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The highlight of this Tropical-style living room are the tall windows and glass sliding doors that feature the lush Tropical-style landscape outside filled with tall trees and shade. This is contrasted by the stark white area rug and the slipcovers of the sofa set.

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The highlight of this Tropical-style living room is the tall windows and glass sliding doors that feature the lush Tropical-style landscape outside filled with tall trees and shade. This is contrasted by the stark white area rug and the slipcovers of the sofa set.

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There is a couple of white cushioned armchairs that are surrounded by tall glass windows with a base of beige stone coming up to about the height of the chairs. This serves as to maximize the view for those sitting on the armchairs that are bathed in sunlight.

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There is a couple of white cushioned armchairs that are surrounded by tall glass windows with a base of beige stone coming up to about the height of the chairs. This serves as to maximize the view for those sitting on the armchairs that are bathed in sunlight.

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The high white ceiling of this grand living room is brightened by the narrow transom windows that line the upper walls. This ceiling is contrasted by the dark gray flooring that is covered with a beige patterned area rug blending with the sofa sets with a great view of the Tropical-style landscaping outside the windows and doors.

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The high white ceiling of this grand living room is brightened by the narrow transom windows that line the upper walls. This ceiling is contrasted by the dark gray flooring that is covered with a beige patterned area rug blending with the sofa sets with a great view of the Tropical-style landscaping outside the windows and doors.

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This Tropical-style living room has a large sliding glass door that leads directly to the Tropical-style landscape of the backyard. The three built-in wooden shelves filled with decors stand out against the white ceiling and walls. This is paired with wooden chairs and a coffee table.

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This Tropical-style living room has a large sliding glass door that leads directly to the Tropical-style landscape of the backyard. The three built-in wooden shelves filled with decors stand out against the white ceiling and walls. This is paired with wooden chairs and a coffee table.

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The modern glass-enclosed fireplace is flanked by a couple of earthy jars with tropical. These jars match the ones on the side of the light gray sectional that is illuminated by the surrounding glass windows and glass sliding doors that feature a seaside scenery.

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The colorful paintings that stand out against the beige and gray walls has depictions of tropical scenery in them that compensates for the lack of windows. This is augmented by the potted plant in the corner and the colorful area rug underneath the large U-shaped sectional sofa.

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The colorful paintings that stand out against the beige and gray walls have depictions of tropical scenery in them that compensates for the lack of windows. This is augmented by the potted plant in the corner and the colorful area rug underneath the large U-shaped sectional sofa.

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The hardwood flooring of this Tropical-style living room that is enhanced by the recessed lights of the white ceiling works well with the various greenery that accents the room like the potted plant on the corner, the flowers in a vase on the coffee table as well as the wonderful scenery presented by the large glass wall.

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The hardwood flooring of this Tropical-style living room that is enhanced by the recessed lights of the white ceiling works well with the various greenery that accents the room like the potted plant on the corner, the flowers in a vase on the coffee table as well as the wonderful scenery presented by the large glass wall.

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The elegant brown leather sectional sofa and the dark brown leather armchair are paired with a couple of animal hide area rugs that stand out against the white floor and the white coffee table bearing a potted plant. This pairs well with the potted plant in the far corner.

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The elegant brown leather sectional sofa and the dark brown leather armchair are paired with a couple of animal hide area rugs that stand out against the white floor and the white coffee table bearing a potted plant. This pairs well with the potted plant in the far corner.

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The beautiful vintage-style table lamp has a hood made of green stained glass. This matches well with the green landscape outside the tall windows and doors that surround the great room. This is contrasted by the abundant earthy wooden elements.

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The beautiful vintage-style table lamp has a hood made of green stained glass. This matches well with the green landscape outside the tall windows and doors that surround the great room. This is contrasted by the abundant earthy wooden elements.

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The highlight of this room is the amazing green scenery outside that is featured by the large sliding glass doors. This brightens up the white tufted couches that stand out against the gray area rug with a round brown coffee table on top by the fireplace.

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The highlight of this room is the amazing green scenery outside that is featured by the large sliding glass doors. This brightens up the white tufted couches that stand out against the gray area rug with a round brown coffee table on top by the fireplace.

