Tropical Furniture & Home Décor Tips
Beachy, island-inspired design isn’t exclusive to vacation rentals or tropical resorts. With bold, natural colors and the right mix of materials and motifs, you can infuse your own home with a tropical style that keeps you running on island time. Neutral-hued materials like wicker, rattan, and jute are the unmistakable hallmarks of tropical furniture, complemented by colorful plants, accents, and textiles.
Combine earth tones with pops of color
Neutral, earthy colors such as brown, beige, and cream create spaces that are bright and breezy without looking too sterile. To underscore the organic quality of tropical home décor, incorporate vibrant-but-natural pops of color: think greens, yellows, oranges, and pinks that evoke imagery of tropical flowers. Tropical wall art and leaf-patterned textiles help infuse even more beachy flair into your space.
When dressing up a tropical space, there’s no such thing as too many plants. Breezy palm leaves, spiky agave plants, and leafy ferns add vibrant greenery that makes any room feel more down-to-earth. Add in some tropical flowers such as orchids or birds-of-paradise for an extra punch of color. For those who can’t commit to regular upkeep, opt for silk plants and enjoy all the beauty of real tropical plants with none of the maintenance.
Mix the basic with the exotic
To avoid overwhelming your space, opt for tropical furniture that’s a little more no-frills. Muted tones and natural materials like wood, wicker, and rattan allow your eye-catching accent pieces to take center stage, while still giving off the beachy look you love. Pair neutral living room furniture with a tropical area rug or bamboo chandelier, or dress up a simple wooden bed frame with colorful tropical bedding. To complete the look, add in some lamps, wall art, or a tropical ceiling fan.
With thousands of island-inspired pieces at prices for every budget, Hayneedle is your one-stop shop for tropical decorating ideas. Explore our wide selection of tropical-style furniture and start creating a space you’ll love.