The Hottest Interiors Trend This Summer 2018
The hottest interiors trend this summer has been bubbling in the background for a while – we've seen a flurry of head-to-toe kaleidoscopic colours in all things Frida Kahlo inspiredand highlighter hues, the Hawaiian shirt has had a remix withHouse of Hackney's tropical patterns printed onto &OtherStories clothing, meanwhileEmma J Shipley's maximalist designs adorned Clarke & Clarke's plump armchairs and we've seen a surge of new tropical prints and jungle-inspired homeware. So it should come as no surprise that one of the biggest trends taking the interiors world by storm this season are all things tropical.
Leading the tropical troupe,Seletti’s Volcano armchair is a four-legged vision of Polynesian perfection.Up for a holiday romance? Look no further than Jan Constantine’s appliquéd Love Birds cushion – the perfect match for Rosanna Lonsdale’s pineapple-stamped Aloha lamp. And with all that tropical goodness, you’ll be wearing your summer holiday on your sleeve (or sofa).
It’s going to be a long, hot summer…
Infuse your bed or sofa with a dash of the jungle with Jan Constantine's Tropical Love Birds cushion with green and red tropical foliage hand embroidered onto felt.
Tropical Love Birds cushion, £120, Jan Constantine at AMARA
Although not technically tropical, Poland's Pajaki paper chandeliers inject instant fun and colour. These ornate hanging decorations have been around for hundreds of years, originallycrafted from humble and easily accessible materials including straw, paper, feathers, yarn, scraps of ribbon and string to brighten Polish homes during long, cold winters. We think they look just as fab (if not better) hung above the dining table or on the terrace during the summer.
Part of the off-the-wall Seletti Wears Toiletpaper collection, the volcano armchair captures the brand'ssignature playful style – inspired by everyday objects but always with an unexpected, witty twist.
Volcano armchair, £890, Seletti at Out There Interiors
Recreate paradise in your own garden (or patio, balcony or roof terrace) with a straw parasol and a stylish sun lounger. Find similar styles at Wayfair.
Parasol, £91.99, Maisons du Monde
Instantly add a pop of colour toyour outdoor dining table or picnic with Graham and Green's vibrant yellow eco-friendly Toucan Bamboo Plate – and matching tumbler.
Toucan bamboo plate, £3.95, Graham and Green
Use it as a stylish way to keep clutter out of sight, or to add a little extra privacy in the bedroom, all while adding a touch of tropical pizzazz.
Arthouse Palm Leaves roomdivider screen, £89.99, Very
Vibrant and colourful and made from handblown glass, the aloha lamp will instantly injecta fresh pop of colour and warmth to your interior.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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