Sure, it’s bright and sunny in California and maybe Florida and Arizona, but for those of us in the other 47 states, baby, it’s cold outside. Chicago is snowed in. Seattle is wet and dreary, and in Punxsutawney, PA, a panicky rodent named Phil has sealed our fate for 2018: six more weeks of winter. The struggle is real.
But there is a cure. When the season has you down, updating your favorite spaces with bold color, globally inspired accents and as much pattern as you can possibly handle can have you feeling the heat in no time.
Getting the jungle look (think designer Justina Blakeney’s signature “Jungalow” style) can be as easy as adding a wall of statement wallpaper, changing out the chairs and adding some key accents. Read on for some of our favorite ways to break your cabin fever with these dining room ideas.
Justina Fela Tassel Chandelier — Selamat
While it’s bad manners to play with your food, playing with your lighting is fair game.
Soft and full of movement, the Justina Fela Tassel chandelier adds levity to even the most serious dinner conversations. Justina Blakeney’s collaboration with Selamat is, in general, pretty amazing. But this decidedly feminine boho chic fixture is especially mesmerizing in Frothy White.
Offshoot III Wall Art — Bassett Mirror Company
Houseplants are must for setting the tropical vibe, but this painting from Bassett Mirror Company is the next best thing. This delightfully drippy palm leaf wall art adds a cheerful pop of color to a globally appointed dining room.
Pro tip: To recreate that jungle look, go for the green — don’t be afraid to mix different shades from chartreuse to seaweed and everything between.
Churchill Chair — Moe’s Home Collection
Has the weather got you feeling down? Chair up with these solid Elm and rattan beauties from Moe’s.
Bonnelo Area Rug — Jaipur Living
When it comes to perfecting the jungle look, color is king and pattern is pretty important too. The Amuze collection from Jaipur Living has it all!
A highlight of that collection, the Bonnelo area rug features an energetic blend of florals and tribal geometrics in a vibrant pink-centric palette. Bonus: This design is made from power-loomed polypropylene, which weathers foot traffic and spills like a champ.
Marriot Bar Cart — Abbyson Living
A luxurious jungle retreat wouldn’t be complete without Tiki drinks. Load up on the good stuff, including eclectic glassware like this highball from Rosanna’s Patio Collection, and display it in style on this two-tiered bar cart from Abbyson.
If over-sweet concoctions aren’t your thing, the Marriot can function as a stand for all those green plants and this cute Emily tray set from MadeGoods.
Aja Wallpaper — Justina Blakeney for Hygge & West
She’s back. We can’t get enough of designer Justina Blakeney, whose blog the Jungalow serves as the source for boho style inspiration. Her partnership with hand-screened wallpaper purveyor Hygge & West gives us even more of a reason to love her.
The Aja wallpaper (shown here in Periwinkle) is a celebration of nature and a nod to Yoruba mythology’s spirit of the forest and the animals who live there.
What are your favorite jungle worthy accessories for the dining room? Share with us in the comments!