How to Design an Island Themed Bedroom

There is nothing quite like lounging on a beach in a faraway place, enjoying yourself on a holiday. Most people are so busy in their regular, day to day life that they hardly have time to get away on vacation. But when you do, you know how amazing it feels. It can be hard to leave those warm, sunny days and go back to your busy, hectic life. There’s no reason to only get this feeling when you’re on vacation, when you can create your own tropical living space right at home.

To create a luxurious, relaxing island theme in your bedroom, the first step is figuring out what colors you want to incorporate into the room. Every person has their own special favorites, but to get that authentic island feel, there are certain hues you want to include. To represent the tropics, choose shades of dark turquoise, yellows, oranges, and browns. Regardless of the arrangement you choose to use these colors in, they come together perfectly to create that warm tropical feel.

The fabric you choose is also incredibly important. You need all the right fabrics in your bedroom to create that lush, lavish feel that reminds you of those warm, beautiful days on vacation. Burlap fabric makes a good choice, as do silks and satins. The bedding is one of the most important features in any tropical themed room, so don’t be afraid to spend a big chunk of the budget on it.

When it comes to window treatments, stick with light, airy fabrics. Sheer window panels work perfectly, or go with bamboo shades for an authentic island feel. Better yet, incorporate both to ensure you have the privacy you want but still have that beautiful tropical feel.Leave the windows open to get some fresh air in the room and blow the draperies and you may just forget that you’re not thousands of miles away on a private island.

Don’t forget to add all the right accessories. The finishing touches can include anything from candles all around the room to a palm tree or other tropical plant in the corner. Don’t want to take care of a real plant? Opt for a fake version instead. A silk plant looks very realistic and you can hardly tell it apart from the real thing.

Bring that tropical island feel to life with a few pieces of artwork. Anything with pictures of the ocean or a sunset will truly bring the design of the room together and finish it off. Or choose intricate art pieces depicting sailboats or dolphins, anything that makes you reminisce about the beauty of the tropics. You could make it more special and personal by blowing up pictures from your own vacation, frame them and put them on the wall as your pieces of art to display.

With these tips, anyone can create a tropical island theme room, and without spending a ton of money to boot. Now you’ll love your bedroom so much you can have a relaxing getaway right at home and save yourself the airfare.{picture sources:1,2,3,4 and 5}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on May 30th, 2012


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