Do you ever dream about living in a different style home? I love beach houses, country cottages, cabins, even yurts! Today let’s talk about 8 tropical home decor ideas that will virtually whisk you away!
Sometimes interior design trends take inspiration from various corners of the world, introducing us to vibrant, refreshing styles that breathe life into our living spaces. Among these captivating styles is the Tropicalcore Decor, a trend that seamlessly blends tropical elements with modern aesthetics. In this blog post, we will explore the essence of Tropicalcore Decor, its key features, and how you can incorporate this captivating style into your own home. So, grab a piña colada and let’s embark on a journey to embrace the exotic!
Tropicalcore Decor draws inspiration from lush landscapes, exotic flora, and the relaxed vibes of tropical destinations. By combining natural elements with contemporary design, this style creates a harmonious blend that evokes a sense of tranquility and escape.
The places shown in this article are on the island of Kauai. Kauai is the Garden Island, named for the many emerald valleys and tropical rain forests. Walking out around you can see the abundant greenery.
In the distance from most places you can see the peaks of lush, green mountains. Meanwhile the yards have yellow hibiscus, citrus tress, banana plants and other tropical plants.
We have been to Kauai a few times now and I fall harder each time we visit.
Join me as we tour different examples of tropical home decor.
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1. Use natural materials.
Embrace the use of natural materials such as rattan, bamboo, jute, and teak to infuse your space with a tropical touch. Furniture, light fixtures, and decorative items made from these materials add warmth and texture to the overall ambiance.
In this powder room the shell chandelier, grass cloth wallpaper, and live edge wood counter all bring in doses of nature.
This room is in a house that is a modern tropical style. What is modern tropical style? Think clean lines but with natural materials found in the surrounding area.
2. Add architectural salvage.
This house is what I call global tropical.
The Indonesian door with transom brings warmth and character to this new build home.
3. Carved wood details add exotic flair.
Here is more of the global tropical style.
A carved wood furniture piece used as a bathroom vanity adds warmth to the space just as the Indonesian door above.
4. Color palette and texture.
Opt for a vibrant color palette inspired by nature’s bounty. Shades of lush greens, deep blues, vibrant oranges, and sunny yellows evoke the tropical spirit and bring energy to your living space. Balance these bold hues with neutral tones like whites and beiges to maintain a sophisticated feel.
The wood furniture and woven baskets are a nice contrast to the flowy canopy curtains.
5. Outdoor Oasis: Embrace indoor-outdoor living.
Extend the tropical vibes beyond your interiors by creating an outdoor oasis. Design a cozy patio or deck area with comfortable seating, lush plants, and mood lighting. This outdoor retreat will provide a perfect setting for relaxation and entertaining.
Retractable doors, bi-fold doors, French doors, and sliding doors all allow for the indoor outdoor living that mild climates make possible.
And when you need a break from the outdoors, whether it’s to run the air conditioner, keep out bugs etc, it’s nice to at least see the outdoors.
This leads to the next idea.
6. Bring the outdoors in.
Of course it isn’t always possible to have live foliage at every window or opening. Maybe you live in the city and want to bring the lush tropical jungle vibes to an apartment. Embrace the beauty of indoor plants to amplify the tropical vibe. Consider large leafy plants like monstera, palm trees, or ferns to create a jungle-like atmosphere. The greenery not only adds freshness but also purifies the air and enhances well-being.
Use faux greenery to achieve the same look.
Which brings me to the next tip.
7. Create focal points like statement furniture & accent walls.
Invest in statement furniture pieces that showcase natural materials or unique shapes. A rattan chair, a bamboo coffee table, or a teak sideboard can serve as eye-catching centerpieces while embodying the essence of Tropicalcore Decor. Rattan daybeds like this totally evoke a tropical boho feel. Pile on the pillows and get ready for a nap!
This faux living wall is the perfect accent wall.
8. Invest in artwork like botanical prints.
Incorporate vibrant, tropical-inspired prints featuring lush palm leaves, tropical flowers, and exotic wildlife. These prints can be showcased through wallpapers, upholstery, or even as artwork, instantly transforming your space into a tropical paradise. A large scale botanical makes for a nice backdrop behind the seating here.
The mural above is definitely unique and such a pretty statement.
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A diy tropical flower arrangement.
Check out this very cool tutorial for a diy living wall by Libbie at A Life Unfolding.
Love tropical boho! I’ve got that vibe going on at the ranch! So fun! Great post!
Thanks so much Laurie!! Love your style !! 💗
Love the natural tones, so soothing!
Yes, such a relaxing color palette! Thanks for reading!
Thanks for the shout out my friend!
You’re welcome 😊
Beautiful ideas. And, I absolutely love that chandelier in your bathroom.
Thank you so much. That chandelier is so pretty! Have a great day 💗
Enjoyed this post. Reminded me. of the times we went to Thailand for meetings every year when we lived in Asia. A calming decor!
great post! love all the ideas! thanks for sharing your creativity!
Great post filled with so many ideas. Love the door with the transom
Thanks Cindy! Isn’t that beautiful?
These are all gorgeous! I especially love the oversized artwork.
Thanks for reading! Isn’t that mural beautiful??
I love a beachy feel – or added touches especiallyd during the summer. I read that rattan and wicker were the IN things this summer.
Thanks for reading Rosemary! Good to know! Thanks for sharing 💗
Everything looked so gorgeous! I wish we had the extra for a beach home. That bed is so dreamy.
Thanks for reading! I was swooning over all of the different looks 😊
What a beautiful post! Love the inspiration.
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