Dreamy designs: Unlocking the secrets of serenity in bedroom design

In celebration of World Sleep Day on March 17th, where the importance of quality rest is emphasised, come with us into the realm of serene sanctuaries with a focus on innovative bedroom designs. Beyond mere aesthetics, these bedroom ideas, using Resene paints and wallpapers, create spaces that not only captivate the eye but also nurture a sense of tranquility and relaxation essential for a good night's sleep.


Quiet luxury

The elegant design of Resene Wallpaper Collection SUM301 is the perfect choice for a bedroom, making it a luxurious and timeless space.

The quiet luxury trend has been around for a little while now. It’s understated yet high-quality look makes for a classic design in any room. Choose a wallpaper that will stand the test of time and offers a high-end look, such as stone and marble with neutral shades. Pair this with lush linen, drapey curtains and charming neutrals like Resene Alabaster, Resene Merino, Resene Element and Resene Double Foundry.


A sea of blue

The repeat pattern in Resene Wallpaper Collection 2311-171-04 creates a calm and soothing atmosphere, perfect for a place of rest and relaxation.

The colour blue has been shown to lower heart rate and reduce stress, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere conducive to relaxation and sleep. This cool-toned hue is known to evoke feelings of peace and tranquility, promoting a sense of harmony within the space. Whether in muted shades or bolder tones, blues contribute to a restful environment, making them a popular choice for bedroom décor to enhance overall well-being and quality of sleep. Pair this design with blues like Resene Optimist, Resene Bali Hai, Resene Blue Moon and Resene Pattens Blue.


Bold in neutral

In this dreamy, neutral bedroom, the walls are painted in Resene Parchment with geometric headboard mural in Resene Foundry, floor in Resene Half Parchment, bedside table in Resene Foundry, low cabinet in Resene Triple Parchment, books in Resene Half Parchment, Resene Foundry and Resene Triple Parchment and arch vase in Resene Triple Parchment. Bedlinen from Adairs. Project by Vanessa Nouwens, image by Bryce Carleton.

Maximalists and pattern lovers rejoice! Homes throughout history have embraced vivid hues and eye-catching patterns, and the best part about it is that it is your home and can reflect your likes and personality. Graphic patterns create a sense of depth and dimension, a technique superbly illustrated by this stunning two-tone geometric mural seen, created with Resene Foundry and Resene Parchment. Geometric wall designs are simple to create with two or more colours, a pencil, tape measure and high quality painter’s masking tape or a stencil. Your pattern repeat doesn’t need to be identical if you stick to the same set of simple shapes, and you can remix them in different permutations to create a unique look.

Try other colour combinations like stark black and white - Resene Nero and Resene Black White, blue shades – Resene Half Halcyon and Resene Streetwise, or varying strengths of the same shade for a cohesive look – Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream and Resene Triple Thorndon Cream.


Garden dreams

If you’re dreaming of the outdoors or a lush meadow, then Resene Wallpaper Collection 2311-167-01 is the perfect choice for your own personal oasis of rest.

Drift off to sleep amidst a garden themed wallpaper, and wake in the morning to the sun pouring in like you’re in a summer meadow! Blooming flowers, lush greenery and vibrant colours can evoke a sense of serenity, bringing the beauty of the outdoors into the indoor space. This aesthetic not only promotes relaxation but also connects us with nature, fostering a positive and peaceful ambiance conducive to restful sleep. Pair this with olive and pastoral greens like Resene Paddock, Resene Green Spring, Resene Spanish Green and Resene Xanadu.


Stratified slumber

In this shell blue room, the back wall (at left) is painted in Resene Hermitage, main wall and shelves in Resene Inside Back, floor in Resene Half Duck Egg Blue, peg stool in Resene Cinder, large plant pot in Resene Duck Egg Blue, small plant pot in Resene Cinder, DIY artwork created with Resene EzyFill and painted in Resene Blanc, book in Resene Blanc, vases in Resene Mocha, Resene Half Duck Egg Blue, Resene Duck Egg Blue, Resene Innocence and Resene Blanc and mug in Resene Mocha. Bedlinen, lamp, throw, cushions and stacked black organiser from Citta Armchair from Nood. Project by Laura Lynn Johnston, image by Bryce Carleton.

When it comes to colours that are both universally liked and considered universally restful, shell blues take the win. While the colour scheme in this serene bedroom is primarily tonal, it features a full range of shades and tints right from a soft shell white that carries a whisper of blue grey, Resene Barely There through, to deep and inky charcoal blue Resene Cinder. And because décor and accessories are unadorned, this look is all about layering those blue hues sky high to create depth and cosiness. Consider adding accent colours in accessories to break things up a bit in shades like Resene Tuscany, Resene Cab Sav, Resene Lonestar or Resene Chocolate Lounge.


When choosing a design for your bedroom, the key is to create a personalised space that promotes relaxation and enhances overall well-being for a restful night's sleep. For more advice on decorating your bedroom, visit your local Resene ColorShop and check out the habitat plus – bedrooms guide – pick up a free copy while you are instore or view online.

Published: 13 Mar 2024

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