June 17, 2024

Tropical Decor Has Finally Shed Its Cheesy Reputation

Tropical prints are relegated to dads’ shirts and beach towels, right? Wrong. Well, back it up – we’re happy to leave the cheesy renditions of tropical prints in those roles. It’s the jungle-esque patterns gone psychedelic, moody, and/or abstract that we are super excited to see popping up everywhere.

Two unwavering thumbs up for leafy shower curtains tinted purple and blue and color-blocked throws with the subtlest of beach vibes. An entire sofa upholstered in dark fronds isn’t out of the question, either. We first started rethinking tropical prints when we spotted them in totally non-vacation settings.

Could banana leaves and palm trees really be chic? ! A deep-dive into the world of online shopping tells us yes – as long as there’s some kind of offbeat twist. The less that tropical patterns resemble real-life foliage, in color or shape, the better.

SHOP NOW: Ottilie sofa in Nightshade botanical printed velvet by Love Your Home, from $2,955, love-your-home. co. uk

SHOP NOW: 18″x18″ Jungle Madness pillow by Aelfie, $82, aelfie. com

SHOP NOW: Dreamy Jungle shower curtain in Blue Multi by Urban Outfitters, $39, urbanoutfitters. com

SHOP NOW: Nico throw designed by Yuk for Slowdown Studio, $230, slowdownstudio. com

SHOP NOW: Fruiticana Pineapple cushion by Trine Andersen for Ferm Living, $69, danishdesignstore. com

Tropical textiles are the first thing you probably think of, but the look can live anywhere. Designer Malwina Konopacka made the coolest vases. . .

and we’re very into this kaleidoscope tray. We’ve forgotten minimalism exists at this point, and we’re totally okay with that.

SHOP NOW: Tropical Parrots birch veneer serving tray by Texas and the Artichoke, $70, ahalife. com

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