Create a cool coastal vibe in your pad by creating a calming tropical oasis, whether you live in a seaside home or want to create the illusion that you do. Designing a tropical paradise aesthetic in your home is all about creating a relaxed lifestyle that is peaceful and stress-free. Infused with style and charm, these spaces seem to intensify life’s little pleasures, brightening your day. Tropical style embraces many elements such as mosquito netting to add romantic charm to your bedroom, strong graphical prints, natural textures, tropical plants, exotic woods, bermuda shutters and stylish ceiling fans. In any room of your home you can re-create the beauty of the islands by infusing varying shades of blues with pops of prints throughout the space. It’s all about sea-inspired hues and natural textures that emulate the beach. Use laid back materials to add visual interest such as linen, sea grass, jute and rattan. Whether you decorate with the real thing, use patterned fabrics or wallpaper, your space will really be brought to life with big leafy plants. Select from an assortment of tropical plants to add to your oasis such as banana plants, bird-of-paradise, and over-sized palm fronds. Injecting a fresh tropical style into your home will make it feel upbeat and cheerful, who wouldn’t want to feel like they were on a permanent vacation? Be inspired, take a visual tour of our images below and let us know your thoughts, which one is your favorite?
Get more inspiration here on 1 Kindesign by checking out some of our past articles on tropical style living with, 50 Beautiful coastal chic bedroom retreats and 46 Casual beach chic rooms to inspire. Enjoy!
This island living room displays a beautiful natural colour palette infused with colonial style furnishings. Creating a cool, laid back vibe, the day bed brimming with plush pillows and palm leaves completes the tropical aesthetic.
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Add a touch of whimsy by designing a playful outdoor living environment with colorful fabrics, textures and patterns and fun decorations to create your dream outdoor space. There are many things you can do to personalize and add character to your space, with the addition of unique furnishings, lanterns, cool planters, plush cushions, colorful area rugs, drapery curtains, string lights, chandeliers and even hanging chairs. To make your space fun, outdoor fabrics really are key, and come in everything from neutrals and strips to beautiful florals, geometrics and animal prints. Tropical plants can really add to your space as well, whether your living zone is immersed in plantings or you have them in pots and growing off your walls (ivy plants are perfect for this). Consider having a vertical wall with succulents growing off it, we wrote a great article on living garden walls for your reference. Don’t forget a fireplace or even a fire pit to keep you warm and toasty in the evenings and creates a great ambiance for entertaining your guests! So take your outdoor space from tired to amazing this summer with these whimsical and fun inspired ideas that we have collected for you below. We love your feedback on 1 Kindesign, so don’t forget to let us know in the comments which one was your favorite!
Have a look at some past inspiring articles on outdoor living with, 21 Inspirational examples of outdoor summer lounging spaces and 58 Amazing bright and colorful outdoor living spaces.
Create a Playful Garden Gallery Space: Add a touch of whimsy and fun by adding some frames to create an inviting space. There is outdoor wall art that you can place on your wall as well, which if you do not have a plant wall like the picture above, you can also affix to a retaining wall, or create your own wall with reclaimed wood.
Consider adding a tepee to your outdoor space to get out of the hot sun and have a place of privacy for reading and napping. This would also make a great play space for kids!
Nothing says playful more than a boho chic outdoor space! Hanging sheets in the trees adds a touch of whimsy.
Moroccan poufs and a hanging swing makes this outdoor space not only comfortable, but very fun!
Adding colorful fabrics with fun prints on the can add a youthful energy to your outdoor space. Area rugs are also a great addition, adding texture, color and some geometric print. A colorful umbrella also adds some playfulness to a space, and can help block the hot sun or rain. Colorful pots with bright blooms and lanterns adds some character and personality to the space.
Create a sunken living room in your backyard, complete with comfortable cushions and pillows, just make sure the fabric is made for outdoors so it doesn’t get bleached by the sun!
Outdoor area rugs are currently a very trendy design statement, helping to anchor outdoor seating areas.
