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Trend Focus: Welcome To The Jungalow

Trend Focus: Welcome To The Jungalow

Ana Zuravliova

By Ana Zuravliova

Trend Specialist at Blinds Direct
Wed 9 Jun 2021
Last updated Mon 7 Mar 2022

In our Trend Focus series, we’re committed to introducing you to some of the most exciting developments in design. We’ve explored topics including Cottagecore, Scandi and Modernism but today we have something extra special. Jungalow neatly combines home and nature and in this blog, we’ll be exploring how you can enjoy this amazing way of designing your interior.

What is Jungalow?

Combining the words jungle and bungalow, Jungalow is an interior design trend combining comfort with cosiness, framed by three important factors – joyous use of colour and tone, pattern, and importantly, plants. Lots and lots of plants.

Jungalow was established by Justina Blakeney, an award-winning designer and author. She said, “I believe that good design increases the quality of life. I believe in the healing powers of colour and the magical properties of plants. I believe that creativity, not wealth, is the key to having an amazing home.” We couldn’t agree more with her!

By following Justina’s philosophy, you can add a calming and energising effect throughout your home that will root you in your home and make you feel more in love with where you live.

How to make a Jungalow space?

As we’ve said before, Jungalow is a festival of colour and energy and as a result, colour is the best place to start.

photo of house plants next to cushions on a shelf to show example on jungalow interior design

1.  Consider colour

Bold and vibrant colours are amazing in any space; however they need to be based on a strong foundation. Neutral colours are a great starting point but it’s important to pick which bold tone you want to enjoy first.

If it’s blue – for example – a white contrasting colour will look extremely chic however warmer colours – like yellow and orange – benefit from creamier tones. Once you’ve settled on your statement tone, work backwards to find the correct foundation colour and start thinking how to use it.

a photo of summery living room with indoor plants to show how to use jungalow interior

2.  Pick a pattern

Pattern is an important part of the joy of Jungalow. As plants are a key theme in this trend, you can use spirited floral prints in a curtain or blind to bring movement and form to your décor. You can also use more geometric patterns that are connected in tone to your neutral colour foundation. Due to their sizes, a well-placed cushion or lampshade will give you great flexibility in this regard.

You can also use pattern to celebrate where you’ve journeyed to in the world. Jungalow partners extremely well with the Global Nomad trend. Look to different materials in varying textures, featuring patterns adopted from around the globe.

image of jungalow styled living room with potted plants and floral roller blind

3.  Position potted plants

The jungle element of Jungalow is something you must not miss. To do so, spend some time looking at the plants that would bring you the most pleasure. Are you a few huge plants kind of person? Or would you rather have plenty of smaller plants dotted all over the place? Jungalow caters well for both ways of thinking just as long as there is plenty of green.

Jungalow interior design is all about daring and pushing limits. There is, therefore, no reason to worry about whether your plants match your blinds, if you’re happy with how things look, that’s great!

Jungalow is an amazing trend, and we can’t wait to see it become more and more popular in the future. If you want to give it a try, you can browse some of our Jungalow inspired products below.

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