What could be nicer than a tropical oasis in the comfort of your bedroom? The tropical bedroom decor is perfect for all year round in summer as you will feel warm even on the coldest winter days.
In addition, tropical bedroom ideas bring liveliness and fun into the bedroom and can serve as a revitalization of a once boring and monotonous environment.
Tropical stands for everything that is natural and exotic: it doesn’t cost top dollars and the ultimate effort, but still offers the hospitality and relaxation you have always wanted.
It’s not uncommon for tropical spaces to be rich in land motifs or to be inspired by calm, natural solutions.
Europeans aren’t the biggest fans of tropical bedroom design ideas, but Americans think the opposite: if you’re looking for inspiration in US homes (especially in southern states), you’ll be convinced that people can only do magic with pleasant climates can be a bit of creativity.
There are many reasons to turn your bedroom into a tropical oasis, and freshness is important. People love to be reminded of their healthy living habits (or pleasant vacations) and they are sure to choose such an interior if they can afford it. With tropical decor, they definitely can!
Keep the following tips in mind to make your tropical dream a reality:
Is there anything that reminds you more of tropical islands than palm leaves? If your climate doesn’t allow them to survive, buy artificial ones or get a similar idea for inspiration.
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If you want your room to have an outdoor feel and remind you of warm weather and ocean breezes, start with the walls.
Walls are great for expressing your painting skills and you are welcome to transfer your artistic imagination to all walls or choose a central one and keep the ambience more calm.
It can be any tropical scene you like: palm trees against the sunset, ocean waves caressing the sand, or many, many others. If you don’t have a favorite tropical landscape, check out magazines or photo galleries and pick one to recreate.
Unless you’re a seasoned painter who knows his or her freehand tasks, place the image in an opaque projector and follow the shading with chalk.
Before doing this, choose a background color that will tolerate the playful scheme you want to apply (white, beige, sand or even aqua). If scalable wall art isn’t your thing, consider covering a small portion of your walls with placemats, seaweed, or tiki cottage skirts.
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Sometimes hanging a four-poster bed in the middle of the room is enough to make a dramatic shift towards a tropical feel. Four-poster beds carry the exotic atmosphere in their essence and can be combined very easily due to their neutral color.
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White and dull ceilings destroy your tropical atmosphere instead of taking advantage of it. Believe it or not, ceilings look amazing with exotic paintings, something like puffy clouds in the morning sky, or palm tree-clipped sunsets.
If you choose a sun-inspired scene, make the opposite end dark blue and gradually lighten it as you approach the supposed sunlight. The sun can be represented with warm yellow, orange, white, and purple blends, and there can also be a few clouds around it to add to the overall atmosphere.
In fact, you can use a specific color of night light to make the sketch visible only during the night (this is especially recommended for scenes facing the sky).
green and blue
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These two colors are mandatory for tropical solutions as they are reminiscent of two essential natural elements: plants and water. That’s why they’re always welcome in tropical bedrooms, usually in seamless transitions from soft to acidic hues. You can apply them to your accessories or even paint the walls with them. You decide!
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Pale colors on the floors (especially sand) should be avoided because of their susceptibility to damage. However, this does not prevent you from adding light rugs or soft beige rugs. In fact, you can choose carpets in any natural color depending on the effect you want to achieve.
What matters is that the carpets are made from materials inspired by nature, ideally rattan and sisal, which are very popular in the tropical style. Even if you happen to have an old, plain rug, you can stamp designs on its perimeter and make it look like a seashell, starfish, or acrylic oasis surrounded by palm trees.
Materials from nature
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We recommend that you use bamboo, driftwood, or willow to make the space feel more natural. You are even allowed to paint some of your favorite furniture bright and positive colors, even if their original look is far more realistic.
- Tropical furniture is made of wood, leather, or wicker.
- Oversized pieces are a must
- The comfort is enhanced by plush
- If you have opted for bamboo or light wicker, balance them out with heavy structures or powerful parts.
- Cushions look best with leaf patterns.
- Furniture is usually wrapped in neutral clothing and mosquito nets.
Keep furniture surfaces as natural as possible, even if that means they’re a bit coarser (to remind you of the trunk of a coconut). What matters is to restore rough and noticeable textures.
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Fabrics have a say in tropical design, at least the organic ones. We encourage you to choose silk, satin, linen or burlap and make it your proudest bedroom investment.
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Please don’t make the mistake of neglecting windows! Windows are your primary outdoor connection that you can benefit from in the creation of a tropical haven in your bedroom.
The best way is to leave them uncovered, but you can do some temporary coverage with grass and matchstick blinds – these don’t cost anything but have amazing power to make your space look more tropical.
Image source: Coastal Decor, Nicole Rice
A home without tropical accessories is not a tropical home. We’re sure you have lots of cute ideas on how to decorate tropical, but the truth is that you can use any element that makes you feel good: romantic candles, calm starfish, tropical flowers and patterned pillows are just a few synonyms for a cozy bedroom atmosphere.
The importance of accents
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If you want your bedroom to be “originally tropical” you need all kinds of tropical themed items to decorate with. In addition to the obligatory works of art, we recommend shells, sand jugs, wooden or metal figures.
You might also be interested in “outdated” sconces, willow chandeliers, or colored lamps, even if avoided in constantly hot regions. Ceiling fans are your perfect natural substitute, preferred due to the air circulation and pleasant noise level. They also look very nice and sophisticated.