Tropical Home Decorating Style
I have always loved Tropical style decorating in all kinds of rooms. Living rooms, dens, family rooms, porches and patios, bedrooms, kitchens, and even bathrooms can easily be decorated in a Tropical decorating style to remind you of that dreamy beach somewhere on a Tropical island just waiting for you to walk along and run in the Turquoise water.
Here you will find lots of suggestions for turning any indoor room or outdoor space into a Tropical paradise. I will concentrate first on Tropical furniture for all kinds of rooms, and then later I will address specific rooms and how to add Tropical home decorating ideas for your own beautiful Tropical rooms.
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Tips for Tropical Theme Decorating
Under the Sea Decorative Peel and Stick Wall Art Sticker Decals
Decorating in a Tropical Island Theme
There are several ways you can go about decorating Tropical style, so the easiest way to start might be to decide the overall direction of your Tropical rooms. Some people like to recreate an Island theme, with Beach and Jungle accents or even surf accents.This also might include highlighting Tropical Fish or Tropical Birds or both. And some even go further and recreate a favorite island, for example, Hawaii. So along with all the usual elements of Island Decor, they would add specific Hawaiian decor items, like maybe Leis, and Aloha Posters. Surfing is a huge part of the Hawaiian culture, so Surf decorating items would also be appropriate.
Others prefer Rattan or Wicker or Bamboo furniture, but lots of wild Tropical prints and Plants and Tropical accents. The predominant colors seem to be Greens and earth tones, or alternately, bright and primary colors.
There is also a more sophisticated Tropical style of decorating which involves using Tropical furniture and more traditional and conservative fabrics, with just a few Tropical accents. This is the style I prefer for my living room and bedroom. But in Tropical bathroom decor, I like to go a little crazy and splashy with Tropical Fish and Birds.
Also, for Tropical living rooms and dining rooms, the furniture can be Bamboo, Wicker, or Rattan to give an instant Tropical feel, but here's a hint if you are going for a Tropical room and can't or don't want to change your furniture. It's okay! Just change the fabrics to Tropical and add Tropical accessories and accents.
For the bedroom, you can also start with Tropical theme furniture and add Tropical bedding and accessories, or if you decide to use your current furniture, you can still get a Tropical theme by choosing Tropical fabrics for the bedspread or quilt, or if you choose a solid bedspread, you can use Tropical decorative pillows and other Tropical home accents to change your bedroom into an Island Bedroom retreat.
For any room, you can also add breezy curtains, or to dress the windows you can use Bamboo window shades. Or use both for a truly stunning Tropical look for your windows, especially in your bedrooms where you want more privacy.
Palm Tree Gold Foil Decor Wall Art Print Island Tropical Art Metallic Poster 5 inches x 7 inches C21
For your walls there are hundreds of stunning Tropical posters, Tropical clocks, and Tropical wall decals to set just the right mood, and there are Tropical lamps and home accents galore. . For a walk on the wild side you can add a Tropical theme rug and every Tropical bedroom needs at least one Palm tree, either artificial Palm trees, or artwork depicting Palm trees. Trees and especially Palm Trees are huge in Tropical style decorating.
One thing to remember though is that a little goes a long way. Don't clutter it up too much with too many prints. Pick which big item will be the focal point of the room: the bed, the sofa, the rug, or the curtains. Then decide if you are going to use Tropical prints in large amounts as in the bedspreads, or sofa, or use solid colored fabrics as the basis, and just use Tropical prints in accessories.
I really like to use solid colors for the focal pieces of any room. The sofa, the bed, the curtains, if you keep all these pieces solid colored you can change the look of any room very easily by adding different accessories and art work, and if you ever change your mind, you don't have to change the big pieces, just the accents, to get a whole new look. So for Tropical style decorating, you could just add Tropical throw pillows, some silk Palm trees, and some Tropical artwork or decals for the walls. Easy and beautiful!
One thing that is really great about Rattan and Wicker furniture is that it looks great indoors or outdoors. So whether the picture shows it indoors or outdoors doesn't really matter, it will work. If it is outdoors, it might need a little more protection, but it will be okay. Rattan, Wicker, Bamboo, they're all members of the grass family, and are used to moisture. Note: Much of the Furniture shipped from Amazon qualifies for free shipping if it's over $25. How cool is that? My local furniture store charges me to deliver even locally so that is a true bargain!
