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Your bedroom is one of the most personal places in your home so what better place to unleash your inner artist.

A colourful bedroom is not only a way to create a space filled with personality but the act of painting itself can be relaxing. Whether it’s a landscape feature wall made of tonal hills or an abstract squiggle artwork, unleash your creativity with Resene’s extensive range of colours.

Bedroom with squiggle wall art

Go with the flow with this squiggle design. The flowing motion of painting the squiggles is relaxing in itself.

Wall in Resene Grey Seal (try Resene Quarter Stack) with painted swirls in Resene Mystery (try Resene Half Escape) and Resene Remember Me (try Resene Freestyling) and chest of drawers in Resene Remember Me.

Feature this

The sky’s the limit when it comes to feature wall murals but remember the colours you choose to use in your artwork can impact how relaxing your bedroom is. If your mural is behind the bed, it’s unlikely it’s going to be visible as you drift off to sleep, although the colours may reflect around the other walls of the room and in mirrors. Tonal artworks can be fun to create, pick colours from the same colour range such as Resene Warrior, Resene Blue Bayoux, Resene Escape and Resene Half Escape – blue is often a safe bet.

A beachy bedroom mural

Murals don't need to be literal. Create a beachy mural that will make you feel like you are on holiday year round with an abstract artwork created by layering strips of paint applied using a sponge roller.

The background is in Resene Breathless and the soft lines are in a sunny seaside palette of Resene Escape, Resene Galliano, Resene Papier Mache, Resene Sandbar and Resene Coast.

A Marimekko-inspired headboard

This Marimekko-inspired headboard is a creative art project that will give your bedroom colour and personality.

The headboard is in Resene Strikemaster, Resene Cosmic, Resene Chamois and Resene Cod Grey. Drum side table in Resene Cod Grey and pendant light and smaller side table in Resene Cosmic, with flowers in Resene Strikemaster and Resene Chamois.

Artwork on board

If turning a wall into a mural is too much of a commitment, try painting a design on the headboard. A headboard can be a fun way to introduce a little pattern to your room. Use a stencil to create an interesting repeating pattern using a dry brush (a brush without much paint on it) to lightly blot the paint through the holes or try pinstripes – create a crisp line using masking tape or try a soft freehand painted line.

Resene Mystery

Resene Remember Me

Resene Grey Seal

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