Tulum Comes to Vallarta

Infused with coastal charm and the laid-back spirit of the Mexican coastline, this aesthetic brings a touch of paradise into a home. The décor style resembles the Boho Chic style, popular with homeowners north of the border.

Regardless of which of the names you call it, this décor style is gaining traction in Vallarta. Many of our clients furnishing or redecorating their homes in the Bay of Banderas area are
selecting this style for their condos or casas. Here is how we achieve the look while staying within a reasonable budget.

When embracing the Tulum Beach décor style, selecting the right wall colors is crucial to evoke the coastal charm of Tulum. We select earthy tones such as sandy beige, muted blues, and soft greens. These colors mimic the natural surroundings and create a serene backdrop that complements the other elements of this beach décor style.

We recommend a Palliser sofa for the living room that embodies comfort and style. A relaxed, low-profile sofa with clean lines and natural fabrics like linen or cotton perfectly encapsulates the Tulum Beach décor. Shades of white, cream, or light gray for the sofa maintain an airy, open feel reminiscent of the coastline.

For those nervous about keeping light colors clean, we highly recommend Palliser’s performance fabric covers – they do not stain since they repel liquid. Finally, you can have a light-colored sofa without fearing it will stain.

Extend the look by incorporating coffee and end tables crafted from natural materials such as rattan, bamboo, or reclaimed wood. These pieces add texture and authenticity to the design. For the entertainment stand, consider a simple design, allowing the focus to remain on the surrounding décor.

Natural wood finishes or muted tones work well to maintain the overall aesthetic.

For the bedroom, this coastal decor style calls for furniture that blends seamlessly with the surroundings. We choose wooden bed frames and nightstands crafted from reclaimed or distressed wood, highlighting the rustic charm. Neutral tones such as white, beige, or light wood finish create a calming atmosphere, enhancing the tranquility of the sleeping space.

We select furniture that combines comfort and natural elements for condos with an indoor dining area. Our best bet for this room is a wooden dining table with a weathered finish paired with chairs featuring woven seats or upholstery in earthy tones. Combining rustic textures and neutral colors creates a warm and inviting dining space.

We recommend comfy wooden counter stools with woven backs for those condos with a kitchen counter seating space. This approach blends beautifully – a modern kitchen with more rustic, natural seating furniture.

Complete the look with carefully chosen décor elements that reflect the coastal charm of this style. Rugs made from natural fibers like jute or sisal add texture and warmth. Linens in light, breathable fabrics enhance the relaxed ambiance, while décor pillows in muted blues, greens, and sandy hues complement the overall color palette.

Consider driftwood sculptures, seashell arrangements, or woven baskets to add a touch of beachside flair. Add potted plants, such as palms or succulents, to enhance the connection with nature.

To embrace the relaxed Tulum lifestyle, consider creating a cozy nook with a hammock or hanging chair.

The proper lighting can elevate your décor by creating a warm and inviting ambiance. Choose fixtures that emulate the soft, golden glow of the sun. Rattan or bamboo pendant lights and floor or table lamps with fabric shades provide gentle illumination that enhances the laid-back and cozy atmosphere. Consider adding candles or string lights for extra intimacy during the evenings.

Artwork and wall art are crucial in bringing the Tulum Beach décor to life. We include pieces that celebrate the natural beauty of the coastal environment – think ocean-inspired artwork, botanical prints, or handcrafted woven wall hangings. These elements infuse your space with a sense of authenticity.

Choosing Tulum Beach décor for your Vallarta condo makes sense. The style’s emphasis on natural materials and a minimalist approach aligns with the simplicity and beauty of Mexican coastal living.

Want to easily furnish your home in Vallarta? We offer furniture packages as well as individual furniture items. Visit us at our Puerto Vallarta store at 363A Constitucion or Bucerias store at Heroes de Nacozari 126. If you are not currently in Mexico, email us at furniture@solutionsmexico.com or text us on WhatsApp at +52 322 136 5156. And remember, you can always reach us through our website: www.solutionsmexico.com.


  • Sheryl Novak

    Originally from Canada, Sheryl started SOLutions Mexico in 2010 after experiencing firsthand the difficulties of furnishing a home when you are new to the country. She is recognized as the leading expert in Mexico regarding furniture and is regularly featured on blogs, social media, podcasts, and speaking engagements.

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