Sitting room in a Tropical design setting.

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Tropical

Whether you have dreamed of beach life at the Jersey shore in the summer, or spending winters in the warmth of Key West, Florida, you are sure to find that living by the beach brings out the most sought after shore inspired interior decoration in the themes of Tropical, Nautical, Cottage, and Classic Coastal.

Did you ever wonder what the colors, accessories and furniture look like inside of the houses as you drove to one of your favorite beach or lake side retreats this summer (or maybe while "Living the Dream" as you strolled down Duval Street in the winter)? Most likely, they look like one of the four styles that we will be talking about this month as we head out to explore the different styles of shore inspired design.

When it's warm sandy beaches, colorful looks and Caribbean music that you want to escape to, then decorating in a tropical style may be the perfect setting for you. To create the room, start with a bright color palette for your walls, and vibrant fabric selections for your upholstery and bedding items. Colors like pink, green, and orange are a great start. These bright colors will set the mood. When it's time to select the right accent pieces to enhance that tropical feel, look to bring in natural products like rattan, straw and hand painted pieces to create interest.

Tropical spaces are very open. An easy way to fill up empty spaces, especially if you're working on a limited budget, is by adding tropical foliage. Not only will this help fill in the spaces, it also works to complete the look. However, you can't just pick any plant! Look for plants that fit the tropical aesthetic. Choose brightly colored flowers like Birds of Paradise, and lots of green tropical foliage such as palms and ferns in bright colored pots. Just don't forget the hammock. You'll need something to relax in as you admire all of your hard work once your tropical island retreat is complete.

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