Tropical decor: 5 great buys

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  • Furniture and accessories with an exotic twist

    Palm fronds, ferns and other lush greenery are the latest motifs to take the interior design world by storm. Infusing homes with a touch of Victorian hot-house style mixed with exotic beauty, the newest furniture and accessories are ideal for adding eye-catching focal points with a hint of tropical whimsy.

    1. Willow fabric

    Reupholstering a much-loved sofa or chair in this pure linen Willow fabric, by Danish textile designer Helene Blanche at Tapet Café, is a great way to bring flowing pattern to a neutral space. Balance the look by keeping other furniture in a solid colour to allow the pattern to sing out.

    2. Fern jug

    This shapely offering, hand-made by Andrew Ludick using white earthenware clay embellished with coloured slip, would work equally well as a decorative addition to the dinner table or displayed as part of a bigger collection. The fern jug also comes with four beakers.

    3. Monstera Palm cushion

    Flamboyant foliage comes into its own on this Monstera Palm cushion from Parlane International. The lively nature-inspired design is not only perfect for adding a touch of accent colour, but can also be used to refresh a scheme for the new season.

    4. Fern branch

    There can be no easier way to bring the outdoors in than with this impressively realistic silk fern branch from Abigail Ahern. Grouping several together in a vase or rustic jug will create a verdant display full of life and texture and, what’s more, they won’t ever need watering.

    5. Canopy wallpaper

    Recreating a tropical trellis in glorious detail, this Canopy wallpaper by Christian Lacroix Maison at Designers Guild would make a great choice for a feature wall. Available in seven confident colourways, this design is for those who love the bold and the beautiful.

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