Four top tips for creating a tropical indoor paradise


Time to sit back and unwind! Summertime is here and with it comes an array of tropical treasures that would fit beautifully into any home. 

By adding these bright and bold features, you can escape to the jungle without ever leaving your sofa. Try these handy hacks for creating your own tropical paradise.

1. Beautiful Botanics

Indoor plants have never been so popular, so it’s time to bring the outdoors inside! From tiny cacti on the shelf to stunningly statement pieces in your living room, green foliage is set to be a summer staple. We love the Dracaena, the Jade plant, Schefflera, Polyscias and the Kentia Palm – their rich, green leaves inject life into the home and the unique shapes of the plants ooze character.

2. Flora Features

Go big with your accessories for a quick, yet effective, tropical transformation. Think large-scale leaf prints, safari wildlife and exotic birds! For your colour pallet? Beautifully rich shades of green look stunning against darker furniture, as well as the charcoal and navy walls that topped the list for last season’s must-have interior trends.

3. Exoctic Extension

Open up those stylish French doors in your Countryside kitchen to create an extension of your space for some al fresco dining, when the weather permits. Consider rattan garden furniture with emerald green cushions for a truly tropical feel. Keep your French door curtains light and unobtrusive to seamlessly blend the outdoors with the indoors.

4. Subtle Sprinkling

For a subtle yet tropical twist, consider swapping out your wall decor with some jungle prints / paintings or vibrant dishes with strategically placed plants for an ultra-quick makeover. Designer Ruthie Sommers suggests that “if you’re ever stuck, lighten your lights and darken your darks to create contrast.”