How can I recreate the vibrancy of the tropical style in my bedroom?
The tropical design style uses a perfect mix of neutral and bright colours to create a space that has a relaxing vibe but is simultaneously filled with cheerfulness. On homify, you can find hundreds of examples of bedrooms decorated in this favoured design style. All you need to do is browse through to draw inspiration on elements you want to include in your bedroom.
The advantage of the tropical style, especially for homes in India is that it goes well with our climate and tradition. So, whether you want to introduce this style in a bedroom of a modern apartment in an urban area such as Bangalore or Pune, or a villa in a coastal area such as Goa, you will find it easy to implement.
How can I decorate the beds in a tropical room?
One idea is to choose white or neutral-toned bedspreads and contrast them with bold and bright cushions or throws. How about choosing cushion covers with tropical prints, patterns or designs? For example, the decorative cushions on your bed could have prints of bright yellow pineapples against a navy-blue or neon background.
If, on the other hand, you prefer your bedroom to be filled with soothing tones that allow you to relax, then light tones can be used to add a touch of style to this space. For example, you can install a beautiful canopy that not only will add a unique touch but also will allow you to regulate the amount of light in the room, so you can take naps in a charming and revitalizing environment. Buying a bed with a canopy can cost you in the range of INR 30,000 to INR 60,000 if it is made from solid wood. However, you can get creative and fix a D-I-Y canopy over your existing bed using old saris or other colourful fabrics that add a vibrant touch to the visual composition of the room. Of course, for a more romantic aesthetic that is also extremely functional in a tropical bedroom, you can install a mosquito net and an old-fashioned fan with wooden blades.
What decorative elements look good in tropical rooms?
Carpets of natural fibres: Try to choose mats and carpets made from natural materials such as bamboo, jute and hemp to decorate and beautify the floors in your tropical bedroom. These types of rugs are ideal because they provide warmth in the cool weather and freshness during summer. On an average, a jute rug will cost you between INR 3,000 to INR 8,000, depending on its dimensions and design. Printed carpets are usually more expensive than plain ones.
Decorative plants: Plants and flowers can add colour and freshness to tropical rooms. To decorate the room in a very natural way, we suggest that you to place colourful pots on wall-mounted shelves. If you want to include other vegetation that is typical of tropical rooms, you can consider suspending planters or Japanese-style moss balls from your ceiling to bring a sensational feature that makes your bedroom memorable.
Wallpaper: It’s a wonderful idea to pick wallpapers with tropical prints such as pink flamingos, palm trees and hibiscus, among other things. Ideally, you should cover just one of the bedroom walls with wallpaper so that it doesn’t overpower the aesthetics of the room. It is a clever idea to install the wallpaper in the section behind the head of your bed as this will help to add depth and create a focal point.
Rattan lamps: These beautiful lamps in spherical shapes, can add an exquisite touch to the tropical décor in your bedroom by filtering the light to create a charming aesthetic, especially at night.
For more ideas and assistance with the right type of elements to use in a bedroom of this style, you can send a request to one of the professional interior designers on our portal.
What type of furniture is ideal for tropical bedrooms?
The furniture of tropical rooms should enhance the natural and relaxing vibe, without reducing the vibrancy of the room. Therefore, we recommend choosing furniture that is preferably handmade and in the rustic, vintage or retro styles, so obviously, wood is the ideal material for the furniture in these rooms.
Alternatively, you could get beautiful furniture made of materials such as rattan or wicker that are traditionally used in tropical countries across the world. A comfy lounger or wooden rocking chair will add plenty of personality to a tropical bedroom by creating a corner dedicated to relaxation and tranquillity. Bamboo and cane furniture, which are easily available in the markets in India, can also be used to enhance the tropical feel inside a bedroom. You can get a rustic bamboo rocking chair for around INR 3,500 on an average.
Where can I find more inspiration to design and decorate tropical rooms?
We have photographs of many beautiful tropical houses on homify. You can browse through and make a note of elements that catch your attention. Whether you like traditional or modern design, you’ll find plenty of ideas to inspire you, and with the help of an interior designer, you can put together the perfect mix of accessories and elements to create a dreamy tropical bedroom.