Stalking the fashion industry like a stealthy leopard, the tropical trend has spilled off the catwalk into interior design and we can’t get enough of it. Fuelled by major labels, lush palms, birds of paradise, animal print and exotic flowers are all the rage for everything from wallpaper to sofa cushions. It’s been further bolstered by influencers such as @justinablakeney and her trademark boho-maximalist ‘jungalow’ look. Wicker furniture, vibrant pops of colour and indoor plants are a homewares trend with broad appeal… and it’s here to stay. Whether you’re a sleek minimalist or colourful maximalist, we’ve gone troppo for the tropical trend and are ready to spread the jungle fever!
Tapping into the rainforest aesthetic of the Daintree and the hinterlands of Byron Bay, think soothing neutral backdrops in shades of white or soft pastels layered with rattan furniture, fluttering linens, lush plants in hanging baskets and the cheeky spots and stripes of jungle animals. Elegant and eclectic, the beauty of this style is that it couples well with your existing indoor and outdoor furnishings. Add little details like palm tree lamps on your bedside tables and ferny cushions on the outdoor sofa. Or make a big statement with the 210cm lazing leopard canvas, which couples luscious leaves against exotic spots within chic painted-gold edging around the 100% cotton canvas (pictured below).
Crafted from sustainably-sourced mango timber, the Hampton canopy bed (pictured above) is the quintessential tropical bed. It’s reminiscent of balmy breezes and swaying palms of favourite holiday destinations. Hang some linen curtains from the canopy to amp up the villa vibe and pair it with the matching side tables or even the Salu side table. The Vintage Trunk also provides a stunning exotic anchor and is available in turquoise and washed white. Sourced from India, these handy storage coffee tables were reclaimed from dowry chests. They also offers plenty of space to stash the cushions and throws between movie nights.
Capturing the essence of beachy chic for sneaky afternoon siestas, the Byron wicker range offers outdoor pieces that are pretty enough for inside too. Fitted with custom linen-weave cushioning, these piece will quickly become your go-to destination for weekend de-stressing. Couple them with piles of tropical cushions or even a soft stool to accessorise your undercover alfresco area and living spaces.
You can’t have too many indoor plants and their oxygenating magic. But if you don’t have a green thumb, faux plants are your best friend for the luscious look without the upkeep. Just remember to dust them once in a while. Pop a cheeky glint of metallic among the fernery with a golden monkey. The popular Jive occasional chair has also caught jungle fever with its bold leopard print. It offers a great accent piece for the lounge, study or children’s playroom.
Set upon a brass-coloured base crafted into the liking of a palm tree trunk, the 70cm Palm Tree table lamp is cute, quirky and classic. The Jungle table lamp is even taller at 90cm and has a sleek black base and night-jungle fabric shade trimmed with pretty fringing. It also has a 141cm floor lamp counterpart.