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In a world dominated by flowery splashes and bold slashes of stripes, the calming, tropical banana leaf print has emerged as a new interior design trend. As we transition into patio weather and long, languid days in the backyard, it’s hardly a surprise that an island inspired pattern is making waves right at home.
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The banana leaf print is enjoying a moment in the sun (pun intended) for Summer 2017, and our eyes have certainly gravitated toward its verdant hues. Taking its inspiration from the humble banana leaf itself, the punchy design print features a combination of contrasting green and white shades. A few daring souls have chosen to adorn their humble homes with banana leaf wallpaper, accessorized with pale pastel furniture and punchy pillows. Meanwhile, potted plants can flatter your wallpaper and pick up on the theme of lush greenery in your space.
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If you prefer decorating the outside of your home, consider using banana leaf prints for your outdoor furniture. Plush seat pillows can transform classic wicker seats into a cozy and cool summertime statement, while luscious violets, printed area rugs and colourful cushions can create a comfortable feel for your guests.
For a wild and exotic take on bedroom décor, try swapping your solid neutral walls for a banana leaf print instead. The bright green shades will instantly brighten even a dull, dim space, while a brassy gold bed frame and crisp ivory bedsheets can instantly contrast against your décor.