Set the mood with string lights, creating a wonderful ambiance in the evening.
Add some playful color to your wall with vertical gardens, to get more inspiration, follow our new Vertical Gardens Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/onekindesign/vertical-gardens/
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If you draw inspiration from the visual and aural appeal of nature in your home, trying immersing the natural landscape into your bathroom design scheme. Creating your own private sanctuary with a natural concept in mind is all about adding texture, lots of glass, and the right bathroom fixtures. A part of designing next to nature, is to also bring nature into your design, by applying elements that simulate what you would see outside in nature. These items can include rich woods, pebbles, rocks, water, earthy stones and plenty of textures. Todays modern luxury bathroom encompass steam showers, soaking tubs, TVs and even surround sound, all outfitted with beautiful fixtures and furnishings. In order to have this personal spa oasis, drawing in nature will complete the ambiance. This can be done by adding glass walls, which can be fixed or sliding into a wall cavity so that you blur the lines between the indoors and the exterior.
A glass enclosed shower can also help (it also makes the shower feel more spacious), especially if you bring lots of plants into your bathroom. A freestanding tub, or one that is inset into the floor, can be either right in the visual line of the outdoors or even on a deck or on its own covered veranda in the garden. Part of the experience is being able to see the sights and sounds of nature and breath the in fresh air. If you are lucky enough to live somewhere warm all year round, this experience can be truly magical. So lets enjoy the visual experience, even if it is just a daydream, and have a look at these 39 bright and airy bathrooms here on 1 Kindesign, all of which invite nature to be a part of the journey!
Let us know which bathroom is your favorite, we love your feedback! While you are at it, check out some more inspiration featured here on 1 Kindesign, 47 Awesome outdoor bathrooms leaving you feeling refreshed and 60 Most incredible bathrooms with breathtaking views.
The bath walls open to reveal an outdoor bath, blurring the boundaries between indoors and out. With a stone wall surround, the space is very private and zen feeling.
With the walls opening on a track system and disappearing into a wall cavity, taking a bath in this copper soaking tub will make you feel completely immersed in nature; especially with the lush, tropical vegetation on this Hawaiian property.
How cool is this bathroom? The bathtub feels more like a hot tub on a deck that rises above a heavily wooded forest. It does not get much better than this!
This home feels like a part of nature with a private courtyard of plants outside of the bathroom.
Nestled on a its own platform, this custom Indonesian river rock tub features uplighting so that you can take a heavenly bath after sunset. A tumbled stone wall covered with pebble tiles behind the tub houses a water spout to fill up the tub with soothing warm water. Surrounded by lush vegetation, this is the perfect spot to enjoy fresh air and relaxation.
The colors and materials used in this heavenly glass enclosed shower are reminiscent of the outdoors. With the wall tiles taking on a white sandy beach, the black tile is obsidian lava and a flooring of beach pebbles, all that’s missing is the ocean! Flagstone steps takes you to an outdoor shower that is in complete privacy.
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An outdoor bathroom can be a wonderful addition to your backyard, whether using it to rinse off after swimming in the pool, working in your garden or just to enjoy nature. Having this outdoor spa would be a luxurious experience that will feel very spa-like, nothing feels more amazing than a shower or even a bath in the great outdoors! Surrounded by lush tropical plants, tall grasses, rocks, and even fencing, one should consider building their outdoor bathroom in privacy. There are numerous ways this can be done, especially if you have the prying eyes of neighbors nearby. We have gathered an extensive collection of images for you to peruse below that should give you some great inspiration on how you can make your heavenly oasis into a private outdoor retreat for the senses. Your space can be anything from rustic to modern or even DIY with a little creative ingenuity, anything can be created outdoors. Vingtage-style bathrooms can give off an elegant feel, using stone can make you feel like you are on a wonderful vacation. Bathing outdoors is a luxury experience that anyone should be able to achieve, as long as you have enough space in your garden and outdoor plumbing. Even a garden hose can be rigged! Your outdoor space can be an extensive of your indoor bathroom, maybe your shower is inside, but your tub is outdoors, nestled in rocks or surrounded by flagstone or brick. Have a look below to find some incredible ideas of outdoor baths and showers that will give you some amazing inspiration and let us know which one is your favorite!
