12 Tropical Style Homes – Exterior and Interior Examples & Ideas (Photos)


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Tropical style living room with pitched beam ceiling, ceiling fan, and coastal-themed furniture.

Welcome to the Tropical interior design style guide where you can see photos of all interiors in the Tropical style including kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, foyers and more.

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Tropical Style Homes (Exteriors)

Check out these spectacular homes showcasing the Tropical style architecture.

1. Hillside Ocean View Home in Costa Rica by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture

Hillside Ocean View Home in Costa Rica by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture

This wonderful Tropical-style home has a touch of modern designs to its straight lines, white flat roofs and exposed dark gray metal beams that support a balcony hanging over the blue swimming pool below. This balcony is paired with tall glass sliding doors and glass walls.

Hillside Ocean View Home in Costa Rica by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture

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This Tropical-style home has an infinity pool paired with a breathtaking treetop view of the ocean that can be enjoyed on the L-shaped wooden sofa by the pool as well as the wooden lawn chairs. This area can be accessed through the large opening of the kitchen and dining area that has folding glass doors.

2. Breezy and Sprawling Tropical Island Villa With Infinity Pool

Breezy and Sprawling Tropical Island Villa With Infinity Pool

This lovely Tropical-style home has an outdoor bar and outdoor dining area in a large open structure beside the pool. This structure has a white flat roof supported by beige walls and gray columns. These ordinary tones are augmented by the beautiful landscaping of the poolside scene.

Breezy and Sprawling Tropical Island Villa With Infinity Pool

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This is the entryway to the Tropical-style home that has modern details to it like the flat roof and precise angles and lines. There is a set of steps leading up to this entryway that is flanked with a couple of gray columns and adorned with beige stone walls that go well with the lush green landscaping.

3. MM Architects Creates Stunning Tropical Waterfront “Oceanique” Villas

MM Architects Creates Stunning Tropical Waterfront “Oceanique” Villas

This is the view from the beach of this Tropical-style home that has modern white structures that are dominated by right angles and abundant glass walls in order to showcase the wonderful beach view accessed through the backyard that has tall tropical trees dancing with the breeze.

MM Architects Creates Stunning Tropical Waterfront “Oceanique” Villas

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This closer view of the Tropical-style home puts emphasis on the tall glass walls and sliding glass doors that open up to reveal a simple interior in order to pull focus onto the charming tropical scenery of the blue pool that has an outdoor sitting area beside it.

4. Pye Residence – A Tropical Mansion by Crosby Creations Drafting & Design

Pye Residence – A Tropical Mansion by Crosby Creations Drafting & Design

This cheerful Tropical-style home has a Farmhouse-style twist to it. It has white A-frame roofs that go well with its light green plank walls. This is augmented by the tall tinted glass walls that show a few glimpses of the porch and balcony section of the second level.

Pye Residence – A Tropical Mansion by Crosby Creations Drafting & Design

See the rest of this home here. Designed by Crosby Creations Drafting & Design Services, LLC

This is the view of the main entrance of this charming Tropical-style home. he glass double doors are on the second level reached through a set of Y-shaped stairs from the concrete walkway of the lush landscaping that goes well with the light green exterior walls.

5. Magical, Gated Compound Offering Two Houses

Magical, Gated Compound Offering Two Houses

To reach the entrance of this Tropical-style home, you will need to go through this mini jungle landscaping that has terracotta bricks laid out as a walkway in between shrubs, plants and under the shade of tall trees. Upon approach, there is also a small sitting area and an outdoor dining area before the glass walls of the house.

Magical, Gated Compound Offering Two Houses

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This view shows a second section of the home that is detached from the main structure. It is on a slightly elevated part of the property and separated from the main home by a large yard filled tall trees, shrubberies, and grass that presents a beautiful view for those relaxing on the second-floor balcony overlooking the area.

6. Tropical Paradise with Vaulted Grand Entrance and the Ultimate Indoor/Outdoor Flow

Tropical Paradise with Vaulted Grand Entrance and the Ultimate Indoor/Outdoor Flow

This beautiful Tropical-style home has a large backyard that is lit with warm yellow lights that augment the blue pool that is surrounded by stone walkways as well the firepit and the tall tropical trees. These are all enjoyed by the second-floor balcony and the interiors that are with the same warm lights seen through the large glass sliding doors.

Tropical Paradise with Vaulted Grand Entrance and the Ultimate Indoor/Outdoor Flow

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This aerial shot showcases the Tropical style landscaping of the backyard. The pool is not only surrounded by stone walkway but also some large decorative rocks that border it on two sides leading to a small second tier of the pool that cascades water onto the pool.

7. Private Paradise in Santa Barbara, CA

This front view of the Tropical-style home features the interaction between the modern and minimalist design of the home and its surrounding lush and green Tropical-style landscaping with a wide gray stone walkway and driveway running in the middle.

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

This high altitude aerial shot of the Tropical home shows that it has flat beige roofs on its boxy structures with a large swimming pool in the backyard surrounded by tall tropical trees separating the backyard from the section of the property that has solar panels.

