Toucan Do It: Tropical Birds Are the Summery Decor Trend We Want Year-Round

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    While some of us are counting down the days until it feels just cool enough outside to justify a pumpkin spice latte, others may be having a hard time letting go of summer. The pool parties! The long, sunny days! The exotic vacations!

    If the latter is you, fear not—we’ve got a way for you to keep summer going all year-round: Just follow your nose! Or, more specifically, the colorful nose of the tropical toucan. Yes, that’s right—the same brightly colored bird you know and love from your box of Froot Loops cereal is having a moment in the world of home decor.

    The colorful-billed birds follow in the footsteps of pineapple and palm tree leaf prints, which both now have a cult following. While toucans aren’t necessarily known for their flight skills, we do know that Etsy searches for toucan home decor items have soared in recent months.

    Wacky as it may seem, the popularity of this particular decor trend makes sense, says Justin Riordan, interior designer, architect, and founder of the Portland-based home staging company Spade and Archer Design Agency.

    We recently have seen a huge uptick in tropical themes at every price point; the next logical step is to go from flora to fauna,” Riordan says. “And what better animal to represent … the tropics than the toucan? From pillows to wallpaper to sculpture, this brightly beaked bird is going to be everything in 2020.”

    Ready to be on-trend with a touch of the tropics? Here are some small—and big—ways to incorporate toucans into your home.

    Toucans on your couch

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    Toucan pillows

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    If you want to ease into the toucan trend, try starting out with just a throw pillow or two in a toucan print. These festive pillows will look great on any solid-colored couch, armchair, or chaise.

    Think these birds are too bright for you? There are muted versions of toucan-themed pillows in fabrics like velvet, which will still look great long after floral and bright colors have been packed away for fall and winter.

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    Toucan wallpaper

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    Toucan wallpaper

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    Ready to really embrace the tropics? The friendly toucan looks amazing as a wallpaper print.

    But fair warning: You’ll want to use this print sparingly. Go for an accent wall behind a dining table, or behind your bed for a true pop of tropical fun. You could also incorporate this wallpaper into a kid’s room or nursery for a unique touch.

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    Toucan artwork

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    Toucan print

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    With its vivid colors, the toucan is a natural subject for an art print or painting. These bright-billed birds will be right at home hanging in the dining room, a kid’s room, or even a bathroom. Really—hang them anywhere that could use some cheering up!

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    Toucan decor accessories

    Toucan decor
    Toucan planter

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    Not ready to go full toucan? That’s OK! You can try out the trend with a few adorable decor accessories. Luckily, the folks over at Etsy have you covered with handmade crafts such a toucan-shaped salt and pepper shakers, or a toucan planter. Pull them out for parties, or live the tropical life year-round.

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