Friday, May 24, 2013

Add some Tropical to your home!

Another addition to the new LDB will be more "How to's ". This week in keeping with our Tropical theme I'm going to give you a few tips on how to add some tropical to your home, whats even better all these ways are cost effective and some are even free! I know that not everyone has the luxury of living in Barbados but there are a few tricks that can make anyone's home feel a little more tropical. 

Tip 1. Bring plants inside: the more greenery you can add to your space the more summery and tropical it will feel. 
Tip 2. Introduce prints: the Caribbean is known for its patterns and prints and whether its something more chic like a blue and white scheme seen above or a modern take on palm trees introduce it into your space on throw cushions or an area rug. 
Tip 3. Bring colour in: both plants, rugs and throw cushions are a good way to do this. Other options - fresh flowers, switching out a lamp shade or a bright throw. 
Tip 4. Bring the beach home: Save treasures from your vacations or visits to the beach. Collect shells, sea fans, coral even rocks and show them off. You can display them in apothecary jars, vases, bowls or if you are feeling creative take an hour or two get a glue gun and stick the shells to a picture frame or mirror. 

Hope these tropical decorating ideas have been useful. Stay tuned for more ideas on how to add some more tropical to your home! Lots of Love *** 

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