Tropical Dining Room Furniture
Wicker Tables and Chairs, Rattan Tables and Chairs
Borneo Compact Dining SET Table+2 Chairs Brown Handmade Natural Wicker Rattan FurnitureFlash Furniture Square Glass Metal Table with Rattan Edging and 4 Rattan Stack Chairs, 28Barbados Rattan Wicker Dining 5PC Set Fully AssembledPremium Rattan Dining Furniture Sundance 5PC Set Tommy Bahama Breeze Coal Fabric (Honey Finish)
Tropical Living Room Set
This is Island Decorating at its best. Notice its simplicity. It doesn't take a lot to have a stunning room. I can't say enough about Rattan furniture. I have had some for several decades now as I was able to pick up some from my parents and when I lived abroad. It may look lightweight and it is, but it is very sturdy and strong! I love mine!
Tropical Living Room Furniture
Jam Rattan Wicker Living Room Set 4 Pieces 2 Lounge Chair Loveseat/sofa Coffee Table Colonial (Light Brown)
Tropical Outdoor Wicker Furniture Sofa Set
This Tropical All Weather Sofa Set for the Patio or Porch would also look great in a Tropical Family Room or Den or Living Room. It's very strong and able to withstand children with ease.
Tropical Living Room Designs
Tropical Sunset Print
Beach Sunset - LED Canvas Print - Light Up Wall Decoration - Tropical Ocean Sunset with Palm Trees - 12x16 Inch
Wicker Tropical Living Room Set
Here a Wicker Seagrass conversation set is shown in a modern Tropical living room, so this illustrates how easy it is to change a room by changing the accessories. All you would have to do with this beautiful set is add some Tropical throw pillows and a Palm tree. Change the wall color to Green or Blue. Instant island Tropical living room.
Modern Tropical Living Room
Rattan Chairs, Rattan Living Room Tables
A wonderful thing about Tropical furniture is that it is much stronger than it looks. I have White Wicker in my bedroom that is 20 years old and it looks great even though it's been moved 10 times. (Yes I move a lot but that's another story.) I love my White Wicker bedroom furniture. Some of my friends have the Wicker Living Room Set pictured below in their Tropical style living room, and again, it's 20 years old and still going strong. A word about Tropical style decorating. If you want to just add a suggestion of a Tropical mood, try adding a Tropical chair or a Tropical sofa first and see how you like it. Or try adding a few Tropical accents to what you already have. No need to start over. You can move into it slowly.
Tropical Style Decorating
Tangkula 3 PCS Outdoor Patio Sofa Sets Rattan Furniture Two Arm Chairs and Ende TablePelangi Rattan Wicker Handmade Oval Coffee Table with Glass (Colonial, Light Brown)Peacock Chair Buri NaturalRattan Wicker Furniture MR-DJM Djem Lounge Armchair with Light Biege Cushion, Dark Brown
Tropical Style Bedroom Furniture
Bamboo, Rattan, and Wicker all are natural materials for Tropical beds, but it's also perfectly fine to use regular wood beds for your Tropical bedrooms. I have stayed in many Hawaiian bed and breakfasts and many times the furniture was actually Antique style furniture. They do tend to use either white or very dark wood. So if your wood is light, you might think of painting or staining it dark.
Tropical Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Home Styles 5401-400 Cabana Banana Queen Bed, Honey FinishMarco Island Bed, Night Stand, and Media Chest in Weather-Worn Rubbed White QueenHome Styles Marco Island Queen BedTahiti Natural Indoor Wicker and Rattan Complete Tropical Queen BedIsland Breeze Tropical Natural Indoor Wicker and Rattan Complete Queen Bed by Seawinds TradingHospitality Rattan 710-5275-ATQ Polynesian Headboard, King
Tropical Decor Botanical Comforter Set
This room is filled with traditional furniture, but accented subtly with Tropical prints, a bamboo shades and this beautiful Tropical Print bedspread. It takes so little to change the mood of a room.
Tropical Queen Size Comforter
Tropical Comforter Set
This Blue and Green Tropical print comforter set is beautiful and encompasses 2 of the most prevalent colors in the tropics, Blue like the ocean, Green like the Tropical greenery. Make the bed and you have instant Tropics.
Tropical Bed in a Bag Comforter Set
Tropical Style Quilt
This reminds me of many Hawaiian Bed and Breakfasts I have stayed in. Simple Tropical Quilts, either cottage furniture like it is here or dark furniture, and a few simple accents of trees, and Island prints make a beautiful Tropical Island bedroom.
Tropical Quilt for a Tropical Theme Bedroom
Tropical Wall Clock
Tropical Quilts, Tropical Bedspreads
Ferns and botanical prints are made for Tropical Island bedrooms and these are beautiful. Just add a Palm tree, and some solid colored throw pillows for your own Tropical retreat.
