I have noticed recently that tropical leaves are still sprouting out everywhere….from Interiors to clothing to jewellery, they are all getting totally tropical, this is a trend that has been around for a time now and is still hot to trot……I’m wondering if it’s to do with this year’s Pantone colour of 2017 being Greenery that’s keeping it on trend. I for one am loving this tropical feel and the bright splashy large scale prints are a winner for summer. Some of these tropical leaf designs seem to have a real retro feel, I’m thinking old style Hawaii and Miami. These bold prints are not for the faint hearted but even some of us like myself who loves her neutrals can inject a smaller scale if this in their homes and it needn’t feel overpowering . Here are afew small scale ideas to add this vibe to your home, you don’t gave to use bold colours, these items would love fab with pastels like pale pink and with just white walls would look fabulous too.
A lot of the home decor magazines seem to be loving this look too at the moment, they say the style of the moment is ‘jungalow’ ……Justin a Blakeney an Interior Designer and author coined this word back in 2008, Justin a who has a design studio of the same name, says she uses the word to describe somewhere which is wild but cosy and homely like a bungalow. Now you don’t have to go all out in decorating for this trend you could just add actual plants or even faux plants and leaves to give effect and add a sprinkle of the tropics to your home and then you will have got what The Telegraph has called ‘ a key deco trend for 2017’ ….see below for afew ideas of faux plants and leaves.
I think these tropical leaves are putting green a modern twist on florals in our home, especially as there are some great wallpapers and panels out there to buy, here is a fabulous digitally printed panel by Christian Lacroix from Belleville River, his collection is stunning get but it isn’t cheap at £522 for the panel, it comes in two colourways below is the green colourway and there’s also a grey an white version too. Palm Jungle by Cole & sons is £82 a roll and is stunning , here it is below in a vibrant emerald colorway and would be a great feature wall, it also comes in 6 other colourways. Palm leaves is a slightly less dramatic wallpaper and I have been looking at this one to perhaps go in my dining room, it is also by Cole & sons, I so love their papers, the one below is in vivid greens and a pale aqua, which would also look super in a bathroom, it’s £78 a roll, it also comes in 4 colourways, my absolute favourite being the bamboo and black colourway and would look in a bedroom or dining room. A large scale leaf design mural is another option and murals are so on trend, this one below is by Mr Perswall and called United leaves, it’s priced at £30 a square metre, it also comes in a grey/brown neutrals colourway and a vivid tropical multi coloured for that real wow factor. Well after doing this blog I am definitely wanting to bring some tropicallness into my home and I’m going to start very gently with some artificial banana leaves in a glass vase and I am loving the ones from Silk flower deco floral online as the leaves have raindrops on them and at £3.54 each they are an inexpensive way of adding this trend to home, Dunelm have these type of leaves too and they are £2.49 each so these are well worth a look too, enjoy the tropical trend….D xx