Surf-inspired kids’ room wins top honors for The Block’s first bedroom
Newshub spoke to Karen Warman, Resene Marketing Manager, about the latest themes and trends.
She points out that children’s bedrooms are a place where families tend to get creative.
“The best children’s rooms focus on the bedroom and create a palette that works for them,” she says. “A sea-crazed kid can have undertones of blue, while a space theme will tend to bring more grays, blacks, and Resene FX Nightlight phosphorescent paint.”
Warman explains that in recent years there has been a growing tendency to turn a wall into a striking feature by painting a scene – from mountains to roads to jungle. “The emphasis is on general themes that can be re-accessorized as the child ages and less on movie and online characters, which tend to come and go in popularity.”
For some families, the children’s room is an extension of the home palette with color accents focused on painted accessories such as picture frames, artwork, and furniture using bold Resene colors, while still keeping the colors. walls consistent with the rest of the house.
Warman shares three top tips:
When rooms are large enough, decorators like to incorporate a nook for studying, playing, or reading. Keeping clutter at bay with children is an ongoing battle. Provide furniture that has a dual function of desk and storage or bed and storage under the bed.
With the trend towards recycling, reusing old crates and painting them in Resene test jars to suit the room’s palette, is a quick and easy way to increase storage while maintaining the room’s theme. .
When it comes to finishes, kids’ rooms are most often finished with a low sheen paint, such as Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen. It’s easy to clean and easy on the eyes when kids are relaxing in their own space.
While Tim & Arthur’s winning children’s room wowed the judges, other styling ideas from The Block NZ teams can be found at The Block NZ fanzone.
This article was created for Resene and Noel Leeming, partners of The Block NZ on Three.