Want to feel like you're on an island getaway — even when you're at home? Well, when it comes to tropical bedroom decor, nothing will make your space feel more like an outdoor oasis than some lush greenery, pops of color, and of course, a trendy palm tree pattern somewhere in your boudoir. These 14 tropical bedrooms get the look right and will have you feeling like you're living in a nature-inspired paradise:
1. Go big.
If you're going to give tropical bedroom decor a try, you really just have to go for it! Doing the look halfway won't produce your intended effect. So whether you opt for a tropical accent wall in a large-scale print or a pineapple-shaped hanging pendant light, really embrace the theme and don't be afraid to make a statement.
2. Feature island-inspired lighting.
3. Try a tropical tapestry to instantly revamp your space.
If you're not ready to commit to full-on palm tree patterned wallpaper (... yet), hanging a printed tapestry behind your bed, like this one ( $45 ), or on a blank wall is a great way to create instant island vibes in your space. The best part? It's easy to swap out and update when your style or mood changes.
4. Choose furniture with island vibes.
This sunny space in Venice, California features a striking rattan bed frame from Anthropologie ( $1,998 ) that does double duty: It serves as a focal point for the room, while taking its easy, breezy tropical style to the next level. Which is why the rest of the decor — from an oversized plant to a few palm tree printed throw pillows — can be rather minimal.
5. Don't be afraid to overdo it with plant life.
6. Solidify your tropical theme with a statement piece.
7. Add lots of interesting decor elements.
When you picture the tropics, you probably think of a lush jungle — overloaded with different types of foliage and little critters hiding amongst their leaves — that offers lots of opportunity for exploration. Similarly, with your tropical bedroom decor, pay attention to the little details and extra elements that will help layer your look and make it work.
8. Go beyond palm tree prints.
9. Fill an unused nook or corner.
Whether you line your shelves with plants or simply add a cluster of palm fronds to a single corner of your room like photographer Lisa Diederich, more is more when it comes to using greenery to create a tropical feel in your bedroom.
10. Bring the outdoors in.
11. Interpret "tropical" any way you like.
12. Add other natural elements, too.
Don't forget to continue your boho-chic theme with other pieces of decor, too. A live edge wood headboard like this one can add to the island appeal, but you can also try wicker decor, rattan accents, shells, or sea glass as a way to amp up your tropical style.
13. Use playful pops of color to pull the look together.
14. Tropical style can be minimal, too.
If over-the-top isn't really your thing, not to worry, you can still bring tropical flair into the bedroom — just in a more understated way. Follow the lead of Kirsten, a Netherlands native who blended Scandinavian design with a few subtle island accents (just take a look at that bamboo light fixture!) in her pared-down abode.