It doesn’t get any simpler than this.

By Marisa Spyker
March 09, 2018
Photo: Annie Schlechter; styling: Liz Strong

April showers may bring May flowers—but this year, you might want to save your vases for vacation-inspired greens. So says a new spring trend report from Pinterest, which saw a 136-percent spike in saves for “single palm leaf.”

Palm leaves are a longtime staple in tropical décor, serving as inspiration for everything from wallpaper to upholstery prints. And while those certainly provide instant beach vibe boosters, those less inclined to commit to a bold pattern can liven up their décor simply and swiftly with statement-making fronds. 

The best part about palm leaves as décor is that you don’t need a bunch to create an eye-catching display. A single sculptural stem can give a room height, double as artwork, and provide a soothing pop of green to any room.

Scroll on for our favorite ways to adopt this spring trend at home:

Brie Williams

Rooms bathed in light, natural shades and textures get a boost of color from palm leaves. Atop the mantel, this display draws the eye toward the tall ceilings.

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Photo by Peter Frank Edwards; Styling by Elly Poston

Dress up a kitchen island with a large fan palm leaf in a stout green glass vase. 

Photo by David A. Land; Design by Kevin Isbell; Styling by Liz Strong

The palm on this window-front living room console adds just enough height to balance out the gilded mirror, while the shimmering gold vase brings a touch of glam.

Photo: Annie Schlechter; styling: Liz Strong

The single stem trend applies to greens other than palms: Try branching out with banana or papaya (shown here) leaves, too.

Photo: Lisa Romerein; Stylist: Liz Strong

A pair of palms in a clear glass vase echoes the pattern on the walls in this tropical kitchen.

Design: Meg Braff; Photo: David A. Land; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty and Rachael Burrow

Meg Braff Designs’ Rain Forest wallpaper takes the tropical vibe up a notch in this bold playroom, which stays grounded thanks to a natural woven floorcovering.