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5 Tips for Tropical Decorating

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2022

Need some island time? Embracing bold colors, playful prints and tropical textures in your décor can give your new Amira home tropical vibes all year round. Follow these tips to create your own personal oasis.

Bright and Breezy

When it comes to tropical décor, the keywords are “bright” and “breezy.” Frame oversized windows with sheers so sunlight can flood your home. Paint walls white or cream for an airy feel. Amplify space and light with strategic mirror placement. Mosquito netting is a beautiful and tropical canopy for the bed.

Bold and Beautiful

The walls may be white, but the accents should be as bold and beautiful as possible. Aquamarine, lime green, hibiscus pink and bright yellow throw pillows, picture frames and curtains all bring a touch of the tropics to your home. If serenity is key, layer bedrooms with shades of blue and taupe for a beachy feel.

Green and Growing

Nature thrives on tropical islands, and it’s hard to find a resort that doesn’t feature gorgeous plants indoors and outdoors. Welcome guests with a parlor palm in the entry or family room. Line up a row of bromeliads in the bathroom. Orchids make a tropical statement wherever they are placed. Bird of Paradise in your backyard creates a colorful oasis.

Playful Prints

Ditch solid colors and embrace bold prints. Banana leaves are a popular choice. Pineapples are a fun addition to curtains and throw pillows. Remember that large prints can make small rooms feel smaller so go abstract but colorful. If you really don’t like white walls, consider wallpaper in a tropical print. If you are concerned about jungle overload, switch to beach-themed art and accent pieces.

Tropical Textiles

All-natural fibers are the way to go when it comes to floor coverings, placemats and accent pieces. Choose cotton and linen for sheets, blankets and throws. Sisal makes for a soft floor covering. Jute baskets are decorative and can double as storage. Bamboo trays can hold keys on an entry table or breakfast in bed. Rattan or wicker furniture on the patio will make you feel like you’re on vacation.