If we talk about bathrooms,
most of us are more used to having modern bathrooms because of its
minimal and functional design. Other than the common contemporary
bathrooms, there are actually more styles to choose from and the
tropical-inspired bathroom is definitely not the last on the list. In
fact, a tropical bathroom is a fresher approach of style that will
bring a touch of Asian influence to your home.
Tropical bathrooms most
often feature a bright and bold designs and decor style, often
bringing the outside in via the use of live flowers and plants. They
typically employ an overall aesthetic that reflects the laid-back
elegance of a tropical vacation paradise – but ornamentals are not
the only thing that defines a tropical bathroom; nature-inspired
colors, tropical-styled tilework, wooden furniture, airy spaces, and
adequate lighting are what makes a bathroom an island oasis in your
1. Tropical colors for
When it comes to tropical
bathroom decor, color is almost always a key component. For base
colors, many homeowners choose cooler colors like bright whites or
light creams. Pops of bright and bold colors are often used as
accents, with lively, natural greens, yellows, blues and oranges
appearing throughout the design and hinting at the vibrant natural
colors found in the tropics. Beadboard is often featured on walls as well, hinting at a relaxed, vacation cottage feel.
2. The element of tile
in your tropical bathroom
Tilework is a great way to
express some decor personality in a tropical bathroom design. A
backsplash behind the bathroom sink or tile on the walls of the
shower can be a fantastic avenue for the incorporation of bold colors
and artistic design elements. Painted tiles or mosaics featuring
tropical themes, palm trees, seascapes, and various flora and fauna
can add great visual interest, especially when they feature pops of
color in an otherwise soft and soothing design.
For floors and
countertops, boldly colored tiles featuring your favorites from the
tropical color palette can further brighten the space. You can even
channel the mystery of the sea through the bathroom tiles that you
are going to use. You can opt for some custom- designed mosaic tiles
that give off the blues of the Caribbean. You can create a gradient
of color from your ceiling to floor.
3. The perfect lighting
for your tropical bathroom
Natural light is often a
key element of tropical bathrooms, so make sure window
coverings are semi-transparent to
let the light in. Additionally, task, decorative and main lighting
can help illuminate the space and emphasize key decor and design
Have some accent lighting
for the bathroom such as palm trees lights , or some pendant lights.
The correct lighting will enhance the tropical feel in your bathroom
in a great way, so try to avoid anything with stark or very clean
lines as they tend to reassemble the contemporary style more than the
tropical style .
décor for your bathroom
Bathroom decor accessories are available in a
range of tropical-appropriate themes. Curtains, bath mats and linens
can all show off tropical designs, flora, and fauna depicted in
bright colors. Seashells can be placed strategically throughout the
space, on shelves or on countertops. Artwork can feature laid-back
beach scenes, sea life or maritime themes.
Tropical decor commonly
has a laid-back approach with an emphasis to nature and the outdoors.
Fibers of the tropics like bamboo, rattan, and others are one common
feature as well as tropical wood like rosewood. Use wooden or bamboo
vacancies to dress your bathroom windows or hang a tropical- themed
of curtains. Bear in mind that the
window treatment of your bathroom will have a direct effect of the
overall end result.
Even if your powder room
doesn’t feature an ocean of tropical references, a couple of
special touches can get the job done. Try adding guest towels in
shades of turquoise, and incorporate a mirror that’s as magical as
an enchanting sea creature. You can even add a capiz shell chandelier
and fishnet-style draperies, and the sea has truly been brought
5. Furniture and
storage for your tropical bathroom
When it comes to furniture
and storage elements in tropical bathrooms, these are often
constructed from natural hardwoods. For an added dash of
authenticity, consider sourcing furniture or other wooden elements in
exotic styles like ebony, teak, mahogany and bamboo, many of which
can be found in tropical regions. Furniture is often lightly finished
or unfinished, contributing to a natural, relaxed aesthetic.
6. Tropical plants for
Of course, what’s a
tropical-inspired bathroom without the presence of ornamentals? Let
the addition of plant life take your bathroom to a whole new level.
Incorporating several green plants is another simple and inexpensive
way of decorating your tropical bathroom. They are always refreshing
and pleasing to the eye. You can decorate the corners of the room
with some leafy green palms or place some grandiose tropical flower
like bird of paradise or orchid.