If you want a touch of the tropical oasis trend a stencil of bamboo may be just the thing to provide it.
Our JA72 was stencilled by Sania Pell for Elle Deco magazine; although the picture is a few years old it satisfies the current trends for dark walls, opulence and the tropical touch. JA72 Bamboo stencil is found in our Japanese Style range and would be at home stencilled on both interior and exterior walls. Also, it could look gorgeous stencilled onto curtains, roller blinds or onto long wardrobe doors.
The wall was stencilled with gold paint, Iridescent Gold by Liquitex Acrylic or Bright Gold by Lumiere Metallic would be good choices on a charcoal coloured wall; both paints are washable on fabric too. You can find them both in our Paints and Accessories section of our web site at The Stencil Library.
The bamboo stencil is made up of leaves and canes of different sizes, on the folding screen in the photo above only the canes have been used.
The same JA72 bamboo design has been stencilled onto a lightly textured wallpaper in the picture below. The paper was made by Tektura Wallpapers and I think it is called Bark.
If you prefer your tropical decoration to be portable consider decorating a frameless art canvas or stencil some covers for large floor cushions.
My final photo of this post shows the same wall with the stencilled, textured wallpaper. Areas of the stencilling have been covered with discs of stencil film and then the wall was painted black around them. The discs can be made at custom sizes but there is a set readily available to order, the code is DM20 in our Big & Bold range of decorating masks. I found a post from 2007 which tells a little more about this technique along with some chat about pattern onto pattern.