The beach, the palm trees, the falling coconuts and the sizzling sun – those are just some things we love about the tropics. No wonder so many people want a little piece of tropics for themselves in their own home. It’s a stress-free environment that causes us to feel relaxed, centred and positive.
Today, we’re showing you how to transform your apartment from a boring four-wall shelter, to a tropical oasis, without making your home look like too tacky.
Bring in the Outdoors
It’s unnecessary to say that you can’t have a tropical-inspired home without natural elements as your decor. Tropical plants and palm trees, such as the lady palm, parlor palm or bamboo palm will add that exotic touch to every room in your home. You can also incorporate bamboo plants and orchids throughout your home, and add a few coconuts as accessories and decor.
Colour It Bold
Use soothing hues such as green, and natural earthy tones to create serenity in your home. Paint your walls a brighter colour to make your space seem bigger and more open than it is, simply because we all know the tropics are about the grand spaces and feeling unconstrained.
But don’t be afraid to add a pop of tropical colour and be bold with your furniture. Go for light blue or royal blue, coral, green and sunset yellow.
Choose Natural Materials
Always go for natural materials when it comes to your furniture and you’ll create nooks that look like they came straight from a tropical island. Go for wood, wicker, bamboo and try to incorporate it into every single room of your home. Connect through every single aspect with nature, and you’ll notice a shift in the overall atmosphere of your home. Since you’re creating a tropical heaven, you don’t want any distractions, just those things that bring you serenity and peace of mind.
Add Water Elements
Unwind to the sounds of trickling water, reminiscing of the waves crashing against the rocks on the shore. There’s hardly anything more peaceful and serenity-invoking. Add a fountain to your home, or a small pond in your garden. The sound of water is a necessary element that will add an additional touch to your home visually, but more so bring the atmosphere of the tropics to your home.
Let the Light In
Forget about the colours predicted to be trending this year, and focus on light colours, and open spaces. Make sure to let the light into the room throughout the day, and don’t block your windows or doors with dark-coloured curtains.
Above all, be creative. Hit up Pinterest, Instagram and Google some tropical settings for inspiration.
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