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25 Tropical Living Rooms Showcase Ideas Full of Color and Personality

With the New Year here, we are all looking to upgrade things all around us and give our lives a sense of freshness without going overboard with the makeovers. Some of us like to usher in ‘something new’ using a simple accessory, change in the accent hue or a piece of décor that we have longed to buy for a while. But there are others who are happy to commit to a more permanent change with a new style that transforms a room entirely. If you love taking a vacation all too often, enjoy plenty of sunshine, want to spend all your free time on the beach and love bright colors coupled with exotic pattern then the style to turn to is undoubtedly tropical.

Innovative tropical style living space feels like a vacation retreat full of sun-filled brilliance [From: Romain Buisson Photographe]

Tropical is a style that is often relegated to the bedroom because most homeowners tend to feel that it is far too ‘cheerful and polarizing’ for the living room. Yet, a gorgeous tropical style living room can combine color and vivacious pattern with relaxing ambiance and a warm presence with ease. Sure, some veer more towards bold splashes of green, blue or orange while others embrace large leafy patterns and nature-centric prints effortlessly. Yet, there are many more that are draped in neutral hues and feel far more relaxing. From the understated to the stunning, this is a look at the 25 best tropical living rooms –

Bright Bursts of Color

We always love living rooms (or any interiors for that matter) which have a sense of personality about them and do not feel sterile. That obviously does not mean an overload of color on every occasion. But in the modern tropical living room you can easily mix bright bursts of color with neutral backdrop and the idea feels entirely organic. Accents in blue and green are the most commonly used hues in the tropical living room while orange and coral colors are a popular choice this year. Since most tropical spaces are flooded with natural light, going overboard with color just a touch does not seem ungainly in here.

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Cozy small tropical living room of Chicago home with woodsy wall and colorful wall art [From: Brett Bulthuis Photography]
It is decor that brings vivacious color to this modern tropical living room in Mumbai [From: Inscape Designers]
Prints and pops of color bring brightness to the white tropical style living room
View of the ocean from the tropical style living room
Yellow accent wall for the tropical style living room [From: Marcus Lim]
Bright pops of blue and green enliven this tropical style living room in white [From: Hakwood]
Brilliant blue couch and multi-colored rug for the small tropical style living space [From: Leslie Landis]
Vivacious wall mural for the small living room in tropical style

Natural Finishes and an Open Ambiance

Want to stay away from bright colors while embracing the tropical style? That is not an issue at all as you can replace the traditional white backdrop with one in cream or mellow yellow and coupled it with natural finishes for the perfect look. Wooden décor or those in rattan, bamboo and other organic materials give the room a more ‘authentic tropical zest’. If you feel that you need just a hint of color in this space, then an accent wall in blue or orange should do the trick. As always, connecting the living room with the outdoor area and adding striking indoor pants instantly uplifts the mood in here.

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Brown ceiling and white curved couch for the living room
Charming and elegant white tropical style living room [From: Lindsey Lane Design]
Decor in rattan, wood and bamboo give the room a more authentic tropical appeal [From: mahalo hale staging]
Earthen tones coupled with nature-centric prints and greenery creates a relaxing tropical style living room [From: Interior Design Solutions Maui]
High ceiling in wood along with ample natural light for the spacious tropical living room [From: Houzz]
Stunning views, pool and the outdoors become a part of the lovely living room
Ample natural light brings brightness to the open living area
Beach style coupled with tropical zest in the woodsy and compact living room [From: Gil Walsh Interiors]

Sense of Spaciousness

Even the small tropical living room can feel spacious when it sits in an open plan setting and is connected with the deck or pool area outside. Despite limited space in here, the outdoors can become a part of the interior and traditional lines are comfortably blurred. Colorful wall art, sparkling metallic accents, an even layer of recessed lighting and plush décor can complete these fascinating living rooms that will help you in welcoming 2020 with plenty of energy. Every day can feel like a vacation with the tropical style living room!

Delightful use of green and yellow accents in the living room
Fireplace with colorful wall art sits at the heart of the breezy tropical living room of Miami Home
Giving the small living room color using pops of green [From: DECOlife]
Sunken living room for the spacious living area draped in concrete
Wood and white apartment living room with relaxed tropical style and plenty of greenery [From: Ariyona Interior]
Wood and white tropical style living room is a hit this year [From: Blakstad Ibiza]
Awesome use of orange in the modest tropical living room
Colors of fall coupled with tropical style and a ceiling fan in the living room [From: Charleston Home + Design Mag]

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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