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Decor Inspo: Tropical

When it comes to summer trends, nothing livens up a home quite like the tropical trend! Tropical inspired decor is massively in-vogue right now: from feature walls to quirky tropical home accessories, tropical is the must have decor of the moment.

If you’re looking to take advantage of this summery, island inspired trend, we’ve put together some top tips on how to decorate your home with tropical accessories, alongside a range of items that you can use available right here at Flamingo Gifts.

Choose tropical inspired colours
Colour obviously plays a huge part in your decor, and different colours can give a room a totally different feel. For a tropical theme, use cheerful pops of colour including greens, yellows, pinks and aqua blue.

Choose tropical patterns
Accessories with tropical patterns are a quick and easy way to create an instant tropical theme in your home. Keep an eye out for leaf or plant patterns such as palm trees, cacti or banana leaves, or opt for big, statement floral patterns that evoke images of desert islands. Animals are also a must; choose parrots, exotic birds and flamingos to get into the tropical spirit. Finally, fruit related accessories or patterns are sure to add a touch of the tropics to your home – from pineapple patterns to fun watermelon designs, you can discover a whole host of fruity options to add some colour and fun to your decor.

Mix up textures
When you think of a tropical island, what do you think of? For us, island or tropical inspired decor makes us think of a variety of wood and wicker surfaces, or bamboo combined with more contemporary materials. Think of the kind of materials you may find washed up on a desert island and you’ve hit the nail on the head!

Bring the outside in
The best way to bring a tropical theme into your home is to quite literally bring it into your home, in the form of lots of sunshine and tropical inspired plants and flowers. Whether real or fake, big green plants will instantly give your home a tropical edge, while flowers will add a bright, summery touch. To make the most of the sunlight, strategically position mirrors in areas they will catch the sun — this will immediately make a room feel much larger and much sunnier.

Choose tropical home accessories
If completely redecorating fills you with a feeling of dread, instead opt for a handful of pretty tropical home accessories to liven up your space. Home accessories are the quickest and easiest way to instantly makeover a room — from wall decor to lights and kitchenware, at Flamingo Gifts we offer a fantastic selection of tropical home accessories from the likes of Woouf and Sass & Belle.

Here’s a handful of our favourites:

Tropical Decor Inspo by Room


Pineapples are perfect for embracing the fun and fresh vibe of the tropical trend. In your newly tropical bedroom, the Sass & Belle Tropical Dreams Pineapple LED Night Light is a must-have for your bedside table, while the Sass & Belle Golden Pineapple Photo Frame will look wonderful displayed on top of a chest of drawers.
On a dressing table, the Sass & Belle Tropical Pineapple Trinket Dish or the Sass & Belle Cactus Trinket Dish are both ideal for storing jewellery, makeup or all those other little bits and pieces. For additional storage in your bedroom, the Sass & Belle Watermelon Suitcases are as pretty as they are practical!

Embrace the outdoors in your living room with the help of the Sass & Belle Black Pyramid Wall Mounted Terrarium. Choose fun cacti or big, leafy plants to give your abode a truly tropical edge.
If you’re looking for tropical themed ornamental items, the Sass & Belle Gold Pineapple Money Box is the item to buy. This quirky golden pineapple will add a kitsch, fun edge to your living room, and is the ideal money box to start collecting your tropical holiday fund!
To protect your coffee table from pesky glass marks, add a pop of colour with the Sass & Belle Set of 4 Tropical Summer Coasters, and for storage, opt for the bright and beautiful Sass & Belle Set of 3 Tropical Summer Suitcases.
To perfectly complete your summery, tropical theme, add a tropical scent with the Bomb Cosmetics Birds of Paradise Reed Diffuser — a mouth watering blend of tropical fruits, flowers and spices.

 

Turn your kitchen into a tropical paradise by investing in some fun and colourful kitchenware. The Sass & Belle Set of 4 Tropical Summer Glass Tumblers and the adorable Sass & Belle Ziggy The Flamingo Mug will transport you to sunnier times each time you take a sip!
For writing down need to know messages, shopping lists or just general notes, treat your kitchen wall to the Sass & Belle Cactus Chalkboard. As a finishing touch, the Sass & Belle Hammered Brass Planter Dish offers the perfect home for a new leafy tropical plant!

Transform your bathroom into your very own private paradise with the addition of tropical home accessories. The Sass & Belle Tropical Cactus Hook or the Sass & Belle Pink Sassy Flamingo Hook should be first port of call — hung up on the back of a door, these fun and funky tropical hooks are perfect for storing your dressing gown or towels.
For those relaxing evenings soaking in the bath, treat yourself to the Flamingo Candles Sweet Lime & Cedar Flamingo Candle. With its fun green shade and sweet lime scent, you’ll have instant desert island vibes in no time! For an extra special treat come bath time, the Bomb Cosmetics Totally Tropical Gift Pack is jam packed full of soaps and bath bombs. Finally, to keep all your pampering treats safely stored, the Woouf Pineapple Big Beauty Makeup Bag offers a fruity, funky design that will inject instant life into your bathroom!

Let’s face it — offices can be dull places! The joy to a home office is you can decorate however you want! The tropical decor trend is absolutely perfect for a home office; while we can’t offer instant summer holiday vibes (it is an office after all!), we can guarantee that tropical accessories will make your office a funner, brighter and happier place to work!
To begin with, jazz up your stationary with the adorable Sass & Belle Tropical Wooden Flamingo Pen and the Sass & Belle Tropical Summer Pineapple A5 Notebook. To add some colour and light to your office walls, we would suggest the funky Sass & Belle Cactus Led Light Wall Decoration Green. Finally, for those all important work notes, the Sass & Belle Pineapple Chalkboard provides a fun and stylish way to keep yourself organised.

If you’re looking to hop on board the popular tropical decor theme, be sure to explore the full selection of home accessories at Flamingo Gifts. From pretty pineapple accessories to funky flamingo accessories, you can explore a multitude of options to add a tropical touch to your home.

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