Tropical Sheet Sets, Tropical Bed in a Bag Sets
Twin Duvet Set (Tommy Bahama Bamboo Breeze)Nostalgia Home Fashions Alani Quilt, QueenTwin Quilt (Tommy Bahama Hanalie Hibiscus Neutral)Tommy Bahama Bahamian Breeze Comforter Set, KingSoft Blue, Seashells, Starfish, Beach House, Island, Queen Comforter Set (7 Piece Bed In A Bag) + HOMEMADE WAX MELTFull / Queen Quilt - Cora Blue - Tropical Beach Coral Design on One Side and Starfish and Shells on the Reverse Side 90
Mosquito Nets for Your Tropical Bedrooms
Either of these mosquito nets are perfect for Tropical bedrooms or as the perfect Tropical accent in any room.
Tropical Bedroom Decorating Ideas
OctoRose ® Round Hoop Bed Canopy Netting Mosquito Net Fit Crib, Twin, Full, Queen, King (Black)Yanglovele Round Hoop Bed Canopy Netting Mosquito Bedding Net Fit Crib, Twin, Full, Queen, King (White)
Tropical Decorative Throw Pillows
There is nothing that will transform a blah boring piece of furniture into a Tropical masterpiece faster than to add a Decorative Tropical pillow.
Tropical Accent Pillows for an Exotic Tropical Accent
Tropical Accent Pillows for an Exotic Tropical Accent
18 X 18 Inch Cotton Linen Decorative Throw Pillow Cover Cushion Case Tropical Forest Print Pillowcase(4)Cotton Linen Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover Hand-painted Tropical Flowers and Birds Foliage Plant Christmas Gift 18SUABO Hawaii Leaf Tropical Pattern Cotton Velvet Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 20 X 20 inchTropical Palm Tree Decorator Pillow, Indoor Outdoor UseBrentwood Originals Panama Jacquard Chenille 18-by-18-inch Decorative Pillow, Palm TreeMonkeysell Stylish Colorful cartoon Pineapple hand-painted figure linen quare Decorative Fashion Throw Pillow Cover -18Popeven Palm Tree Decorative Pillow Cover Green Beautiful Tropical Beach Cushion Cover Pillow Case for Travel Pillow Swaying Palm Printing Zippered Pillow Sham for Sofa 18 x 18 Inch (Color 8)Popeven Palm Tree Pillow Case Black Background Tropical Summer Swaying Palms Canvas Accent Throw Pillow Cover 18 x 18 Inch Square Zippered Pillowcase for Couch
Tropical Style Mirrors
Mirrors are one of my favorite design items. They make a room look bigger and they bring in more light. I always use many of them. There are lots of Tropical mirrors to choose from.
Tropical Home Decorating Ideas
Wicker Work Woven Rattan and Wood Framed Square Wall Mirror 31 InchTropical Decor Rattan Bamboo Wall MirrorPalm Tree Tropical Decor Wall MirrorRoom Magic Wall Mirror, Tropical SeasHead West Tropical Leaf Mirror, 26.5 by 34.5 by 1-InchHead West Bahama Mirror, 24 by 30-Inch
Tropical Rugs for Tropical Theme Rooms
Tropical Decorating Style
Palm Tree Tropical 500,000 Point Area Rug Green Design 1 (5ft2in.X7ft.1in.)Universal Rugs Transitional Botanical 7 ft. 6 in. x 9 ft. 10 in. Area Rug , BlackHomefires Tropical Palms and Bamboo 26-Inch by 60-Inch Indoor Outdoor Hand Hooked Area RugKAS Oriental Rugs Sparta Collection Tropical Oasis Area Rug, 7'9United Weavers of America China Garden Collection Aruba Heavyweight Heatset Olefin Rug, 7-Feet 10-Inch by 10-Feet 6-Inch, BlackUniversal Rugs Transitional Floral 7 ft. 10 in. x 10 ft. 3 in. Area Rug , Brown
Tropical Bamboo Window Shades and Blinds
Bamboo Window Shades give an instant Tropical feel to any room. Casual or more dressy Tropical rooms both look great with them. Just add curtains for a more dressy look, or leave them plain for a more casual look.
Tropical Window Coverings
Chicology RMTB4872 Roman Shade, Privacy Fabric, Bamboo Look, Tuscan Bronze, 48Bamboo Roll Up Window Blind Sun Shade W32Calyx Interiors Bamboo Roman Window Shade, 34 by 54-Inch, Java VintageBamboo Roman Shade Window Blind- 30
Tropical Artwork for Tropical Rooms
Tropical Decor Curtains in Many Colors
Sheer Curtains are perfect to use with Tropical Bamboo window shades to create a Tropical ambiance in all your rooms.
