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This formal dining room has a large glass-top dining table surrounded by light beige cushioned chairs to pair with the light tone of the walls and coffered ceiling.
This dining room has a rustic and homey wooden dining table surrounded by dark brown chairs. These chairs match the tone of the wooden tray ceiling that has carving and beams.
This dining area is part of a large room that also houses the living room area against the white wall. This matches with the white flooring tiles that make the wooden dining set stand out against the background of treetops bathed in the sun.
This elegant dining room that has a dark wooden table contrasted by its white-cushioned chairs is complemented by the hardwood flooring and the majestic chandelier. This setup makes the Tropical-style landscape outside more beautiful.
This simple yet charming Tropical-style dining room has an animal theme that is clearly seen on the framed artworks on the white walls, the bird design on the backs of the wooden chairs and the highlight of the room which is the statuette of a Capuchin monkey on the far end by the glass wall.
The elegant dark brown chairs, console table, and large dining table are complemented by the hardwood flooring as well as the brown walls that are contrasted by the white wainscoting. These earthy tones are augmented by the potted plant on the corner as well as the decorations that came from plants.
The highlight of this Tropical-style dining room is the charming tropical landscape outside that has tall palm trees and flowering shrubs that provide a nice dash of color to the bamboo oval-back dining chairs and the white table cloth of the round table.
This woven wicker dining set stands out against the dark tiles of the flooring and augmented by the beautiful Tropical-style garden and pond beside it. These are all illuminated by the natural lights cascading down from the trellis ceiling.
This is a small dining area that is situated on the corner of the home by the balcony that presents an amazing view for those dining on the small square table paired with woven wicker chairs complemented by the potted plant on the corner.
This is a bright and cozy Tropical-style dining area right beside the living room. It has dining chairs with white frames and woven wicker backs matching with the glass-top dining table of the same design. The simple hues are augmented by the large potted plants on both sides.
This elegant Tropical-style dining room has white wooden wainscoting that is contrasted by the surrounding potted plants and the brown patterned wallpaper that matches the dark brown hues of the wooden dining table and the surrounding chairs topped with a dark brown dome pendant light.
The white tray ceiling has a warm yellow glow to its borders that is augmented by the pendant light with a rustic hood that matches the dining chairs that have woven wicker designs. All of these are contrasted by the bright red walls accented with framed photos of surfers riding a large wave.
The various potted plants that dominated this Tropical-style dining room is complemented by the green walls brightened by the white frames of the windows that bring in natural lighting for the simple wooden dining table and its two bamboo armchairs that stand out against the gray flooring.
This informal dining room is in the same large room as the kitchen. They are both under a wooden cathedral ceiling with exposed beams supporting a ceiling fan with lighting that has a leaf design. This hangs over the round wooden dining table that stands out against its woven wicker chairs and the beige carpeted flooring.
The highlight of this Tropical-style dining room is the lush green scenery of the landscaping outside that is featured by the surrounding windows. These windows have wooden frames that match the hardwood flooring, dining table, and wooden benches with green cushions on them.
The bright white ceiling is complemented by two exposed wooden beams in a cross design. There is also a pair of decorative pendant lights with leaf designs hanging over the dark wood dining table that has two kinds of dining chairs. There are two rustic green bamboo chairs and armchairs with white slipcovers.
The terracotta flooring tiles are a good match for the wooden dining table and its wooden chairs with a burnt design on its hue. This palette is mirrored by the tray ceiling with dark wooden borders and a dome pendant light with a shell design.
The large white tiles of the flooring are topped with a colorful patterned area rug that gives contrast to the light wooden dining table paired with wooden chairs that have black leather cushioned seats. This setup has a nice view of the blue pool just outside the glass sliding doors.
This dining area is right beside the living room area that has light gray sofas and a brilliant blue painting of a seashell. This painting adds to the adornment of the beige walls like the wooden decors, mirror, and table lamps with a rustic seaside vibe. These serve as background for the modern dining table with a glass top and its wooden slat chairs.
A whole wall of this Tropical-style dining room is open to the lush green landscaping outside through large glass sliding doors that bring in abundant natural lighting to the dark wooden elements of the ceiling with exposed wooden beams and dining table with modern black chairs.
This informal dining room has modern chairs of different colors that complement the modern glass-top dining table. This is surrounded by tall glass windows with plant boxes just outside the glass for that unique tone to pair the orange and brown textured walls.
The earthy terracotta flooring tiles of this Tropical-style dining room complements the dark brown elements of the cabinet and the woven wicker dining chairs. It also complements the red wall that contrasts the white wooden ceiling with a dark brown ceiling fan in the middle.
The brown wooden and earthy hues of the ceiling, the basket hoods of the pendant lights as well as the wooden dining set are all given a vibrant background of brilliant green plants of the landscaping just outside of the large wall that opens up with a row of folding glass doors.
This is a nice fusion of Tropical-style elements and industrial-style elements. It has a tall textured stone wall paired with an arched brick ceiling and a gray concrete flooring. These elements make the green modern chairs stand out as well as the green wall clock and potted plant.
The green walls of this Tropical-style dining room make the white mantle of the fireplace stand out as well as the white wooden cabinet by the head of the wooden dining table. The white mantle is topped with a large painting of leaves.
The modern blue rectangular dining table is surrounded by rustic woven wicker chairs that stand out against the white tiles of the floor that is illuminated by the natural lights coming from the large entryway from the yard.
