Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tropical Bedroom Decor

Colors Scheme for the Walls
Your bedroom wall color will set the right background for the tropical theme. The color chosen should have a relaxing effect, a must for any bedroom. Shades of blue or green on the walls will remind you of the natural beauty of tropical islands. You can accentuate these colors further by adding crispy white trims. Even shades of yellow have their own warmth and brightness. Other suitable options that are available are neutral beige or white colors, sand colors, or the colors of the sunrise or sunset. Instead of using paints on the walls, you can give a tropical touch to your bedroom with the help of textured wallpapers. Grass textured wallpapers can give a typical tropical feel to your bedroom. Adding wall murals with pictures of beaches, palm trees, and coconut trees can also help to provide a distinctive tropical look and feel.

Flooring and Ceiling
While decorating a tropical bedroom, never use usual fabric carpets on the floor. Hardwood flooring can give you the desired look. A tile flooring covered with neutral rugs that are made of natural materials like jute or seagrass is a good option as well. Ceilings of a tropical bedroom can be painted blue, and sponge painting can be used to create white clouds. Another interesting way of adding a natural texture to the ceiling is to use natural bamboo to cover up the ceilings. It is also an convenient as well as inexpensive way of hiding the cracks and defects of the ceiling. You can also put up textured wallpaper on the ceiling.

Bedroom Furniture
For tropical bedroom decor, the right choice of furniture is a must. In order to get an authentic look, you have to include furniture made of actual tropical woods like teak, mahogany, ebony, and other such exotic hardwoods. You cannot use oak or pine wood for this purpose. As the bed is the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom, a bed with the frame made of rich mahogany wood would be ideal. If the size of your bedroom is large, you can think of keeping a canopy bed made of bamboo. When you combine it with other wicker furniture or rattan furniture, it will give a classy look to your bedroom.

Bedroom Accessories
Buy accessories that are consistent with typical tropical bedroom decorations. Pineapple and seashell motifs dominate these type of decorations. You can use these motifs in cushions, chair seats, window valances, etc. Hawaiian prints look great as table covers or furniture upholstery. Bedsheets can be of a single color if you use a lot of decorative pillows around the bed. A large picture frame, with photos of pine trees, can offset neutral colored walls beautifully. A houseplant, can be placed in a small pot in a corner of the bedroom. Use sea shells to decorate the mirrors and lampshades of the bedroom. Take a small bowl, fill it up with sand and put some sea shells in it. You can use this bowl to hold candles. While decorating a kids room in a tropical theme, you can use stuffed toys like monkeys, lizards and toucans, and keep them all across the room.