A tropical island is a getaway. It’s the ultimate idea of a vacation for most and what a lot of us think of when asked about a vacation. Unfortunately, the tropics are nowhere near home. Fortunately, a collection of tropical home décor and tropical artificial plants bring you to a paradise you can enjoy from anywhere.

Here are some tropical home décor tips to remember when selecting elements like tropical materials and plants like a faux Bird of Paradise tree.

Don’t Go Tacky

Flamingos and pineapples aren’t tropical home décor. They’re fine on their own and they’re alright blended in here and there if one insists but they shouldn’t form the bedrock of one’s planning.

Does It Make You Happy?

Even if it fits the décor theme, if it doesn’t make you happy, don’t use it! It’s the Marie Kondo approach. If it doesn’t bring you joy, toss it. Limit your tropical home décor to only what’s appealing to you.

Use Natural Elements

Think of all-natural elements you can blend in to give your home an extra tropical feel. From woods, stones, and seashells to water fountains and natural planters, you have lots of natural lushness to pull from.

Natural Furniture

Piggybacking off natural textures, there’s a wide array of tropical-esque furniture in natural materials like bamboo, rattan, palm, raw wood, cane, seagrass, and jute. From using this in furniture to more artful pieces, there is a kaleidoscope of opportunities to have something incredibly unique on your hands.

Be Creative

DIY some one-of-a-kind furniture or décor products. Or use items like sand, crystal waters, or artificial palm trees in unexpected ways. If you intend to have guests around to see this décor, creativity done right can produce some real memorable talking points. Be bold!

Scent Of An Island

An aromatherapy diffuser allows you to use essential oils to conjure up the feel of being in a tropical location. If essential oils don’t quite get you, search out a scented candle of something like coconut or any other scent that reminds you of what it’s like to sway under the sun of the tropics.

Tropical Plants That Last

A real tropical plant can’t really be kept alive in standard conditions at home. It will wilt. An artificial tropical plant lasts forever, in comparison. You can get a lot more bang for your buck buying artificial tropical plants online as well.

Whole-Home v. Single Room

Tropical home décor can be spread throughout your home in little amounts or be kept in a sectioned-off area such as a room or floor. If the purpose is to have a wanderlust vacation accessible to you when you need it most, set up some tropical home décor in a relaxing room. Home theater areas, spa and bathroom areas, master bedrooms, and guest bedrooms are all possibilities.

Stick With Minimalism

You don’t want to clutter a space with a ton of tropical-themed home décor. Instead, find premium décor items you love and ensure they can each be appreciated by you or guests. Minimalism ensures you get the most from every décor element sans cluttering up a space unnecessarily.

You can’t do tropical décor without the use of lush, light artificial plants from Artiplanto. Shop palms, faux trees, faux flowers, and more. Small-scale and large-scale plants alone will make it feel like an island escape.
Andrew Lu