Tropical Style Decorating
Norbi Willow Voile Tulle Room Window Curtain Sheer Voile Panel Drapes Curtain 39.4'' x 78.8HLC.ME Turquoise 2-Pack 108SET OF 2, 843 Piece Sage Sheer Voile Curtain Panel Set: 2 Sage Panels and 1 Scarf
Tropical Rattan/Wicker Room Divider
Bamboo room dividers are one of my favorite decorative items for Tropical rooms. You can divide rooms with them, and you can just use them as beautiful accent pieces, and you can also use them as a glorious headboard for your bed.
Tropical Screen Divider
Oriental Furniture 7 ft. Tall Woven Fiber Room Divider - Cream - 3 PanelD-ART COLLECTION Rattan Tropical 4-Panel Screen DividerD-ART COLLECTION Seagrass Tropical 4-Panel Screen DividerOriental Furniture 6 ft. Tall Burnt Bamboo with Rice Paper Shoji Screen
Tropical Bamboo Screens
Bamboo Divider Screens
72Oriental Furniture Unique Special Highest Quality Room Divider, 6-Feet, 72-Inch Amakan Japanese Folding Privacy Floor Screen PartitionOriental Furniture 6 ft. Tall Bamboo Leaf Room DividerOriental Furniture 6 ft. Tall Diamond Weave Fiber Room Divider - Dark Beige - 4 Panel
Tropical Palm Trees
Trees and plants are part of the Tropical ambiance, and if you have a black thumb, or you travel a lot and don't want the maintenance of plants, perhaps a silk tree is in order. These palm trees will add just the right Tropical feel for all your Tropical rooms. One of the easiest ways to "pop" your Tropical style decorating.
Palm Trees: Quick Tropical Interior Decorating
Nearly Natural 5043 Sago Silk Palm Tree, 4-Feet, GreenNearly Natural 5259 Paradise Artificial Palm Trees , 5-Feet, Green
Artificial Trees for Tropical Decor
Palm Trees and Other Tress for Tropical Style Decorating
Nearly Natural 6556 Bamboo Palm with Wicker Basket Decorative Silk Plant, GreenNearly Natural 6661 Areca Palm with Urn Decorative Silk Plant, Green
Palm Tree Poster
Tropical Tree Poster for Tropical Themed Decorating
Tropical Tree Decals
For dramatic impact, add a big tree decal to your wall. These can be removed if you have to move. A lot of ambiance for little money. No watering either, a big bonus!
Tropical Wall Decals
Palm Trees 6 Ft Wall Decal with Flamingo and BirdsBeistle 55137 Jointed Palm Tree, 6-FeetPalm trees wall decal, island wall decal, bedroom wall decal
Tropical Decor Lamps
Tropical Inspired Home Accessories
VERDUGO GIFT 37989 Rattan Rope Style Palm Tree Lamp Light Tropical DecorVERDUGO GIFT 36001 Monkeys & Palm Tree Table LampKathy Ireland Parrot Paradise Table LampPacific Coast Lighting Tropical Parrot Table Lamp
Tropical Ceiling Fan for the Tropical Decorating Style
Wouldn't these Tropical fans look awesome in a Tropical bar, either in your den or your patio? Yes, I think so! And they would also look amazing in a Tropical bedroom or a Tropical living room or a Tropical dining room. Just perfect for all those Tropical rooms.
Tropical Bar Decor
Honeywell Sabal Palm 52-Inch Ceiling Fan with Light Kit, Five Hand Carved Wooden Leaf Blades, Tropical, Oil-Rubbed BronzeHampton Bay 48 in. Outdoor Havana Cambridge Silver Ceiling FanFanimation Windpointe 52 Inch Indoor Ceiling Fan - Oil Rubbed BronzeConcord 52FEB5RI Ceiling Fans, Rustic Iron Finish
Tropical Switchplate Covers for Tropical Theme Decorating
Decorating your light switch covers is a fun way to accessorize your Tropical bedroom or den or even your Tropical dining room or living room. If you don't see any you like, you can also find some cute stickers and decorate the ones you already have. Or you can use acrylic paint and paint them. Easy and fun.
Tropical Home Decorating Ideas
Beach Retreat Decorative Switchplate CoverPalm Tree on the Beach Decorative Switchplate CoverPALM tree DOUBLE toggle SWITCHPLATE Cover home decorTropical Coconut Decorative Switchplate CoverBeach Palm Trees Decorative Switchplate Cover3dRose LLC lsp_1205_1 Tropical Paradise, Single Toggle SwitchClassic Palm Tree Decorative Switchplate CoverBamboo Palm Tree Green Decorative Switchplate Cover
There are many more Tropical decorations and art available here: Tropical Decor
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