Emulating the colourful hues of a rainforest or the richness of a jungle through our interiors is no new concept. Although, it’s certainly one that seems to gather momentum with each summer season.
Leafy prints are not only pleasing on the eye, they can also excite the imagination with thoughts of intrepid exploration. They can calm the mind by imitating the gentle sway of palm trees in a breeze.
These patterns also have the capacity to hold incredible detail. They often feature brightly coloured insects or mischievous animals for a touch of whimsy.
Perhaps most importantly, tropical fabrics and wallpapers appeal to our sense of adventure. They transport an urban apartment or townhouse to the depths of the Amazon rainforest or the jungles of Borneo.
Despite their bold nature, these motifs are surprisingly versatile. Take a sparsely patterned tropical fabric or wallpaper, for example. The lighter colourways work well when paired with natural materials. These include jute and rattan. The end result is a relaxed feel that will be instantly calming.
Alternatively, capture the exoticism of a hothouse with richer colour palettes and dense patterns. Bring in hints of metallic and eye-catching accessories for a touch of luxury.
Be inspired by these striking interior spaces to create your own jungle getaway...
Light and Leafy...
A classic fabric and tropical design wallpaper has a neutral ground. There are then dispersed leaves in an array of lighter hues.
This style allows for a tropical pattern without it being overbearing. It's ideal for smaller spaces where you wish to add a touch of botanicals.
In Full Bloom...
A colourful alternative is blooming greenery. Exotic florals and wild animals in vivid tones instantly add life to a space. They also work well as a tropical mural or a focal pattern in a room.