Frond Summer Design Trend | Down2earth interior design

Fronds, Not Franz: The summer design trend

Have you heard of Fronds? No we are not talking about Franz from the Saturday Night Live skit made famous by Kevin Nealon, we are talking about one of the biggest design trends of the summer.

Hans & Franz Saturday Night Live Skit made famous by Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon

Hans & Franz Saturday Night Live Skit made famous by Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon from NBC

A Frond is a large botanical leaf. The leaf found on a fern, palm and cycads. This summer season they are also seen on wallpapers, pillows, drapers, jewelry and more!

Fronds Wallpaper featured by House Beautiful

You can search for “banana leaf”, “tropical leaf” or simply “frond” to find some exciting ways to add this striking pattern into your interior design. This pattern is actually a throw back to summers gone by. Amy fondly remembers seeing the frond pattern in the décor of a Catskills resort her family spent time at one summer (think Dirty Dancing!). And now this trend is back and has been spotted everywhere from Target to Esty to Willams Sonoma Home.

Let’s take a look at some of the fronds finds we’ve come across:

If you’re looking to go bold with fronds, you can always use this wallpaper to really add a style punch to the room. We found this beautiful banana leaf pattern on Esty, click here to shop:

Fronds Summer Style: Banana Leaf Wallpaper found on Esty


Wallpaper too bold a move? Adding a throw pillow or simple print allows you to swap it out easily as the season changes or as you grow tired of the trend. As mentioned, Target has a wide range that is easily accessible:

Framed Watercolor Palm Leaf Threshold™ at Target

Shop the Palm Leaf print, click here.

Oversized Banana Leaf Throw Pillow by Threshold™ at Target

Shop the pillow, click here.


For a bedroom look William Sonoma Home brings the classic with some beautiful bedding. Shop the look, click here.

Tropical Leaf Bedding from Williams Sonoma Home

And if you are looking to really pull together a tropical feel with your fronds patterns, Wisteria adds the final touch with some wonderful Loro parrot prints. Shop the look, click here.

Loro Parrot Wall Art by Mealy from Wisteria

Whether you are inspired to decorate your beach-side retreat, your cabin in the woods or bring some summer to you home, the frond print is a classic that brings a tropical feeling to your interior design!

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