Brushstroke bedroom: Resene

Luxury doesn’t necessarily mean spending a fortune on expensive status symbols.

In fact, luxury can be achieved with a little creativity and attention to detail. Designer brands can charge more by creating value through scarcity and uniqueness, and the same can be achieved by creating one-of-a-kind decor in your own home.

Choose high-quality materials like Resene paints and wood stains to give your projects a premium look and feel.
To create a bespoke bedroom, start with a soft yet rich colour palette of chocolate, caramel, and latte browns balanced with slipper pinks and lilacs. Use Resene FX Paint Effects medium mixed with Resene Cashmere to create a unique hand-painted “wallpaper” effect on the walls.

Add some shine with a DIY headboard painted in glossy Resene Enamacryl waterborne enamel tinted to Resene Caffeine and a bedside table made from stacked wooden boxes painted in Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Tom Tom. Finish the look with high-quality, practical materials like stonewashed natural linens.

Accessorise with items that can be mixed and matched as the seasons shift, and layer in decor painted with Resene testpots in coordinating colours. Mix patterns and textures to add depth and dimension to the space. Hues like Resene Cashmere, Resene Karry, and Resene Bleach White can play off your “wallpaper” design, while muted grey blues and classic creams like Resene Nepal and Resene Pearl Lusta complement dusty coral accents.

Whether you’re creating a bedroom, living room, or any other space in your home, take the time to choose colors, textures, and patterns that reflect your personal style and make you feel luxurious every day.

Project Kate Alexander
Images Bryce Carleton


Wall in Resene Bleach White with brushstroke texture in Resene FX Paint Effects medium mixed with Resene Cashmere
Floor in Resene Dove White
Skirting board in Resene Bleach White
Headboard in Resene Caffeine
DIY stacked box table in Resene Tom Tom
Large vase with handles in Resene Karry
Seashell vase in Resene Cashmere
Pendant lamp in Resene Dover White
Skinny fluted vase in Resene Dover White


Bedlinens, quilt and throw from H&M Home

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