An interior style reimagined by Ralph Lauren, as well as on the catwalk by the likes of Prada and Marc Jacobs, tropical-inspired pieces can range from the uber-kitsch - we're talking parrots and lots of colours - to chic muted browns with a hint of pastels.

Safari Chic

If you're not quite ready to go the whole hog, then take inspiration from safari colours. Jazz a white sofa up with green-leaf patterned cushions, or finish a room with a subtle rug and a few bamboo touches.

Birds of Paradise

Bring some warmth indoors with bird and floral patterned pieces. These pieces can vary from the colours of the Rio carnival to works inspired by butterflies on Japanese silk designs.

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Shake your tail feather 

And let's not forget, you can adorn yourself in the fabulous colours of the tropics, whether it's a floor length kimono or just a hint of a scarf or handbag.