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Trend Spotting: Tropical Decorating

Incorporate the Tropical Decorating Trend Using Wall Stencils

Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils trendsetters! Summer is upon us and the good news is that fun floral patterns are no longer relegated to kitschy Hawaiian shirts.  It has quickly become a warm-weather fashion staple so we’re not surprised that this tropical wave has also drifted into the home décor territory.  Bringing the warmth of the tropics into your home can be super easy using stencils.  Simply use our stencil patterns to introduce some tropical prints to your walls or home decor accessories.

What is the Tropical Home Decor?

According to Elle Décor’s Trend Alert, Tropical Leaves are the new favorites of designers.  This interior decor was once restricted to beach themed rental units and has now flourished in popularity.  Tropical decor has taken on a new sophisticated style.  It mixes leafy patterns with polished metals and bright colors. And that’s where we step in!  We’ve pulled together some key decor pieces featuring the tropical influence that has us saying, Aloha to the warm weather style.

Recreate the Tropical Decorating trend using the Palmetto Leaf Wall Stencil and nature inspired Paint-A-Pillow kits. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/palm-leaf-stencil-palmetto-wall-decor.html

shop :: 1. chevron urn- Emilia Ceramics // 2. seagrass tumblers- Pepper Jam Network // 3. brass pineapples– Fig House Vintage // 4. rattan bar cart-  Serena & Lilly // 5. Palmetto Leaf Wall Art Stencil- Cutting Edge Stencils // 6. monkey banana bowl – ZGallerie // 7. table lamp- Jayson Home // 8. colonial chair – ZGallerie // 9. Bermuda Breeze Paint-A-Pillow and Virginia Creeper– Paint-A-Pillow

We think this decor is tropi-cool, don’t you?  Tropical themed designer wallpaper can be quite an investment if you’re looking to incorporate this style into your home.  Don’t pack away your passports just yet!  Inspired by a tropical vacation, our stencil designer hand drew our Palmetto Leaf Wall Art Stencil.  Armed with a wall stencil, paint, and visions of a tropical trend, we recreated this look in our studio.  To pull off the perfect style, we painted the wall a soft-white, similar to Benjamin Moore’s acadia white AC-15.  Then we added a creamy white sofa and coffee table with brass accents.

A DIY stenciled living room accent wall using the Palmetto Leaf Wall Art Stencil for the tropical home decor trend. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/palm-leaf-stencil-palmetto-wall-decor.html

To enhance our white wall, we painted the Palmetto Leaf Wall Art Stencil in a color similar to Benjamin Moore’s floradale isle 581 using a dense foam roller.

Stenciling the Palmetto Leaf Wall Art Stencil on an accent wall. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/palm-leaf-stencil-palmetto-wall-decor.html

Painter’s tape was used to hold the stencil in place and the Clip-on Stencil Level was used to ensure the pattern was positioned straight on the wall.

How to stencil the Palmetto Leaf Wall Art Stencil on an accent wall. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/palm-leaf-stencil-palmetto-wall-decor.html

To space out the wall art stencil, the the wall was measured and painters tape was used as markers prior to painting each leafy pattern.

How to stencil the Palmetto Leaf Wall Art Stencil on an accent wall for the tropical decorating trend.. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/palm-leaf-stencil-palmetto-wall-decor.html

To pull the space together, a nature print was hung on the wall above the sofa. Gold and leafy decor accessories were added to the coffee table.

A DIY stenciled living room accent wall using the Palmetto Leaf Wall Art Stencil for the tropical home decor trend. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/palm-leaf-stencil-palmetto-wall-decor.html

A DIY stenciled living room accent wall using the Palmetto Leaf Wall Art Stencil for the tropical home decor trend. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/palm-leaf-stencil-palmetto-wall-decor.html

Every sofa needs accent pillows.  Easily create DIY accent pillows with a tropical flair using Paint-A-Pillow. Paint-A-Pillow kits include everything you need to create one gorgeous accent pillow so this was an easy project.

DIY accent pillows using nature inspired Paint-A-Pillow kits. www.paintapillow.com

The Bermuda Breeze, Virgina Creeper, and the Fern Paint-A-Pillow stencils are perfect for this trend. We paired the white pillow cover with Jacquard Fabric paint in olive green and apple green.

DIY accent pillows using nature inspired Paint-A-Pillow kits. www.paintapillow.com

Tell us, will the Summer heat wave be bringing the Tropical home decor trend to your home? We’d love to hear thoughts on this trend in the comments below.

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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