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Transform your home into a tropical paradise

Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Have you ever dreamed of an exotic home or an indoor green oasis? I visited Vienna a few days ago, a lot of shop windows on Mariahilfer street had tropical decoration: wallpapers, accessories and leaves. Get ready for tropical mood 😉 I help you to transform your home into a tropical paradise with only three elements: plants, natural materials and tropical pattern. Be creative and refresh your home with exotic patterns.

I visited Brazil few month ago, it was totally awesome. I admired the nature there with the neverending forest, exotic trees and colourful flowers.

Check out the list how to apply Brazilian tropical mood in home decoration. Make an urban jungle from your home.

Bring more green plants to your tropical paradise

Decorate your rooms with plants, bring the outside inside. Houseplants are good for decoration, and they have also beneficial effects. Plants purify the air and make our environment green. Bring life to your spaces with green scenery.

First start with few plants, when everything has its place you can extend your oasis. Try to place them close to the window to get enough sunlight.

Some plants don’t need that much sunlight or water. I always read after the plants before/  after collecting them. I have to admit… accidentally I killed some plants by giving them too much or not enough water. It wasn’t my intention to do that, don’t judge me, please. Nowadays I write a “give water to the plants” note into my calendar to remind myself.

Sooooo read after the needs of flower/ plant before buying, if you’re not a plant geek.

Perfect place for advice is the site of apartment therapy and The Sill. They give you ideas how to choose and take care of your houseplants.

Decorate your rooms with plants - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

House of home shows you guides about monstera, rubber plant, fiddle leaf fig, maidenhair ferns and mother in law’s tongue.

Decorate your rooms with plants - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

The interview of designsponge tells you how to keep alive houseplants in winter.

Decorate your rooms with plants - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

See how beautiful is this wall full of plants. I found this photo on We are scout, presenting the plants and pots of Ivy Muse.

Decorate your rooms with plants - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

You have to find a pot for your plants and you can also dress up your plants with these wood stands for plants by fern.

Wood stand for plants by fern - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

If the plants aren’t enough for you, shake up the plants with tropical wallpaper as well. Like Little Leaf did in Washington.

Decorate your rooms with plants - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Use natural materials

Natural materials make your home look cosy and natural (what a surprise ;)…). You can adopt furniture made of wood such as rattan, bamboo, bark and leaves (palm and banana), just to mention few. Their look is characteristic and simple all at once.

In your home, these components can be used anywhere. I collected hotel rooms, bedrooms, living rooms and outdoor spaces with a natural look for you. Mainly those dressed up in bright colours like white, beige and grey. These are timeless with their elegance and textures.

If you want to experiment, shake up the natural colours with vivid colours.

The natural look can be emphasized by large windows and brightness. And plants of course, as we discussed it in the previous point 😉

My favourite example is the Casa Cook hotel and restaurant, located on the magical Greek island of Rhodes. It emerges indoor and outdoor. The decoration doesn’t include any extravagant items, just working with simple natural purity. The bohemian-style rooms offer peaceful harmony. Photos from knstrct.

Casa Cook hotel and restaurant - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Casa Cook hotel and restaurant - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Casa Cook hotel and restaurant - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

This bright home is located in Cape Town, South Africa, renovated by Michele Throssell Interiors. The white and bright spaces are decorated with rattan furniture, whitewashed wooden floors, plush white rugs and crochet throws.

Natural materials - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

This Belgian natural style home is also decorated with simple elements. The architect, Peter Ivens was using a white base with natural materials.

Natural materials - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Baskets of palm leaves and seagrass

Storage baskets are very stylish and functional as well. It can work like this seagrass basket by H&M Home in the living room as a newspaper holder.

Storage basket by H&M Home - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

These woven baskets are made from palm leaves, created by P.I. Project using techniques passed down from generations of Mexican families.

Woven basket by P.I. Project - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Natural style can also work in a children’s room. The baskets are perfect for storing toys. I was always dreaming about to have a hanging chair. More chairs are coming soon, just scroll down.

Natural materials in children’s room - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Storage cabinets from natural materials

Marius sideboard by Pierre-François Dubois was created for HARTÔ. The curves of Marius recalls the shape of a ship’s hull while the pattern of the doors alludes to its sails.

Marius sideboard for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Carved Thalia Three-Drawer Dresser on anthropologie is finished with brass-capped legs and rough-hewn brass pulls, it provides a well-balanced juxtaposition to soft bedding and rugs.

Carved Thalia Three-Drawer Dresser on anthropologie - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

The Woodrow Hourglass stump/stool has been crafted from white cedar to fenton & fenton. The stool is suitable for bathroom, bedroom or any place for the house.

Woodrow Hourglass stump/stool to fenton & fenton - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Lamps from bamboo, rattan and wicker

This beautiful bamboo pendant light is designed by Dutch design duo Daphna Laurens. The studio works on the design of poetic as well as straightforward industrially manufactured products.

Bamboo pendant light for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

This Sinnerlig pendant lamp by IKEA and the small standing lamp are from the same Swedish apartment. The spaces are gorgeous with their simplicity, just using white, grey and beige colours with natural materials.

