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.
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:
Create an indulgent resort sanctuary or upmarket hotel feel with pale walls in Resene Half White Pointer and beautiful bedlinen accented with rich, earthy colours like Resene Napa or Resene Double Pravda then throw in some luxe-looking accessories to create a treat-yourself feeling: accents in brass or gold, a scented candle and some stonewashed linen for the bed. Refresh old ornaments and frames with Resene FX Metallic paint.
Give your bedroom a zen-style twist with a mindful vibe using bamboo mats, parchment coloured walls in a hue like Resene Blank Canvas or staining ply in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt, a low timber bed and a potted palm.
A chic Parisian apartment style with Resene Alabaster walls, an ornate mirror, a small chandelier and chaise lounge or a chic make-up table.
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.
Opt for a tropical or jungle feel that transports your emotions to a memorable island holiday with potted palms, shady green walls in Resene Haven, rich timber flooring in Resene Colorwood Walnut and a palm-leaf patterned wallpaper behind the bed.
Adopt a general global theme with an eclectic mix of mementoes and styles from different cultures.
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.
What about a botanical theme? Add a feature wall using a dreamy landscape mural from the Resene Wallpaper Collection and build your colour palette around that.
Embrace an artisan vibe with a hand-painted mural or pattern on the wall, stitched cushions, a rag rug underfoot and a macrame wall-hanging.
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.
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.
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