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6 FUN WAYS TO GET TOTALLY TROPICAL

SG Style Blog

6 FUN WAYS TO GET TOTALLY TROPICAL

Robyn Daly

If you were stranded on a tropical island the one thing you’d definitely have plenty of is palm leaves. As a decor trend, tropical is on a real high right now. It’s palm leaves and so much more…

Tropical is a celebration of wild adventure and bountiful nature: think large florals and verdant jungle greenery that’s home to exotic looking birds. Imagine palm-lined beaches and fresh colours that suggest heavenly scented flowers. Have you cast away yet? Well, if not, here’s how to bring that tropical fantasy into your own home — while keeping all the comforts of civilization!


  1. JUNGLE GREENERY

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For a breath of tropical freshness, go green. Large-leafed plants of the tropics provide a verdant jungle of inspiration.


2. VERTICAL GARDENS

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Vertical gardens continue to be a big trend on the likes of Pinterest. Make your own version of a vertical garden with bold tropical-print curtains. They create a seamless transition between the garden and indoors … and don’t need pruning or weeding! We just love how the bold prints from South Pacific are so suited to this.


3. THE SOFTER SIDE

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The tropical trend isn’t only punchy colour and bright sunlight. Every tropical paradise has its mangrove swamps where the sunlight is dappled and kingfishers dive for crustaceans. Likewise there’s a softer side to this trend characterised by faded palettes and gentle foliage. Mangrove Moss from the Plantation Collection is a perfect example. And don’t these wingback chairs reupholstered by client The Corner Lounge look stunning in it?


4. TROPICAL EXTRAVAGANZA

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Fabric is the artistic expression of the vitality of the tropics and in the Malibu Collection this comes to life in punchy colours and fun print patterns of trailing foliage and flowing fronds.


5. NEXT LEVEL PALM FRONDS

Who says palms must be green? There are so many beautiful colours to choose from. The Tahiti Collection takes nature and adds a dash of exotic mystery.


6. ALL THINGS BRIGHT…

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Sultry summer nights, breezes scented with Frangipani blossoms, bright feathered jewels of the forest.. what’s not to love about the tropics. Bring them into your spaces in small pops or as extravagant statements.


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