Tropical Decor Ideas for Your Bathroom
As beautiful as Philly is in the summer, residents still long for the intense warmth and relaxation of a tropical beach. Wouldn’t it be nice to open your bathroom door each morning and feel as if you’re entering a beach-inspired tropical paradise?
As beautiful as Philly is in the summer, residents still long for the intense warmth and relaxation of a tropical beach every now and again. Wouldn’t it be nice to open your bathroom door each morning and feel as if you’re entering a beach-inspired paradise? Here are some tropical decor ideas for livening up your Philly home’s bathroom.
Tropical Accents (Shells and Palm Trees)
One inexpensive way to create a tropical-themed paradise in your bathroom is to decorate it with seashells that you have found at the beach. When you go to the beach, what’s the first thing that you see when you browse the shore and dig your feet into the sand? All shapes, sizes, colors, and varieties of beautiful seashells. Pick up the most beautiful shells that you find while exploring. Place them on your counters and behind your toilet. Affix them to the walls around your shower or bathtub.
Another common sight in a tropical paradise is a palm tree. Here are a few simple ideas for adding palm tree imagery to your bathroom:
- A toothbrush holder or flower vase that is shaped like a palm tree
- Palm tree art on the back of the bathroom door
- A shower curtain that is imprinted with a palm tree design
- A backsplash behind your bathroom sink made of palm wood (also called coconut timber)
Tropical Scent-sations for Your Bathroom
Make it so that every time you walk into your bathroom you’re enveloped in the scents of the tropics. There are a few common aromas that will put you in the mind of being in a Caribbean or Hawaiian beach paradise, including coconut, pineapple, and vanilla. Capturing the smell of the beach (salt water, seaweed, and a fresh breeze) is a bit trickier, but a number of fragrance companies have managed to nail it down. Spritz a beach scent on fabrics in the bathroom at night so that when you wake it will smell like you’re down by the shore.
Wicker furniture is popular because it’s lightweight (yet sturdy) and attractive. Add a small wicker magazine stand in front of the toilet to hold your books, magazines, and other reading material when you’re relaxing in your “tropical” bathroom. Place a wicker basket on the counter to hold your toiletries.
Sounds of the Tropics
A tropical-themed bathroom isn’t quite complete without the sounds you might hear when you’re vacationing by the sea. One popular musical style that will remind you of the tropics is calypso (steel drums). Another is Hawaiian music with its slow, tranquil tunes. Play a CD mix on low so that when you’re in your bathroom showering or grooming you can close your eyes and be transported to an island every time you feel a cool breeze come into the room.
Once you’ve finished adding tropical decor to your bathroom, the last step is to open the window and let the sunshine in. Even if you can’t make it to a Caribbean resort (or even the Jersey Shore) this year, you can enjoy a bit of the tropics every time you wake up and brush your teeth.
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