Wishing you could be on vacation 24/7? What if we tell you that it would be possible to turn your home into your supreme holiday destination. Maybe you still can’t get over from the trip you’ve had in the Maldives, don’t worry because we will show you that paradise is just right around the corner if you know how to incorporate the proper tropical vibe into your interior design.
Basically, a tropical home decor focuses on colour and light in large quantity. Having the perfect tropical home may seem difficult at first but it’s pretty easy and it can be infused throughout your interior with several key additions and is easier to attain than you think. So if you want to have a place of escape, then read our tips for achieving the tropical home you’ve been wanting for a long time.
#1 GO BOLDER WITH PRINTS
When we talk about tropical looks, they should be loud. However, these prints shouldn’t have to be that flashy. You may consider a banana leaf wallpaper which is an iconic print that entered its way into celebrity homes and expensive restaurants. It’s a print that shouts glamour and has inspired many copies in wallpaper, fabric, and decor.
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Daring and massive tropical leaves in graphic prints that can make a revolutionary statement. This can be tricky but just make sure that you pick prints in realistic shades of green to keep your home from swerving into Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort territory. Be mindful of where you’re going to apply it. Bold patterns would look best in little doses such as using a tropical print in a powder room, in an entryway, or on an accent wall behind a guest bed. If you’re not ready for a permanent commitment in bold prints, you may use removable wallpaper options instead.
#2 TRANSCEND BANANA LEAF PRINTS
If you are not ready to go all-in with those bold, green designs, you may still achieve a taste of the tropics through more muted looks using a grass-cloth wallpaper. And yes, that’s the thing you spent hours scratching off your parents’ 1970s walls that have made a return in a huge way.
Home designers and home builders love it because it’s versatile, you may match it well with an assortment of looks, from vintage to modern to tropical. The reason why is because of its texture that compels island vibes in a downplayed manner that can work for any style of home. We recommend that you opt for grass-cloth wallpaper in a light, neutral colour and matching it with sheer draperies for a fresh look that doesn’t go overboard.
Although grass-cloth can work best in any room, it will be more sensible in a dining room, hallway, or bedroom. For it to be more alive, you may add some colourful accents including blues, coral reds, and your space will feel elegant, airy, and bright.
#3 KEEP DETAILS SIMPLE
You may want to use minimalist details and make tropical living easier, you will have less mould, more environmental breeze, and fewer maintenance fees.
#4 KEEP IN MIND THE PROPER SUN ORIENTATION
Your house should have the appropriate orientation which will help with the natural flow of air and lessen the heat. If you’d like to avoid the sunlight from entering the house, remain east-west walls closed, and make north-south walls with big openings.
#5 HAVE AN OPEN LAYOUT
Conventionally, the minor walls you build, the more airflow circulated inside the home. Open spaces also increase the impression of the size of your house, making it appear larger and airier.
#6 WINDOWS AND CEILINGS
A tropical home should be cool and airy, it should generate window openings and high ceilings. There should be big openings and windows on every side that also brings in plenty of natural light.
#7 PARTNER YOUR FURNITURE WITH YOUR HOUSE AND ENVIRONMENT
For a modern tropical house with local elements and materials, you can opt for modern tropical furniture, but add a Mexican touch, which will transform your house to feel warmer and more unique. You can incorporate tropical plants and surround your house inside and out. Aside from making your space look lovely and refreshing, it will also cool the area and offer shade.
Moreover, it doesn’t mean that you should have space for a pool. Instead, you may have a fountain or waterfall to help decrease temperature. If you are going to place a water feature outside of a window, the water will help to keep the air cool.
Don’t also forget to pick natural and light colors to make your space appear bigger and relax the senses. Light colors can be awesome for the tropical environments as they reflect heat and make it feel cooler. Opt for beige, white, light, brown, and green.
Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is a writer for Wincrest Bespoke, one of Sydney’s well-renowned home builders who offer custom-designed homes that blend elegance, space, and functionality to create a perfect match for families, suburbs, lands, and lifestyles. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.