It doesn’t get any simpler than this.
April showers may bring May flowers—but this year, you might want to save your vases for vacation-inspired greens. So says a new spring trend report from Pinterest, which saw a 136-percent spike in saves for “single palm leaf.”
Palm leaves are a longtime staple in tropical décor, serving as inspiration for everything from wallpaper to upholstery prints. And while those certainly provide instant beach vibe boosters, those less inclined to commit to a bold pattern can liven up their décor simply and swiftly with statement-making fronds.
The best part about palm leaves as décor is that you don’t need a bunch to create an eye-catching display. A single sculptural stem can give a room height, double as artwork, and provide a soothing pop of green to any room.
Scroll on for our favorite ways to adopt this spring trend at home:
Rooms bathed in light, natural shades and textures get a boost of color from palm leaves. Atop the mantel, this display draws the eye toward the tall ceilings.
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Dress up a kitchen island with a large fan palm leaf in a stout green glass vase.
The palm on this window-front living room console adds just enough height to balance out the gilded mirror, while the shimmering gold vase brings a touch of glam.
The single stem trend applies to greens other than palms: Try branching out with banana or papaya (shown here) leaves, too.
A pair of palms in a clear glass vase echoes the pattern on the walls in this tropical kitchen.
Meg Braff Designs’ Rain Forest wallpaper takes the tropical vibe up a notch in this bold playroom, which stays grounded thanks to a natural woven floorcovering.