Florida Style: 3 Decorating Clichés to Avoid

Most Florida residents visited the state numerous times before they decide to make their home. You may remember staying in a rented condo decked out in the classic tropical style that has come to be called “Cliché Florida”. When you think about it, it makes sense. When tourists leave the cold, snowy weather for a tropical vacation, many landlords want them to know right away that they are in the tropics, so every element of their décor shouts “Florida”. They take every tropical element they can imagine and toss it all together in what becomes an over the top mashup.

Tommy Bahama Furniture Exemplifies Florida Style

However, once you’ve made South Florida your home, you understand how some of the elements of Florida décor makes sense. Heavy woods and dark walls just don’t seem to work in the airy and light environment. But, this doesn’t mean you have to throw every tropical theme you can think of into the mix. By choosing carefully, you can tone down the style in a subtle approach that gives your home a lighter look so that you don’t feel like you are living in a tourist rental property.

Floral Upholstery

Tommy Bahama Loose Back Wicker Rum Chair

Rattan

Slick Surfaces

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