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How to Turn Your Living Room into a Jungle

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When we think about bringing the outside in, we think of a tidy houseplant. A quietly wild little succulent, maybe, or a humble brag of a flashy branch—a fruit tree, even. (Did you notice I didn’t say “a fiddle leaf fig”?) But what if you could do that without needing to water something, or regretfully bury it in the compost when it’s dead and gone?

Self-Adhesive Wallpaper, Tropical Jungle

Self-Adhesive Wallpaper, Tropical Jungle

Self-Adhesive Wallpaper, Hojas Cubanas

Self-Adhesive Wallpaper, Hojas Cubanas


Chicago’s Lost Lake, a tiki bar and James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Bar Program, reminded me of the glories of tropical wallpaper. Bringing a little tiki inside your home is genius because of more than just the bright color, whimsy, or the statement it makes. It’s genius for what it signifies: tiki means oasis, it means island, it means escape. And isn’t that exactly what you want out of a living room, anyway?

For inspiration, here are a few more (exotic! jungle-themed!) wallpapers we love. We’d order a roll or two now—these designs have a way of making summer come faster.

...a collaboration was created in front of this wallpaper and I can't wait to share 💚

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Install yesterday in El Segundo!

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Scared of making a whole wall into a jungle? Frame a square of it—or line a shelf with it.

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