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The tall potted plant behind the L-shaped sectional beige sofa stands out against the white wall and ceiling with a dome center. These are brightened by the natural lights coming in from the sliding glass doors that showcase the charming Tropical-style landscape outside.

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The tall potted plant behind the L-shaped sectional beige sofa stands out against the white wall and ceiling with a dome center. These are brightened by the natural lights coming in from the sliding glass doors that showcase the charming Tropical-style landscape outside.

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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.

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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.

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This large room houses the dining area and living room under the same beige ceiling with recessed lights that matches with the beige flooring and walls. There is a couple of tall potted plants that bring color to these walls together with the two dark green cushioned armchairs that matches the entertainment cabinet.

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This large room houses the dining area and living room under the same beige ceiling with recessed lights that match with the beige flooring and walls. There is a couple of tall potted plants that bring color to these walls together with the two dark green cushioned armchairs that match the entertainment cabinet.

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This living room has a white arched ceiling that is complemented by the surrounding windows and glass doors that have white blinds. These brighten up the brown leather sofa set that is contrasted by the various potted plants, leaves in a vase as well as the tropical tree in the corner.

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This living room has a white arched ceiling that is complemented by the surrounding windows and glass doors that have white blinds. These brighten up the brown leather sofa set that is contrasted by the various potted plants, leaves in a vase as well as the tropical tree in the corner.

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The simple light beige walls and ceiling of this living room works well with the hardwood flooring that is mostly covered with a gray patterned area rug. This is complemented by a sofa set that is made of bamboo and given cushions that have tropical plants design on them.

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The simple light beige walls and ceiling of this living room works well with the hardwood flooring that is mostly covered with a gray patterned area rug. This is complemented by a sofa set that is made of bamboo and given cushions that have tropical plants design on them.

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This Tropical-style living room has a couple of wooden sofas and a large platform-like wooden coffee table matching the wooden frames of the sofas that have blue cushions. This setup is surrounded by charming indoor landscaping that is filled with tropical plants.

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This living room area is a part of a large room that also houses the dining area beside it. The gray velvet cushioned sofas and its wooden coffee table stands out against the white walls, ceiling, and floors that bring the focus to the lovely and lush treetop scenery outside the folding glass doors.

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The simple white ceiling, walls and light beige flooring tiles makes way to emphasize the stunning view outside the large wall opening thanks to sliding glass doors. These bright elements are a nice contrast for the brown L-shaped sectional sofa and its dark wooden coffee table.

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The simple white ceiling, walls and light beige flooring tiles makes way to emphasize the stunning view outside the large wall opening thanks to sliding glass doors. These bright elements are a nice contrast for the brown L-shaped sectional sofa and its dark wooden coffee table.

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The brilliant glass sliding doors on one side of this Tropical-style living room brings in an abundance of natural lights that make the light brown sofa set stand out more against the redwood flooring. This is paired with a coffee table adorned with a coral decor matching the decors on the shelves flanking the TV and fireplace.

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An open living room features white sectional accented with blue pillows and a multi-colored wavy area rug. It is accompanied by dark wood tables and a beige cuddle chair with blue floral pillow.

An open living room features white sectional accented with blue pillows and a multi-colored wavy area rug. It is accompanied by dark wood tables and a beige cuddle chair with a blue floral pillow.

Tropical living room with high ceiling and tiled flooring topped with a gray area rug. It has a striped sofa paired with a black coffee table and white armchairs.

Tropical living room with high ceiling and tiled flooring topped with a gray area rug. It has a striped sofa paired with a black coffee table and white armchairs.

An archway opens to a warm living room with brown velvet sofa and white chaise lounges surrounding a wooden coffee table. It is decorated with wood art pieces and a hanging ladder.

An archway opens to a warm living room with brown velvet sofa and white chaise lounges surrounding a wooden coffee table. It is decorated with wood art pieces and a hanging ladder.

Bright living room showcases a marble fireplace with white mantel topped with a plant and framed wall art. It faces the glass top coffee table paired with a skirted sofa and floral armchairs.

The bright living room showcases a marble fireplace with white mantel topped with a plant and framed wall art. It faces the glass top coffee table paired with a skirted sofa and floral armchairs.

Cozy living room boasts a white stone accent wall mounted with a fireplace covered in an ornate wrought iron fence along with wood plank flooring.