8. Villa-Style Beach House with Tropical Vibes of Hawaii and Bali

Villa-Style Beach House with Tropical Vibes of Hawaii and Bali

This villa-style home is built on a mountainside that the home follows rather than contradict the landscape. It has flat roofs paired with large door openings and glass windows with a main purpose of showcasing the surrounding beautiful scenery.

Villa-Style Beach House with Tropical Vibes of Hawaii and Bali

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This is the front view of the home that has a small gray concrete driveway leading to a brown wooden garage door that is large enough for two vehicles. This matches well with the beige stone exterior walls that have a curtain of creeping plants.

9. Lush Tropical Malibu Mountain Escape with Ocean Views

Lush Tropical Malibu Mountain Escape with Ocean Views

This gorgeous Tropical-style home has off-white exterior walls that are contrasted by the terracotta clay roofing and complemented by the green trees. The white exterior walls are augmented by large glass walls on the ground level and balconies for both second and third levels.

Lush Tropical Malibu Mountain Escape with Ocean Views

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This side of the home has the three dark brown garage doors adorned with potted plants, shrubs and a balcony on top. Beside the garage doors is the main door through terracotta stairs that has potted plants and shrubs on the side as well as tall tropical trees that go well with the exterior walls.

10. Tropical Paradise with Two Main Homes

This charming gray Tropical-style home  has gray wall shingles that provide a certain complexity and texture to the home exteriors that match the roofing materials of the Gable and Valley roof. This matches the entryway A-frame roof that makes the wooden frame of the glass double doors stand out.

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

The surrounding tall trees of this gray Tropical-style home complements the dark exterior of the home. Around back, this is the walkway and driveway that has a graveled floor with a wooden park bench and a stone walkway toward the wooden exterior of the home.

11. Single Story Resort-Style Home with Impressive Front Entrance

This impressive front entrance of this home feels more like a park than a front yard. It has an elegant fountain and birdbath in the middle of the circular walkway that is made of terracotta tiles flanked by carpets of grass and tropical trees.

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

This Tropical-style home has a large front yard with two sets of beige flooring. One goes to the two garage doors that has enough space for three vehicles. The other is a walkway that is lined on both sides by tropical trees and plants leading to the main entrance of the home that has a dormer window on its Gable roof.

12. Resort-Style Contemporary-Coastal Estate Between Santa Barbara’s Mesa and Hope Ranch Communities

Resort-Style Contemporary-Coastal Estate Between Santa Barbara’s Mesa and Hope Ranch Communities

This backyard view of the Tropical-style home showcases a beautiful patterned stone flooring that complements the small swimming pool as well as the beige exteriors of the home that is augmented by the warm yellow lights of the wall lamps as well as those coming from the interiors seen from the tall glass walls.

Resort-Style Contemporary-Coastal Estate Between Santa Barbara’s Mesa and Hope Ranch Communities

See the rest of this home here. Source: Home Bay

This is a beautiful modern Tropical-style home with a beige exterior enhanced with yellow lights. The glowing glass main doors is through an entryway that is flanked with two large earthy jars and plants on plant boxes that are built into the beige exterior walls.

Tropical Style Interior Examples (by Room)

The following are photo examples of Tropical-style interiors (room-by-room).  Below each photo are links that take you to extensive Tropical-style photo galleries for each room.

The following examples are from this house (Source: Home Bay).

Living Rooms

This chic Tropical-style living room is illuminated by the large glass wall that features the beautiful landscaping of the garden outside. This works well with the floral artwork adorning the beige wall matching the prints of the cushioned armchairs paired with the white sofa.

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This chic Tropical-style living room is illuminated by the large glass wall that features the beautiful landscaping of the garden outside. This works well with the floral artwork adorning the beige wall matching the prints of the cushioned armchairs paired with the white sofa.

Kitchens

This Tropical-style kitchen has an impressive L-shaped kitchen island with wooden drawers and cabinets that complement the light beige flooring tiles and beige walls that are matched with the white ceiling that hangs pendant lights over the marble countertop of the island.

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This Tropical-style kitchen has an impressive L-shaped kitchen island with wooden drawers and cabinets that complement the light beige flooring tiles and beige walls that are matched with the white ceiling that hangs pendant lights over the marble countertop of the island.

Dining Rooms

The brightness of this Tropical-style dining room comes from the natural lights coming in from the glass walls. This makes white chairs shine against the dark wooden dining table that has a glass-top that stands out against the light green patterned area rug of the light beige flooring.

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The brightness of this Tropical-style dining room comes from the natural lights coming in from the glass walls. This makes white chairs shine against the dark wood dining table that has a glass-top that stands out against the light green patterned area rug of the light beige flooring.

Bedrooms

This Tropical-style bedroom balances its bright white ceiling and glass wall with a couple of potted plants placed strategically to complement the floral patterns of the sheets of the traditional bed that has a white frame and white headboard that is placed against a wall dominated by a single large mirror.

