Summer and Christmas go hand in hand in Australia. The crazy (party) season is about to start, and weekends fill up quickly with Christmas parties and functions. Balance the hectic end of the year with an easy and fun tropical lifestyle in a laid-back and inviting home.

Instead of buying random gifts, think of something with a long-lasting value like a statement piece for decor lovers. Summer is the perfect season to spruce up a home with a relaxed, yet elegant, tropical style. Choose a piece for your loved ones that will bring the outdoors in. And gift yourself a statement piece that will bring beauty into your life and make your heart sing.

Think of floral motives on cushions, curtains, or wall art. Add a textured, chunky rug – I love the round shape to break up the monotony of rectangles and squares in our homes – a stylish side table and some indoor plants to go green this summer.

I've picked seven gift ideas for decor lovers that will get you started. For more inspiration, click here. And if you want to go into the draw to win a $50 gift voucher from Temple & Webster, keep reading.


1. Palm Tree Cushion Cover by Vintage Beach Shack, $44.95


Floral motifs on cushion covers, curtains, wallpaper, or tableware will inject the tropical vibe into your interior. Cushions are a low-cost and easy way to change the look and feel of your home with the seasons.

2. Jute Braided Round Rug by Doormat Designs, $329

This chunky, textured rug will break the dominance of rectangular shapes in any home. Place it under a round coffee table, an occasional chair or just in the middle of the room to make a mark. It radiates softness and will kiss your feet this summer.


3. Woven Rattan Round Coffee Table by Lifestyle Traders, $299.

This sturdy coffee table mirrors the round shape of the rug and features a cool glass top on a woven rattan base. Be creative, add a round cushion on top and you can use it as an additional seat if needed. Perfect for a relaxed urban lifestyle and apartment living.


4. Glass Table Lamp, Lifestyle Traders, $149

Simple and effective: this table lamp plays with a juxtaposition of textures and will bask your home in ambient lighting on long summer nights.


5. Luxe Marble & Gold Serving Tray (Set of 2) by SL House, $199

Spruce up your tropical ambiance with a touch of glamour by using this set of coordinating trays in your living area. They make an elegant base for styling a vignette on your coffee table or serving a glass of bubbles to your guests.


6. Tropical Cheese Plant Printed Wall Art by Hoxton Arthouse, $289

Made by hand and printed on premium fine art paper, this illustration of a tropical leave will surely be a conversation starter. The more green you add to your interior, the more relaxed you will feel.


7. Set of 2 Round White Wash Rattan Baskets by Lifestyle Traders, $219

These Rattan baskets are stylish storage containers or hold your pot plants. Cut out handles allow easy lifting and moving.

Enter our competition

What is your favourite decorator piece? Enter our competition to win a $50 voucher from our friends at Temple & Webster and start creating a home that reflects your personality.

What do you need to do to go in the draw?

  1. Tell us in 25 words or less what you would choose with your gift voucher and why?
  2. Follow me on Instagram @bettinadedawriter
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The winner will be noticed on Thursday, 30 November, on this blog and will receive the gift voucher via email.

Good luck!

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