The cozy living room boasts a white stone accent wall mounted with a fireplace covered in an ornate wrought iron fence along with wood plank flooring.

Airy living room surrounded with white framed glass windows bringing plenty of natural light in. It includes a rattan sofa fitted with light gray cushion and green foliage pillows.

An airy living room surrounded with white framed glass windows bringing plenty of natural light in. It includes a rattan sofa fitted with light gray cushion and green foliage pillows.

Elegant living room with a classy bar area offers matching velvet sofas and a wooden coffee table topped with glass and sits on a pink patterned rug.

An elegant living room with a classy bar area offers matching velvet sofas and a wooden coffee table topped with glass and sits on a pink patterned rug.

Fresh living room features a white velvet sofa with wingback chairs and black coffee table. It has an olive green tray ceiling and carpet flooring.

The fresh living room features a white velvet sofa with wingback chairs and a black coffee table. It has an olive green tray ceiling and carpet flooring.

Tropical living room showcases an L-shaped sectional filled with multi-colored pillows and paired with wood plank coffee and side tables.

The tropical living room showcases an L-shaped sectional filled with multi-colored pillows and paired with wood plank coffee and side tables.

This living room is designed with blank canvas wall arts and indoor plants scattered along the area. It has stone flooring topped with a burgundy textured rug.

This living room is designed with blank canvas wall arts and indoor plants scattered along the area. It has stone flooring topped with a burgundy textured rug.

Airy living room with white paneled glass windows overlooking an amazing mountain view. It is covered in sage green draperies with decorative bronze rods.

Airy living room with white paneled glass windows overlooking an amazing mountain view. It is covered in sage green draperies with decorative bronze rods.

Classic living room boasts a brown skirted sofa and leather armchairs along with a wooden coffee table and tufted ottoman.

The classic living room boasts a brown skirted sofa and leather armchairs along with a wooden coffee table and tufted ottoman.

White living room offers a flat panel display mounted above the wooden TV stand topped with speakers and in between inset wall niche. 

The white living room offers a flat panel display mounted above the wooden TV stand topped with speakers and in between inset wall niche.

Tropical living room furnished with beige adjacent sofas along with a leather tufted ottoman and black leather chair that sit on a striped beige rug. 

Tropical living room furnished with beige adjacent sofas along with a leather tufted ottoman and black leather chair that sit on a striped beige rug.

This living room features gray sofas with black coffee table and yellow striped accent chair. There are ottomans that lay on a gray shaggy rug over dark wood plank flooring.

This living room features gray sofas with a black coffee table and yellow striped accent chair. There are ottomans that lay on a gray shaggy rug over dark wood plank flooring.

Fabulous living room showcases an L-shaped gray sectional and black armchairs filled with bright orange pillows. It has a redwood coffee table sitting on a striking striped rug.

The fabulous living room showcases an L-shaped gray sectional and black armchairs filled with bright orange pillows. It has a redwood coffee table sitting on a striking striped rug.

Gray living room with sleek white chaise lounge and chairs facing the fireplace fixed below the television. 

Gray living room with sleek white chaise lounge and chairs facing the fireplace fixed below the television.

Charming living room offers a dark wood coffee table surrounded with mustard yellow armchairs and a gray sectional over carpet flooring.

The charming living room offers a dark wood coffee table surrounded with mustard yellow armchairs and a gray sectional over carpet flooring.

Sophisticated living room decorated with a round wooden mirror that's mounted above the white fireplace. It has glass windows covered with white shutters.

Sophisticated living room decorated with a round wooden mirror that’s mounted above the white fireplace. It has glass windows covered with white shutters.

Fresh living room filled with indoor plants and white sofa and chairs. It includes a black coffee table that faces the marble fireplace topped with vintage candle holders.

A fresh living room filled with indoor plants and white sofa and chairs. It includes a black coffee table that faces the marble fireplace topped with vintage candle holders.

Airy living room features a round wood coffee and side tables that complement with the TV stand. It includes a gray sofa and rattan chaise lounges fitted with white cushions and patterned throw pillows.

The airy living room features a round wood coffee and side tables that complement with the TV stand. It includes a gray sofa and rattan chaise lounges fitted with white cushions and patterned throw pillows.

