Interior expert from Tapi shares how to incorporate the urban jungle trend into your home.
Whilst the urban jungle trend has been around for a while, it has returned to the interior space once again. Bringing the outside in, think botanical prints, jungle wallpaper and live foliage.
With the hashtag #urbanjungle bringing in over 700m views, experts at carpet and flooring specialist, Tapi, have shared five tips below on how to achieve the vibrant Urban Jungle aesthetic in your home.
Tips from Johanna Constantinou, Brand and Communications Director at Tapi:
1. Incorporate animal print
Johanna says: “With a jungle theme, it’s no surprise to see an explosion of animal prints, animal décor and safari themed art. You can incorporate the jungle with animal décor by buying animal sculptures and printed fabrics for cushion covers.
She continues: “Think reds, pinks, yellows and greens to inject fun into any space. Homes are becoming greener, and the premise of this trend is to be loud and daring. However, if you prefer a minimalist approach, you can go for alternatives such as animal wall prints.
2. Make use of the earth colour palette
“With the urban jungle theme, comes the gorgeous earth colour palette”, says Johanna. “Think earthy tones such as leafy, sage, brown, beige olive and eucalyptus paired with herbaceous greens.”
Joanna adds: “The trend is a nod to our natural surroundings and can be used in all rooms of the home. For bedrooms, having a touch of green and outside can be beneficial in helping you wind down before the end of the day. In bathrooms, it can help to create a calming atmosphere, perfect for when you want to relax during a bath.”
3. The benefits of plants
Joanna advises: “The quickest way to transform your space into an urban jungle is to fill it with lots of houseplants. Buy a few different plants in various sizes to create a playful environment. Create contrasting effects by playing on the difference in height. Place some on the ground, some on the windowsill, wooden stools and even a plant hanger. The natural materials will help to radiate tranquillity and positivity in your chosen spaces.”
“Sometimes one really large monstera or palm tree is enough to turn the entire interior into a home jungle.”
4. Natural flooring
“As the trend has a natural aura, you need your flooring to maintain the fluid movement. A natural look will create a warm effect. For example, a stone floor will add in an element of rusticity, or if you want a low maintenance option, laminate or vinyl will produce the look and feel of a wooden floor”, says Johanna.
She adds: “If you prefer carpets, a light green carpet will brighten darker rooms with a natural earth-tone, especially when paired in rooms with less natural light.
5. Layer your approach
Joanna concludes: “Layer your approach by using macramé hangers from the ceiling with pots of Fearne, arching stems and then utilise any shelves to showcase a selection of pots and textures. This allows you to use all the space that you’ve got to fully immerse any room into the trend.”
Visit Tapi on site at Retail World, Team Valley and see what other great ideas they have in store.