Is the Tropical Trend here to stay in 2018?

In case you were asleep during 2017, the Tropical and Botanical trend was well and truly in full flow.  Much of this came from the colour of the year ‘Greenery’ and there was a growth in plants, trees, flowers and bold themes enter our homes.

In 2018 it doesn’t appear to show any signs of slowing down, there’s a lot of tropical stuff to be had, so I thought we’d take a little look through some of the new, 2018 entries into the ongoing Tropical and Botanical theme.


Despite many Instagrammers and interiors devotees taking down their botanical wallpaper recently, there’s just as many putting it up, showing that the Tropical trend shows no sign of going away just yet, in fact there are new wallpapers emerging onto the scene this year to keep the tree lover happy.

Maria from The Interiors Editor revamped her kitchen only last week with this amazing Mural from Photo Wall and Wow! how fabulous does her kitchen look? All that colour and texture. Fabulous!. I recommend you give her a follow by the way, Maria writes some great articles full of really helpful info.


Photo Credit: The Interiors Editor

Perhaps these wallpapers make us think of holidays, summer, and warm sun which might be why us chilly Brits like to have something warm on the walls.  Here’s a few examples of some of the new papers out there, do any take your fancy?

Lucy Tiffney (from The Great Interior Design Challenge) has some beautiful bold wallpapers, all based on her freehand drawings and wall murals, and there’s currently a wonderful selection of tropical based designs in a number of colours, including a couple in more muted tones, the ever popular blush pink and greige if you don’t want to go the whole hog with the brighter greens and blues.

Lucy’s designs are fun, dense in pattern, drawn with love and are a real talking point.  I love the new Jaipur one in the Rose colour, it’s a statement but more muted, which makes it really fit with any scheme.

From left to right, Palm, Jaipur Rose, Lagoon.

Photo Credits: All Lucy Tiffney

Also from the Great Interior Design Challenge, Black Parrot Studio have recently released some new Tropical wallpaper which is bright, bold and available in two colour ways, black (Left below) and white (right below).  I particularly love the white version, it’s clean and calm even though it has a big pattern.

Photo Credit: All Black Parrots Studio

Away from wallpapers there’s other evidence that the Tropical vibe is here to stay in 2018, take a look at some of these other bits and pieces to make you want to grab the mango juice and head to the pool:


This gorgeous side table from Rockett St George with the ever popular monstera leaves as legs is fabulous, the glass top makes it feel light but those big leaves give it some weight.  It’s a lovely piece but glass tables are no-no in this house sadly (as Mr WCH is likely to fall over and land on it at some point!)

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Photo Credit: Rockett St George

New in Graham&Green this season is this fantastic leaf print cocoon chair, which looks like it’d fit in a conservatory, living room or a reading nook.  How comfortable does it look, I fancy sitting there with a drink and a book!  I also love the big colours and pattern.

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Photo Credit: Graham & Green

Onto some of the smaller accessories around the house and there’s plenty to pick up this Spring if you’re after some little pops of colour to take the house of the winter blues:

Home Decor & Accessories

H&M has a lovely range of things from trays, to cushions, mugs, tea towels and more.  Here’s a couple of my favourites this season.  I love this bright and clean table runner which would look great indoors or out, and this fabulous palm tree candlestick is a winner for me.  It’d look great with a green or yellow candle in, don’t you think?

Photo Credit: H&M

Maisons Du Monde have a couple of ‘themes’ this Spring and Summer with cacti, leaves and tropical colours in full display.  This gold artwork particularly took my eye, it’s simple, tropical but even when the trend has gone this will be still a lovely piece of art to keep on the walls.

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Photo Credit: Maisons Du Monde

There’s plenty of evidence in the new pieces hitting the online and high street markets that there’s no sign of the Tropical and Botanical them leaving us any time soon.  What do you think?  Have you moved out of the jungle or are you still loving the leaves?

(Note – Header Image Photo Credit: Graham & Brown)

8 thoughts on “Is the Tropical Trend here to stay in 2018?

  1. I’m still loving the tropical/botanical trend! Really like those wallpapers and the gold artwork from Maisons du monde – I really like the look of their stuff but I’ve never ordered anything from them. Maria’s kitchen looks fantastic. 🌿

  2. Thank you so much Vicki for including my botanical makeover and for your lovely words!! I think our love of nature and the outdoors will always be a popular trend in one-way shape or form 😀 x

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