinks and golds as complementary accent colours. The trick is to commit to a palette and stick with it, like Ashley Rose did in her fabulous guest bedroom makeover, which you can see more of here.
Go pink – instead of green – for a quirky twist on the popular palm tree print. Here, a triple sink and mirrors and statement wallpaper are oh so fun! Gold finishes infuse the space with glamour.
This 3D rendering of what Disney character Moana’s living room would look like in modern day definitely has some tropical elements to borrow. The ocean-coloured walls, a room divider “reminiscent of sails of a rustic boat” and natural fibres such as rattan are exactly what you should be looking for to get this look. Don’t forget to overload on tropical plants!
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Sofa, So Good
Upholstered in a Tommy Bahama outdoor fabric, this punchy green sofa looks lifted right out the tropics. Going bold on a big piece of furniture is a commitment that pays off! And hey, if you’re going big, might as well stick up some flashy stripes, too.
A green campaign dresser is a flash of brightness in this punchy, patterned living room. Prints are so versatile and can instantly create a fun vibe. If you’ve got a neutral palette, swap out your drapes, pillows, rugs and ottoman for an uplift.
Pretty as a painting, this set-up has sunny vibes. Tropical decor can be abstract – you don’t have to plaster palm trees everywhere. To get this look, choose graphic pastel artwork and coordinating pillows and accessories. Don’t forget the bunches of stunning flowers.
You can steal elements from this room designed by Sarah Richardson for a tropical treatment: rattan chairs and tropical colours. Round out the look with fun, bright prints and artwork.
With its magical plumage, the peacock is the quintessential bird of paradise. If you’re not about to see one in the flesh anytime soon, a peacock rattan headboard is the next best thing as this bedroom designed by Palm Beach Lately proves. Paired with a botanical bedspread and set against crisp white shiplap walls, it makes for a breathtaking bedroom.
Green With Envy
Bright tropical wallpaper, flashy yellow pillows and potted foliage have a transportive effect in this basement living room. You could be anywhere you imagine from the comfort of your own home.
Nothing says “hold my calls” like two leather suitcases mounted on the wall. This dining room sees an explosion of staycation vibes with tropical curtains, orange chairs and floral centrepieces. Also, we see you bright-green kitchen island.