Wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a tropical oasis that reminds you of being on vacation?
The world outside of your home is usually filled with chaos and stress.
The place where you lay your head at night should be one of peace that makes you feel safe and relaxed.
Fortunately, tropical themes can easily provide that calm you so desperately seek at the end of the day.
Tropical themes are a fun way to decorate any home, no matter where you live.
Even if you don’t want to do a complete overhaul of your living area because going that route can be quite expensive.
However, you can add elements of the tropics to give you a subtle hint of the magic.
Here are some ideas you can implement into your decorating to help you experience a little mini vacation every time you come home.
Let’s go on a short journey…
1)) Small Citrus Trees
Adding a citrus tree to your tropical-themed home is a fun way to liven up your surroundings.
You may not be aware that indoor citrus trees are not too difficult to grow.
All they need is enough humidity, sunlight, water, fertilizer, and fresh air.
Taking care of miniature citrus trees is just as easy as taking care of common household plants.
2)) Citrus Scents
Continuing on the theme of citrus… The sweet smell of citrus is a great way to stir the senses when you and your guests enter your home.
You can find a variety of citrus scents in home decorating stores and other places.
You can also make homemade potpourri and include some dried orange and lemon peels to bring the scent of the tropics home.
3)) Bright Colors
Many tropical countries have brightly painted homes, both indoors and out.
If you want your home to whisk you away to another place, then choose a brightly colored paint to take you there.
Some way to bring the fun and liveliness of the tropics into your home is by choosing paint colors such as bright yellows, oranges, blues, and greens.
It’s a known fact that bright colors make a positive impact on our attitudes and feelings.
Those vibrant colors make us feel happy.
As an experiment, the next time you visit a location that has a bright décor, notice how your mood changes for the better.
4)) Decorative Palm Trees
These can be found at most gardening stores. Because palm trees commonly grow in tropical areas, simply looking at them makes you feel that you are far away from home.
Choose one, two, or more and create your own tropical paradise without having to go anywhere at all.
Pro Tip: Since full-sized palm trees grow up to 50 feet tall, you may want to consider purchasing miniature palm trees which usually stay under 20 feet tall.
Flowers are a great choice when it comes to giving your home a tropical twist.
With so many bright colors and shapes to choose from, you will be able to add your own personal style while bringing life inside.
Begonias, African violets, gardenias, and orchids are fairly easy to find, and bring life to any space they are put into.
You can usually get good deals on flowers, which happens to be another bonus to adding them to your tropical décor.
Usually sand is something you wish to keep outdoors because it can get messy and tracked all over the place.
When it comes to decorating in a tropical style, however, it has its place.
Place a bowl on a side table to remind you of the beach, or fill a glass bottle with it.
Next time you travel, you can even bring back the real thing, straight from the ocean. Every time you look at it, you will relive the memories of your vacation.
Shells are another great tropical element to include.
You can pick some up at the store, or bring some back from your own travels.
Heck, if you live nearby an ocean, take a few trips to collect some shells from the beach.
If you have kids, invite them to help you pick out some really cool shells.
For the best results, use a variety of sizes and shades for a quick way to make your home feel like you are living in a beautiful, beach-side paradise.
I just provided you with seven ideas on ways to bring the tropics into your home that will not cost a fortune to implement.
There are many routes you can take to bring the tropics to your home.
With so many fun ways to incorporate it into your decorating style, the possibilities are almost endless.
You’re only limited to your imagination.
Additional items you can include are beach-themed pictures, furniture, starfishes, sea-inspired rugs, candles, etc.
Pick a few of your favorite choices and decorate your home in style… tropical style that is.
The easiest way to find tropical ideas is to search the Internet for tropical-themed homes and make note of things you like.
Then implement those ideas at a pace you’re comfortable with depending on things such as your budget and what you’re willing to spend.
You could invite family and friends over to enjoy the relaxed ambiance of your new tropical oasis.
Be certain to have fun during the process of creating your tropical retreat!