As we all know, inevitably, the seasons have to turn. However, that rule only applies to the outside. You, as a educated grasp of interiors, possess the capability to maintain any type of season you want inside. Really like the inviting sense of escaping reality for a hot, relaxing trip to the Bahamas or the Caribbean? Make that feel part of your daily surroundings by creating touches of the tropical through your d├ęcor. It can be as simple as a potted palm tree in the corner of the living room, or as transformative as a painted mural on your dining room. Irrespective of the extent of your tropical taste, the next photos will help you decide what’s ideal for you.

Olga Adler

Kick your tropical transformation with throw pillows and other accessories, such as lampshades, in patterns that remind you of sexy, far-off getaways. A natural sisal rug works well to pull the look together.

Studio Marcelo Brito

Plants, plants, plants galore! Not only will they add a bright splash of fresh green to your area, but they call to get an instant ode to the tropics. Put them around the room accordingly to create consistency.


Painted Palms Lamp – $500

Have a little fun by including this Painted Palms lamp from Vietri in the mix of actual plants.

Dara Rosenfeld Design

Think about re-upholstering a accent furniture piece in a pattern with a tropical motif. Balance the look by keeping the surrounding furniture in solids. And, while you’re at it, then hang a colorful painting of a palm tree in sight!

Just Scandinavian

Green Birds Fabric by Josef Frank – $270

I love this crazy, playful Green Birds fabric by Josef Frank. The tropics are a place to have fun, so their elements on your household should carry that same characteristic.

Alicia Friedmann Interior Design

There’s no denying that the tropical getaway with the introduction of rattan furniture. Mix it in with a couple elegant pieces to get a look as rich as it’s casual.


Another amazing tropical signature: bamboo furniture. It brings with it that quintessential mid-century PalmSprings vibe that’s forever chic and classic.


Don’t wish to replace furniture or buy new pieces? Consider simply swapping out your window treatments to get bamboo colors. The same as tropical sunshine, their feel alone will heat up your surroundings.

Cost Plus World Market

Rattan Tray, Honey – $19.99

Or, buy a simple rattan tray. Put it on your ottoman as a stable place to hold drinks, or use it as serveware for parties.

Kati Curtis Design

Your color choices can also be tropically affected: Consider different colors of blue to take you back to the ocean on a daily basis.

Amoroso Design

Switch up the tropical notch by pulling in both animal greenery and prints. Colorful, fresh flowers will fill the air with a coastal odor.

Willman Interiors / Gina Willman, ASID

To get a heftier makeover, pay your ceilings with woven bamboo, such as luahala, which can be produced from the leaves of a Hawaiian hala tree. Should you ask me, I’d be perfectly happy using an authentic part of Hawaii in my dining room.

Jerry Jacobs Design, Inc..

You don’t need to really be seaside to score yourself a view of the ocean. Rather, create a view that’s untouched by climate patterns by dreaming up your perfect seascape and painting it as a mural in your dining room wall.


“Bamboo” Candlesticks – $375

Your dining area’s finishing tropical signature? Bamboo candlesticks from Vivre.

Alicia Friedmann Interior Design

For an unexpected touch in your kitchen backsplash, then create a tiled mural of the sea. This will surely get you in the mood to introduce some tropical dishes on your usual repertoire.

Tervola Designs

Switch your kitchen island tropical with bamboo siding and rattan barstools. Park here with some mai tais and you’ll feel like you never left the shore.

MCM Design

Few things shout tropical escape just like a romantic bed canopy. This item could be in the middle of rural America and I’d still think the Caribbean was right outside my door.

Willman Interiors / Gina Willman, ASID

Just how much more tropical could you get than a glass wall which looks on a palm tree infused garden? Sign me up for a boil in this tub pronto, please.

James Patrick Walters

Of course, we can not all have such a luxe garden view from our bathroom. No worries: tropical accessories, such as shower curtains, towels, art and more compact plants may also do just fine.

Or, fill shelves with beachy items. Even better if they’re faraway pieces you have collected yourself!

Philpotts Interiors

Sometimes all you need to get a tropical signature is a little bamboo plant. Easy and cheap!

Escape: Cut Out to the Caribbean
Dreaming of a Personal Waterside Cabana
Inspiration: Exotic Plants
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