Decorate a Bedroom in Florida Style
Florida Style for a Bedroom
Bedroom Ideas with Florida Colors and Flair
You'll feel like you're sleeping in a tropical resort on Key West or St Augustine when you decorate your bedroom with Florida style.
I'll share some inspirational photos of bedrooms so you can see the elements that turn a bedroom into a Florida retreat. The pictures are from the model homes at the premier retirement community of Solivita, south of Orlando, Florida.
Where possible, I'll include similar products (curtains, lamps, bedspreads, pillows, wall art) in case you want to recreate the inspiration room in your own home.
(photo by Virginia Allain)
How to Recreate This Bedroom
Look at the room above and decide what elements appeal to you. Now take a look at the pieces I've showcased here. I've tried to match them as closely as possible to the inspiration room.
Wall Grille with Metal Frame - Available from Amazon
This one isn't as wide as the wall grille in the Florida Bedroom pictured above. I'd suggest getting two of them and placing them side by side. That gives you the drama you desire for the room.
White Damask Bedspread for the Florida Look
Look for lightweight bedding. Heavy comforters are not needed in Florida.
Cotton Embroidery Spread
The light colors are perfect for a warm climate. This has a little touch of color from the embroidery but still has the light and airy look we want.
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Shell Bedside Lamp for the Florida Style Bedroom
The spiral base of the lamp in the inspiration room reminded me of a seashell. Here's a lamp with a shell design for the base. Perfect for that coastal look.
Throw Pillows for the Bed - in gold or accent colors
Here are neutral cushions or covers for your existing cushions. I could not resist adding some with great tropical designs like palm trees and bird of paradise flowers.
The design is subtle, but it gives a rich texture to the gold cushion.
Mix and Match Your Throw Pillows on the Bed
You don't want to be overly matching, so it looks like you just bought a packaged bed-in-a-bag. Look for different textures, colors and designs on the pillows but keep in mind that they need to harmonize too.
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- Florida Decorating Ideas
Get inspired by decorated rooms from model homes. You can get great ideas for decorating with Florida style.
Palm Tree Design on a Throw Pillow
Chenille gives you a different texture, but the background colors are soothing and set off the palm tree design quite nicely.
Banana Leaf Designs for Your Decorating
- Banana Leaf Furniture and Decor
This beautiful, tropical banana leaf furniture and decor is a very popular design style today! You'll find gorgeous bedroom decor, living room decor, and kitchen decor showcased here. Great if you live in a coastal area or just wish you did.
Look at This Inspiration Bedroom
Wouldn't you love to have this bedroom in your home! You can, of course, but replicating the elements you see here. No need to hire an expensive interior designer. The model home, of course, used such a designer and now you can benefit from their expertise.
Another Inspiration Bedroom for a Florida Home - or other coastal or warm climate area
(Photo by Virginia Allain. location: Solivita model homes, Poinciana, Florida)
White Tab Top Curtains Give a Breezy Coastal Look to a Florida Bedroom - These come in a variety of sizes
Insulated is great to have to block excess heat gain on the sunny side of the house. Otherwise you can go with cotton or linen drapes.
Natural Colored Tab Top Window Treatments
These frame your windows but with a light, beachy feel that suits coastal areas like Florida.
Framed Seashells - to put above the bed in a Florida Style bedroom
You can get shadowboxes and frame your own seashells or take a look at the selection I've provided here. You might find the perfect one to feature in your Florida or coastal themed bedroom.
More Ways to Include Seashells in Your Decor
- Decorate with Seashells All Year Long
Show off those treasured seashells in special ways in your home. My friend Sandy Bassett inspired me with her beach-themed centerpiece. How lovely to display all those seashells found on vacations at the ocean.
Framed Seashell Print
You can make your own display using seashells that you've found and showcasing them in shadowboxes.
Another way to get this look, is to use prints like the one shown here.
Notice the Lamp with the Clear Base in the Picture. Here Are Lamps Like That.
- Lamps to Display Things in
I'm fascinated by the decorating possibilities of fillable glass-based lamps. There is so much you can display in these for a unique look. Here's a selection of the lamps and ideas for filling them.
Striped Neutral Colors Coverlet - for a Florida Bedroom
Not an exact match for our inspiration room (above) but it gives the feel we wanted with the varying shades of taupe.
Get Ideas for Accessories for the Florida Style Bedroom
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One Final Room to Give You Ideas
Think tropical or coastal or Florida wildlife when selecting art for the wall in a Florida bedroom. The striking lamp is neutral so it doesn't take away from the painting of the cranes.
(photo by Virginia Allain of a bedroom in the Solivita model homes)
Framed Audubon Print of a Snowy Egret - for the Florida themed bedroom
The inspiration bedroom features an original oil painting of cranes. This framed print of Florida birds by noted bird artist, Audubon, will give you a similar look but is much more affordable.
Picture of a Florida Bedroom to Inspire You
Yellow Slipper Chair - for a Florida bedroom
This won't take much space in your bedroom and makes an excellent place to sit for putting on your shoes.
Coral Designs Look Great in Your Florida Home
- Coral Pillows for a Coastal Decor
If you live in a warm climate (or wish you did), add that coastal look to your home decor with coral pillows. The beautiful designs of coral reefs look stunning on throw pillows. Accent your sofa, bed or outdoor lounge with these lovely cushions. ...
Sheer Voile Curtains - for a breezy Florida style
I love the way the light filters through these sheer curtains. Enjoy that sunshine while others up north are shoveling their sidewalks.