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habitat plus – bedrooms

Welcome Bedrooms are by their very nature personal spaces so how we decorate them is also highly personal. If you have a thing for purple, want bold daisy patterns on your walls or want to replicate the inside of Versailles in your room – who’s to say you can’t?

Of course, a shared bedroom may be trickier to decorate as you take each person’s tastes and needs into account. But the overriding need for any bedroom is to create a place in which you can relax, retreat to and get a good night’s sleep.

That can be achieved in many ways – through Resene paint colours, wallpapers, accessories and by using a soothing theme – think coastal, tropical or mindful. There’s a move currently to be very indulgent with our bedrooms, mimicking a resort-style luxe feel that makes us feel pampered and restored.

Whatever your taste or needs, this habitat plus aims to inspire you to redecorate your bedrooms – whether they are for you, family or guests – and do it your way.

Happy decorating!
The Resene and habitat teams

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Needs and wants

Needs and wants

Before you start getting carried away with what a bedroom should look like, consider some of the practicalities and what those who are using the bedroom might need... more

Sleep well

Sleep well

If your bedroom isn't set up to soothe, it can be harder to drift off. An ideal bedroom will provide an environment for rest, positivity and relaxation... more

Best bedroom colours

Best bedroom colours

Blues are washing through our bedrooms and greens are flourishing. Earthy tones ground us, and blush pinks are great for creating soothing, womb-like spaces... more

Wonderful wallpaper

Wonderful wallpaper

Wallpaper can fill your bedroom with colour, character and personality. Today’s wallpapers are more diverse than ever ... more

Styles and themes

Styles and themes

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... more

Shared spaces

Shared spaces

It would be a rare couple that agreed entirely on exactly how to decorate so deciding on a space that appeals to both can be tricky... more

Small bedrooms

Small bedrooms

Bedrooms can often be small rooms. They are, after all, places many of us just go to sleep. We don’t hang out in them, so they remain quite functionary... more

Bedhead and feature walls

Bedhead and feature walls

Whether your bed has a bedhead or not, making a feature of the wall against which the bed sits is a popular decorating strategy... more

Ensuites

Ensuites

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... more

Painting techniques

Painting techniques

Bedrooms are relatively easy places to paint yourself – they’re self-contained spaces and aren't too big... more

Get creative

Get creative

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

Storage

Storage

Make the most of what you have by installing fitted wardrobe kits into an existing wardrobe... more

Take a stand

Take a stand

A bedside table is essential for placing reading lamps, alarm clocks and books... more

Let there be light

Let there be light

The lighting you choose for your bedroom is important... more

A word on windows

A word on windows

How to dress and cover your bedroom window takes a bit of consideration... more

Styling

Styling

The practicalities of bedroom life can look superb if you style them right... more

It's the small things

It's the small things

Sometimes it's the small details that transform a house into a home... more

Bedding

Bedding

Do you like a bed to look like a squishy cloud you can cast yourself upon, or rather a sleek sculptural statement... more

Cover look

Cover look

Can't decide on a Resene blue? Don't limit yourself to just one. Paint battens in an ombre effect to add softness and depth. Wall painted in Resene Rhino, battens in Resene Half New Denim Blue, Resene Neutral Bay, Resene Gull Grey and Resene Midwinter Mist and floor and pendant light in Resene Iron. Chest of drawers in Resene Gull Grey, bedside table in Resene Neutral Bay and bench seat in Resene Quarter Powder Blue. The name says it all – dark grey Resene Nocturnal evokes the deep night sky, and is ideal for a relaxing bedroom. This charcoal grey is used on the feature wall, skirting, cavity door and architraves in this design by interior designer Abbey Lang.

Contributing stylists: Gem Adams, Kate Alexander, Amber Armitage, Megan Harrison- Turner, Sarah Heeringa, Laura Lynn Johnston, Claudia Kozub, Annick Larkin, Lisa Morton, Vanessa Nouwens, Emily Somerville-Ryan, Leigh Stockton, Melle Van Sambeek, Fleur Thorpe.

Contributing photographers: Bryce Carleton, Wendy Fenwick, John Foster, Mark Heaslip, Melanie Jenkins, Emma MacDonald, Juliet Nicholson, John Mailley, Michelle Weir.

 

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