Tropical Prints & Parties

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve been seeing tropical prints EVERYWHERE! That’s probably why I’m slightly obsessed with trying to figure out how to recreate the same look for my outdoor space.

While pineapples, banana leaves, and parrots aren’t really for everyone, I do love that it’s become such a popular trend that I don’t have to spend an arm and a leg decorating, and it’s so easy to change out if I don’t love it.

So since I was already looking for tasteful ways of incorporating these fun prints and pops of color to my yard, I thought I’d share some of the cute things that I found while browsing!

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Decorative Pillows

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1. Tropical Pillows (Etsy, USD $ 22.97) | 2. Iris Pillow (Joss & Main, USD $63.95) or WhitlockandCo’s cheaper option (USD $38) | 3. Patterned Cushion Cover (H&M Home, USD $5.99)  or check out H&M Home’s super cute Pillow (USD $12.99)  | 4. Tommy Bahama Indoor/Outdoor Beach Bounty Tangelo Fabric (, USD $7.69 per yard) | 5. Patterned Cushion Cover (H&M Home, USD $12.99) | 6. Waverly Sun N Shade Flamingoing Platinum Fabric (, USD $8.48 per yard) or a Banana Leaf print (USD $10.98 per yard)

I’ve included some fabric options as well for you DIY-ers – I JUST picked up the Tommy Bahama print so I could try sewing my own pillows! If the cushions are not made for the outdoors, just make sure to bring them inside after using them. The benefits of using outdoor fabric is that it’s pretty durable and stain resistant. Some vendors even guarantee that it’ll last for a certain number of hours when exposed to the sun.

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Decorative Accessories

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1. Candle in Ceramic Holder (H&M Home, USD $ 6.99) | 2. Lattice Ceramic Accent Table in multiple colors (Pottery Barn, USD $199) | 3. Large Metal Bowl or small (H&M Home, USD $24.99) | 4. Fuchsia Lantern (Zara Home, USD $25.90) or Zara Home’s Yellow Lantern (USD $) | 5. Battery Operated Rattan String Lights (Amazon, USD $14.90) | 6. Acapulco Chair (Innit Designs, USD $250) or check out CB2’s more subtle Acapulco Chair (USD $269) | 7. Laminated Cotton Branch-Print Tablecloth (Zara Home, USD $22.90) | 8. Small Serving Dish (H&M Home, USD $6.99) | 9. Tiki® 2 Pack Bamboo Torch (Amazon, USD $5.99)

I’m not promoting the idea that you should buy ALL of these pieces, but more so that you can incorporate the ones that appeal to you, and then build off that item to create your ideal tropical space. I do also think though that some of these pieces would go so well with each other – especially gold with coral, or fuchsia with gold and rattan, etc. 

FYI – I’m also super obsessed with the Acapulco chairs, and you can apparently get weather-resistant ones too!!

Photo Source: Katrina Chambers (left), City Farmhouse (center), Stylish 365 (right)
I love how these people were able to incorporate the tropical theme without making it look dated or too cheesy

Photo Source: Katrina Chambers (left), City Farmhouse (center), Stylish 365 (right)

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Entertaining Ideas

If you’re not really committed to a tropical themed outdoor space, you can try using it as a part of your summer entertaining! Check out these beautiful parties that I found for inspiration.

Style Me Pretty Living featured this incredibly fun Tutti Frutti 30th birthday party on their site recently. I seriously want to recreate every part of this birthday bash!

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Photo Source: Style Me Pretty Living

If you’re looking for something more low key, check out this stylish peach and green dinner party on Emily Henderson‘s site! It’s the perfect way to recreate a tropical atmosphere without going totally overboard. Check out the bottom of the post to find links to pretty much every item on the table.

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Or you can recreate this sophisticated “Palm Fronds and Bon Bons” party featured on Studio DIY.

Photo Source: Studio DIY

This fun and colorful tropical party was also featured on Style Me Pretty Living. They incorporated pineapples, flamingos and palm tree leaves, paired with colorful flowers. So so so pretty!

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Photo Source: Style Me Pretty Living

Stay tuned for more posts in the coming weeks on how to incorporate fun themes into your indoor and outdoor living space! 


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