Trending: romantic interlude

20 Oct 2016

Feeling ready to switch up your bedroom decor? With summer fast approaching we're drawn to this bedroom transformation, styled by Megan Harrison-Turner with Resene paint, from winter luxe to soft, cool and romantic.... ready for the warmer season.

As always, it's all in the colour palette and furnishing details. Layered greys set the scene, with intricate detailing and ethereal props fit for a fairytale setting.

Think statement pieces, like the wings on the wall, candelabra on the side table and the tree branch bedhead. The 90s has been trending in a big way, and with those details Megan has also given a nod to the romantic gothic look that was popular in that era. 

It's a perfect bedroom setting for any season... uncluttered, layered up for winter, dressed down for summer, with little pops of bright colour to keep it cheerful whatever the weather.

 

Why it works

  • It's been said many times before, but grey is a fantastic colour to layer up and use in different shades. It's a neutral that's a bit bolder than white, and not as blatant as black.
     
  • Speaking of layering up, painting the floor in a strong colour and then painting the walls in a lighter shade is such a cool effect. Here, Megan's used Resene Half Foundry for the floor and Resene Double Stack for the walls.
     
  • We love how the tree branch pattern is a reoccuring theme, yet doesn't overwhelm... from the bedhead, to the metal shelf, to the bed linen and wallpapered side table. 
     
  • Angels and angel wings have been used as symbolism in art for centuries, to depict such things as protection, romanticism, power, and beauty. These wings were painted with a paint effect using Resene Armadillo, Resene Stack, Resene Pure Pewter (metallic) and Resene Proton (metallic). It's a stunning piece and pulls the whole look together.

  • And how about those pops of blue, white and yellow that brighten up the bedroom in all the right ways? Happy, summery colours you can keep all year long.

Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing editor Sharon Newey on [email protected].

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The winter look of this bedroom is layered up with a fur throw and cushions, with moody Resene Double Stack on the walls and Resene Half Foundry on the floor. 

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Take away the fur layers, and add more pops of summer blues and you have a bedroom fit for the hotter weather. 

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There are so many beautiful details to this room, while still keeping it looking uncluttered. Megan upcycled this side table, painting it in Resene Double Stack, and pasting wallpaper to the top and drawer front.

The wallpaper is Walltrends 111 (code 798968) available from Resene ColorShops.

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Pops of blue, white and yellow bring beautiful, bright colour to the otherwise neutral room. Megan painted the boxes in Resene Half Kumutoto, a soft toned coastal blue. And for a more subtle pop, the metal bookshelf was given a paint effect using Resene Silver Chalice, Resene Stack and Resene Proton.

pictures Melanie Jenkins. Styling by Megan Harrison-Turner. Props: Glass vase, glass ball and black urn from Le Monde; turquoise urns from The Prop Shop; bed linen from Wallace Cotton; fur cushions and throw from Junk & Disorderly.

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