The best thing about this new resurgence of banana leaf prints is that it’s not just wallpaper anymore. I’ve seen clothing, coasters, shower curtains, quilts and trays all in this print (and have bought most of it). Modern decor is going tropical and I couldn’t be happier. So for everyone who’s just catching on the the phenomenon, we’ll take a look at 10 products that will help you put this lovely print to its best use in your home. Continue reading to see how you can add pantone’s color of the year and one of American design’s most iconic prints to your home all at the same time.
A beautiful evolution of the original banana leaf wallpaper. Layers of leaves criss-cross and overlap each other to create a calm and mesmerizing effect. The color is strong enough that these curtains can be the main color statement in a space with very little else to round out the story. This is a great way to add some tropical flair to any room with window treatments that take center stage.
Forget money, time is pretty with this stylish clock. Whether you’re looking for a tastefully minimalist way to bring a small pop of color, or for an adventurous way to throw an unexpected moment of pattern into your space, this clock is perfect for just about every need. Lots of white space and a warm, neutral outer ring let this piece boast a healthy number of banana leaves without being overwhelming. Tropical time is usually relaxed and slow, so be sure to keep your eye on this beauty so you won’t be late for work while sipping a Piña Colada at home.
This fabulous, banana-leaf covered duvet is so amazing that it almost speaks for itself. Paired with pillows in banana-leaf and solid green, this bed becomes a colorful oasis in a room of black and white. How will you ever get out of bed?
Throw pillows are the ultimate accessory for any room and the utmost necessity for every sofa and bed. They’re perfect for experimenting with colors and patterns because they’re small, light, relatively inexpensive and easily replaced. So if you’re not sure how far you want to take your love of banana leaf or Greenery, a throw pillow is a perfect way to dip a toe in the water without having to take the whole plunge. At the same time, you’ll be surprised how far a few pillows can go to change the look and feel of a room. So just mix a few of these into your bedroom or living room pillow rotation and see how much a pop of green can do to refresh any room.
If the tray has already caught your eye, why stop there? Impress your guests and enliven your space even further with a bit of coordination. These ceramic coasters, featuring another banana leaf print are as beautiful as the tray and can be every bit as useful. Keep them out as part of your standing decor to help tie the eye-catching green into the larger color story of the room or keep them hidden until it’s time to serve a conspicuously on-trend round of refreshments.
Art is one of the best ways to make a statement in your home. It fills what would otherwise be empty spaces on the wall and gives you all the room you need to express yourself. But if the space between neo-cubism and feminist dada readymades are waters that you’re not quite ready to navigate in your search for art to put on your walls, this beautiful banana leaf water color might be just the alternative you’ve been waiting for. It’s also the perfect choice for anyone who loves the iconic wallpaper but doesn’t want to cover an entire wall with the print. Personally, I love the look of this print and how the use of watercolors makes it subtle and bold all at once!
Another evolution of the wall-decorating original, this beautiful shower curtain boasts an oversized version of the print, paired with the color of the moment, millennial pink. Now you can give your powder room the same glamorous look as the best clubs, restaurants and hotels of Hollywood’s golden age. What could be better than that?
As wonderful as it is to have so many pieces of home decor sporting the banana leaf motif, there’s just nothing better than a classic. Unless of course, it’s a classic with a new twist. One of the best things that technology has done for renters in the last few decades is the massive leap forward that we’ve had in the quality of removable wallpapers. And now a pattern that was once reserved strictly for Hollywood A-listers is adorning the walls of apartments and dorm rooms everywhere.
In the end, there’s just no better way to bring the banana leaf vibe into your place than with the real thing. It’s the ultimate way to incorporate greenery into your space. These oversized plants make an immediate and dramatic statement in any room. So if you’ve got a blank spot in a room and you just don’t know how to fill it think about grabbing one of these plants. You’ll be glad that you did.
Equal parts storage and decoration, trays are one of the most versatile items you can have i your home. Liven up your next tea service, give a tropical, resort-style feeling to breakfast in bed, or add a splash of color to your entryway with a prettily patterned catch-all. The possibilities are limitless and with the gorgeous dark shades of green that bring so much personality to this tray, whatever you do is sure to look amazing.