Looking for more outdoor ideas? Have a look at some of our past articles here on 1 Kindesign such as 47 Irresistible hot tub spa designs for your backyard and 48 Most fabulous swimming pools on 1 Kindesign.
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Creating a cozy outdoor bedroom oasis is a wonderful idea to enjoy warm summer nights, fresh breezes and a romantic ambiance surrounded by mother nature. There are numerous ways that you can develop this concept, with one way being a screened in porch. This is the ultimate luxury, feeling like you are outdoors, but still have the protection of roof, to protect you from weather ailments. You can create a sleeping cabin if you have a wooded property, which would be an amazing place to take a nap or to host your overnight guests. A large front porch can be converted into a spot for an outdoor bedroom by using outdoor curtain fabrics for privacy. A garden shed can be converted into a beautiful sleeping spot, just open up the windows and doors, and voila, you are immersed in nature and get some great cross ventilation. Shipping pallets can be used in your garden as a platform, add a mattress (or an inflatable mattress), some pillows and bedding and you have an instant outdoor bed. A bed on your pool deck, especially if you have a pool house that has an extended roofline that can protect your bed from sun and rain. A canvas tent can be placed in your garden for some outdoor glamping, you can also use a hanging bed, such as the ones we wrote about, 21 Inspirational examples of outdoor summer lounging spaces.
If your outdoor bedroom space is covered by a tent or in a garden shed, you can add some additional decor such as a nightstand to store books and place a cup of coffee or tea on, and maybe even a lantern or a lamp for some ambient lighting. As far as styling your outdoor space, there are plenty of ideas to select from, bright colors work best, there are lots of outdoor fabrics to chose from. Try boho chic, it is a fun look that brightens any space and will be very inviting. Lastly, if you have a pond or lake on your property, try a floating wooden platform decked out with a mattress and bedding, a perfect way to take a nap! Be inspired, have a look at some of our amazing ideas below!
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Farmhouse style kitchens are very charming and rustic, with plenty of raw wood and natural light, they offer a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for entertaining guests. There is something about this style of kitchen that gets your attention, but not in the same way a contemporary kitchen would. They offer a romantic atmosphere of raw materials and clean design, an old-world aesthetic that has homeowners wishing for the quaint and everyday lifestyle that these spaces exude. Each of these farmhouse kitchens that you will see below offers a little something different, some are rustic, some offer a little vintage, while others offer more of a modern-contemporary style, that is more simple and beautiful. These kitchens are so cozy you would want to spend all day in them, cooking, entertaining, or just relaxing with a good book or your laptop. Most farmhouse style kitchen offer whitewashed walls, wood beams on the ceiling, wood planked flooring, natural light and plenty of character. There are a couple of examples where tile has been installed on the flooring, which creates a warm, stunning effect. A stove or fireplace in the kitchen can really complete the farmhouse look, and keep the kitchen warm on a chilly winters night.
Brick and stone is another material that you will sometimes see in this style of kitchen, it adds warmth and texture to the space. It looks great on a backsplash or installed as a focal point from floor to ceiling around the stove. Shabby chic or rustic style furnishings, vintage whitewashed cabinetry, wood block countertops, there are so many options. Have a look at the images below and gather some inspiration for your farmhouse style kitchen!
