How to Decorate Your Tropical Themed Home?

How to Decorate Your Tropical Themed Home?

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Are you someone who can’t get enough of tropical tours? Do you want to bring the captivating aura of a tropical region to your home? If yes, then you are in the right place. 

Tropical-themed homes have become a popular choice among people nowadays. It’s especially a hit among travelers who want a little touch of the lush scenery, beautiful sunshine, and dreamy beaches in their own homes. But, if you are new to this, you may not know how to decorate a tropical-themed home for yourself.

To help you out, we will guide you through some useful ways by which you can turn your simple room into a tropical-themed paradise: 

Tropical Wall Art

Tropical houses are incomplete without high-quality tropical wall art, and thankfully, you have endless options related to it. Say, you can add wall arts with the entire tropical scenery, or you can try iconic genres like palm tree wall art for your room. As palm trees are the most common tropical plants, they would fit perfectly with the theme. 

You can try palm tree wall arts with sunsets, like the image above. The orange sun rays with the beautiful green palm tree amidst the gorgeous sky and the calm ocean is worth adding up to the wall. Make sure to highlight the area with lights for that much-needed charm! 

Wooden Furniture

When you are planning on decorating a tropical-themed house for yourself, you aren’t thinking of adding plastic furniture, are you? If yes, then it’s time to change your plan. That’s because a tropical-themed house calls for all-natural furniture, especially wooden ones. 

You can select from a wide variety of wooden options like maple wood, mahogany, oak wood, pine wood, etc., for your furniture. Make sure that the furniture quality is good and sustainable for long-term use. Besides the basic furniture, you can also get wooden swing sets for your balcony. It would make a perfect seating area to sit and enjoy the tropical cocktails on a sunny day!

Indoor Plants

To add an even more tropical feel to your home, you should go for tropical indoor plants. Besides being a common element of tropical regions, indoor plants improve your mood and lower stress. So, it’s a must-add!

You can select from plant varieties like dragon trees, birds of paradise, or fishtail palm for your living room. Additionally, we would recommend you to pick an easy-to-maintain plant variety, especially if you travel a lot. 

Natural Lights

The more natural lights you will have in your room, the more tropical vibes you will get from it. So, open all those windows and let the sun rays enter your space. If you want to enhance the natural lighting of your home, you can place mirrors throughout the rooms. 

Just position them in a way so that the sun rays fall on their surface and reflect beautifully across the rooms. 

As you don’t have many options for evening lights, you can install subtle artificial lights in that case. You can also light some candles if you want to maintain the natural atmosphere.

Tropical Decoratives

Other than that, you can add more tropical decoratives, say wall hangings, feng shuis, sculptures, or showpieces in your home. In fact, you can make a full-fledged gallery of all the souvenirs you got from your past tropical vacations. 

You can also decorate the souvenir area with some tropical flowers like jasmine or blue passion for a quick throwback. Lastly, make sure to spray some tropical forest air freshener to maintain the fragrance your place deserves!


We are sure that these tips will work wonders for you. This is just a quick guide on some general things you can add to your tropical house. Feel free to add anything unique or tropical-related that you think might fit perfectly with the theme. 


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).


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