With the Rio 2016 Olympics upon us we are seeing a trend for tropical, carnival inspired interiors. Caribbean colours, leaf prints, jungle fabrics, exotic fruit designs and bold floral patterns are abounding throughout the design world. This motif is a great way to inject colour into your interior with fun, luscious patterns – perfect for the summertime!
Tropical interior design can be applied to any style. For those wishing to fully embrace the trend, go for bold and mix prints and colours to create unique and attention-grabbing interiors. Alternatively, for a more subtle look, incorporate a few tropical pieces into a clean neutral space to infuse colour and add a sense of vibrancy to your interiors.
There are so many exquisite jungle-inspired wallpapers around at the moment. These feature striking designs and are brimming with all of the colours of the rainforest – from emerald greens to indigo blues, rich corals and sunny yellows. For statement interiors, use these wallpapers to create a show-stopping feature wall.
Here are some of our favourite designs:
Compliment the look with expressive and unique jungle-inspired accessories. Don’t be afraid to mix and match prints and colours – with this look, clashing prints are highly effective. Adding quirky furnishings will help you to achieve a fun carnival look. So, think flamingo pillows, pineapple accessories, palm leaf motifs, and floral carpets!
e.g. Pineapple Lamp?
In addition, potted plants, small indoor trees & flowers will give your tropical interiors a 3D jungle effect and really bring the look to life. Exotic plants such as orchids and cacti work best, as well as architectural shaped green plants.
If you are going for a more delicate look, remember to contrast your bold tropical accessories with subtler natural materials. Incorporating natural materials, such as wood, wicker, bamboo and rattan in furniture, lighting, flooring and panelling will give your interior design a sense of synergy and the continuity will give the illusion of space. For example, contrasting fun and colourful accessories with crisp white curtains and light wooden floors will help to create a more relaxed version of colonial chic.
As this look is bold and bright, its important to ensure that your interiors are light-filled to make the colours and patterns pop. Mixing plenty of natural and artificial lighting will create the right ambience and lighting can be used to draw attention to specific features/accessories. For more on lighting in interior design, click here.
Escape the urban jungle and create your own green oasis right inside your home. With this vibrant and playful motif, you can transform your interiors into a tropical paradise.