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Water is very soothing and relaxing, and having a backyard waterfall can create a peaceful oasis right on your property that is both visually appealing and very refreshing. In the past here on 1 Kindesign we told you about how to make your garden more desirable by designing a pond in your backyard. However, you can can that pond more unique with the addition of a natural cascading waterfall, or a fountain. If you want something more modern, you may want to select a water feature installation with lighting and jets of water. A waterfall can also be integrated into a pool, or you can also have it flow over rocks into a natural swimming pool which would really create a beautiful effect. Incorporating rough stones into your design will not only help to create a natural looking waterfall, it adds textures and natural beauty to your design. You can have your waterfall professionally design in your backyard, or you can make one yourself. Making one yourself is a little more tricky and will require a lot of time, but we have plenty of inspiration below that can give you some ideas on how to get started. The key is to make your waterfall look natural, so planting lots of water loving vegetation around your water feature and some mulch will help make it look native to the property. An additional idea is to have your waterfall located next to a patio so that you can sit back and enjoy the babbling of the stream, or create a garden walkway around or next to the waterfall so guests can stroll.
A beautiful cascading stream showcases small waterfalls and pools. The splashing noises from the water helps to de-tract from the surrounding noises of the neighborhood, making soothing background sounds. The shallow pool features potted papyrus plants and to help soften the rocky waterway, spiky sedges have been planted.
This outdoor living space is a private respite away from the house, blanketed in forest with a flagstone patio, stone walkway, beautiful waterfall that meanders down the hill to a pond, quiet seating area and a zen garden. The perfect spot for tranquil moments of reflection.
Rustic Waterfall Design: This beautiful cascading waterfall is formed out of Corten steel combined with stepped walls of stone.
This cool waterfall feature is inspired by gold-mining flumes, a small stream-like recirculating fountain that draws water from a buried cistern.
Submerged lighting can help create a warm and soothing glow, drawing attention to outdoor water features.
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The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s where you do everything from showering in the morning to washing up and brushing your teeth at night. That’s why the last thing you want is a tiny bathroom. However, sometimes that is our only option. In those cases, there is hope. Check out ways to make your bathroom look more spacious below:
Want more bathroom inspiration? We have plenty here on 1 Kindesign, have a look through our bathroom archives.
1. Stick to the same colors and tones
If you want to make your bathroom look bigger than it really is, you need to keep everything the same tone and color. You want the room to have one united shade. That’s because if you opt for a look like dark walls and light tiles, this will only make the space appear more enclosed. If you must have some contrast going on, though, limit it to something that is more of an object. For instance, let it be a light fixture or a low cabinet. That way the object will really stand out and get everyone’s attention, while the rest of the room blends together and acts as more of a backdrop than anything else.
2. Opt for clear glass doors for your shower
When you choose to have shower doors made of textured glass, you are giving off the illusion of an extra wall. This not only allows you to get some light into your shower, but also have the feel of some privacy. These doors are truly a visual barrier within the room, making your bathroom come across as more spacious.
3. Invest in large bathroom vanities
There is nothing that will make a bathroom appear larger than it is than a than a huge bath vanity. In fact, a bath vanity that reaches all the way to the ceiling will do wonders for your room. It doesn’t matter if the bath vanity is trimmed out in wood or tile. All you want is a tall bath vanity that has lighting on the top of it or hanging in the front of it, as that will work to double the light’s impact and make your lavatory feel much bigger than it is. However, don’t choose a bath vanity that uses double mirrors over side by side sinks. This will have the opposite effect you’re going for and make your bathroom look smaller.
4. Install shelves within your wall
The way most medicine cabinets recess into your wall, you can use this idea this throughout the rest of your bathroom. If you have a linen cabinet that takes up a lot of space, change this up. Instead, purchase cabinetry that you can have installed into the wall so you have more storage room. You will need to reframe the walls in that area, but this is worth whatever cost that is. With less clutter to be had, your bathroom will appear a lot bigger.
5. Get as much natural light in as possible
Natural light is something that homeowners always want shining through in their bathroom. There is no better feeling than waking up and going into your bathroom and having the sun fall on your face. The sun’s presence even helps you when you’re applying your makeup. Today, so many people opt for a lavatory with windows that are completely covered with shutters or have their window coverings blacked out. While this will grant you privacy, it’s not ideal. Instead what you should do is cover up a window with a translucent window shade. This way you still get that privacy you want while also having plenty of natural light coming through. If your bathroom doesn’t have a window, you can always get a solar tube or some type of skylight put in. This will also bring in some natural light into your bathroom. It’s this natural light that will really make your bathroom appear much bigger than it really is.
