Design Trend: Tropical Chic

Gray Malin

A tropical getaway sounds dreamy, but it’s an expensive way to spend a week. Instead, capture the fresh relaxing vibe of the tropics with home updates that will last all year long. With fresh airy foundations, earthy layers, a pretty mix of woods and styles, light breezy linens, and lush pops of color, the Tropical Chic trend is a look to love. Today we are showing you seven ways to get the look.

A Fresh Clean Foundation

Tropical design is full of bold color from the lush greens and vibrant blooms of nature. These colors make a statement when they pop against a light and airy foundation of white walls and simple wood floors.

Blackband Design


Mix of Wood Tones and Furniture Styles

Make a statement with a rich mix of wood tones in different styles. Tropical design mixes clean modern lines with the traditional furniture of British plantation style. This layering creates a rich organic look. New furniture not in your budget right now? Get the layered organic look for less by mixing in an affordable jute rug or seagrass basket against your dark wood floors or furniture.

Leanne Ford Interiors



Recreate island living with tropical inspired rattan furniture and lighting. This is a major trend right now and there are so many pretty options. Some of my favorites are at Serena and Lily and Anthropologie. We used this rattan bed in our project below and this swing chair is definitely a client favorite.

Becki Owens Town Center Project

Lottie is Loving


Breezy Linens

Make your bedroom into an oasis with breezy linens. Love them hanging from a four poster bed and if you haven’t tried linen sheets, you should! They are so comfortable and have a lux coastal vibe.

Blackband Design

Davis Dunn Construction


Bold Pops of Color and Pattern

Create interest with bold pops of pattern and color against your simple white foundation. Create a statement wall with tropical inspired wallpaper or mix colors and prints with throw pillows.

Shauna Sidhu

Brynn Olson Design


Tropical Inspired Art

Blow up your own vacation pictures, or try out Minted for fun palm and pineapple prints. Art can and should be added to every room in the house. Love how the black and white palm prints below create a beautiful black and white bathroom.

Monika Hibbs

Lada Webster


Vibrant Tropical Stems

Fresh or faux palms define tropical decor and are so easy to find right now. Add plants to empty corners and stick faux stems in vases throughout your house to create a lush green look. See this post on Faux Greenery for some of our favorite tropical stems.

Joanna Gaines


Get the Look


Tropical is such a fun summer look, but is clean and beautiful enough to make sense all year long. Check back daily for more design trends and inspiration!

Happy Thursday!




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