Whether you travel near or far, from the Florida Keys to French Polynesia, most humans love the allure of an island escape. Tropical style is calming and never out of place in island destinations.
There are ways to add a touch of island style to your home without going full tropical or coastal with the interior design, and summer is a season when it feels good to incorporate vacation vibes in our interiors. Island style is casual, breezy, and carefree so naturally it has its appeal. Below are some examples of how to add a touch of island style to your home for the summer season.
Layer with Rattan or Bamboo Accent Furniture
Woven materials are a timeless choice and a rattan or bamboo piece can fit in nicely with a traditional, boho, or transitional interior.
Style a Bar Cart for Summer Beverages
Sparkling waters, a bowl of citrus, fun paper straws, and bright colored paper napkins are the start of a chic hydration station.
Accent with Tropical Leaf Stems
Whether real or faux, oversized banana or palm leaf stems will add a touch of tropical to any space in your home.
Suspend Woven Pendants for Added Texture
The organic texture of wicker or seagrass is always appealing, and hanging a woven pendant creates a lovely focal point in kitchen or dining spaces.
Accessorize in a Palette of Mixed Blues
Nothing reminds us of ocean views more than vivid blues. Combine cobalt, aqua, and marine blues to channel coastal hues for the summer season.
Set a Table with Palm Leaf Plates and Linens
Mix botanical motif napkins, plates, and platters with your basic whites to bring a touch of tropical to your table.
Display Summer Hats and Totes
Woven totes and hats are summer’s necessary accessories, they add vacation vibes to any space when out on display.
Bring Outdoor Furniture Indoors
Create a breezy setting by bringing outdoor furniture indoors in a cozy corner.
Include Coral and Shell Textures
The ocean provides some of the best textures for interiors, consider coral and shell accents for a whimsical or sculptural aesthetic.
Accessorize Shelves with Woven Materials
Gather boxes, baskets, and picture frames, anything wood or woven, then accent with driftwood or shells and perhaps a cheeky pineapple for a playful seasonal display.
Layer Art Prints and Pillows in Tropical Motifs
Swap existing art for palm tree or beach prints and accessorize with pillows in tropical motifs.
Hang a Tree or Porch Hammock
Island life isn’t complete without an afternoon nap outdoors listening to summer breezes!