The tropical trend hots up for summer

Dust off that Panama hat pronto!

Nothing put us in the mood for summer quite like a splash of tropical style. Leafy prints, rattan furniture and kitsch motifs all epitomise the lazy hazy days of summer. The temperature outside may be struggling to stay in double digits but work with us here, because Spring/summer 18  sees totally tropical taste back with a vengeance. From lush botanical patterned lamps and palm-printed fabrics and wallpapers to straw folding screens and wicker wardrobes, one thing’s that’s certain: there’s a style heatwave coming.

Palm prints and wild fauna embody the world traveller look, while natural fibres are key for combating the tropical heat. Check out Made.com’s stylish yet functional Reema wardrobe or a handmade rattan room divider from Out There Interiors. Now to find our leather trunk and telescope…

DOWN IN THE JUNGLE ROOM

This gorgeous pair of rattan chairs will give your patio a relaxed Caribbean feel.

£400 for two from Raj Tent Club.

PALM BREEZE

Dreaming of palm trees swaying in the breeze?  Although you may not be spending the summer on a deserted island, the Fico d’India room spray from Ortigia at Liberty will at least have your home smelling like the tropics, wherever you live. And unlike many home fragrances, the bottle is pretty lovely, too.

Fico d’India room spray, £29 for 100ml, Ortigia at Liberty.

ISLAND STYLE

Industrial minimalism meets Caribbean style in OKA’s Jordan lantern.

Jordaan lantern, £82, OKA

FRESH BOTANICAL

Nothing says summer like lush green foliage. Even the less than green-fingered can enjoy a verdant vibe offered by this smart lamp.

Filip table lamp base, £144, Där Lighting

NATURAL BEAUTY

This natural oak and cane wardrobe looks like it’s come straight from a bungalow in the tropics. Pair with a four poster bed and a ceiling fan for a year-round holiday feel.

Reema wardrobe, £599, Made.com

PANAMA PERFECTION

We can think of countless uses for the classic Panama hat; great for keeping the sun out of your eyes and complementing breezy summer dresses and denim shorts on holiday. It also looks pretty great hung on a wall at home.

Panama hat, £175, Rag & Bone at Net-A-Porter

PALM POWER

Inject some jungle fever via curtains, cushions and upholstery with Osborne & Little’s fabulous Palmaria jacquard.

Palmaria F7171-01 viscose-mix, £117m, Osborne & Little

ALL IN ONE BASKET

Habitat’s black and white woven seagrass laundry basket combines natural, relaxed fibres with a clean-lined, contemporary pattern.

Gomez laundry basket, £175, Habitat

JUNGLE FEVER

Give your cloakroom, dressing room or hallway a sunny, tropical lift with Harlequin’s cheese plant-patterned Zapara Kelapa wallpaper.

Zapara Kelapa wallpaper in Lagoon/ Cerise 111752, £65 a roll, Harlequin

SCREEN TIME

Whether you use it to hang clothes from in the bedroom, as a room divider or as a quick fix to hide clutter, this rattan folding screen gives instant impact.

Folding screen, £335, Out There Interiors

A WHOLE NEW LEAF

Throw a modern palm patterned cushion like this onto the bed, sofa or armchairs for an instant tropical style update.

 

Printed Palm Leaves cushion, £30, Graham and Green

LOVE BIRDS

Tropical shouldn’t take itself too seriously. What better way to keep tongue firmly in cheek than with these kitsch salt and pepper shaker parrots.

Love Birds salt and pepper shakers, £25 for the pair, Quail Ceramics at Liberty London

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