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Decorating Your Home From The Tropics

October 1, 2013

Decorating Your Home From The TropicsTropical themes are a popular choice for home decor.  They create a comfortable, warm, relaxing feeling that makes your room feel like a retreat.  Large banana leaves, animal prints, grassy textures, and palm trees are common elements used in tropic themes.

There are plenty of ways to create a tropical atmosphere in your bedroom, so here are a few pointers you may want to consider:

  1. Select the right colors for your room: Think about how you want to feel in your room.  If you want to feel the heat of tropics, go for bold colors such as coral, turquoise, blue, green, and yellow.  If you prefer the calming and soft colors that symbolizes the serene atmosphere of a tropical jungle setting, go with more neutral greens, creams, and shades of brown. Mix and match different color schemes until you find the perfect combination for your room.
  2. Use natural furniture:  Wood furniture and flooring is a must for tropical themes.  Light colored wood flooring accented with darker tables and lamps creates a great contrasting effect. Bamboo furniture is also a great idea. Make use of floor lamps with bamboo stands as a substitute of using regular floor or table lamps.
  3. Replace fabric curtains with bamboo window blinds:  Bamboo-based materials provide a nice shade option because they are weather resistant and capable of enduring moisture very well. Shell or capiz window panels are also another option.
  4. Incorporate animal prints throughout the room: Consider using designs like zebra stripes or leopard spots on fabric accents throughout the room.  Finding a beautiful painting of tropical birds or adding decorative animal items to your dresser and shelves are also great ways to incorporate animal elements.
  5. Choose tropical themed linens: There is a wide variety of patterns and colors related to tropical themes that you can choose from. Whether you’re going for bold and colorful or a soothing beachside feeling, options are available in almost any store you will visit.

Chris George
Oklahoma City Realtor

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