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8 Tips to Create a Balinese-Style Bedroom

Bali is the most well-known island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago. The island is also home to an ancient culture. You don’t have to fly thousands of miles to get there to soak yourself in the exotic culture. Rather, you can create a sanctuary at home to get away from the bustling city by creating a tropical retreat bedroom. There are simple ways to make you wake up at your favourite beach destination every morning.

1. Canopy Bed

Canopy Bed(image credit: houzz.com)

Canopy bed is almost a must-have item for a balinese-inspired bedroom. Two panels of light and gauzy fabric drape behind the headboard and run all the way over the top of the bed to become a canopy. The perfect combination of the four sleek posts and the fabric panels creates a tropical feel in the bedroom.


2. Hand Carved Wood Decor

Hand Carved Wood Decor(image credit: homedepot.com)

Hand Carved Wood Decor(image credit: pinterest.com)

Add traditional hand-carved wood decors to infuse the bedroom with balinese culture. The eye-catching medallion wall panel with a distressed brown finish in the photo on top adds texture and a classic touch to the wall. In the photo at the bottom, the base of the nightstand lamp is designed with ornate and filigree carvings which is a true work of art.


3. Batik Print Headboard

Batik Print Headboard(image credit: thedesignsoc.com)

The juxtaposition of modern and traditional works beautifully in the bedroom with the pair of asymmetric blue pendant lights over the bedside tables and the batik print headboard in grid pattern. This daring mix of vintage and contemporary brings a new interpretation of balinese charm to the bedroom.


4. Wooden Furniture

Wooden Furniture(image credit: morabitoartvilla.com)

Wooden furniture exudes timeless chic and they make the bedroom look sophisticated with good taste. The distressed and antique look of the wood definitely brings balinese charm to the bedroom. The canopy bed in the photo makes the room feel breezy and romantic. This unique canopy bed is constructed by hanging the light soft curtains over the four bamboos that are suspended by the strings from the ceiling.


5. Tropical Plants

Tropical Plants(image credit: morabitoartvilla.com)

Bali resorts are surrounded by tropical plants. Bring the tropical botanicals in the bedroom to create a relaxing hideout as if in the tropical jungle. Tropical plants undoubtedly are one of the simplest features you can add to create a balinese-style bedroom.


6. Louver Door or Window

Louver Door or Window(image credit: houzz.com)

Use door and window treatment fitted with louvers to create a resort-style bedroom. If you have a balcony that extends out from your bedroom, you can opt for beach-style interior shutters to create a recreational feel and bring tropical charm to the bedroom. This bedroom also features a unique canopy bed designed with steps that reach to the bed and posts that go from the floor to the ceiling. The intricate carvings on the woods simply accentuate the room’s balinese style.


7. Tropical Ceiling Fan

Tropical Ceiling Fan(image credit: houseandhome.com)

A contemporary-style bedroom is infused with Balinese culture. The ceiling fans exude a tropical and exotic feel while dark panelling adds warmth to the mostly white space. The white bedlinen, curtains and upholstery fabric for sofa make the room feel breezy and inviting.


8. Batik Wall Art

Batik Wall Art(image credit: etsy.com)

Frame a piece of Batik fabric and let it lean against the wall on the floor or hang it on the wall to infuse your bedroom with Javanese heritage. Batik garments play an important role in Javanese life. In October 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Batik is one of the major elements to embrace Balinese culture.

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