Sinnerlig pendant lamp by IKEA for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Wooden standing lamp for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

The Laika pendant lights by Blu Dot look elegant with the light metal frame and rattan covering.

Laika pendant light by Blu Dot for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

This huge wicker pendant light by Atelier Vime gives a special atmosphere to space.

Wicker pendant light by Atelier Vime for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Handmade rattan lamp shapes and seats are part of the tineKhome Rattan Collection. So now we can move to the chairs…

tineKhome Rattan Collection for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Rattan chairs and bed

I found this amazing Arizona home on the website of designsponge. This topical bedroom looks very cosy with the rattan bed frame.

Rattan bed frame for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Hideout Lounge Chair is designed by Front for maison & objet. It’s creating an intimate space with its enlarged woven cane backrest.

Hideout Lounge Chair by Front for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Palermo chair and mirror ALS by maison & objet are elegant and stylish.

Palermo chair and mirror ALS for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Venice rattan chair is a masterpiece with its details and elegance. The rattan frame is accented with hand-wrapped rawhide around the joints and can be used with or without a cushion.

Venice rattan chair for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Rattan chair by maison & objet with the tropical wallpaper in the back.

Rattan chair for natural look - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

 

Decorate with jungle prints

If you cannot grow a banana tree or a palm tree in your garden, use the pattern of large tropical leaves and decorate your indoor spaces with jungle print.

The palm, banana and monstera leaves are perfect for every type of room.

Don’t stop at trees and leaves! Animals, flowers and fruits are also part of the jungle. Are you a pineapple fan or do you fancy flamingo? Of course, who isn’t 😉 Be brave, put parrots and monkeys on your wall.

Be creative and refresh your home with exotic patterns.

I give you few tips how to decorate your wall, floor, table, bed with a leafy scene.

 

Tropical wallpaper

Many amazing jungle wallpapers can be found, I’ll show my favourites. I didn’t want to make this post too long, so for more tropical wallpapers, I’ll write another blog post.

Casamance has amazing patterns, of course, they designed a leafy wallpaper called Jungle silk bleu.

Casamance Jungle silk bleu -Tropical wallpaper - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Pierre Frey’s print, Papagayo is inspired by the luxuriant vegetation of the Amazonian forest.

Pierre Frey Papagayo -Tropical wallpaper - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Another beauty from Pierre Frey’s collection: Vue d’en Haut. The painting inspired by the aerial photograph of a tropical forest.

Pierre Frey Vue d’en Haut - Tropical wallpaper - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Exotic Damier is designed by Raw for Wall and Deco Italy. This shows how the tropical pattern, plants and natural materials can work together perfectly.

Exotic Damier -Tropical wallpaper - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Wallpaper can also work in your bathroom. Take a look at anthropologie’s Fanned Fronds pattern.

Fanned Fronds on anthropologie - Tropical wallpaper - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Jumera wallpaper with a floral pattern by Adriani e Rossi edizioni is from the Green collection.

If you are into something abstract, I recommend you KG Wallpaper & Surface Design. I adore the wallpapers of Kirath Ghundoo. Verde from the Mismatch 18 collection is inspired by her travels to Colombia.

Kirath Ghundoo Verde from the Mismatch 18- Tropical wallpaper - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Tropical wall tiles

Let me show you the magical jungle wall tiles in Casa Cook hotel and restaurant. Russian artist and illustrator, Karina Eibatova designed the huge pattern for the restaurant and reception area. The drawing is inspired by the motifs of nature, earth and animal life. The design illustrates the unique flora and fauna of the surrounding environment.

Karina Eibatova - Casa Cook restaurant - Tropical wall tiles - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Karina Eibatova - Casa Cook restaurant - Tropical wall tiles - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

If you want to skip the animal part, here is an example from Francesco de Maio. Verde Verticale wall tiles collection recreates the typical atmospheres of nature through suggestive floral wonders.

Francesco de Maio’s Verde Verticale - Tropical wall tiles - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Paintings, prints inspired by jungle

Flamingo wallcovering is elegant, colourful and conspicuous. Love it!

Flamingo wallcovering - Paintings, prints inspired by jungle - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kitty McCally’s Utopia print is part of the New Brasilia Collection 2018. It draws inspiration from Henri Rousseau’s vivid jungle paintings.

Utopia print by Kitty McCally - Paintings, prints inspired by jungle - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kimberley Dhollander’s Tropical plants art print is rich in colours. The bright pink background emphasises the exotic flowers.

Tropical plants art print by Kimberley Dhollande - Paintings, prints inspired by jungle - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Fabric with jungle pattern

Jardin d’Osier fabric by Pierre Marie for Hermés is inspired by an Indian garden with its flowers, shrubs and fountains. Pierre Marie illustrates a refined world in which the profusion of plants and flowers symbolise serenity and well-being.

Jardin d’Osier fabric by Pierre Marie - Fabric with jungle pattern - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Palm leaves, flowers and tigers all make an appearance on the Utopia landscape print, designed by Kitty McCally.

Utopia landscape print by Kitty McCally - Fabric with jungle pattern - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Chair and pouf with tropical upholstery

Gubi Beetle chair is part of the Beetle chair collection by GamFratesi.

