Get carnival cool style at home – just in time for the Rio Olympics 2016

Between the Rio Olympics and the trend for all things tropical, carnival spirit is all around!

Get in the mood for the Rio Olympics 2016 with a sultry mix of South American style. Tropical style is fun, fresh and spiritually uplifting. And the good
news is, you don’t have to live in Rio de Janeiro to pull it off with
aplomb.

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, are a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

1. Invite luxe lounging

Nothing says tropical more so than the playful addition of an indoor hammock. Keep the mood hot and fiery with an abundance of tropical bird-print accessories for a true taste of the Amazon rainforest. Rio, here we come…

2. Leaf and floral prints

Create an exotic vibe with leaf motifs, natural textures and bold colours. Blend rich greens with natural materials for a totally tropical mix.

3. Make it monochrome

Layer a monochrome scheme with geometric motifs and wonderful rainforest scenery. This large-scale mural looks great as a feature wall. Factor in plenty of colonial-style furniture. Natural textures have a timeless appeal and are great for creating a relaxed, lived-in feel.

4. Pattern clash

Rock this season’s Rio trend with sultry patterns, tropical greenery and hot good looks… It’s time to salsa! Go wild in the jungle with dramatic wallpaper and lush fabric – mix and match for maximum effect and play with scale and form to create a riot of colour.

5. Play with colour

Make like Frida Khalo and mix brash colours with eye-catching shapes for an indulgent, celebratory mood. Don’t worry about clashing, this is a trend for the more the better, think big with pattern and bright with shades.
Greenery only adds to the fresh appeal of the scheme, and although we’re thinking tropical, a cactus works just as well without the watering issue…

6. Make a graphic statement

Channel the carnival spirit against a backdrop of vibrant blue and graphic tiles. The strikingly simple four-poster bed is the perfect setting for the statement tiling, which calms the mismatch of patterns and colours piled on the bed. We love how the curtains continue the bold, block theme.

7. Go literal with your wallpaper

Bring the steamy, Central American jungle into a luxe bathroom setting with an exotic, panoramic mural. Team with a red-hot tub – its high-gloss lacquer finish makes a stunning statement.

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