Summer floral patterns are no longer relegated to kitschy Hawaiian shirts and have quickly become a warm weather fashion staple. This tropical wave has also moved into home décor territory with tropical prints beginning to dominate textiles in throw cushions, sofa and chair upholstery, art and accessories. Bringing the warmth of the tropics into your house or condo can be as easy as introducing some tropical prints or accessories. With Spring on its way, you can already begin to envision the snow thaw and sunny days ahead just by adding tropical inspired fabrics and home décor accessories. Here are some inspiriting ways you can use tropical prints and accessories in your home:
This cheerful living room brings loads of colour with the bold green coffee table in a high gloss finish accented by colourful cushions and throw. The tropical print cushions used here appear completely anchored by the neutral tone sofa and simple stipe wallpaper pattern which doesn’t compete with the bold print of the cushions. The mixing of patterns works well here as the scale varies, adding dimension and interest, easily complementing a small living room in a condo or sitting area of a house.
Another take on the tropical prints pattern featured in the Pier One Imports Spring 2014 collection demonstrates a different take on tropical prints with tropical birds. Still very lively and colourful, the throw cushions and wall art bring fun and freshness to this very traditional living room setup you’d find in larger condos and formal living rooms of a house.
This dramatic and boldly coloured bedroom works great against this large scale tropical foliage wallpaper. This would work great in a condo master bedroom with large windows or access to terrace letting in loads of natural light. Accented by crisp white furnishings and boldly coloured bedding and accent furniture, this stunning bedroom will have you feeling like you’ve awakened in the tropics!
For a great way to dress up your new house with a dramatic formal living room, try mixing varying patterns by keeping everything in the same colour tone. Normally a tropical print lounge chair might seem awkward or out of place but not in this living room! The dramatic peakcock and foliage print work wonderfully against the soft cream finish of the chair fabic, matching the rest of the furnishings and flooring.