The brightness of the natural lights coming in from the large glass doors and transom windows makes the white hood of the pendant glow as well as the white leather cushioned dining chairs. This brightness is balanced with the dark wooden elements of the cathedral ceiling, round table, and frames of the doors and windows.
There is a decorative pendant light hanging from the beige ceiling that has two hood lights on each end. The beige ceiling matches the walls that are adorned with a wall-mounted mirror with frames matching the facade of the dining room cabinet below it. They are complemented by the large dining set of wooden tables and wooden chairs with beige cushions.
This informal dining room is beside the kitchen bar has a lit frosted glass panel on its front. The dining area is marked by a change in the dark hardwood flooring beneath the wooden dining table and the wooden chairs with beige cushioned seats. This matches the decorative rectangular pendant light over the glass top of the table.
This dining area is in the middle of the living room area and the kitchen with the same arched wooden ceiling and dark hardwood flooring. The highlight of this dining area is the large decorative pendant light that looks like a cartoon cloud.
The large wooden cathedral ceiling has wooden exposed beams that support the rectangular pendant light hanging over the redwood dining table and its wooden armchairs with light gray cushions that work well with the blue patterned area rug over the gray flooring.
The two walls flanking the wooden dining set to complement each other. The one on the left is dominated with a green wallpaper filled with leaves that go well with the potted plants. The one across it is a green wall that is complemented by the dark curtains of the windows.
The rustic wooden bench that is made of a single thick beam matches well with the rustic dark woven wicker chairs at each end of the wooden dining table that is topped with decorative lighting with intricate patterns on it that contrasts the white ceiling.
The earthy wooden ceiling is paired with contrasting white walls that have small alcoves on it for decor display that has recessed lights. The large rectangular dining table matches the marble flooring and the brown cushioned dining chairs surrounding it.
The long rectangular wooden dining table has a light hue to it complemented by the woven wicker armchairs with white seat cushions. These chairs blend with the brown carpeted flooring and the two large rustic basket hood of the pendant lights.
This Tropical-style dining room has an industrial-style concrete gray ceiling with exposed beams supporting the ceiling fans and the large lantern-like pendant light hanging over the large wooden dining table paired with blue velvet chairs with wooden frames.
The arched ceiling of this Tropical-style dining room has woven wicker on it with exposed wooden planks to hold it. In the middle point of it hangs a white dome pendant light that matches the dining chairs with beige cushions and dark legs.
The brown rustic basket hood of the dome pendant light stands out against the white ceiling with exposed wooden beams and white walls as well as the white dining table. These are contrasted by the green elements of the modern dining chairs and the framed artwork of leaves paired with a potted plant in a large shell.
This dining set has a pair of high-backed bamboo chairs on each end of the rectangular wooden dining table. These are different from the other dining chairs that are also made of bamboo but have oval backs and beige seat cushions. These are topped with a couple of decorative pendant lights made of shells.
Three pendant lights and their rustic woven wicker hoods pair well with the brown woven area rug over the dark hardwood flooring. This matches the dark wooden hue of the rectangular dining table and its bamboo chairs with colorful floral cushions.
The avocado walls of this small dining room match well with the green patterned area rug underneath the wooden table and its chairs. This is also complemented by the potted plant on the corner beside the pair of wall-mounted artworks.
This is a close look at the dining area that is only a few steps from the living room area with a large wooden dining table surrounded by wooden chairs and topped with a tall arched rustic ceiling.
This is a full view of the dining room that has a bright beige dining table and chairs brightened by the natural lights coming in from the glass wall on the far side. These are then complemented by the indoor miniature garden of tropical trees.
You’d probably be hard-pressed to name a style that can warm your heart like tropical. It’s big and bold in a tasteful way that makes you feel as if you’re on vacation. You can get away with a lot with this look. If you like bright colors and patterns, you’ll feel right at home here. The goal is to create that island getaway that oozes comfort.
The challenge with this style rests with keeping everything in check. You can indulge in lots of color and accent pieces as long as you don’t overdo it. It’s a slippery slope between a tropical paradise and a gaudy attempt at creating one. The goal is to create an open, airy space that adds to its relaxed atmosphere. The exotic elements add to the fun.
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Bringing the Tropical Style Home
The tropical dining room design ideas include a full spectrum of defining elements that reflect the diversity of the tropics and its cultures. You have wide latitude for homing in on your particular take. The underlying theme is warmth. You’ll follow it to the vibrant rainforests of Bali or sandy beaches of the Caribbean.
A Colorful Palette
The shades you’ll see in the tropical style reflect the broad range of colors of these places. Think lime green, tangerine, and coral. You can go with solid swatches or get playful with some classic motifs like palm trees or banana leaves. It’s perfectly acceptable to go bold with the patterns. But as in all things, moderation is the key to keep your room from being garish.
Exotic Woods and Natural Textures
The tropical style celebrates the things that make it unique such as the exotic woods. Choose furniture and other pieces made of materials such as teak and bamboo. This look isn’t picky about everything matching. Feel free to mix and match as you please. Weathered woods are welcome too. Include natural textures like jute and cane.
Plants and More Plants
Nothing says the tropical style more than plants—and lots of them. They bring nature indoors not unlike your choice of materials. They’ll also help improve indoor air quality. Choose lush varieties such as palms and ficus.
A ceiling fan light is almost a prerequisite for the tropical style. You’ll love the feel of cool, ocean breezes making your dining room comfortable. The only other thing you’ll need is a tall glass of iced tea.