Bring some sunshine into your home with an injection of tropical colour. Both relaxing and uplifting, tropical decor is a big interior design trend for the new season and will add bags of personality to your rooms. Think of Mediterranean summers, a Hawaiian landscape – and a big dose of kitsch.
With a tropical theme, you really need to think outside the box: This is floral design, but not as you know it. Clashing colours, a mix of prints and sleek modern textures will all add up to a totally tropical room.
Choose clean white furnishings to team with your brightly coloured walls and accessories for a chic take on tropical decor. A white sofa or table and chairs will look striking next to a multicoloured painting or vibrant wallpaper pattern. Choose cushions and throws in clashing shades to really up the ante on this look. Or, if you prefer something a little more fun, colourful furniture in contemporary designs will lend a fun, whimsical touch to your room.
There is no better place to indulge a tropical theme than in the garden. Go all out with bright colour and varied texture to create your own outdoor paradise. Try painting a wall or a fence in one bright shade and choose contrasting colours or tones on furniture and tableware for an eye-popping design. Bunting, lights and patterned soft furnishings will finish off your new look.
Hawaiian sun-inspired dining room
Summer design doesn't get much more tropical than this snazzy dining area. And yes, you may wear your sunglasses indoors, but just this once...
Why have a calming white living room design when you can have acid blue? We don't know either, and we promise never to do it again.