Trend Alert – Banana Leaf Print

Living in the tropics has never been trendier. Who could have imagined that this climate would produce such cool trends, but tropical inspired décor is heating up interiors this year. We blogged about pineapples in April, and now the spotlight is on Banana Leaf Prints.

We adore this refreshing addition to home décor, although there have been variations of it in the past with the palm leaf; but the Banana Leaf has a bold and edgy flavour that’s irresistible right now. Celebrities like Beyoncé have caught on to the trend, and we must admit that Dooney & Bourke’s Banana Leaf Satchel is a summer must have.

We are definitely leaning towards a preference for the trend in home décor (maybe we’re just biased), but the print adds a bit of whimsy to any room. Wallpaper, Upholstery, Throw Pillows, Drapery ( be careful with drapes, as the print could end up mimicking a hotel room at a Sandals Resort) and Art, are perfect ways to add this print to your décor. Our preference is throw pillows, as they add the perfect amount of this trend in your space without going overboard. The one in our collage is an ‘If Walls Could Talk’ special edition (email wallsja@gmail.com to place your order). Pair this print with black and white, gold, grey or tan, and ensure you don’t mix too many additional prints or bright colours with this already bold statement.

We can’t stress enough that trends are temporary, so try not to ‘go bananas’ with this one. Remember the old adage ‘Less is More’, and you can’t go wrong.

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