Tropical island is a great inspiration to create a rustic living room, bringing a relaxing and laidback atmosphere into your home. Many tropical house elements are ideal for areas with hot climate or humid summer. This design also involves a lot of natural elements, perfect for sustainable houses.
Here are some ways you can bring a tropical island charm into your living room.
1. Install Shutter Panels
Shutter panels are common in traditional tropical houses. They allow the breeze to enter the house even when they are closed. Wooden shutter panels are also lighter and more flexible than stiff glass panels. You can install shutter panels as windows or stick them on the wall as accent decorations.
2. Use Natural Materials
Play with more natural materials to create a tropical living room. Wooden beams and posts, woven grass rugs, and bamboo are perfect for a rustic but comfortable house. You can add the natural elements in the decoration by putting tropical flowers in several vases. For variations, insert dry twigs in artistic ways as a “bouquet”.
3. Play with Natural and Cheery Colors
Tropical-style rustic living rooms are not gloomy or moody. You should combine bright colors that reflect the sunny tropical islands with subtle shades from the natural materials. Light blue, yellow, and turquoise instantly brings your mind to the beach. However, natural materials balance the brightness.
4. Add Sea Elements
Incorporate the sea elements by installing decorations that come from the beach. Seashells appear in entryway curtains, ornaments in glass bowls or bottles, or as individual decorations (especially the big ones).
5. Open and Breezy Plan
A tropical home is all about the open plan and breezy interior. Make sure to open the living room as wide as possible. Install large windows and door, and showcase the exterior sceneries with your living room.
A tropical island vibe makes a rustic living room feel more welcoming and comfortable. Insert tropical elements and get ready to welcome the heat in style.