Give a warm glow to your child’s bedroom with a bed nook in soft hues.
Wall surrounding the arch recess is painted in Resene SpaceCote in Resene Daylight. Inside arch is painted in Resene SpaceCote in Resene Liquid Gold. The floor is finished in Resene Colorwood Breathe Easy from Resene ColorShops. White textured side table, from Kmart painted in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Off The Grid. Viola pendant light, from Kmart. Linen Forget-Me-Not pillowcases, cotton jersey fitted sheet, cotton jersey flat sheet, cotton jersey duvet cover, all from George Street Linen. Sandringham floor rug, from Baya. Amelia Bunny, and Bashful Bunny, both from Allium. Fleury daisy, from Smith and Caughey’s. Oyoy acorn basket, Liewood Room Winston night light, all from Little Whimsy.
Create a sense of wonder and playfulness in a child’s bedroom by building an arched recess for their bed to fit into. Not only does it become the focal point of the room, little ones will feel safe nestled into their bed nook. Make sure you plan for the future with a king single bed children can grow into and a height that’ll work when they are bigger. You can always have a little step for when they are smaller if the bed is too high.
Any easy way to create a bespoke look in a bedroom is by colour blocking. Using all Resene SpaceCote paint, this palette of yellows, which includes Resene Liquid Gold and Resene Daylight, the dark green of Resene Off The Grid and terracotta tone of Resene Soiree, are complementary colours that are repeated in the bedding and accessories. Keep in mind the colour proportions to help balance the overall effect.
When painting your furniture give some thought to which elements to paint and which to leave natural. We painted the side table to keep with the colour blocking, but selected to only paint the interior of the wardrobe for a surprise element. Make sure to use Resene Waterborne Sureseal to prime any old varnished surfaces to help bond the paint and be durable. Finish unpainted areas with a Resene clear finish to protect the surface and make it easy to wipe clean.
Hang an overhead warm-toned light low over the bed to highlight the warmth of the walls. Play up these sunshiny vibes with a duvet in a buttery shade. Next, add some khaki and terracotta to ground everything. We painted the adjoining wall a warm terracotta with Resene SpaceCote in Resene Soiree, the inside doors of the wardrobe in Resene SpaceCote in Resene Off The Grid, used a flat sheet and table by the bed in a matching green to punctuate the room. Finish the room with a warm brown rug to anchor all the elements together.
Wall surrounding arch recess is painted in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Daylight. Inside arch is painted in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Liquid Gold. Main wall is painted in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Soiree. Floor finished in Resene Colorwood Breathe Easy from Resene ColorShops.
Octopus, Meri Meri suitcases, The Ear book, Bashful Bunny, Olli Ella Rattan Strolley, all from Smith and Caughey’s. Bear pencil cup, Animal BFFs, I Love You All Year Round, The Sisters Saint-Claire, all from Little Whimsy. Shapes, from Allium Interiors. Tapered baskets, from Kmart.
Inside arch is painted in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Liquid Gold. Main wall is painted in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Soiree. Floor finished in Resene Colorwood Breathe Easy from Resene ColorShops.
Aspen wardrobe, from Mocka, with the inside painted in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Off The Grid. Bamboo Inlay table, from Kmart. Sustainable Baby sunglasses, from Little Whimsy. Dakota Tigers jumper, bucket hat, patterned T-shirts, patterned bike pants, patterned swaddles, all from Phoenix and the Fox. Hunter Jr boots, from McKinlays.
Created and styled by Amber Armitage. Photography by Wendy Fenwick.
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