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On : vendredi, janvier 7, 2022
Jungalow, a word created by combining jungle and bungalow, describes a decorating style that has gained in popularity. The jungalow style focuses on comfort and coziness with a bold expression of color. The key to nailing this look is creativity and fluidity. Characterized by rocking patterns, vivid colors, abundance of plants and greenery and playfully exotic furniture and decorative items. Plants are a big part of the jungalow design.
Jungalow is a term made extremely desirable by famed interior designer and author Justina Blakeney. Blakeney says she created jungalow to describe her own home, which is wild like the jungle, but cozy and homey like a bungalow. Her style combines handmade items from around the world and modern design.
One of the reasons we love jungalow style is how exotic it seems, with designs that overflow in lush greenery and colorful bohemian textures. To successfully recreate jungalow design, several elements must be present, starting with a bold palette in joyful and vibrant combinations. Tropical prints, graphic motifs, (and) re-imagined vintage designs all combine into a pattern-on-pattern, more-is-more look that is unexpected, fresh and exciting. Think rattan and wicker furniture, bold wallpaper, earthy tones, pattern-on-pattern and vintage designs. Mixing objects that are both new and old, and sourced from all over the world is also important in Jungalow style.
Color has an effect on people's mood and can make you feel clean and fresh, or alive. Being surrounded by lush green tropical prints and plants definitely breathes life into a space.
Here are few tips to incorporate the Jungalow look in your home and how to nail it.
Add plants and greenery.
It’s so reinvigorating to bring plants into the home. Plants are more than decorative. It goes back to our well-being. Plants purify the air and are good for the soul. It connects us to nature. No Jungalow is complete without indoor plants and greenery. A major part of a Jungalow is to bring the outdoors in. Plants feature colours and patterns that refresh and bring to life any space. If you have a dead space in your home, put a tall plant and watch your space transform. If you don’t have a green thumb, try easy and low maintenance ones like aloe vera, succulents, cactus or money plant. Plants feature colors and patterns that refresh and liven up the room. Different kinds of plants look adorable as it creates different patterns as eyes can behold.
Embrace colors. Go bold!
Jungalow style encourages you to use pops of vibrant color. Vivid colors set the tone of the look. A plain wall is so much more energizing with pop of colors. Add some strong accents, vibrant throw pillows or colorful pots and decorative items will complete your Jungalow look. For the brave ones out there, bold monochromatic colors are in at the moment, it doesn’t have to be pale. Colors of cobalt blue or nude pink, layered with eclectic patterns and plants can evoke monochromatic in a daring way.
Bold patterns can radiate joy.
Show-stopping, Instagrammable walls like bold tropical prints, Aztec-inspired motifs, vintage designs reimagined into a pattern-on-pattern look. Try layering patterns and textures to create that boho look. For example, you can bring in a beautiful banana leaf wallpaper for an accent wall, and a yellow velvet couch to create good vibes!
Display your travel hauls.
The Jungalow style effortlessly brings together global elements and the personal style of a globetrotter. Display your travel hauls and souvenirs. You don’t need to buy new things to create an amazing environment. You can do it working with the stuff you already have. Mix and match seasoned items and new ones from all over the globe. Don’t be afraid to layer your antiques from different periods and culture. Mix and match décor with Asian and Middle Eastern influences or African with European influences to create a eclectic hybrid look. Creativity is key.
More homes are incorporating the vibrant, fun and colorful theme into their space. Jungalow style is a magical bohemian aesthetic. Just remember not to exaggerate: it is fun to experiment and combine bright colors, bold patterns, global accents and plants, but the final effect should always look coherent and harmonious.