OK, so we might not be jetting off to the tropics this summer but that doesn’t mean we can’t create a little tropical paradise in our homes. Forget loud and lairy, 2021’s jungle vibe is all sophisticated earthy tones, design classics and yup, you guessed it nothing-less-than-fabulous fronds and towering indoor trees. Think chic 70s boho and you’re headed in the right direction.
Our style-setting friends over at BoConcept have got this aspirational tropical design down to a T. Here’s how to give your own home that chi-chi makeover that will make you feel very happy to be at home – and leave all of your envious guests agog.
Be the master of your interiors destiny and approach your jungle interior design transformation like a pro. Take a good look at your space and work out how you’re going to let the tropics in. The best way to approach a transformation (mini or mega) is clear, clean and de-clutter your space first. Organise your home to give yourself a simplified canvas to work with. A clear and tidy space = a clear and tidy mind. Work out your realistic budget and then the key home décor items and house accessories that you can invest in to make your tropical design come to life. Why not take it one step further and create a moodboard so you can visualise how your space can work. A good visual plan before you hit the stores means you’re less likely to buy things on a whim that you’re quite likely to fall out of love with.
Trends are there to inspire us but what makes a space really sing is when you translate that interior design trend so it remains completely personal to you. Shy away from identikit styling and make sure your personality shines through. Your tropical design jungle theme can be both pared-back with a few perfectly positioned fronds and a couple of delightful new cushion covers or if you’re a show-off you might want to layer up textures, shades, prints and pieces for a more wild, maximalist interior design approach.
A tropical green plant will instantly add jungle vibes to a bedroom or living room – but these can be expensive, so do make sure you’re well versed on how to keep your plant-babies alive.
This grown-up trend works by combining natural, earthy tones that really makes your new foliage pop. Zero clutter, natural tones, some feel-good texture and an injection of plants instils an instant sense of calm – and we’re here for it.
Whether you’re touching on this trend gently or are going ALL OUT, creating your perfect jungle space relies on bohemian-elegance. Mix of old and new pieces and accessories for a curated interior design feel that harks right back to ‘keeping it personal’.
The pros at BoConcept advise: “Add strong accents to your furniture with colourful pillows and throws, mix in vintage patterns and decorative elements and now’s the time for a new sofa or armchair in a vibrant velvet upholstery. Combine your plants with the charisma of vintage like a Persian rug, a Moroccan pouf or furniture in rattan and wicker. Add in retro vibes in the form personal colours and patterns in a look that is disorganised yet carefully crafted to create a relaxed ambience.”
If the ‘jungle’ look is a bit of you, then good news – we’ve arranged an exclusive offer with BoConcept to offer readers 20% off furniture and accessories when they present this e-voucher at select stores until 30 September 2021.
Renting with Get Living means homes already come fully-furnished with quality pieces, thoughtful interior design, while having the flexibility and freedom to make it your own. Browse our design collections to see which serves as your canvas, and get cracking on your mood board.
BoConcept is a Danish retail lifestyle brand, with close to three hundred stores in over 60 countries. They design, produce and sell contemporary furniture, accessories and lighting for living, dining, sleeping, home-office and outdoor spaces. BoConcept collaborated with Get Living’s design team on Victory Plaza to provide three interior collections and furniture for 524 brand new homes.