The Block NZ teams create master bedroom retreats and enchanting ensuites

Meg & Dan's master bedroom on The Block NZ on Three.
Meg & Dan's master bedroom. Photo credit: The Block NZ on Three

All teams produced stylish master bedrooms, wardrobes and ensuites for this week’s room reveal.

The design elements for each team were impressive, with each team putting in a huge effort to get their master bedroom and ensuites finished.

Newshub takes a closer look at the top design features and what stood out for both the master bedrooms and ensuites.

Meg & Dan's master bedroom on The Block NZ.
Meg & Dan's master bedroom. Photo credit: The Block NZ on Three

Escape to the haven of your master bedroom 

Meg & Dan’s master bedroom was described by judges as being divine and gorgeous "it’s a retreat you’d just want to spend time here and not leave’

The highlights in this room is the unique mixture of textures - panelling and screens, beautiful couture curtains, and the brown and grey colours work well and are very ‘now’.

The judges said the spatial layout and styling makes this feel like a master bedroom and they loved everything about it.

Connie & Rach’s master bedroom is worth mentioning. The judges loved how the room felt soft and cosy, they loved the natural wood and stylish accessories. The high ceilings and simplistic design didn’t make the room feel too compact. 

The barn doors, concrete panel and wooden headboard added texture and the team took the opportunity to take risks and they paid off. 

The ladder and hidden storage in the wardrobe were a hit and made the space feel bigger.

Resene experts back up the trends on display from both these teams.

“It can often be the forgotten room of the house, but the significance of great bedroom design is undeniable,” says Karen Warman from Resene.

Whichever design style you pick for your bedroom it should be comforting to you, personally. Unlike other rooms of the home, the bedroom is private and your opinion is ultimately all that matters, suggests Warman. 

Warman notes there are some key trends and themes this year, highlighted well by The Block teams.

“A countrified, shabby chic theme is characterised by light, flowing fabrics and a cool colour scheme. Furniture selections generally include white metal or wood finished in natural look Resene Colorwood wood stains.”

“Coastal themes parallel strongly with rustic styling. Lighter, cooler colours are important, and materials are raw and unembellished,” she says. 

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“A more dramatic approach can be taken by adopting a glamorous theme, with an upholstered headboard, tufted bedside benches and armchairs and ottomans. Traditional elements like wall panelling and mouldings provide luxuriance, while bold lighting and metallics bring the scheme up to date,” Warman says.

“Accessories are a great way to bring the room together. Think rugs, throws, cushions, plants and lighting. Make sure to keep accessories simple and minimal to avoid the room looking too busy.”

Resene wallpapers can also be useful for introducing coloured elements. A fun patterned wallpaper or painted wood panelling can serve to liven up the space.  The botanical trend is huge at the moment. Think palm leaf wallpapers and large oversized plants.

“An easy rule to remember is the rule of three. If you’re introducing a colour to the room, try to add it in three places to help it feel like it belongs – this might be the Resene colour on your feature wall, a small accessory item and a throw over the bed.  And if you can’t find just the right colour for your ornaments, lamp and accessories, you can paint them using Resene testpots, or leftover paint to bring them into the same colour palette,” Warman suggests.

Select a Resene colour scheme and a theme that will guide your design to become a comfortable space for you to recharge and wake up refreshed each day.

Dylan & Keegan's ensuite The Block NZ on Three.
Dylan & Keegan's ensuite. Photo credit: The Block NZ on Three

The elegance of ensuites

Dylan & Keegan’s ensuite was described as incredible, and it felt like a luxury spa. The judges loved the natural light, big wet areas for the showers, and dual vanities.

Standing out in Tim & Arty’s ensuite were the mosaic and floor tiles, and they liked its aesthetic and simplicity.

Again Connie & Rach’s green subway tile in their ensuite really stood out making an impact. 

The judges loved the ensuite’s wow factor - the double shower heads, detailing in the shower and smart clean lines. The gorgeous and interesting space would get a big tick from buyers, and the ensuite was really well connected to the master bedroom.

Experts from Tile Space suggest using big format tiles as they have become trendy worldwide and they offer a great way to achieve a luxurious and sleek look, all the while minimising grout lines compared to small standard sizes. The orange, purple and yellow teams have used them well in their ensuites.

Moreover, long and skinny tiles have become trendy as feature tiles lately. Their Piastrella tiles in the subway range, and Kyoto, Yubi mosaic tiles have been used to spice up the ensuites.

The Affogato tile that the blue team used is another stylish tile which, inspired by Ceppo Di Gre, has created a stunning natural feel to their bathroom.

The Tile Space team shares some quick and easy tips and tricks to recreate the high-quality styling and designs each team has been doing so well.

  • Use any trendy tiles as features on a smaller scale. As overdoing it, could take over the style and could be dated soon.

  • Always mix and match! Try to put different textures together to create an interesting look for your eyes. We all love to see movement and walk on beautiful soft textures. 

  • If you are unsure about bringing a colour into your tile mix, add it with accessories which can be changed easily. Both the orange and blue teams did this well.

To create The Block NZ trends featured in this article in your own home, visit Resene and Tile Space

This article has been created for Resene and Tile Space - proud partners of The Block NZ on Three.