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Tropical style bathroom ideas, inspiration & pictures

How do I design a beautiful tropical bathroom?

There’s nothing better than tropical bathrooms, when you want to relax, refresh and reconnect with nature. For this reason, everyone wants to have a bathroom of this style in their home.  It’s quite easy to replicate once you know all the tips and tricks to design and decorate your own tropical bathroom. In addition, you can always consult a professional interior designer for help to recreate a bathroom that makes you feel like you are in a tropical paradise.

What are essential elements to include in tropical baths?

There are some things that we shouldn’t miss in tropical baths. The first is, of course, natural elements or at least visual references that emulate or imitate nature. When choosing plants or floral prints, the idea is to select those that are exotic, colourful and stunning. You could even install a vertical garden on one of the bathroom walls to add a spectacular element to it. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?!   

What stand out elements can be used in tropical bathrooms?

Tropical bathrooms need to have a luxurious, spa-like ambiance that makes you feel relaxed as soon as you enter the room. This can be achieved by having large windows with beautiful views of the landscape that surrounds your home, or you could even use windows with shutters that can open and close to allow ventilation and the flow of natural light. Another idea is to have plants inside the bathroom to bring nature indoors. This is an especially clever idea for bathrooms in crowded urban areas such as Mumbai or Gurgaon, where the view might be restricted by a neighbouring high-rise building. Ensure that there is sufficient light in the bathroom so that your plants thrive.

What furniture should be used in tropical bathrooms?

In tropical bathrooms, furniture should ideally be made from natural materials and have the look of the rustic or country style. In fact, if you can showcase the local crafts of your region, nothing could be better! Whether you choose wicker furniture or wood, ensure that it is treated or coated to withstand the humidity inside the bathroom.

For the fixtures, such as the sinks and counters, you can use beautiful mosaics in green to evoke nature. 

What décor elements can I use in tropical bathrooms?

On homify, you can get hundreds of creative ideas for decorating tropical baths to make them beautiful and cheerful. It doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, you can fill a bowl with water and float a few water lilies or flowers in it. Another idea is to place stones or pebbles around the area of your bathtub or shower. Do not hesitate to play with varied colours and sizes of stones to make the most of the natural look they can bring to the bath. 

Tropical décor can be rustic, so you can use wooden bowls to the decorate the area. You can store things in them or fill them up with potpourri to infuse the bath with a delightful fragrance.   

Don’t forget to include earthy and soothing colours such as cream or brown in the decoration of your tropical bathroom. Another beautiful, thrifty and modern element you can install is LED lights, especially those that allow you to adjust the colour of the light to change the mood in the room.  Get creative with how you place LED lights. For example, you could create a cascade of small LED lights that imitate tropical rain. Nowadays, you can even find LED rain showers that light up in soothing colours such as blue and green. These cost in the range of INR 7,000 to INR 55,000 depending upon the quality, size and functions.

What materials are best to coat the walls of tropical bathrooms?

This is a design style where you should avoid white tiles as it gives the bathroom a monotonous and plain look. The tropical style is all about vibrancy, so use earthy shades such as terracotta or brown for a rustic look. Alternatively, you can use bright and bold printed border tiles with tropical motifs. Stone cladding is another option that will work well on the walls of a tropical bathroom. 

What can I use for coating the floors of tropical bathrooms?

We recommend that you cover the floor of your tropical bathrooms with tiles that are darker than the walls, as this will help to create dynamism and interesting contrasts that contribute to the aesthetic composition of the space.

Another innovative idea is to cover the floor of your tropical bathrooms with non-slip rubber tiles with a printed pattern that imitates natural stone. This will be a beautiful and functional element as it will add an element of nature and prevent the danger of slipping in the shower. Designing a tropical bathroom needs the right mix of soothing natural elements and colourful vibrant contrasts, and it should fit your budget. The best way to ensure this is by getting in touch with one of the professional bathroom designers on homify. You can share your ideas and preferences with them to get a professionally designed bathroom that makes you feel like you have a spa in your home.