A brown sectional sofa that sits on a checkered rug faces the television in this tropical living room. It is accompanied by a black center table and brown armchairs.A brown sectional sofa that sits on a checkered rug faces the television in this tropical living room. It is accompanied by a black center table and brown armchairs.

Gorgeous living room showcases lovely white sofas and green accent chair paired with a metal coffee table topped with glass and sits on a black striking rug.

The gorgeous living room showcases lovely white sofas and a green accent chair paired with a metal coffee table topped with glass and sits on a black striking rug.

Spacious living room with skylight and full height glass windows wrapped in green foliage draperies. It has a glass top sofa table lined with wooden chairs along with wicker furniture and wooden coffee table with black stools.

Spacious living room with skylight and full height glass windows wrapped in green foliage draperies. It has a glass top sofa table lined with wooden chairs along with wicker furniture and wooden coffee table with black stools.

This living room features a stone brick accent wall fixed with television and floating shelf. It is styled with gallery frames mounted above the beige couch.

This living room features a stone brick accent wall fixed with television and a floating shelf. It is styled with gallery frames mounted above the beige couch.

Charming living room with cream walls filled with gallery frames and artwork above white wainscoting. It has a brown sectional and powder blue chairs paired with a wooden coffee table.

Charming living room with cream walls filled with gallery frames and artwork above white wainscoting. It has a brown sectional and powder blue chairs paired with a wooden coffee table.

Multi-colored pillows lay on white sofas and green accent chair over a zebra rug in this living room. It has brown walls and glass windows with a greenery outdoor view.

Multi-colored pillows lay on white sofas and green accent chairs over a zebra rug in this living room. It has brown walls and glass windows with a greenery outdoor view.

Cozy living room boasts a white pillar fixed with television and fireplace next to the staircase wrapped in a taupe carpet. It has glass framed windows covered with blue sheer curtains.

The cozy living room boasts a white pillar fixed with television and fireplace next to the staircase wrapped in a taupe carpet. It has glass framed windows covered with blue sheer curtains.

Airy living room offers a striped sofa and armchair along with rattan accent chair and dark wood coffee table over a textured area rug.

The airy living room offers a striped sofa and armchair along with a rattan accent chair and dark wood coffee table over a textured area rug.

Closeup look of the living room with white sofa and armchairs accented with red and black pillows facing the modular coffee table and fireplace.

A closeup look of the living room with white sofa and armchairs accented with red and black pillows facing the modular coffee table and fireplace.

Minimalist living room decorated with an arched ornate wall art and indoor plants that gave life to the area.Minimalist living room decorated with arched ornate wall art and indoor plants that gave life to the area.

Out of the 916,645, living rooms and 18 styles analyzed, .61 percent (or 5,553) have a Tropical style design.

Characteristics of Tropical Design

You don’t need to live near the ocean or in a warm climate to enjoy the Tropical style in your living room. As you browse the Tropical Design Gallery, you might recognize that some of the elements are also a part of other popular living room designs.

Tropical design is often associated with the bold and unique Tiki culture or big Hawaiian prints. While these styles are true to a Tropical design, it might be a little “too much” for some homeowners. Even if you don’t have space for or can’t have an outdoor living room, you can bring to Tropics to your interior living room.

Today’s modern Tropical design incorporates palm fronds, wildlife prints, and furniture made out of tropical wood, but the style is a little more “low key” than previous Tropical designs.

Light and Airy

Living rooms with Tropical designs are often light and airy. Natural light and light-colored walls can make a living room feel sunny, large, and warm even if you live in a cold climate. Much like the Mediterranean style, the Tropical design makes good use of natural light to create an open and welcoming living room area (even when indoors).

Colorful and Eye-Catching Accents

You can make your living room feel like the Tropics without going all out with a Tropical theme. Many homeowners dive right in and make their living room feel and look like it’s straight out of the rainforest. If this feels like too much, colorful and eye-catching accents might be more your style.

Brightly colored pillows on wicker back chair, a collection of palm frond prints, and a variety of potted plants next to a picture window are all small but attractive additions to a living room with a Tropical design.

Mix and Match

Like many design styles, Tropical designs consists of a lot of mixing and matching, and you can add a variety of textures and color to your living room. As long as you balance out your furniture and accessories while keeping “light and airiness” in mind, you can do as much or as little as you want.

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