Tropical themed design is an insta-approved trend at the moment. Bright, bold and beautiful, the tropical aesthetic aims to add a little color and freshness to our boring everyday lives, so why not incorporate it into your homes as well. The recent increase in the popularity and love for tropical aesthetics is well justified. Since the pandemic hit, people have had to stay restricted to their homes, often making them feel disconnected from the outdoors.
Not to forget being around the same plain modern interior design can sometimes prove to be a monotony. Enter the tropical theme to beautify your home while giving you a feeling of being connected to and surrounded by nature and its elements. An exotic and bright theme, the tropical aesthetic is just right if you're looking to give your home a little spruce.
Here is how you can nail the tropical look for your home, tip to toe:
START WITH A NATURAL FLOORING
Flooring is an important part of a room’s functionality and ambience. For a tropical themed look to your room, natural materials are the ideal pick for flooring. There are a lot of different options of natural floorings that you can pick from. For a simpler loo, you can go for a classic wooden flooring, or switch it up with bamboo flooring which has a similar effect. Cork floor panels are another great alternative to achieve the natural look while utilizing eco friendly products. Ensure to keep the shades on a lighter and warmer side to maintain the ambience. For a different look, you could opt for stone made tiles, that are easy to install and look great.
OPT FOR NATURE INSPIRED COLORS
The colors you choose to form the theme and color the interiors are a crucial part of a home’s aesthetic. The Tropical aesthetic, in particular, is all about keeping it simple yet lively. Since the aesthetic draws inspiration from nature, the color palette too has to be one that resonates with nature. This would include the rustic browns that resonate with wood and soil, or vibrant greens that remind one of greenery and forests. You can also opt for water inspired blues for a calming effect while giving your home a dash of color. The theme of colors can be extended to not just your walls, but also your furniture and furnishings. Using nature inspired colors creates an effect of being surrounded by nature, and gives a soothing effect on one’s mind, forming a positive living environment.
TRY OUT TROPICAL PRINTS
Tropical prints are very big at the moment. Not to mention, they are extremely gorgeous, fun and give off a very exotic look. Incorporating such prints is the easiest way to bring the tropic vibe to your house. Whether you like it simple, or if you are a maximalist at heart, there is a huge array of prints to choose from. All such prints feature the beautiful flora and fauna, giving a fresh and bold look to any space in your house. You can opt to go all out for bigger and bolder patterns or keep it simple with more intricate and lighter ones. In terms of colors too, from simple to vibrant, there are a lot of different hues to opt for as per your preference. You could include the tropical prints in your house by opting for them as your wallpapers, creating a themed wall mural, or even extend to your furniture and textiles for a fun and unique look.
EMBRACE THE NATURAL LIGHT
Natural light is a trustee addition to any space. Creating mechanisms to allow natural light to flow across different portions of the house, in general, is beneficial, and especially great for the tropical theme. The rays of the sun can not only help kill bacteria in your home to some extent, but also give it a natural glisten. Natural light flowing in creates an effect of brightness in the room while exuding a positive go-getter vibe in one’s mind, signifying a new fresh day. You can choose to go for smaller windows, or opt for dramatic ceiling to floor windows/glass doors that allow for the light to make it’s impact in your home.
CREATE AN EFFECT WITH CEILINGS
Ceilings are just as key to the ambience as your flooring. A ceiling is often referred to as the fifth wall of a room, and can transform it’s look easily. To align with the tropical theme, you cna use your ceiling to give any space an extra jungle vibe and warmth. To do so, you could opt for bamboo, wood or wicker mats to clad the ceiling. All these materials are derived from nature, and have the natural hue to them which could give the space a rustic and organic charm. These ceilings can be used to enliven your room, and even brought creatively to the outdoors for a fun look. Not to mention, each of them are a sustainable pick, making for a more responsible home. Pair it with soft and warm lights, and you have a winner in your home.
GREENERY IS YOUR BEST FRIEND
Nothing screams tropical more than plants enveloping a space. The tropical aesthetic is all about welcoming nature into your home. Thus, decking up with greenery is a key part to creating the theme as well as a lively atmosphere. Having green plants all around is known to have a positive effect on one’s mind. They are known to give a calming effect and also boost concentration and productivity, as suggested by a study conducted by the University of Michigan. Having green plants, especially ones with a thick foliage can help you nail the tropical theme. Don't shy away from incorporating greenery across your house. You can get creative with the pots and planters for a unique look, making your home all the more beautiful.
GO WITH THE FLOW, LITERALLY!
When we say the word tropical, what comes to our minds first is the bright blue beaches and the splashing of waves, the serene oceans, a truly pleasant sight. Water bodies are central to the tropics, and thus a good addition for your home as well. Having flowing water around or even an image of it is known to create a positive effect on one’s mind by helping to calm stress and anxiety which ultimately promotes one’s well being by allowing them to be at peace. Depending on what you can commit to and what your space allows, you can incorporate water in different ways. You could go all out with a fountain in your outdoor areas, or create an indoor flowing wall, enhanced by gorgeous lighting. For a simpler approach, you can bring in flowing water decor pieces, or a simple image of water to create the effect.
FURNISH IN STYLE
To make a home truly tropical, the furniture you pick should also go perfectly with the theme. In terms of the material of furniture, extending the nature theme, you could opt for furniture made from wood. Different types of wood can be chosen from, each with its own set of qualities and unique appearance. For a lighter alternative, you could choose to go for wicker made furniture. Wicker is a light fiber hand woven to create beautiful pieces. It is a traditional Indian handicraft, which could add a touch of authenticity to your home effortlessly. If you wish to go for a more conventional option, you could opt for furniture that mimics the patterns of nature, or have the vibrant colors that give a dash of liveliness to your home.
DECORATE WITH NATURE
Incorporating organic, natural materials into your home decor, is a great way to add on to the theme. There are a lot of different products that you could use in your home. Wicker lampshades, for instance, are very beautiful and could give a touch of nature to any space. You could also opt for handwoven rugs, wall decals, place settings, all made from authentic hand woven jute fiber for a different look. You could also choose to utilize terracotta pieces or sculptures for a simple and earthy look to a space. You could also display your knick knacks and fond memories, be it some seashells or a rock collection, just about anything can help spruce up your space.
Overall, a tropical setting for your home is fairly easy to achieve and ace. The tropical aesthetic allows one to connect with nature and the outdoors, giving a feeling of serenity to one’s home and mind. With fun prints, greenery, natural textiles all around, a warm hug from nature is all your home needs. Try out the above ideas to give your home a tropical themed makeover.