Tropical is a decor style that features the flowers and foliage of tropical plants. Sometimes it will feature other motifs related to beach or tropical locales. It is mostly seen in beach and transitional decors but also appears in tiki-themed mid-century design.
Tropical designs often feature bright colors, leaves, fruit, various birds, parrots, flamingos, flowers, and trees.
Tiki decor takes its inspiration from beachside bars that served up lavish, fruity cocktails. It was popular in mid-century decor and occasionally makes a resurgence.
Another version of tropical decor which is more subtle, has been popularized by designers such as Tommy Bahama, whose modern take on tropical features furniture with bamboo and cane accents and calming color palettes.
Whatever your favorite version of tropical decor is, it will always bring a bit of the islands into your home.