Gubi Beetle chair by GamFratesi - Tropical upholstery - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kitty McCally creates amazing tropical patterns for your furniture. The Tropical landscape pouf features an abstract landscape in a rich blue colour palette.

Tropical landscape pouf by Kitty McCally - Tropical upholstery - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

The Queen palm armchair has been beautifully upholstered with Queen palm fabric.

Queen palm armchair by Kitty McCally - Tropical upholstery - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Homeware and textiles brand Solo has patterned recycled fabric with palm trees, flowers and dragonflies for a collection of rugs, sofas and poufs, called Solo Jungle Collection.

Solo Jungle Collection by Solo Athens - Tropical upholstery - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Tropical rugs

Jungle by Jan Kath shows the tropical treetops. The material mix is as diverse as the rainforest itself.

Jungle by Jan Kath - Tropical rugs - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

This rectangular wool rug with floral pattern is designed by Marie-Aurore Stiker-Metral, who stylises her palm trees in pointillist fashion, colouring them with fresh, mainly pastel shades.

Rectangular wool rug with floral pattern by Marie-Aurore Stiker-Metral - Tropical rugs - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Tropical greens washable rug on urban outfitters is sophisticated with its bright background. If your taste isn’t that sophisticated, you will love the next one 😉

Tropical greens washable rug on urban outfitters - Tropical rugs - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

I left my favourite rug for the last: Monstera leaf washable rug on urban outfitters. This rug by Lorena Canals is shaped like a giant tropical monstera leaf.

Monstera leaf washable rug on urban outfitters - Tropical rugs - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Bedroom for your exotic dreams

Leaf print duvet cover set by H&M Home is very elegant.

Leaf print duvet cover set by H&M Home - Tropical bedroom- Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

For vibrant colours choose the Elle floral scarf duvet cover from urban outfitters.

Elle floral scarf duvet cover from urban outfitters - Tropical bedroom- Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

I hope you’re not tired of flamingos because this leafy bed linen with a flamingo pillow from trendesignbook is super stylish.

Flamingo pillow - Tropical bedroom- Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kariokas’ Pantanal decorative pillowcase is very colourful with its pink and yellow toucans. The design of this pattern was inspired by the wildlife of the Amazon and Pantanal basins in the North and South West of Brazil.

Kariokas’ Pantanal decorative pillowcase - Tropical bedroom- Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Transform your bed or couch into a tropical place with this Oasis palm indoor/ outdoor cushion cover.

Oasis palm indoor/ outdoor cushion cover - Tropical bedroom- Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Bathroom with banana leaves

Take a shower in a jungle! Just use the Tropical plant banana palm leaves bath curtain from amazon.

Tropical plant banana palm leaves bath curtain - Bathroom with banana leaves- Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

If the shower curtain is too much for you, just grab these Jacquard-weave hand towel by H&M.

Jacquard-weave hand towel by H&M Home - Bathroom with banana leaves- Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

For your clothes, the Botanical jungle laundry bag will be very comfortable, available on urban outfitters.

Botanical jungle laundry bag from urban outfitters - Bathroom with banana leaves- Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Tropical kitchen

Basil Bangs has awesome tablecloths. I couldn’t choose between these two, so I show you both. Which one would you prefer? Botanica or Ananas? These outdoor canvas are with all-star stain resistance. How awesome is that!

Basil Bangs Botanica tablecloth - Tropical kitchen - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Basil Bangs Ananas tablecloth - Tropical kitchen - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

H&M Home has nice jungle selection for your kitchen. The Patterned cotton tablecloth and the Patterned table runner look very good too.

Patterned cotton tablecloth by H&M Home - Tropical kitchen - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Patterned cotton table runner by H&M Home - Tropical kitchen - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Banana leaf tray & Banana leaf candles are also by H&M Home. These leafy homeware accessories will provide a tropical mood in your kitchen.

Banana leaf tray & Banana leaf candles by H&M Home - Tropical kitchen - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Tea and coffee will taste better drinking from this Tropical porcelain cup by H&M.

Tropical porcelain cup by H&M Home - Tropical kitchen - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Tropical printed coasters by Zara Home will make your cocktail parties more fun 😉

Tropical printed coasters by Zara Home - Tropical kitchen - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

These bamboo melamine plates on shopterrain are topped with a leafy graphic print. Enjoy your meal!

Bamboo melamine plates with leafy graphic print- Tropical kitchen - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Accessories for your urban jungle

Pineapple ceramic holder by H&M is stylish and totally cute.

Pineapple ceramic holder by H&M Home - Accessories for your urban jungle - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

Look how Taller KEN showcases their playful style with the design of Majadas Once’s Saúl Bistro. The eatery combines festive patterns, materials and textures to create a fresh tropical space. The meeting of colourful concrete tiles, wallcovering, pineapple and wooden chairs with patterned upholstery play with your senses.

Majadas Once’s Saúl Bistro - Accessories for your urban jungle - Transform your home into a tropical paradise | Aliz’s Wonderland

What reminds you of urban jungle? Do you have a favourite tropical pattern?

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