Tommy Bahama Bedding and Bedroom Decorating Ideas in a Tropical Style
A Tommy Bahama bedding set is a "must" for a tropical Tommy Bahama style bedroom. There are many comforters for sale that are labeled "tropical" but few have the versatility and range of color as this line of merchandise.
If your choice in bedroom decor is Hawaiian, a Tommy Bahama comforter is a great place to start. Their leafy, floral fabrics are the perfect design for an island bedroom retreat.
Right out of the gate, Tommy Bahama bedding came to mind. The designers who are behind this line of merchandise have a real knack for making shades of blue, green and beige look breezy, tropical and calm unlike tropical prints that include hot pink, bright yellow and the like.
For my follow up visit, I included some Tommy Bahama fabric swatches taken from a set of Tommy Bahama bedding that I used in a previous project on my bedroom inspiration board and my client fell in love with the relaxing color scheme and the palm tree patterns of the (Viscaya) comforter set. The peachy coral color in combination with leaf green on the bedding is lovely and I thought she had made a good choice.
Everything was going well until we started to choose fabric for the window treatments. I recommended that she have her curtains made with antique ivory fabric and I could tell that she was not on board. She said that she wanted more color so I suggested that she go with a coral pink fabric. Once again, she rejected my ideas and said she wanted to have her drapes made out of the same fabric as the comforter in her Tommy Bahama bedding. I hated to say it but I didn’t have a resource for the palm tree print fabric. The outcome of this was that she said that the comforter set was too expensive not to have matching window treatments in the collection.
She then decided that she could copy the Tommy Bahama style of decorating using a cheap bed in a bag set. One was ordered (against my better judgment) that had a palm tree pattern and when it arrived my client was disappointed and immediately returned it and admitted that she should have gone with my original ideas. The bedroom turned out beautifully but was more expensive than it should have been as the shipping cost for the bed in a bag set was substantial.
The lesson learned here is that designer bedding companies have teams of designers on staff who make it their business to know all there is to know about matching fabrics and creating bedroom color schemes. To try and second guess them is an exercise in futility that may only complicate matters and deliver less than perfect results.
If you have some Tommy Bahama style decorating ideas to share, I hope that you will take a moment and share pictures of your tropical bedroom decorating ideas with our visitors!
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