Make It Matchy-Matchy à la @rclayton
Letting your wallpaper dictate the rest of your design choices may seem risky, but Rosie Clayton’s snap proves that the design ends up feeling cohesive and cozy rather than one-note. Try it at home by limiting yourself to a curated color palette and a select number of materials.
Punch Up a Neutral Living Room à la @the_styling_edge
A neutral living room with a classic linen sofa is always a great design choice, but we especially love how the all-natural palette can easily take on a whole new personality with the right accents. Try adding in some mismatched throw pillows in a palm print and velvet for a punch of pattern and texture.
Coordinate with Your Console Table à la @megm0nster
A banana-yellow campaign vanity and a banana-leaf-print pillow make a pretty fabulous pair. Add the punchy leaf print to a room featuring fruity hues, and feel the tropics come alive all around you.
Use Wallpaper to Break Up a Shared Space à la @rosiedargenzio
Not everyone has a freestanding bathtub next to her bed, but our senior social media manager, Rosie D’Argenzio, did during a recent stay in this Barcelona Airbnb. We love the way the patterned wallpaper visually separates the bed from the bath and how perfectly it contrasts with the earthy Spanish tile underfoot.
Place It Next to a Mirrored Surface à la @designs_av
Are you lost in this endless urban jungle of white and green? Placing the repetitive print right next to the vanity mirror visually expands the space, as the white background of the print blends seamlessly into the rest of the bathroom. Color-coordinated accents, like a branch of bleached coral and a single monstera leaf in a hurricane vase, tie the look together.
Bring Out Coordinating Colors à la @bontraveler
You might not think to team ruddy wood paneling and black-and-white tiles with tropical-leaf wallpaper, but Jessica Wright’s snap proves they make quite a dashing trio. Topped off with a gallery wall of mirrors, vintage light fixtures, and simple bistro chairs, this little dining area has major maximalist appeal.
Style It with Tons of Tropical Touches à la @milkweedandmonarch
A minimalist bedroom with white linen bedding and a bold blue accent wall is the perfect (stylish) blank canvas. We love how Jessica Brown went totally tropical in her space with banana-leaf pillows, illustrations of equatorial flora, wicker accent chairs, and brightly hued fresh-cut flowers. When fall arrives, simply switch out the decorative accents for a whole new look!
Mix It In with All-Natural Fibers à la @designlovefest
Mixing botanical prints and natural fibers is a total no-brainer, but this snap from Bri Emery proves why it’s a pairing that stands the test of time. Wicker furniture and a sisal rug look especially warm-weather ready when paired with crisp white linens, tasseled patterned pillows, and a real-life plant friend in the corner.
Bring the Outdoors In à la @nicole_duns
If you love the feel of an indoor urban jungle but don’t have the natural light for your favorite leafy plants to thrive inside, the classic Martinique Wallpaper is a great way to mimic the look. Extend the jungle vibes from your home’s interior onto your front porch or patio with glossy black planters filled with tropical greenery.
Draw the Eye to the Sky à la @elsielarson
Wallpaper doesn’t need to take up the whole wall to have maximum impact! In fact, using a bold banana-leaf pattern on just the top half of your walls draws the eye up, making your ceilings appear taller, and adds a healthy dose of color without overpowering what’s below.
Want to channel the look on your own Instagram feed? Here are some of our favorite colorful cafés and lush luncheonettes from East Coast to West, where you can get your ’gram on:
- Spreadhouse Coffee, New York, NY
- The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL
- The Golden Girl Rum Club, Springfield, MO
- Rawberri, West Hollywood, CA
- Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
- Leo’s Oyster Bar, San Francisco, CA