The latest trend in interior design is the use of themes. Theme ideas range from sport to fabulous femininity and from contemporary to eclectic. One of the most popular themes is the theme "Tropical Island".
When using the idea of the theme of the tropical island, there are many possible directions. From elegant to fun, you have a wide range of choices. You can use works of art, painted murals, wallpaper, textured wall paint or any combination of these materials.
Select the colors that represent the tropics such as the different shades of blue, dark turquoise and dark green. Burlap fabric is a good choice for wall cladding. For an inexpensive Tiki look, attach bamboo blinds to the wall, rather than attaching a chair rail over the shade using bamboo rods.
Tropical plants are a must for the tropical island theme. You can use live plants or silk or tree sculptures. Some craft and hobby shops have fake palm trees with strands of lights attached to them. False palm trees are fun and festive and provide a small amount of extra lighting.
Window treatments should be light and airy. Bamboo blinds are a logical choice for this interior design. Other options include brightly colored sheers or draperies made from shiny and transparent fabric or an island print.
A wide range of artwork is available to create any style of tropical island design. You might want pictures of sugar cane plantations or pineapple fields. Maybe you prefer oil paintings of cargo ships or luxury yachts. Maybe your tastes are more suitable for seagulls, pelicans, dolphins, turtles or any other marine life. Regardless of artistic preferences, there is an abundance of work of art depicting the beauty of the islands.
The interior design of the tropical island can be used in almost every room. It makes for a cozy living room or family room, as it is bright and cheerful, but relaxing. It's a soothing theme to use in a room and can easily be adapted for children or a nursery. Many children like to be surrounded by images of marine life and are soothed by soothing colors.
The bathrooms are a natural setting for the tropical island theme. Accessories can easily be located in most retail stores and department stores. You can find everything from toothbrush holders to wallpaper in a variety of island models. A popular trend in bathroom designs is the use of glass sinks. These are great for the Tropical Island theme and add exquisite beauty to the room.
The kitchens lend well to the theme of the tropical island. Bamboo kitchen tables and bar stools are very popular. Another option is to use a picnic table or garden table with an umbrella. You can even go up to use a Tiki umbrella hut design to bring the feeling of the tropical island into your dining room.
Laundry rooms and storage areas are usually boring areas in the home. Add a splash of tropical color or use a tropical island print wallpaper border to breathe life into a dull and boring space. Use wicker baskets painted in bright colors like turquoise, orange or yellow, or paint shelves or walls in tropical tones.
The tropical island theme works well as part of the home office. It is welcoming and friendly to guests and provides an exhilarating environment in which to work. Use a variety of lush tropical plants and an aquarium or water fountain. Paint your white office furniture and add a tropical design for a fun and festive look.
Take some interior design magazines and catalogs and let your imagination go. Cut out the pictures of the items you like and stick them on a piece of paper or cardboard. Create a floor plan to help you identify items for which you have room, then shop.
Look for deals at your local thrift store or visit yard or estate sales. You may be surprised by the good deals available and you will probably find several unique accessories. Most importantly, have fun and get creative with this home interior design idea and soon your tropical oasis is waiting for you!
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