These simple tips will transform your home into a relaxing, tropical retreat
Summer is here! The warm season brings a lot of excitement as people welcome thoughts of sun-kissed skin, cool fruit shakes, and laid-back moments in white sandy beaches.
Yeah, you wish that you can spend every waking moment of summer at the beach, but you know it is not exactly possible. Don’t worry—all hope is not lost as we have come up with simple but effective ways to transform your home into a relaxing, tropical retreat.
Here are six simple ways to bring the summer vibe into your home.
1. Tropical Entryway
What better way to make a first impression than by putting up a tropical motif at the entryway. Place some potted palm trees or brightly colored Croton plants and pair of shell lamps to introduce a vacation vibe. Using wallpaper or wall murals that have splashes of bright color contributes to the beachy atmosphere.
2. Tropical Living Room
There are lots of ways to tropically spruce up a living room. But since we are taking the easy road, start with the natural elements, such as a sea grass rug and a woven pendant lamp. Put up seasonal wooden chimes and a tropical leaf centerpiece to add beauty and accent the room.
3. Tropical Kitchen
Your kitchen should also exude that “permanent vacation” vibe. Have an overall design that’s bright and airy and incorporate lively colors. White is a predominant wall color, and bead-board is a popular wall choice as well, giving the impression of a beachside cottage or vacation property. Add curtains, placemats, and linens that hint the relaxed flow of the tropics. And, of course, leave a space for that bowl of delicious fruits.
4. Tropical Bathroom
Transform your bathroom into a soothing Caribbean retreat with the help of blue mosaic tiles that channel the mystery of the sea. Make sure to make your windows bigger in order to attract more natural light inside. Coconut-scented lotions, towels in shades of turquoise, mango-hued candles, and some tropical greenery complete the beach effect.
5. Tropical Bedroom
Tropical bedrooms should be stress-free private sanctuaries full of soothing colors, comfortable bedding, and plush pillows. Add canopies in the bedroom to make it more romantic and tropical.
6. Tropical Lighting
A tropical home needs to be bright, so you pick the proper light fixtures well. Use island-inspired chandeliers to infuse the beauty of the beach indoors or tropical-style ceiling fans that not only provide ideal lighting and but the feel of an island breeze as well.
The keys to achieving the perfect summer feel are comfort and ease. Your design should infuse a laidback lifestyle that lets you escape reality for a warm, relaxing visit to the Bahamas or the Caribbean every waking day of your life.
This article was was written by Joel Samonte for Hoppler
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