When you think of tropical fruit and leaf print interior décor, you’re probably transported back to the 1970’s, yet don’t dismiss the idea too soon – this retro look has taken on a modern twist for this season. Bringing the outdoors indoors is the latest hot look for your home, and while all-over patterned wallpapers may be a little too much, adding a few garden touches to your room is stylish and sophisticated.
For some time, home decorating has had a strong focus on blending the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces. Garden living has become ever more popular, patio dining and seating areas with indoor-style furniture having been all the rage for the last few years. However, the British weather is rarely keen to co-operate, and it can be difficult to get outside and make use of those spaces. Now, the emphasis has moved inside the house, with homeowners keen to incorporate everything they love about their garden into a warmer and more accessible environment.
Bring Summer Cheer to the British Winter
In the grey of a British winter, nothing can be more cheerful and uplifting than décor that brings the look and feel of a garden in bloom into your home. The key to using these bold prints is to be sparing, yet skillful. Covering your entire room in a palm tree motif runs the risk of turning your home into Delboy’s flat, however tasteful touches like adding a few leaf print cushions to a neutral colour scheme is not only fashionable but really gives your space a lift.
Hints of bright tropical shades give the room a vibrant feel and bring the warmth of summer into the greyest rainy day. This can be achieved by simply distributing a few well-chosen co-ordinated accessories for splashes of colour. This is especially effective in a white room, where the boldness of the print really pops out and draws the eye. While all-over flowered wallpaper is definitely a step too far, adding floral details to your room conjures up the joy of a springtime garden.
Floral blinds are a colourful way to bring life into any area of your home, from the bedroom to the kitchen. There has also been a move away from traditional, heavy furnishings to lighter, wicker furniture that brings a summery feel to your space. Pair it with tropical fruit print accessories for a lively, fun motif, or alternatively with a subtle green feature wall for a sophisticated yet outdoorsy feel.
Subtle Touches for an Easy Upgrade
If you’re keen to give your home an upgrade but don’t want to go for a complete overhaul, the outdoors indoors look is easy to achieve by simply adding a few enhancements to your existing décor. By adding a leaf print stencil design to a plain wall you can enhance any living room without excessive redecorating. Simply distributing a few vases of flowers or pots of house plants carefully around your space will give your room a warm, summer feel without requiring too much effort or expense.