Owning a villa in Ubud, Bali, is somehow different than in any other Bali beach towns. Instead of pretty beaches and coastal winds. Ubud is buzzing with a blend of spiritual energy, organic living, natural greeneries, and hip western touch to the modern shops and cafes.
The sun-lighted coastal style might be best to apply at beach town villas, but a villa in Ubud need you to dig deeper to find a connection to the earth. Inspiration can come from ancient temples in the neighborhood, magnificent green rice terraces, and lush jungles that are always enclosing the area.
Open and Spacial Terraces
What makes Ubud, Ubud, is its closeness to the greeneries. Take advantage of the magnificent view of terraces of rice paddies and skyscraper palm trees by creating open terraces which directly faces the landscape. It invites guests to feel the refreshing scenery with all their senses; view of every shade of green at every direction you see, sounds of the wildlife in the rainforest, and the chill air gently blow at their skin. Direct connection to the surrounding nature suggests a luxurious private hideaway just in the heart of the jungle.
- Put Framed Art in the Wall
Many great artists call Ubud home, as this town itself is a renewed arts hub. Take some of the artwork homes and put them on the wall—the larger, the better. The wall art gives an instant strong vibe of Balinese wisdom and culture to the room.
The art is not limited to painting. You can opt for Hindu’s god and goddess carving for art installation to bring Ubud’s spiritual tranquility inside the house.
- Bring Tropical Foliage Inside
Indoor tropical plants ferns, palms, bamboo, or monstera leaves are what you need to strengthen what surrounds you outside, to the inside. If you are feeling bold, install a living wall to one of the areas, such as indoor garden.
- Woods and Stone
Incorporate natural materials into the furniture and design as much as possible. Timber and locally quarried stones are great to bring out natural characteristic nature, but assembling a touch of bamboo will significantly enhance the taste of raw Ubud to the villa.
- Open Space Bathroom
There’s something special about taking a hot bath while being privately exposed to the calming nature. A semi or total open plan bathroom with large bathtub is just what guest need after spending a long day walking down the town. Mix paving with pebbles and timber decking for a non-slip surface after the bath.
- A Villa in the Hill? Invest for Infinity Pool
An infinity pool is always a winner. Guest just love to snap photos of them visually swimming in the middle of the sky. A villa located in the hills could take benefit of the elevation, creating a sense of being in the mid-air without much effort. It’s even better when tall tropical trees growing from the ground below envelops your pool.
- Glass wall for visual extension of the room
While your villa is hidden among Ubud’s lush forest, replace some walls with glass to further blur the lines between indoor and outdoor. Guest can rest comfortably just across the wall overlooking the jungle, where they can not only be able to relax and rest their mind but also having a deep reflection of why we need to get connected with nature once again.