Queensgate Centre Harlow

Tropical Trend for 2017*

Tropical is all over the homeware scene right now and its clear why, it looks blooming fabulous in every room. Whether you are adding a subtle tropical print towel, or go wild with an entire wallpaper, it’s a great way to introduce a bit of colour and vibrancy into your home. The Queensgate Retail Park in Harlow, Essex has welcomed the arrival of the the exotic tropic trend with statement pieces, bold colours and Amazonian inspired prints, ready for the spring and summer season. An exotic print and bright colours always reminds me of being on holidays which is a great tone to bring into your home because I love a good sunny trip abroad.

‘Your home should be a story of what you are, and a collection of what you love’ Make Berkus

Some of my favourite homeware shops are based on the Queensgate Retail Park such as Homesense and Laura Ashley. I recently visited the Chelmsford Homesense store and picked up a bright yellow Pineapple ornament which is perfectly fitting with this trend. The Harlow store has on offer a Gold version which is stylish and sleek for the price of £16.99. Homesense is perfect for getting some bargain buys to add items which are on trend to your home without breaking the bank, meaning you can change it up each season. Continuing with the popular gold trend, Laura Ashley have a small feather trinket dish for the price of £10 which would be perfect for any girls dressing table.

tropical trend

One of my favourite ways to incorporate the tropical trend into your home is in the bedroom. Who wouldn’t love a palm leaf bed set from Next? Next also have on offer some Palm Tree Wallpaper which I adore! I don’t think my boyfriend would be too happy about it though. Next wallpaper is great quality, as are many of their other homeware products. It’s always a place I like to swoon over for homeware inspiration.

I love shopping at retail parks like Queensgate where you can pick up products in different shops, all within a short vicinity of eachother. There are 15 lifestyle and homeware outlets to choose from as well as food and drink options so you can make a real day of it! Is there anything better than shopping til’ you dropping and then heading to Pizza Hut for an unlimited lunch time buffet? I don’t think so!

Will you be incorporating the tropical trend into your home this season or do you prefer sticking to a more traditional look?




This post was written in collaboration with Queensgate Retail Park however all opinions are my own. 

  • Jennifer Eastwell

    I love Homesense and Laura Ashley too! I am moving in my first house a week today so I will defiantly be buying bits from there!

    • With Love, Lottie

      Ohh home sense is perfect for you then!

  • Erin Ek Rush

    I love a tropical look! Pineapples just make me happy!

  • Mellissa Williams

    I love this trend, makes me thing of sunny days and holidays. I want that pineapple ornament!

  • Jodie Whitham

    Does make you more excited for summer and holidays. I am loving all the pineapples ornaments that are going about lol x

    • With Love, Lottie

      Pineapples are definitely my thing!

  • I like the tropical look but more the golds as opposed to the greens as they don’t match my colour schemes. I love the gold feather trinket tray x

  • FussFreeJen

    There are some lovely ideas in the tropical theme, and some I couldn’t possibly entertain. I think a touch of some subtle elements could work so well. The feather dish from Laura Ashley is wonderful.

    • With Love, Lottie

      I think the tropical wallpaper all over the house could get a little too much! I agree, the dish is my favourite

  • Donna

    Great ideas!!! I love the tropical trend but it can be difficult to incorporate! Pizza Hut is a great incentive too!

  • Because I’m a bit of a minimalist when it comes to interiors, I like added little touches of tropical vibes using plants!

    • With Love, Lottie

      it’s definitely not a trend for everybody but plants are a perfect way to add a little colour

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I really like the tropical patterns, they look awesome x

  • I am loving the tropical trend at the moment. I wrote about it some days ago. It’s so cool.

  • I love the tropical trend at the moment – I’ve never had so many decorative pineapples before but I love them! x

  • francesca

    Oh my gosh I love the tropical trend!!! Its definitely something I’ll be adopting (maybe outside of the house though) this summer!!

  • I’m not really into the tropical trend tbh! I’m very much a plain jane though! xo

  • I didn’t think I’d enjoy the tropical trend but I really want to incorporate it into my bedroom so bad, it’s so pretty!


  • Hayley

    I”ve seen tropical print everywhere recentlt and I’m starting to like it.

  • The tropic leaves have been around for a while now and I think they became something like a really chic feature in the modern interior design.

  • fashion-mommy

    I really like this trend, it used to be a bit Del Boy, but now it’s kitsch and fun.

  • I just moved into a new place and I am thinking of making the bathroom tropical theme!

  • Love this! That gold pineapple is the cutessttt. Have to have!

  • wow that is very tropical , bit dark for me , i think the british weather makes it hard to share my choice of decor in some areas due to lack of sun x

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I am loving the tropical trend and it’s getting me exciting for my summer holiday.

  • Kira L Curtis

    Definitely my kind of trend! I love the caribbean so anything even remotely tropical I get drawn to!

  • Emma Oxley

    I love the feather trinket dish – my jewellery always gets shoved in a drawer and I forget what I have – all this is getting me so excited for summer!

  • OH I am in the middle of decorating so this has come at the perfect time as I am having a major revamp

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