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Virtual Design Session: Inspiration For A Fun Tropical Guest Bedroom

Guest bedrooms are a great way that you can be super expressive in your home by experimenting with colors, pattern mix and a completely different style from the rest of your home.

On a recent Virtual Design Consultation session, my client wanted to jazz up a small guest bedroom with a bit of tropical flavor, though the rest of her home leaned towards farmhouse and industrial styles.

She was inspired by this nursery/guest suite that we completed earlier this year, but wanted ideas to do it herself on a budget.

Our Virtual Design Consultation service is a 60 minute video call, where I guide my clients through some of the style, functionality, space planning and resources for tackling their DIY project.

This service is meant for savvy DIY-ers who enjoy rolling up their sleeves and doing some of their own decorating, but need to make sure they are making decisions that will be impactful and avoid costly mistakes. It is also great for clients who aren't quite ready for the in-home consultation, but need a bit more than what we can discuss in the FREE discovery call. It is a great opportunity to really pick my brain and get answers to your most pressing questions. Our Virtual Design Consultations became very popular last year, and we are booking more and more each week.

You can book one below if you need help with a challenging space in your home.

I didn't create a plan specifically for this client since it was all verbal during our one hour session, but I was inspired to pull a concept together to share with you, our blog readers.

It all started with this fun tropical style wallpaper. I could see this on one accent wall. The headboard wall in the bedroom would be perfect for this, and the rest of the room painted out in a creamy white like Sherwin Williams Alabaster.

The wallpaper is also available in black, which I love even more, since I love a more moody bedroom.

Here is the rest of the furnishings and accents for the room.

I love the rattan chests and think they work well with a tropical style. The texture would also be a wonderful addition to any room.

Instead of lamps on the nightstand, I am opting for swing arm sconces. They hint at the industrial style that the rest of this client's home has. Since they are not heavy industrial, they could work with other styles as well.

Sconces are great in a bedroom because they don't take up the space that a traditional lamp would. So if you enjoy reading in bed like I do, you will need all the room you can get for books and other items, while maintaining the function of great lighting for reading.

I love the upholstered bed. It is traditional with the scroll back and button tufting, but still on trend in the gray velvet fabric. Upholstered beds are perfect for reading in bed, so I love to use them in bedrooms.

The X-benches are also a bit traditional, but the pattern of the green leaves works well with the tropical style. A pair of them would look great at the foot of the bed.

The artwork is also a bit traditional. The pops of pink gives them a casual and whimsical flavor. It would be wonderful to repeat some of the pink tones in the bedding in pillows.

In the bedding, I chose a green coverlet to pull in the main color of the wallpaper. The crisp linen bedding is a great back drop to layer in other patterns and colors. Of course cheetah print works wonderfully in almost every room.

I think this beautiful blue rug would be a great complement to the green in the wallpaper. It feels so much like the ocean.

I believe that every bedroom needs a seating area, even if it is a single chair. The swivel chair is a small scale, rounded style which tends to take up a bit less space and perfect for a small room.

Storage is always a big consideration for me when I design a bedroom. It is a bit less important in guest bedrooms if you usually have short term guests, but I work them in as much as possible in case guests ever need the extra storage.

I always love to include hospitality type items in guest bedrooms as well, so guests feel welcomed and they don't have to ask for what they need. Things like robes, towels, toiletries, air purifier, water bottles and even snacks

Greenery or florals is also a great addition in a guest bedroom. If there isn't room for a floor plant, add smaller plants or flowers to the nightstands or dresser. Faux plants work great as long as they are good quality and look real. Real plants are great for helping to clean the air.

I hope that the concept I pulled together has inspired you to create your own fun and casual, tropical style guest retreat.

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase any items through these links, I am paid a small commission, which is no additional cost to you.

Don't forget to book your Virtual Design Session if I can help inspire your next design project.

Wishing You Beauty And Inspiration!


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