Summer home decor trends: vintage Havana is the hottest look for your casa

Go hot for the tropics with the easy breezy vintage Havana home decor trend. This is how to work this cool colonial look with playful uplifting tones and motifs, into your interior design

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If you're like us, summer feels like the perfect time to bring that far flung destination vibe into your home decor to give yourself a little staycation boost. Whether you're going away and want to keep that holiday sense going or just want a little pick-me-up, the vintage Havana trend will ensure that feeling of escapism. 

Evoking beach-house ease, warm climates and glamorous aesthetics, this modern take on vintage colonial styling combines the natural materials of wood and rattan together with lush greens and leaf prints. To create a truly energising scheme, use a combination of each element or incorporate just one or two pieces for a nod to this laid back luxe look.

Looking for more top interior design trends for 2020? Just check out our feature.

1. Go green in the living room with a bold colour sofa choice 

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Providing a pop of jewel-like colour to a room, this green sofa is a perfect base to a Vintage Havana scheme. Its modern design in a rich tone is, in itself a style statement, but accessorising with neutral accents and beautiful, leafy plants it becomes part of a truly contemporary living space that's totally on trend. Cushions and rugs with plenty of texture provide an added layer of interest too, as well as comfort. This look is fresh and fun. Lyme green fabric sofa (opens in new tab), £795, Habitat.

For more living room ideas you can look to our gallery.

2. Give your tabletop a statement leaf inspired centerpiece 

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Enrich meal times with some on-trend, modern leaf tableware. These stylish and practical additions with elevate your dining table by providing a cool conversation starter while keeping food looking good too.  A truly tropical way to liven up any gathering or simply use as decorative pieces around the home. Yolanda Leaf Platter (opens in new tab)£15, Leticia Leaf (opens in new tab) bowl £22.50, Tropical Bird Salt & Pepper (opens in new tab) £15 Alba Oil and Vinegar bottle (opens in new tab) £15 Emilia Oil and Vinegar bottle (opens in new tab) £12.50, Oliver Bonas 

3. Breathe a fresh style into your boudoir with tropical leaf motif bedding 

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Add some joie de vivre to your bedroom with some fun new bedding. And what better way to freshen up your bedroom colour scheme than by adding some quality bed linen with eye catching patterns to complement what's on the walls. Perfect for summer, this tropical inspired set is from an exclusive collaboration between Skinnydip London and John Lewis & Partners and depicts one of their most vibrant motifs. We think this range would elevate your sleep space, one leaf at a time. Skinnydip Dominica Duvet Cover Set (opens in new tab) from £28

Need more decorative bedroom ideas? We have got you covered.

4. Inject pattern and vibrancy with a quirky wall mural 

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Create your own cool colonial vibe in your bathroom with this fabulous botanical wallpaper. Perfect for your sanctuary - this enchanting print would provide a striking feature wall, while encouraging a feeling of nature in all its glory. The statement look would bring a new lease of life to all bathrooms on a budget too. Peac (opens in new tab)h Chic Vintage Tropical Pattern Wallpaper Mural, £37 m2

For more brilliant bathroom ideas you can find inspiration in our feature.

5. This Colonial inspired living room with glamorous finishes has a real wow factor 

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A scheme that's vibrant, playful and downright luxe - that's what this living area has achieved. The mix of tropical house plants, rattan furniture together with gold and velvet touches enhances this space and provides a sophisticated feel. The greenery provided by the plants are one of the key items here -  giving a sense of life and colour, they instantly enhance a space and ensure the balance of this room is just right. Hainan Sun Bamboo Pendant (opens in new tab) £110, Zenith Oval Brass Coffee Table with Two Surfaces (opens in new tab)£595, Majesty Potted Artificial Areca (opens in new tab), £99, Ravinala Saka Artificial Plant in Woven Pot (opens in new tab) £164, all Maisons du Monde. For the full Hanoi collection click here (opens in new tab)

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Anna Morley
Style Editor

Anna has over a decade of experience styling and art directing photo shoots of readers homes and of beautiful homeware products. She discovered her passion for interiors after living and working in L.A. and upon her return to the UK, started a career in magazines and photography. She now lives in the Leicestershire countryside with her young family.