Summer is on its way. It will be especially appreciated by those of you living in northern climates. Maybe a summer vacation to a tropical island is in your plan. Wouldn’t it be nice, though, if you could capture that beachy, tropical feeling all year round? You may not be able to physically live in the islands year-round because of your job and responsibilities but you can bring the tropics into you home.
Here are a few ideas to help you fill your home or at least a room in your home with that warm, bright, tropical feel:
Rather than dark, heavy, ornate wood furniture or polished metal, go for some distressed lighter colored wood or fabrics. Keep the room light with shades of tans and whites. Accent your room with blues, greens and coral colors.
If possible change out your drapes or curtains for lighter ones or combine with light colored indoor shutters.
Add a touch of wicker.
Create more tropical atmosphere with a few indoor plants.
Add a tropical ceiling fan.
Create a focal point on the wall with one or two large original Caribbean paintings, by me of course.
|Cruz Bay Sunset by Alan Zawacki|
|Lido Days by Alan Zawacki|
Here are some other areas to consider for your Caribbean transformation:
- Wood flooring
- Tile flooring
- Area rugs
- Sheer white curtains
- Bamboo Shades
- Mosquito netting
- Throw pillows
- Folding screen
- Bistro set
- Reggae music
Happy Caribbean decorating everyone,