It’s time to visit the tropics! If not by plane, then by a touch of design magic! Tropical interior design can involve the use of natural materials, such as wicker, rattan, bamboo and teak. Then again, many Hollywood Regency-style rooms filled with glossy furnishings go tropical with the help of fabrics featuring palm leaves, lattice prints and cane motifs.
Light and breezy spaces can be achieved with white or sea blue walls and linen curtains, while more ornate rooms may showcase silky drapes, luxurious pillows and potted palms in elegant planters. Is your style minimalist modern? No need to replace your clean-lined furnishings with wicker pieces! Add a bowl of citrus fruit or a large tropical leaf in a cylindrical vase, and you’re set. Tropical interior design can be applied to any style. We think you’ll agree when you see the images below:
The first area seen when you open the door of your home, the entryway is the perfect place to establish a tropical motif. A potted palm and a pair of shell lamps introduce a vacation vibe, as shown in this first image. Crisp blue and white striped walls also contribute to the beachy atmosphere.
Tropical Living Rooms
When it comes to living rooms, many tropical features can easily be integrated into the space. Let’s start with the natural elements, such as a sea grass rug and a woven pendant lamp. The room below, designed by Lee Kleinhelter, also includes a tropical leaf centerpiece.
Tropical Dining Rooms
The tropical dining space is fresh and breezy, often with crisp accents like painted bamboo chairs. In the room below, designed by Jamie Meares, a seahorse table brightens the interior, which keeps the sunlight out with the help of exotic floral curtains and bamboo blinds.
Tropical kitchens often feature lush greenery. Not to mention, these spaces are ideal for displaying bowls of delicious fruit, as seen in the bright space below.