Bring the outdoors inside with tropical living-room décor that will make you feel like you’re on a summer holiday…

If you have a living room that opens up onto a garden or patio, create cohesion between the outdoors and the indoors with tropical décor and accents.

The key to this look is to use natural colours and textures to create that Mauritius holiday feeling right in your living room.

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One way to lighten a room and create that island feeling is with flooring.

Fortunately, you don’t have to redo your floors – even if you have a dark carpet. Simply lay down a light, natural coloured rug, like this Taupe Panama rug from Airloom (R2 950), to emulate the look of sea sand.

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As for the walls, you could go for natural soft taupe colours, dark emerald green or even create a tropical feature wall, like this banana leaf wallpaper mural (R2 997 – R5 877) from

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