3 Tips for Caribbean Style Home Decor
My family hails from the Caribbean. My mom is from Jamaica and my dad from Trinidad, which makes me a first generation Yardie. Whenever I go to the islands, I never fail to be enchanted by the colorful homes nestled in the hills; it’s a veritable tropical paradise of pinks, greens, yellows, reds and blues. If you are looking to do some renovations or just make some minor changes to your home, these three tips will help you achieve a Caribbean aesthetic.
1.) Tile: a beautiful tile is essential for a Caribbean aesthetic. One benefit of tile is its ability to regulate the temperature in your home as it has an uncanny ability to resist heat. Furthermore, tile is easy to clean and maintain. A colorful tile can have a variety of applications in the home, such as a backsplash in your kitchen, on your floor, or your shower. If you are averse to the cost of installation or you just want to ball on a budget, peel and stick is the way to go. A peel and stick tile is very easy to install and quite inexpensive
2.) Simplicity: Unlike a Bohemian aesthetic, Caribbean homes blend simplicity with colorful patterns and hues. Neutral tones are complemented with rich patterns and homely accents. Having a clean look with an accent will bringing you closer to a Caribbean aesthetic. If you’re looking for some pillows to help give you that pop of color, check out ours. Any of the styles would work well to help you achieve this aesthetic.
3.) Wood: The secret to any Caribbean home is wood. Dark, deep brown, mahogany-colored woods to be exact. They give the home a vintage feel, and there are a couple of ways to employ wood. If you are considering renovating your kitchen/ bathroom but on a budget this is for you. If your cabinets are made from wood, you can simply sand down your cabinets and apply a darker, richer wood finish. If your cabinets are plastic, you can paint them a beautiful mahogany brown. If you are thinking of remodeling your floors, you can apply the same technique. Either replace your floors with some beautiful mahogany planks or sand the floors and apply a new finish.
And there you have it. If you have your own suggestions or questions, feel free to comment below!