If you are yearning for a tropical getaway, then why not try bringing the tropics to you. This is easy to do by designing a tropical bathroom you can enjoy everyday, not just once a year.
The bathroom is a small enough area to create a cozy, island view. Plus, it’s also a room used daily to relax and start or finish the day.
Here are some ideas on how you can turn your bathroom into a tropical paradise.
Create A Canopy
The best place to put a canopy is over the bathtub or shower. Start by measuring the bathtub or shower for the length of material that you will need to use.
Buy some very lightweight material, either white or off-white, for your canopy. Once you have cut the material (don’t worry about a hem at the bottom), get a hammer and some light tacks or small nails so you don’t tear the material.
Next, start at one corner of the bathtub and fold the side of the material to create about a quarter-inch thick area to tack to the ceiling or wall. You can decide just how far up your canopy goes.
Then, allow part of the material to drape a little, creating a relaxed atmosphere, and do the same kind of fold and tack on the opposite side of the tub or shower. Allow the material to hang to the ground around the tub.
Now, it’s time to dress the canopy up a little. You can either get some fake tropical flowers to pin back the sides of your new canopy or look for some other tropical material to use as a tie.
Top it off with some strands of ivy or palm leaves around the top of the canopy to finish the theme. And if your material is a bit frayed at the bottom, don’t worry. That’s all part of the look.
The simple decorative technique will create a unique and tropical feel to your bathroom right away.
Add Tropical Greenery
Depending on the size of your bathroom, try adding some tropical greenery to add to the theme. Try placing a few palm trees and ferns (nothing too big) around the room or some other smaller greenery.
The greenery can be real or fake, whatever is easiest to access and maintain. If you decide to go with some fake plants, look for them in at any local discount shop. By going with fake, you take out all the upkeep of watering and clipping. But real plants have more appeal as they always look better and will help to complete the tropical look.
Ivy plants are ideal for bathrooms as they thrive on moisture, are cheap to buy, and don’t require any direct sunlight. You can also purchase strands of fake ivy or palm to top off your canopies or line the top corners of your bath to help create more greenery without using up space.
Be careful not to clutter your bathroom too much though. If there is too much decoration, it will defeat the purpose of buying the plants in the first place.
Look out for some smaller, tropical themed items to display around your bathroom. These will help to finish off your tropical theme. You don’t have to go overboard. Look for a few decorative towels, bath mats, soap holders, and a few inexpensive prints.
Use these few tips on creating a tropical paradise in your bathroom to get the creative juices flowing. In no time you will have created your own tropical paradise right in your own home to enjoy every day.