15 Traditional Tropical Living Room Designs

Designing homes in tropical countries is one of the favorite styles loved by many because there are tons of theories that can actually be applied in the planning and designing of these homes. For example, adding plants inside the house for fresher air, or even adding pictures of flowers, plants and trees for more dramatic feel in the interiors; even adding ventanillas to have maximized passive cooling design inside the homes. All these and more are the benefits we can get in designing spaces in tropical countries.

If you ever thought of considering designs ought to be used in tropical countries or destinations, then the list we have today is the best option for you guys! A list of 15 Traditional Tropical Living Room Designs that will inspire us and show us the way in determining if you can apply these in your homes or not! Whenever we hear tropical design, we are bombarded with photos of places and homes with a feel of summer; which we will be seeing today. So, sit back and relax and see the list we have prepared for you!

Barclay Butera Living On The Coast

tropical living room designs

Gibbs Smith

A typical Butera color palette is taken straight from the water, sand, sky and sea glass. He also loves unique mixes, like woven chairs with quatrefoil-patterned upholstery. The result is a serene and welcoming room.


traditional furniture shapes

Bruce Palmer Coastal Design

We are quite intrigued by the warm, traditional shapes of furniture and textures and contemporary colors that this living room has.

Canyons At Scenic Loop

neutral walls

Mary Dewalt Designs Group

Accessories provide the color in rooms with neutral walls. Here the blue and green come in through the cushions, throw pillows, rug and pots. Grouping accessories in threes keeps table tops interesting yet clutter free.

Contemporary Green Living Room

modern great room

S & K Interiors

A vibrant, modern great room designed with a tropical feeling, using multiple shades of greens and blues with orange accents.

Harbor Springs Summer Home

long couch

Tom Stringer Design Partners

Interesting use of a really long couch to elongate the room and flank by easy chairs.

Indian Harbor Residence

walls and trims

L.K. DeFrances & Associates

The trim and the walls are super white (although in some kind of semi-tropical light, based on the palm trees outside). But notice how the ceiling color is just slightly different, pulling slightly blue-green-gray. Love it.

Keep It Fun

wall color

Naples Interior Design

The wall color and the window treatment sure look awesome. The window on the upper part of the house is usually a practice for tropical architecture for passive cooling.

Marblehead Residence

tropical living room designs

Cooper Johnson Smith

Elms relied on the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom for plush upholstery and chose Sunbrella fabrics to keep the furniture comfortable and easy to maintain. Accent fabrics and wallpapers came mostly from China Seas. “The scale and colors just went perfectly with the house,” says Elms.

Martha’s Vineyard Living Room

good ceiling design

Schranghamer Design Group

This living room has good ceiling for extra space and a fabulous drift wood side table which is the favorite with our friends who saw this living room.

Old New House

traditional elements

Mackle Construction Co.

A very blue gray – Benjamin Moore’s Glass Slipper color helps bridge the gap between the traditional elements in this room and the modern windows. The dollops of color relax it and give it warmth.

Orlando Family Room

color combination

Masterpiece Design Group

The color combination of these Orlando living rooms is refreshing, contemporary, warm and definitely comfy!

Private Residences

neutral colors

Pacifica Interior Design

Love the neutral colors and the arrangement of the individual pieces. There is no overcrowding and yet there is potential for a few pieces to complete the look.

River Dunes Captain’s House

boxed windows

Historical Concepts

Note they boxed in the windows on either side of the fireplace and carried the painted wood look across the face of the fireplace, getting rid of the traditional fireplace surround. This allowed wiring for side lights as well.

Tropical Living Room

balanced elements

Amy Lau Design

We like how the walls, the pillow cases, the curtains and the valance are made to look similar with each other and to blend well. Amy Lau also did a great job in using neutral colors to complement each other.

Tropical Yellow Blue Living Room

tropical living room designs

Interiors by Studio M

The glass door étagère on the back wall typically stores fine dinnerware, but here it showcases the beautiful seashells that can be found all over Florida’s amazing beaches. While not being overdone, collectibles such as these add a personal touch that most rooms crave.

And that was our collection of 15 Traditional Tropical Living Room Designs which is typical for homes found in countries like the Philippines because of the tropical design that were used of the designers like the use ventanillas, windows on the top most part of the walls, or even floor-to-ceiling windows to make use of passive cooling. These designers and planners also use materials or furniture and furnishings available locally to minimize carbon footprint which is ideal for tropical and green architecture. We hope you liked the photos here and try checking traditional style eat-in kitchen designs for more inspiration, just check out the other collections we have here on the website.