A beachy surf-inspired bedroom designed by Tim & Arthur (Team Blue) won the children’s bedroom on The Block NZ's first room reveal.
Ideal and simple - this bedroom works for both older and younger children with its beachy natural textures and walls finished in Resene White.
With a stylised beachy theme, the overall vibe of the room is light and bright.
Highlights include a wooden surfboard and guitar on the wall. Also worth a mention is the trundler bed and lifted furniture creating more space, plus the plant and bean bag.
There are some hi-tech options in this bedroom - you can also control the roller blinds, there are USP ports at the desk and a Samsung 32" Full HD Smart TV from Noel Leeming in the wardrobe.
The end result is a sophisticated and well finished, yet comfortable and versatile bedroom.
Runners up for the first bedroom reveal Team Purple Janah & Rachel's design can only be described as a super glam and elegant teenage girl's bedroom.
This bedroom elicits a soft and emotional response, with accessories including the stylish bed head and use of velvet creating an old age glamour, yet still feeling modern.
The colour on the wall is gorgeous with Resene Barely There painted on the walls, ceiling, architraves and skirting and a soothing feature wall in Resene Quarter Joss.
This bedroom also has some great high-tech features from Noel Leeming, like the Amazon Echo Dot 4 Gen and Samsung 32" Full HD Smart TV wallmounted with an Endeavour Cantilever TV Bracket.
Newshub spoke to Resene marketing manager Karen Warman about the latest themes and trends.
She points out children's bedrooms are one place families tend to get creative.
"The best children’s rooms focus on whose bedroom it will be and build a palette to suit them," she says. "A child mad about the sea might have shades of blue, while a space theme will tend to bring in more greys, blacks and Resene FX Nightlight glow-in-the-dark paint."
Warman explains in recent years there has been a growing trend to turn one wall into a striking feature by painting a scene – anything from mountains to roadways to the jungle. "The focus is on general themes that can be re-accessorised as the child ages and less on characters from movies and online, which tend to come and go in popularity."
For some families, the children's room is an extension of the home palette with colour accents focused on painted accessories such as frames, art and furniture using bold Resene colours, while keeping the walls consistent with the rest of the house.
Warman shares three top tips:
Where rooms are big enough, decorators like to incorporate a nook for studying, gaming or reading. Keeping clutter at bay with children is an ongoing battle. Plan in furniture that has a dual purpose of desk and storage or bed and underbed storage.
With the trend to upcycling, repurposing old crates and painting them in Resene testpots to suit the room palette, is a quick and easy way to boost the storage while still keeping to the room theme.
When it comes to finishes, children’s rooms are most commonly finished in a low sheen paint, such as Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen. It's easy to clean and easy on the eyes when kids are chilling out in their own space.
While Tim & Arthur's winning children’s bedroom won the judges over, more style ideas from The Block NZ teams' can be found at The Block NZ Fanzone.
This article has been created for Resene and Noel Leeming, partners of The Block NZ on Three.