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Home Design Tips For The Summer

Guest Blogger:  Aditi Bhat

On a warm Monday evening I am watching the sunset fading away into the mountains. ‘Wouldn’t it be lovely to stay on a vacation forever?’, I think to myself. While most of us wish the same, we all know that’s not happening anytime soon. But instead, how about using the Caribbean influence in your home and feeling a little closer to the eternal vacation?

Lets journey to the Caribbean and find out how we can make the beach vibe last forever!

The Caribbean islands have seen an array of cultures throughout the ages. Implementing the varied cultural concepts into your interior design will have loads of bright and pop colour accents combined with sun bleached white accents. A distressed, rustic and beachy vibe completes the Caribbean feel.

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For all you indigo lovers, go wild with the use of batiks in your Living area to create an Island inspired space. Opt for handmade distress furniture and hand woven rugs.

Lamps in rattan or cane add a rustic feel.

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Keeping the bigger elements like sofas and flooring to bleached whites balances out the beach feel. Add generous pops of colour through cushions, runners, rugs and some ravishing tropical greens!

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Did I mention about Green being the hottest Pantone shade for home decor this season? Make the most of this refreshing hue by opting for palm inspired printed cushions juxtaposed against monochrome or striped lumbars in black and white. Keep the bed linen in soft pastels or white to give a pristine island look.

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Not a fan of Green? try interesting contrasts for cushions and bed spreads like the above. Prints inspired from nature or traditional crafts give an exciting twist to the decor.

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Minimal and clutter free accessories is the key to achieving a non tacky Caribbean feel to your home. Opt for coloured handwoven baskets as a wall hanging or just a simple handwoven jute rug against the wall to create an eclectic breezy feel. Distress wood dining table and a pop colour sideboard completes the luxurious bay feel!

Bathrooms are often left out while planning the decor. For an easy Caribbean feel, opt for a palm inspired wallpaper and jute floor mats. Complete the look with some lovely tropical plants to get natures feel while you relax in your bubble bath 🙂

Have some great ideas to share on Caribbean inspired home decor? Do tell us in our comments section.

Have a happy week ahead and thanks for visiting! 🙂

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