Trend Alert: Palm Prints and Patterns

Get decorating ideas for using palm-leaf fabrics, wallpaper and artwork.

By: Jacquelyn McGilvray

Photo By: Heather Hawkins

Photo By: Christopher Shane

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Photo By: Garrett Rowland

Photo By: Garrett Rowland

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Arm Chair Palms

You may not think of pairing a bright print against a black and white backdrop, but sometimes wildly mismatched patterns are magically meant to be. 

Framed Fronds

Framed palm leaf prints can be used with almost any decor from traditional to rustic. This set of prints is paired with blue watercolor abstracts to create a soothing, natural look. 

Pops of Color and Pattern

A plain brown sofa is surrounded by small accents of color and pattern. The yellow artwork, palm pillow, pink florals add just the right amount of personality and sophistication to this living room. 

Northeast Urban Palms

This Park Avenue apartment has brought a little of the tropics to mid-town Manhattan. The jade color feature wall adds a bold accent while at the same time the palm pattern signifies a touch of beachy calm. 

Palm Leaf Powder Room

Palm leaf wallpaper and a vintage-inspired pendant bring old-school style to this small bathroom. A small half-bath is the perfect place to go bold with large patterns. 

Kid-tastic Palms

Palm prints are used to make a bright gender-neutral nursery. Removable wallpaper was used so when the baby grows, the room can easily be redecorated. 

Funky Tropical Palms

Here is another example of a vivid palm pattern working beautifully in a black and white setting. The painted rattan furniture and bold artwork also add serious panache.

Pop Art and Palms

Pop art and leafy wallpaper sets a striking scene in this bedroom. The white furnishings don't distract from the bold patterns and colors.

Re-covered in Palms

This vintage bench was discovered at a garage sale for $25. Originally covered in well-worn yellow velvet, it was transformed with fabric patterned in vibrant palms. 

Peaceful Palms

The printed bedding in this transitional master bedroom adds the perfect amount of whimsy to keep the space interesting while still remaining soothing in tone. A gorgeous blue-green upholstered headboard completes the sophisticated look of the room.

Place Mat Palms

For just a touch of the tropics, use a palm-pattern fabic for a table runner, place mats or other table linens.