When you live somewhere that is a bit dull and drab, it can seem only natural to want to bring a touch of the exotic into your life.
For many people, this takes the form of making over their homes to incorporate themes that create the illusion of somewhere tropical.
Bringing a jungle theme into your interior design can be a fun and exciting way to add a touch of the wild to your home. It can also create a sense of tranquillity and relaxation while also providing a unique and adventurous ambience.
After all, it has been found time and time again that humans of all ages love the colour green and the sound of running water, so why wouldn’t you want to add this to a bedroom, a bathroom, or even the entire house?
So, what are some of the best ways to do this? Here are some interesting ways to turn a once dull house into a tropical oasis.
Add Tribal or Animal Accents
A key place to start is with the accessories. This also makes sense if you are looking to make over your home in smaller increments too.
Try to incorporate tribal or animal accents to give your home a more authentic jungle feel. Decorative animal statues, tribal masks, or wall hangings can add a unique and adventurous ambience to your space. Indeed, even getting one of the infamous 3 wise monkeys statues can add a touch of the tropical to your home while you are saving up for the bolder parts of the home makeover.
Use Natural Materials and Textures
When bringing in naturally themed carpets, upholstery or cushion covers, aim to incorporate natural materials and textures such as wood, stone, and bamboo. These materials can give your home a natural and organic feel. Use wooden furniture, bamboo shades or rugs, and stone tiles or accents.
As before, there are lots of wall hangings that can be made out of these materials too, which can bring a touch of the wild into your home with very little effort.
It wouldn’t be a jungle without plants!
Plants are an absolutely crucial element in a jungle theme.
Rather than sticking to a single type, choose a variety of plants, such as ferns, palms, and succulents, and place them throughout your home. Hanging plants or climbing vines can add a dramatic effect to your walls or ceilings.
Of course, if you have cats or dogs, make sure that the plants you use are non-toxic or that they are placed well out of reach.
Use Jungle-Inspired Prints and Patterns
Aim to incorporate jungle-inspired prints and patterns on your upholstery, drapes, and bedding. Animal prints like leopard, zebra, and snakeskin can add a touch of the wild, while leafy patterns can give your space a more tropical feel. Or, why not opt for just green curtains or carpets alongside some bold prints? That way, the area won’t look too cluttered.
Use Earthy Colours
That leads nicely to this point. To bring a jungle theme into your interior design, use earthy colours such as green, brown, and beige. These colours can create a calming effect, and they also complement natural materials and textures and can bring the entire look together.