With just over a month to go, the 2016 Rio Olympics are on the horizon and their exotic location has sparked a tropical new interior trend. Inspired by the lush landscapes of Brazil, we’re loving everything botanical and rainforest related.
Full of gorgeous greens, palm prints and bamboo, this new trend is ideal for a summer refresh and perfectly complements our Olives & Dips collection. Mixed with rich copper tones and warm wood furniture, it has a fun appeal that’s full of character.
If you want to give your living room, dining room or any other room in your home a Rio-inspired makeover, here are 4 key ways to get the look with our range of accessories.
Tropical Palm Prints
The botanical look is huge for 2016 with tropical palm prints and leafy patterns dominating interior trends. The good news is that these prints work perfectly with the rainforest look too. Take inspiration from exotic flora and foliage with our palm print cushions that bring the outside in. The Tamsin Cushion (1) features printed palm leaves in shades of green, while the Nadine Cushion (2) has pretty ferny leaves embroidered all over. Add them to your sofa for an instant makeover.
Light and airy bamboo is the perfect accent to botanical-inspired decor and will give your home a relaxed rainforest vibe. Hang our Bamboo Lantern (3) around your home or garden, or display fruit in style with the Set of Two Bamboo Deco Bowls (5), which are crafted from natural bamboo in a stylish weave pattern. We also love the Bamboo Gold Leaves (4) decorative accessory which would look great in a glass vase for an unusual finishing touch.
Shades of Green
The colour of the Brazilian flag and tropical palm trees, green is the perfect hue for achieving the Rio-inspired rainforest look. Go for fresh, natural mid shades rather than mints or deep greens. Accessories such as the Spring Green Ombre Vase (6) or the elegant Green Pendant Light (7) are a simple and affordable way to bring green into your home. For a bolder look, this gorgeous Green Ollena Chair (8) will make a real style statement in a living room or bedroom while our Serengeti Rug (9) is perfect if you want to add colour and pattern into your living space.
For the perfect finishing touch, the tropical rainforest look is all about unique and exotic accessories such as this fabulous White Parrot on Perch statue (10). Alternatively, add a fruity touch to your decor with our Gold Pineapple Ornament (11) or continue the palm print theme with the Green Leaf Tea Light Holder (12), perfect for indoors or out.