Hello again! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I’m back with another mood board for your decoration inspiration. This week we’re exploring tropical decor for the living room:
This is the time of year that we all wish we were lying on a tropical beach somewhere, am I right? Sadly, that’s not always possible, but with the right decor, you can at least get a bit of that tropical vibe at home. I definitely had some vacation dreaming on the brain when I was putting together my moodboard for this month:
Tropical Decor Inspiration
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Tips for Tropical Decorating
Here are a few tips for getting some tropical flair even when you can’t be at the beach:
Light and bright.
Tropical decor is definitely one of those styles that can turn ‘themey’ pretty easily. You start out hoping for a relaxing island vibe, and end up with an over the top tropical tourist trap of a room instead. To avoid feeling like you’re living in a theme park, aim for the feeling of the tropics, rather than an overabundance of cliché tropical print items. Keep the room light and bright. Use vivid colors that evoke the flora of the islands. And above all, keep it relaxed and welcoming.
Lots of texture.
One way to get an island vibe without cheesy decor is to use texture to your advantage. Natural elements like wood, wicker, and bamboo can do a lot to give a space a casual, island touch. This can obviously be incorporated in furniture, but don’t overlook smaller items, like picture frames, when putting your space together. Accent all those warm neutrals with some crisp white accessories, and you’ll be well on your way to tropical living.
Finally, you really can’t pull off a convincing tropical space without live plants. In this case, more is more. Look for large leafed varieties, and compliment your real plants with a few subtle palm leaf prints to top everything off and bring home the islands for yourself.
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As always, thank you to Cassity and the Remodelaholic team for having me back each month. I’d love for you to visit me over on my site, ADaesthetic.com, or follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram for more updates and inspiration. Have a great day, friends!
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Dawn is one half of the team behind the creative blog, AD Aesthetic. By day she works as the VP of Creative for a design and marketing company (getting paid to make things look good!), while by night she renovates her Midwest home, refinishes thrift-store furniture for fun, and works with her husband on raising two tiny humans. Dawn believes in the potential to design your surroundings and your life one day at a time, and lives by the motto, 'Make everything beautiful.' Get to know her better by visiting her blog, ADaesthetic.com, or following along on Facebook and Instagram.