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From habitat plus - bedrooms

Bed and bathroom, a match made in heaven.

A dark green bedroom and ensuite

Continue your bedroom colour theme into your ensuite to create a harmonious and relaxing space. Resene Waiouru features on the bedroom wall and the lower half of the ensuite wall. The green is balanced out with a checkerboard painted detail in Resene Nero and Resene Eighth Black White, flooring in Resene Black White and Resene Eighth Black White used on the top half of the ensuite wall. Shelf and vanity table in Resene Waiouru, door in Resene Nero and DIY artwork in Resene Nero and Resene Black White.

Don’t think of your ensuite as a separate entity to your bedroom, by designing these spaces at the same time you can create cohesion and a sense of harmony. Colour is the perfect way to connect your bedroom and ensuite. Try carrying on a colour featured in your bedroom into your ensuite space, using Resene SpaceCote Kitchen & Bathroom, a waterborne enamel paint with added anti-bacterial silver protection and MoulDefender which is ideal for wet areas. Or for darker colours use Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen and ask for extra MoulDefender to be added.

Balance the light and dark colours in your bedroom and ensuite. For instance, if your bedroom is light and airy, try a darker complementary colour in the ensuite and vice versa. Find colours with a common undertone, such as calming Resene Duck Egg Blue in the bedroom area with Resene Half New Denim Blue in your ensuite – the grey undertones of these shades will connect the spaces. Another even simpler method of linking the bedroom and bathroom is by using the same Resene colour in different strengths such as Resene Double Linen with Resene Quarter Linen.

Top tips

Be practical – take note of where the existing plumbing is and electrical points. Use paints that are designed for wet areas such as Resene SpaceCote Kitchen & Bathroom and Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom.

Don't forget your vanity – painting bathroom cabinets is an easy way to modernise a tired space. Try brush painting Resene Enamacryl, an enamel gloss paint that will give the x-factor.

Consider your flooring – update the look of old flooring with Resene Walk-on flooring paint. It’s a quick and easy update for your floor if you don’t have the time, budget or energy to rip out the existing floor and replace it.

A luxurious ensuite

A luxurious master bedroom

Designer Natalie Du Bois created a luxurious bathroom and ensuite using two shades of grey. The walls of this master bedroom are Resene Half Stack with skirting in Resene Double Alabaster. The ensuite features a darker grey Resene Half Tuna on the walls with Resene Double Alabaster on the ceiling and trim.

A brown master bedroom feature wall

Feature walls can create drama and interest in a bedroom. Use them to inspire a colour palette which can be carried on into bedlinen, furniture and ensuite cabinetry to create a unified space. The side wall is Resene Spice, the wall behind the bed and the ensuite are Resene Quarter Akaroa. Flooring in Resene Akaroa and chair and chest of drawers in Resene Wafer. Artwork by Simply Creative.

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