The relaxing resort holiday that you spent half of the year looking forward to doesn’t have to end from the moment you get on the aeroplane – bring the tranquil vibe of your resort holiday home into your bedroom with these simple tips! And the good news for all of us is that not only is this hot interior design trend a breeze to achieve, they also are a great fit for the tropical climate of Singapore.
It’s all in the Materials
The most important part of furnishing a resort style bedroom is the choice of materials – opt for an abundance of natural materials such as wood, bamboo and rattan. For a more sophisticated and modern look, dark wood and clean silhouettes would be your first choice. Otherwise, create a more laidback and casual look with lighter tones in the room.
Dark wood furniture and panels paired with a classic white colour palette creates an elegant and modern resort vibe. (Picture credit: Travel + Leisure)
On the other hand, lighter tones put against a white colour palette help to create an airy, open and relaxing atmosphere for your room. (Picture credit: Bloglovin’)
Colour, Colour, Colour
As with all other interior design trends, the colour palette is of utmost importance to achieving your resort style bedroom as well. For minimalist homeowners, a neutral palette would be your best bet – think natural shades such as white, cream, beige and earth tones. These colours are practically universal and go well with almost everything under the sun, giving you more flexibility in picking out your furniture and other interior items. If you would like a pop of colour in your room, we suggest introducing cool hues of blues and greens reminiscent of the ocean and forest – turquoise, mint and sky blue are a few of the more popular colours.
We love how effortlessly chic this resort style bedroom looks – the mint walls complement the clean white colour palette perfectly, and the clever introduction of a white hanging chair echoes the resort style without going too over the top. (Picture credit: Glitter Guide)
This resort style bedroom brings us straight to the Santorini coasts, with its Greek-inspired blue and white colour palette. (Picture credit: Completely Coastal)
An Eye for Detail
Now that you’ve got the basics down pat, the rest of it is in the details as you pick out the best furniture and items to complete the resort style! For starters, we highly recommend a four-poster bed as a must to create the whimsical resort vibe. Next, consider other furniture such as bamboo lampshades or rattan side tables to up the resort quotient in your room. Finally, if you want to make things just a tad more interesting, consider mixing in a small amount of nature-inspired prints such as leaves, birds and so on!
Apart from the usual brown rattan side tables, keep an eye for other interesting colours that can potentially liven up your room as well. (Picture credit: DecorPad)
These bamboo lampshades are a beauty to look at and make an elegant addition to your resort style bedroom. (Picture credit: The Pool)
This rattan basket not only introduces some useful storage space into your bedroom, it is also a chic and easy way to up the overall resort quotient. (Picture credit: The Holding Company)
The leaf-printed bed sheets are the perfect pop of colour to liven up the neutral and dark wood colour palette. (Picture credit: Bedroom Area)
If a four-poster bed is not your cup of tea, consider other resort-style bed frames like this wicker alternative. (Picture credit: One King’s Lane)