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Tropical interior inspirations for summer

PUBLISHED: 11:06 09 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:06 09 August 2016

Raj Tent Club Bolivian Frazada cushions

Raj Tent Club Bolivian Frazada cushions

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Add colour and interest with a touch of the exotic this summer

Hand-decorated butterfly chest of drawers, £800, www.nhmshop.co.ukHand-decorated butterfly chest of drawers, £800, www.nhmshop.co.uk

Get the look with interiors designer Wendy Newman

- Jungle brights work naturally outdoors; add to an outdoor seating or dining area with cushions and textiles in clashing bright pinks and oranges; combine with lush garden foliage and finish off with coloured glass and metal lanterns and tea-light holders

Flamingo Lampshade, £60.00, www.nhmshop.co.ukFlamingo Lampshade, £60.00, www.nhmshop.co.uk

- Bring the rainforest indoors with large-leaf plants, palms and grasses in oversized rattan or metallic pots; position them in front of mirrors to visually double up the planting (this works very well in living rooms or bathrooms)

- Brighten up a neutral design scheme with just one or two jewel-bright accessories, or perhaps just one large colourful artwork; shocking pink or tropical turquoise will stand out against an understated white or pale wood background

Cushion, £7, Primark stores including Canterbury 01227 456002 and Folkestone 0044 1303 252047 or visit www.primark.comCushion, £7, Primark stores including Canterbury 01227 456002 and Folkestone 0044 1303 252047 or visit www.primark.com

- Try a leaf print wallpaper, floral patterned cushions, indoor palm plants or tropical dark wood furniture and animal carvings to create a vibrant but comfortable living room

- For just a hint of the look, try slightly paler fresh greens in soft linens and floaty cottons which look fabulous against off-whites and pale greys. Finish with a natural ceramic jug of bright pink peonies or roses

Olli Ella Monstera Print, £19.50, www.olliella.comOlli Ella Monstera Print, £19.50, www.olliella.com

Wendy Newman has launched a ‘Styled to Sell’ service offering house sellers across Kent her expert advice on styling their home to sell quickly. The service costs £150, which includes a three-hour consultation and a written report

Tropical Fiesta napkins £3.50 for 20  www.talkingtables.co.uk, 0207 627 6767Tropical Fiesta napkins £3.50 for 20 www.talkingtables.co.uk, 0207 627 6767

www.wendynewmaninteriordesign.co.uk

Carnival Fiesta lei necklace £4 www.talkingtables.co.uk, 0207 627 6767Carnival Fiesta lei necklace £4 www.talkingtables.co.uk, 0207 627 6767

Proust Parrot corkscrew by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi, £37, Fenwick Canterbury 01227 766866, Steamer Trading Cookshop, Westerham 01959 565533 and Canterbury 01227 768737 or visit www.alessi.comProust Parrot corkscrew by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi, £37, Fenwick Canterbury 01227 766866, Steamer Trading Cookshop, Westerham 01959 565533 and Canterbury 01227 768737 or visit www.alessi.com

Ellis armchair in Barneby Gates Pineapples £1,475, Content by Terence Conran, www.contentbyterenceconran.com, 020 8150 8380Ellis armchair in Barneby Gates Pineapples £1,475, Content by Terence Conran, www.contentbyterenceconran.com, 020 8150 8380

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