A vacation is just down the hall when your bedroom is outfitted with these dreamy design tips from some of our favorite coastal spaces. From soothing color palettes to the best bedding, these genius ideas will help you create a getaway-worthy bedroom.
Photo: Tria Giovan; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Design: Lien Luu
Even pint-sized rooms deserve a lounge area. Create your own space to unplug at the foot of your bed. An upholstered bench, settee, chaise, or pair of chairs begs for a beach read or morning cup of coffee.
Photo: Peter Frank Edwards; Styling: Ginny Branch; Design: Shelley Wilkins and Joni Vanderslice
Photo: Brie Williams; Styling: Liz Strong
Bring your favorite island’s style back to your bedroom with one simple upgrade: mosquito netting. Even if your boudoir is bug-free, mosquito netting creates a romantic, vacation-like cocoon. Hang it directly from the ceiling or a canopy bed. Not feeling netting? Try incorporating other island elements, like rattan furniture and bright colors.
Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Christina Wressell; Designer: Gary McBournie
Create your own custom cabana-like retreat by incorporating valences, like these brightly striped ones, for a sophisticated touch. The dramatic draping—whether in a guest room or a master suite—will give your room a sense of grandeur and intimacy. If a valence feels too permanent, try hanging billowy swags of fabric from the ceiling to the headboard.
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty and Rachael Burrow
Lighting is the easiest and most effective way to create a resort-worthy atmosphere. Lamplight casts a softer, more inviting glow than harsh overhead lighting. To soften chandeliers and pendants, install dimmers for the perfect amount of light day and night.
Photo: Jean Allsopp
Photo: David Tsay; Styling: Liz Strong
Nothing is more luxurious than a room with a view. In this Los Cabos master bedroom, the sea is the star of the show, and the homeowners played up its dazzling hue by echoing the shade throughout the room. Even if you’re not oceanfront, you can create an eye-catching focal point by arranging your layout to make the most of beachy art and interesting architectural elements.
Photo: Tria Giovan; Design: Erika Powell
Hotels know that the key to a great room is a good night’s sleep. For the ultimate slumber, two sets of firm and soft pillows ensure that you and your bunkmate have the perfect place to lay your head.