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This Tropical-style bedroom balances its bright white ceiling and glass wall with a couple of potted plants placed strategically to complement the floral patterns of the sheets of the traditional bed that has a white frame and white headboard that is placed against a wall dominated by a single large mirror.

Bathrooms

This is an elegant and luxurious Tropical-style bathroom with a circular window right above the white freestanding bathtub. This is next to the thick and curved glass wall of the shower area that works well with the beige walls that match the beige countertop of the vanity area.

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This is an elegant and luxurious Tropical-style bathroom with a circular window right above the white freestanding bathtub. This is next to the thick and curved glass wall of the shower area that works well with the beige walls that match the beige countertop of the vanity area.

Entry Halls

Upon entry of the double doors that is mostly made of frosted glass, you are welcomed by this Tropical-style foyer with potted plants on the side that complements the beige flooring and beige walls contrasted by the dark console table and its wall-mounted decorative mirror.

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Upon entry of the double doors that is mostly made of frosted glass, you are welcomed by this Tropical-style foyer with potted plants on the side that complements the beige flooring and beige walls contrasted by the dark console table and its wall-mounted decorative mirror.

Tropical Style House Landscaping

This serene Tropical-style landscaping showcases a small Buddha statue in the middle of flowering shrubberies that is then surrounded by pebbled grounds with embedded stone steps. On the side by the beige corner is a small stone fountain and birdbath with a statuette of a bird on white pebbles with green plants sprouting around.

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This serene Tropical-style landscaping showcases a small Buddha statue in the middle of flowering shrubberies that is then surrounded by pebbled grounds with embedded stone steps. On the side by the beige corner is a small stone fountain and birdbath with a statuette of a bird on white pebbles with green plants sprouting around.

What is Tropic Home Decor?

If you want to feel like you’re on vacation every single day, then you’re going to want to check out the modern tropical style. This is where you’re going to find natural materials and you’re going to find a whole lot of bright colors. You can get a more traditional tropical room by sticking with all the natural elements or you can go modern tropical to create that tropical paradise by using some artificial aspects to mimic the natural ones. It’s entirely up to you but either way, you’re going to have a lot of fun with tropical house design and with the space that you’re filling up. It’s all about the beach house, the palm trees, and other tropical chic… and feeling like you’re surrounded by those crashing waves.

Distinguishing Design Features

The biggest features are commonly the natural materials of wicker, bamboo, teak, and rattan. These are going to be all over the space and they’re going to make up not only the accent pieces but all of the furniture and the floors as well. Woven pieces and anything that looks like it could be handmade can be a key feature in this type of room. You’re going to find there are plenty of ways to weave in your favorite aspects such as woven lamps and rugs or even greenery. There will be a lot of plants and a whole lot of plant themed aspects and possibly even animals and safari style. The texture is a big key to the design of tropical-themed rooms and mixes well with the natural fabrics that we’ve already mentioned as being present.

Materials

The main materials are going to be those natural ones we already mentioned including wicker, teak, rattan, and bamboo but also including a whole lot of real plants (or fake ones if you prefer) and natural woods. You may find a lot of woven materials and everything could be in a variety of colors. Because the tropics are so vibrant in color it’s likely you’ll see some vibrant accents but neutral colors of white, ivory, tans, and pale colors are going to be more common in the majority of these rooms. If you want to go with the warmer tropics you’ll find some bright oranges and bold blues and greens to highlight the space, but it’s best to use these as highlights instead of the entire room.

Furniture

Furniture in a tropical style is made with all of those standard materials. They’re made to look more like the beach or outdoor furniture in the wicker and rattan materials but you’ll also find some that are made with wood and some that are covered in fabric like what you would find in most rooms and spaces. You’re definitely going to have overstuffed furniture that’s designed for comfort and wicker styles that are more for versatility. A lot of the furniture that you put in this type of room may even be able to be taken right outside to use on your porch as well (though you won’t have to).

Décor Accessories

You can opt for a whole lot of bright and bold colors and designs to go into your tropical room. This type of room is going to have a lot of patterns on the walls, in the curtains, in the blankets and pillows and possibly even in the furniture coverings. Other rooms may be a little more muted and have more neutral-colored walls and furniture with a few little aspects of color or pops of design to help make a statement. You may also seem some more elegant aspects that help give a tropical feel.

If you combine the tropical colors and textures with more formal design styles such as sweeping curtains and tufted furniture you can create a tropical atmosphere that is still elegant and upscale as well. Deciding on one of these designs can help you with the decorative aspects but in a more formal setting, you’ll have the tropical designs on more elegant materials or in smaller forms that will showcase the product more so than the design. You’ll still have a whole lot of texture and a whole lot of plants throughout the space.

Why it Looks Great

What really looks great here is that you feel like you’re heading out on vacation. You don’t have to worry about heading to a tropical paradise because you’re going to feel like you already have one and you’re already right there ready to go. You’ll have some fun colors and a whole lot of live plants and elements that make it feel more like a beach resort than anything else. What’s also great is that you can dress up the style to get elegance and sophistication or you can dress it down so you can feel like you’re relaxing on vacation at the same time.

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