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Infusing your home with green leafy plants helps to make your space feel fresh and inviting, not to mention they help purify your air and create positive Feng Shui energy. Plants add color and decor to your home, creating a welcoming atmosphere that makes your space feel homey and very cozy. The trendiest plant to add into your home is the fiddle leaf fig, but other great greenery ideas are succulents, air plants and even orchids, especially in the bathroom! If you are looking to decorate your home with plants just for air purification purposes, consider the following plants: red-edged dracaena, snake plant, wax begonia, gerber daisy, golden pothos, gerber daisy, azalea, peace lily, english ivy, boston fern, spider plant, aloe vera and the lady palm. They will not only beautify your home, they will help to improve your home’s indoor air quality. According to the EPA, the average American home’s interior air quality is much more toxic than that of the air outside. This is why decorating your home with plants is the perfect solution, working double duty as a decorative accessory and filtering your air.
Green plants will help to breathe life into any space, especially if the surroundings are white walls, the green will add punches of color. The more plants you have in a space, you will create a jungle-like atmosphere, perfect for a Bohemian style space. Plants can be injected into any room in the home, the kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, bedroom, a sunroom, you name it, we have plenty of examples collected for you below. Zen-ify your home and be inspired with these creative looks, and let us know which one is your favorite and why.
There is nothing like working next to plants, but to keep the positive Feng Shui energy, make sure to get rid of dead leaves or dying plants.
Plants can really thrive in a bathroom with the additional humidity. Nothing like taking a shower next to a wall of plants, it can really create a closer connection with nature, not to mention creating a spa-like feel!
Add your own greenhouse into your kitchen! This space is so bright and airy, you could spend the whole day here cooking and tending to your plants. Nature has really been brought into this space between the interior plants and all the windows, blurring the boundaries between indoors and out. Magical, don’t you think?
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Concrete is a beautiful and very durable material, super customizable with an incredibly long lifespan, concrete countertops are the perfect application for any kitchen. With a minimalist and sleek appearance, concrete fits perfectly into any home or loft, giving a contemporary or industrial feel. A little more edgy than other countertop materials, it can be very ideal thanks to its inherent properties of being easy to clean and very durable. The best thing about concrete is that you can DIY your own countertops, there are plenty of websites out there that will give you step-by-step instructions. Concrete looks amazing in a modern, open plan interior, integrating well with other materials from wood to silestone. If the look of raw concrete is too clinical looking for you, you can apply an acid wash or any color you wish to add more warmth to your kitchen. The average cost for concrete to be installed as your countertop material is $65-$135 (for standard 1.5 inch thick countertop). Have a look at some pros and cons to using concrete as your countertop material selection.
Pros: Concrete is a porous material and can be stained easily, which is why it needs to be sealed. Color options for concrete is endless, which makes it ideal if you are trying to match it with your interior design scheme. It can be cast in any shape or size and with custom edge details. They can be uniquely personalized by embedding items such as seashells, recycled glass and even pebbles. Its appearance enhances with age, developing a warm patina. Although concrete is heat resistant, if it is sealed, anything hot should not be placed directly on the surface, as it may damage the sealer.
Cons: If you have a large concrete countertop, there will be seams, but you can minimize this with the use of a filler that is color-matched. It needs to be frequently sealed to avoid staining. Small cracks may develop with time and settling. Concrete is a heavy material, so it will need extra support beneath. If you do any custom options such as edge detailing and inlays, the price tag can be greatly increased.
Have a look at the ideas below and find some countertop ideas for your kitchen project. Looking for more kitchen ideas? Have a look at one of our past articles on 47 Incredibly inspiring industrial style kitchens and 51 Gorgeous and inspirational kitchens.
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