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It’s Time for Outdoor Entertaining!

Do you love to entertain? You’ve probably been waiting for the weather to shine in your favor so you can host an intimate gathering or a swanky soirée outdoors. If your style tends to be more casual, you’ll love these laid-back patio decorating ideas. Let the outdoor entertaining begin!

Click here for a wide range of outdoor decor, from furniture and entertaining essentials to wall art.

1. Patio dining furniture
Whether you’re serving up a light brunch or delectable island-inspired fare, attractive patio dining furniture will only enhance the ambience. The durable aluminum frames on these outdoor furnishings have a faux bamboo finish, while oak slats complement the design.

2. Outdoor area rug
A lively outdoor rug can brighten your entire patio. This dazzling hooked rug boasts an array of tropical blossoms in warm and cool tones.

3. Outdoor chair cushions
You want your guests to feel comfortable, so don’t forget the outdoor chair cushions. These chair pads are perfect for outdoor settings due to their mildew-, weather-, and stain-resistant properties.

4. Outdoor curtains
If the sun is spending too much time at your outdoor gathering, create your own little haven with outdoor curtain panels. The fade-, stain-, and water-resistant panels below have hook and loop tabs.

Mandalay Patio Dining Furniture Four Seasons Outdoor Rugs
Rave Outdoor Chair Cushions Matine Outdoor Curtains

Exclusive Tropical Bedding Sets and Home Decor

After a weary day, wouldn’t you love to escape to a tropical bungalow for rest and relaxation? To tumble into your bed and be lulled to sleep by the gentle sound of the island breeze rustling the palms outside your window? This Tropical Haven is yours for the taking, whether your realm is the shore or the city; simply furnish your abode with these beautiful tropical bedding sets and home accents, and kick back in the rich island ambience. Click here to view all the coordinating pieces in this stunning collection, available exclusively from Touch of Class®.

Dappled with verdant foliage and exotic blooms, the Tropical Haven Comforter Set invites you to dream in island splendor. Slubbed golden grounds and loden green details give this bedding a look that is both laid-back and sophisticated. Some of the coordinating accessories are decoratively embellished with delightful palm leaf buttons. A five-piece daybed set is also available in a similar design.

Tropical Haven Comforter Set Multi Warm Tropical Haven Daybed Set Multi Warm Daybed

Likewise, the complementary area rugs and bath accents feature fanning leaf and floral motifs. The Tropical Haven Area Rugs have grounds in beige or black, surrounded by vibrant border designs. The Tropical Haven Toilet Seat and Bath Accessories have raised designs and bronze-finished sections.

Tropical Haven Rectangle Rug Tropical Haven Round Rug
Tropical Haven Elongated Toilet Seat Light Cream Tropical Haven Bath Accessories

 

No Joking… We Love Pineapple Home Decor

What’s not to love about pineapple decor? Thanks to its spiky surface and leafy crown, the pineapple is instantly recognizable. A symbol of hospitality, the pineapple can be used to extend a warm and inviting welcome to guests. Or, you can display it to perk up your decor with a tropical splash. With warmer temperatures on the way, now is a great time to embrace this decorating icon. Click here to view our entire collection of pineapple home decor, including the items shown below.

Cool breezes never seemed so sweet! The Mosaic Pineapple Table Fan has a cute, green glass pineapple at its heart, coupled with an included nightlight. The indoor fan oscillates and has three speeds to keep you feeling refreshed. The Pineapple Decorative Covered Bowl is another island-inspired piece that you’ll enjoy. The lid removes via the leaf finial, so you can place small articles inside.

Pineapple Table Fan Pineapple Covered Bowl Harvest Gold
Be hospitable with the charming Pineapple Welcome Sign Wall Art. This handcrafted, indoor wall plaque has a vintage appearance and natural characteristics for a touch of yesteryear. The Haina Pineapple Table Lamp fuses tropical and traditional style for a lighting accent that suits many settings. An amber-toned pineapple forms the font, topped by a champagne gold shade.

Pineapple Vintage Welcome Sign Wall Art Gold Haina Pineapple Table Lamp Amber
For more fruity fun, decorate with the Pineapple Grove Shaped Valance and Chair Cushion. These two darling pieces are dappled with pineapples and handcrafted in the USA by skilled sewers.

Pineapple Grove Shaped Valance Golden Yellow 52 x 21 Pineapple Grove Chair Cushion Golden Yellow 17 x 15

Emulate Carefree Island Living with Tropical Home Decor

Now that the sun-kissed spring is in bloom and warmer temperatures are on the way, you might be craving a suitable update to your home decor. Even the occasional bout of intense rainfall might inspire you to bring some island cheer to your surroundings. Tropical decor marries the comforts of home with the exotic appeal of a far-flung vacation destination. Nestle into your own tropical hideaway, and envision fragrant blossoms in full glory and swaying palm fronds undulating in the breeze.

Tropical bedding will fill your cozy suite with the wonders of island living. What better way to cultivate a breezy ambience than with a bed ensemble from Tommy Bahama Home®? The Tropical Lily Comforter Set hosts lush bouquets of tropical foliage on a sunny goldenrod ground. Coordinating accessories with complementary patterns will give your bed an inviting, layered look.

