Bali – an island province of Indonesia – is a favorite destination for many tourists from all over the world. The island offers magnificent landscapes, a rich cultural heritage and a warm welcome from the locals. But impossible to put it in a simple definition, just the nature of the island – rich in beautiful landscapes, dramatic volcanoes, sea cliffs, mystical temples and ancient villages – is an unforgettable experience. The luxurious yet affordable hotels on the island also make it the perfect place to rest and pamper yourself. In case you have visited Bali before, you have certainly taken some great memories with you and maybe want to go back. In the meantime, if you are a fan of the island decor, you may find yourself wondering how to incorporate the Balinese style into your interior design. This is exactly the purpose of this article – to be inspired by Balinese decor and create a heavenly decor at home.
Island decor: Balinese style dining room
The tropical paradise that is Bali has a distinct aesthetic. Outdoor living is a very important aspect of Balinese design. The barrier between the inside and the outside is blurry, it hardly exists and allows you to fully enjoy the temperate climate and the rich nature transported inside. The Balinese landscape is characterized by numerous outdoor cabins and gazebos, thatched huts, daybeds and designer furniture that encourage one to rest, relax and enjoy the breathtaking views. Indoors, Balinese decor often uses beautiful woods, rich colors, natural textures and impressive prints. It is elegant, sophisticated and very very chic while remaining welcoming and relaxed. You can easily incorporate the Balinese look into your interior by transforming it into a beautiful hideaway by just following a few small rules..
Balinese styla interior decoration
The first very important characteristic of Balinese decor is the contrast. It is created by the bright exterior and the dark interior. So, for example, to complement your home’s dark roof and window frames, you can choose a lighter color for the sides of your home like khaki or linen. To complete the Balinese look, add a wooden awning in place of a protruding roof. Inside, opting for furniture in dark shades, arranged on a light background, is very important for the Balinese decor. This not only creates visual interest but, at the same time, a much more original space. It is also common to see an accent wall in a bright color such as, for example, red or purple. By using colors that evoke the decor of the East, you will change the neutral palette and modernize the space by looking towards the wall area.
Balinese style living room decoration idea
When you want to create a Balinese-influenced interior design, know that with the use of original prints and patterns in bright colors you can achieve a focal point in the room. Hanging an oriental tapestry on the wall or opting for decorative cushions with oriental motifs are interesting ways to introduce little Balinese touches into your interior. For the bedroom, living room or dining room you can use a large wall panel with local prints.
Living room decoration open to the swimming pool
Being very natural and inspired by the tropical landscape, the Balinese decor also uses wood a lot. So in the dining room, for example, you can even opt for tableware, decorative bowls, table runners and placemats in wood or bamboo to accentuate the Balinese decor. As for the furniture, do not hesitate to furnish your interior with beautiful wooden furniture. Look for antique dark wood or carved wood furniture that you can renovate and make more modern by re-upholstering or repainting in bright colors and then using it in your living room, bedroom or dining room..
Living room decoration with wooden furniture
Simple storage cabinets made of dark wood are not only practical for rooms like the bathroom or bedroom. They will also accentuate the Balinese style of the interior. By placing them above the work desk or the bathtub, storage furniture can turn into a place to place candles, towels, lotions, etc..
Balinese style kitchen decoration
What you can also do is choose the wood siding for your floors at least in the rooms where you spend the most time. Wood flooring, unlike tiles or carpets, is easier to clean and maintain. It creates a warmer and more natural atmosphere. Turn to specialists to find out what type of wood cladding is most suitable for your interior.
Bedroom decoration with transparent floor
There are several styles of furniture that can be used in the Balinese style. In addition to dark wood furniture, rattan furniture is another possible option. Often confused with wicker, rattan and wicker furniture have a similar look, but rattan furniture is closer to the palm tree and with a very strong core. You should use rattan furniture indoors to protect it from direct sunlight outside. The rustic look of this furniture is very reminiscent of the Balinese style.
Bedroom with wooden canopy bed
The carved wooden furniture is also typical for the Balinese style. A carved wooden daybed in the living room, for example, will create a sophisticated touch and evoke images from your travels in Bali. Carved furniture is also a way to make the decor more luxurious and elegant. Indonesian teak furniture, such as daybeds, sideboards and coffee tables will also accentuate the Balinese decor theme. When creating a Balinese interior, remember that it is very important to be inspired by the outdoors and nature and bring them inside..
Elegant living room decorated in white