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From habitat plus - bedrooms

Personalise your bedroom with your favourites

Do you want the bedroom to be an extension of the style of the rest of the house? Or is it a room where you feel you can be more adventurous with your decorating, and inject personality or use a strong thematic approach? After all, it’s unlikely anyone else is going to see your bedroom, so this is the one space in the house where you can let loose a little.

A headboard painted with fern and leaf details

Plant lovers can transform their bedroom into a botanical sanctuary with a simple headboard painted with fern and leaf details.

Wall in Resene Dark Slate, bedside table in Resene Triple Blanc and headboard in Resene Triple Blanc with leaf designs painted in Resene Yucca, Resene High Tide, Resene Half Bison Hide and Resene Rum Swizzle.

If you don’t want the room to end up looking like a theme park however, it’s easy to add just enough detail and colour to evoke a feeling rather than be ultra-obvious.

A good approach, and one that fits with the idea of the bedroom being a relaxing place, is to choose a style or theme that hints of escape somewhere with a relaxed holiday vibe:

A woodland inspired bedroom

This woodland-inspired room features an upper wall in Resene Eighth Joss and Resene Finch on the tongue-and-groove panelling below the dado. Floor in Resene Digeridoo and bedside table and ladder in Resene Redwood

A country themed bedroom

The cornices in this country-themed bedroom have a thistle design and this was a starting point for this country themed bedroom by interior designer Amber Hamilton. It features Resene Baltic Sea on the walls, ceiling in Resene Double Parchment and ceiling rose and cornices in Resene Quarter Parchment.

top tip  Highlight heritage features such as cornices and ceiling roses by painting them with Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss or Resene Enamacryl gloss.

A tropical inspired bedroom

A tropical-inspired escape with walls in Resene Half Opal, a chair in Resene Surf Crest and side tables in Resene Half Cut Glass (try Resene Jet Stream), Resene Half Secrets and Resene Kandinsky.

Add a little cottagecore pastoral charm to your bedroom

Add a little cottagecore pastoral charm to your bedroom with a feature wall in sweet floral design Resene Wallpaper Collection E300116. Team with walls in Resene Teal Blue and trims and floor in Resene Alabaster.

Other themes to try:

A blue nautical themed bedroom

Sailors and ocean lovers can add a touch of nautical flair to a bedroom without rocking the boat with a bold navy, red and white colour scheme.

The wall is in Resene Tangaroa, left wall in Resene Indian Ink, floor in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash, bedside table and headboard in Resene Half Black White and buoy garland and life preserver wreath in Resene Raging Bull.

A hand-painted painted cross-stitch headboard

The hand-painted painted cross-stitch headboard in this bedroom is a cute way to add a touch of whimsy to a country-themed bedroom.

Wall in Resene Eighth Joss, skirting board in Resene Double Rice Cake and headboard in Resene Norway with cross-stitch patterned headboard feature in Resene Woodrush, Resene Planter, Resene Karaka, Resene Half Malta, Resene Bandicoot and Resene Lemon Ginger. Bedside table in Resene Bandicoot and flooring in Resene Colorwood Whitewash.


Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash

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