The usual intent of Island Decors is to evoke the feeling of being outdoors by the sea.
Island Decors can have the bright, bold colors of parrots and tropical blooms, or it can display more muted tones such as the beige in different shades of sand. Sea shells and palm trees are popular motifs in island decors. Neutral colors usually predominate, enlivened with splashes of color. The overall look is generally casual.
Plants are one of the most common elements used in island decors.
Full sized palm tree is too large for the average home, but there are other tropical plants, including smaller ones in the palm family that can fit inside an average sized room. Setting several pots of these plants in a room decorated with rattan furniture will help to provide the ambiance of island homes.
A centerpiece for the kitchen or dining room table is quick and easy way to introduce some Island Decors to your home. An ornamental basket filled with pineapple, coconut, banana, guava, and mango in place of the more traditional offerings of apples and pears can provide an attractive display to be admired while people eat. After the meal, it can provide a healthy dessert as well. A tropical fruit basket also makes the perfect centerpiece for a party with an island theme.
Furniture plays important role in island decors. Rattan and wicker are popular, and seat cushions generally are neutral earth tones similar to the color of sand or colorful tropical prints. Wall hangings and fabrics featuring shells, fish, palm trees, tropical flowers, animals, and other marine life are easy to find and complement the look of wicker very well.