Tropical Lily Comforter Set Goldenrod

Even laid-back bungalows need a little storage space, so let the Tropical Palm Tree Storage Cabinet keep your items easily accessible. This handcrafted wooden furnishing will fit right in with your tropical decor and features trim meant to resemble bamboo. A drawer and cabinet provide storage space, while handpainted leaves and openwork palm trees exude tropical flair.

Tropical Storage Cabinet Honey Maple

When you’re decorating in the tropical style, don’t forget a super-soft landing place for those bare feet. The Sarasota Tropical Leaf Area Rugs feature an outer border of exotic fronds. From Mohawk, a leader in the floor industry worldwide, these quality rugs are as durable as they are beautiful. Enjoy lounging about in your tropical haven with the peace of mind that these rugs will permanently resist stains, spills, crushing, and matting. These USA-made tropical rugs feature DuPont™ Sorona® fibers spun into SmartStrand® fibers.

Sarasota Rectangle Rug

Complete your equatorial atmosphere with a stunning tropical wall art piece. Seek out wall artworks that capture the essence of tropical life, from palm trees and fronds to jewel-toned birds. Designed by JasonW Studios®, the Key West Palms Wall Sculpture features magnificent, handcrafted metal fronds that are hand-finished for a dazzling effect.

Key West Palms Wall Sculpt

Make a Splash! New Trends in Coastal Decor

The avid beachcomber is always curious to see what the sea has strewn along the sands – perhaps an unusually colored shell or a sculptural piece of driftwood. Follow her lead, and scoop up some new treasures to replenish your coastal decor! These coastal decorating trends have washed ashore just in time for spring and summer.

Even if your toes are grazing the carpet instead of sinking in the sand, you can still relax and soak in the ambience of a sunny, languid beachfront. Or perhaps you’d rather escape the heat under the cool shade of the nearest palm. The tropical coastal decorating style is all about calming effects, from laid-back island living to the swaying fronds of palm trees.

The Palm Tree Shadow Triptych immerses you in a gorgeous island vision, with three canvases that depict the refreshing blue ocean. And what better than a breezy window treatment to allow the sunshine inside? Open up the Tropical Breeze Curtain Panels to enjoy the sunshine in full effect, or close them to let light filter through.

Palm Tree Shadow Wall Art Set Blue Set of Three Tropical Breeze Grommet Curtain Panel

This coastal theme calls for soothing home accents, so keep your eye out for relaxing accessories. Unwind to the gentle sounds of the Shell Island Table Fountain, or take in the worry-free glow of the Coralline Flameless Candles. An accent lamp like the Capiz Tropical Fish Luminary provides you with soft light that isn’t jarring, and the Turtle Bay Sculpture will have you smiling with its diving pose.

Shell Island Table Fountain Coralline LED Candle Blue

Capiz Tropical Fish Accent Lamp Green Turtle Bay Sculpture Multi Earth

If you prefer exploring the ocean to viewing it from afar, you’ll love the next coastal trend: mermaid decor! Delve into the ocean depths to catch a glimpse of this ocean princess flexing her tail as she glides through the water. You might even see her emerge from her cavern of the sea to moonbathe on a rock. Mermaid figurines like the Moonlight Mermaid feature the alluring enchantress resting for a moment, fin curled beneath her. Auristella will even hold your rings and soap if you let her float along on your counter top.

Moonlight Mermaid Sculpture Ivory Auristella Mermaid Accent Green

Embark on a Tropical Decorating Adventure

The tropical decor theme bursts with all the vivacious mystique of the rain forest—and you won’t even have to break out the machete! With a few choice accents, you can replicate the lush embrace of the forest canopy right under your own roof:

1. Color: To the surprise of no one, the dominant theme pigment here is green. Get creative and invoke cool, jungly shadows with muted greens like olive or sage. More saturated greens are reminiscent of sunbeams trickling through vivid leaves. Neutrals like ivory, beige, khaki, mocha, and brown can temper brighter, “floral” pops of color; think corals, reds, russets, oranges, and yellows.

The Bali Palm Tropical Bedding, with its succinct color scheme of green, copper, and beige, introduces a streak of balmy elegance into the bedroom. Binding the edges of the comforter and shams, the twist cording resembles forest vines.

Bali Palm Comforter Set

2. Balance: Like an ecosystem, your decor should maintain some semblance of balance and order. You can mitigate the often vibrant prints of the tropical theme with casual, island-inspired furniture. The Leikela Dining Set is leather-wrapped rattan, a texture that exudes easygoing appeal. The warm pecan stain is coated in a glossy finish, and the Wailea Coast print features green fronds feathering a black background. Touches of red provide interest.

Leikela Round Table with Caster Chairs  Set of Five

3. Your Tropical Vision: A careful arrangement of home accents will refine your tropical vision. Fewer colors and simpler designs make for a neat, minimalist look. Tropical candleholders and wall mirrors can be combined to fashion an inviting foyer. But if you really want a bold and refreshing look, go for a colorful wall sculpture, like Caribbean Sunset. Molten orange is offset by placid blue in this sultry sculpture, its silhouette free-form and loose, its palm trees languid and curvaceous.

Caribbean Sunset Wall Sculpture

Laid-back though it is, tropical decor seizes attention in a way more conventional decorating styles cannot. The tropical theme arms the bold decorator with lively patterns and bright colors and sends him or her marching into the undergrowth. To what end? No one is quite sure. But the reward for those with an adventurous heart has always been great.