Take a Walk on the Wild Side
“Jungalow” – a combo of jungle and bungalow, which was coined by LA-based designer and blogger Justina Blakeney is very much on trend. The totally tropical trend is everywhere, and perhaps a bit too all-encompassing for its own good.
Imagine coming home each night to a peaceful, exotic retreat. Tropical patterns are inspired by natural beauty, bringing nature indoors with organic colours, textures and forms. The influx of tropical decor has grown into an increasingly popular interior design trend this summer.
For those who are fearless enough to immerse themselves in all things tropical, upholster a piece of furniture in a bright fabric or add a tropical wallpaper print to add excitement to your interior. There is a huge range out there at the moment, from quirky, cartoon-feel pineapples to dramatic, more sophisticated botanicals and tropical themed prints on wallpapers, fabrics, accessories and furniture.
It is important to bring balance to any room. If your furniture or walls are the statement in a room then keep your accessories minimal and secondary in your interior styling. However, if you prefer your accessories to be the focal point it is a great way to incorporate the trend. Add areas of interest throughout the room by adding tropical themed accents and shots of colour throughout.
DON’T CHANGE YOUR WHOLE INTERIOR JUST TO INCORPORATE A TREND
Keep it simple. Not everyone will want to see pineapples year long, so don’t feel like you need to re-design your whole interior scheme just to incorporate a trend. Why not add tropical accents to complement an existing interior scheme instead?