A breath of fresh air seems to blow again this summer on the world of decoration. Inspired by the Creole imagery and old-fashioned charm of 60s Polynesia, the Urban Jungle tornado is a trend to follow. Patterned plants, palm trees, and other cacti stand out from floor to ceiling as a cabinet of curiosities. We play the card of luxuriance, accumulation. Whether authentic, bohemian or graphic, here are the keys for a tropical decor abounding and offbeat. Modern day explorers, bring the jungle into your home!
Original and authentic
Originally, the urban jungle style is above all authentic, simple and close to nature. It’s a real philosophy of life! We consider the plant as the main protagonist.
On the walls, mainly white, to keep a maximum of light. By small touches, on a piece of wall for example, we infuse some pastel tones: beige, greyish green, ocher, celadon blue …
As for furniture and accessories, we are moving towards natural materials: linen, macrame, wicker baskets, terracotta pots, Berber carpets, wooden and rattan furniture … and of course, we add plants in a mess! What to restore serenity and freshness to our daily life!
Variations and contrasts
We are decrypting several variants in the Urban Jungle style. Here are the ones we liked the most.
Need sparkling? We opt for the version Urban Jungle Bohemia: fuchsia pink, duck blue, or the bright yellow sun! By small touches in an elegant wallpaper with vintage spirit , on a piece of wall with some accessories for reminder … We dare the pop and exotic side of these staggered colors .Again, plants, fewer in number, but consistent in size, will delight your pupils with class.
Furniture side, we stay on clear wood with retro lines, rattan mirrors, and bamboo chandeliers. We assert ourselves with an Emmanuelle armchair. Level detail, accessorizes to the maximum! And if we had fun with some pineapple and flamingos? All mischief is allowed, as long as we mix and match sparingly!
Be careful, however, not to fall into the bidding of kitsch … although it can be fun!
A hardcore citizen, this variation is for you! For a contemporary and arty interior, we put on the variant Urban jungle Graphic . A brilliant minimalism, black, white with some green notes … here is a resolutely design option.
Textile level, we put on graphic motifs with vegetal and ethnic tendency. Here, no need to rob the gardening, we evoke the tropics with some black and white photo frames, and voila! This time, we choose industrial furniture that we associate with other materials: concrete, marble, cement tiles … Some do not hesitate to push the style to the extreme by playing the card of monochrome. Why not you?
Green as far as the eye can see
What would be the Urban jungle trend without its tropical plants ? The soft rustle of the foliage, the elegance of the large stems and their cut leaves, it is a whole world which is offered to you. Here, the plant is in the spotlight and we play the card of accumulation.It’s time to create a small collection, so we enjoy it!
Small palm, banana, cactus, climbing or patterned plants, we vary the sizes, shapes and colors. In this regard, all shades of green are allowed : anise green, apple green, almond green, emerald …
Second important point, we do not hesitate to play on different heights. On the floor, on a shelf, at the top of the furniture and even hanging from the ceiling … We also think of choosing them pretty supports, such as a suspension macramé, a terrarium with geometric lines, or Thai baskets. The idea is to create a green and lush corner. A real immersion in the heart of the jungle!
Make the wall
Side walls, the wallpaper continues to have the wind in the sails! XXL motifs, flashy colors and vintage geometry… Is not “tropicool” who wants! With the advent of the internet, we have access today to an almost inexhaustible stock of patterns with different styles and tones. More or less realistic, photo type, engraving, line drawing or pictorial blur … all tastes are in nature! For a hawaiian and fanciful side, we choose the tropical flowers. They will be perfect for a headboard for example. Sweet dreams for us!
In the living room, we assume a model of character: lush vegetation, tropical animals or banana leaves. One or two walls will suffice in order not to fall into excess.
And on walls a little too white, why not do a reminder? Some executives with a tropical atmosphere will be enough to embark you. We can also make a herbarium, under glass, to hang on the wall in several parts. Thinking emotion for the green classes of our young years!
Birds of Paradise
With his little palm tree on his head, if it is a fruit must, it’s him! Refreshing and graphic, pineapple is the king of tropical fruits.
We love the geometry of its lines and its second degree. Often confined to the kitchen, it is even allowed to make him take the air. With its dazzling shape, it is perfect for the terrace in small mood lamp or light garland.
There are many objects to his effigy: tealight, basket, linens, empty-pocket, stationery … The list is long. And if you have already succumbed, then you can fall back on banana or watermelon prints … For a very, very fruity atmosphere!