Our 60 Prettiest Island Rooms
Add the spirit of the islands to your home with ideas from these inspiring spaces.
The fresh green and yellow linens in this guest bedroom on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, along with the mahogany doors and windows, echo the lush landscape outside. Adding a small potted plant to the bedside table literally brings the outside in.
This St. Kitts great room features dark stained wood—a frequent feature of island design—but also retains an airy feeling thanks to its vaulted ceilings, creamy walls, and natural fiber rugs.
This master bathroom’s shimmering Moroccan tiles are a softer take on the vibrant greenery outside and create a relaxing tone for a long soak. The light green tub—instead of a traditional white or cream—unifies the space.
Get the Look: The tub and fixtures are from Waterworks.
Many island homes feature exterior shutters that can be opened to take advantage of tropical breezes, or closed during rough winds, but this living room puts a fresh twist on the classic element by incorprating a painted shutter into the décor.
Sea urchins are affixed to the bright yellow wall of this Jamaican master bedroom, adding a fun layer of ocean-inspired texture. The rest of the room, decked in neutral tones, balances the wall’s bold color.
This Maui bedroom is full of island style. The ceiling’s exposed rafters and bamboo ceiling, carved bedposts, and nearly floor-to-ceiling windows give the space a Swiss Family Robinson-like feel. Light blue bed linens lend a watery accent that reflects the home’s oceanfront location.
The Thorsons designed the poster bed that their friends at Duck Soup then had made in Bali. Linens are by Lisa Galimberti.
A neutral color palette and uncluttered design make this Bonaire bedroom feel like a peaceful spot for relaxation. The airy canopy lends a touch of island style without detracting from the room’s modern aesthetic.
This vignette—in a bright beach house on Anna Maria Island, Florida—cleverly features a circular window in place of a more traditional mirror or piece of art. The buffet’s playful curves and distressed finish provide a nice contrast to the clean, geometric lines of the window.
Get the look: The living room walls are painted White Dove by Benjamin Moore.
The seashell curtain hanging over the entry to this bedroom is a fun reminder that the Pacific Ocean is just outside.
The bold, leafy pattern on this South Padre Island, Texas, banquette creates a tropical atmosphere. Bright eggshell paint, vintage tiki stools, and folding director’s-style chairs further enhance the effect.