Tropical interiors feel like a permanent vacation — they seem to slow time and quell the frantic pace at which most of us live. Bright and breezy, coastal style transports you straight to the beach no matter where you call home.
Simple, uncluttered windows are a must for an authentic tropical interior design look. Go for hard wood shutters, or wooden slatted blinds. Anything natural looking is good, so try roll-up bamboo blinds for a very tropical feel.
Ipe, wenge, teak and other tropical woods go with this style like quartersawn oak in a Craftsman bungalow. Because tropical style is all about not trying too hard, you can mix and match as many species and tones as you like.
BRING THE JUNGLE INDOORS
Take away those lush green plants and brilliant blooms, and the tropics would feel more like the tundra. Use potted versions to breathe vigor and vibrancy into your home — you can stick with pure green foliage to limit the palette or mass together a tumble of blooms