Bedroom update

We spend half our lives sleeping, and for many of us, our bedroom is our sanctuary in winter. Style director Louise Hilsz shares 10 easy bedroom updates to bring some warmth and colour to your sleeping space.


New Bed Linen

Refresh your bedroom with new season linen. Winter is a great time to add colour, something vibrant to brighten up a dull winter's day.
Our pick Gorman Palm Tree quilt set, from $199.

Gorman bedlinen


Who doesn’t love a cushion! It’s the most cost effective way to update your bedroom, and this season you are spoilt for choice when it comes to fun prints and texture.

Our picks include: Republic Home Oriente cushion in Canton Enkianthus, $129. French Country Collections Berry Mongolian fur cushion, $229. Città Design Basket Woven Cushion Cover, $90. Weave Home Ravi cushion, $119.


Painted Feature Wall

Get creative with paint. We love how with clever lighting this room is transformed into the scene of a night sky with a pretty moon. Wall painted in Resene Seachange paint and Resene Coast available from Resene ColorShops.


Bedside Lamp

Light is one way to add softness and ambiance to your bedroom, consider a beautiful new lamp for your night stand.
Our picks include: Canvas + Sasson Geometric Lamp base, $379. Kartell Bourgie lamp, $795.



Add warmth and texture to your bedroom this winter essential, with a new luxe-y, stylish rug.

Our pick is: Designer Rugs Greg Natale Hide rug, $POA.


Occasional chair

Every bedroom needs a statement chair, placed in the corner as a cozy nook for reading, or an extra place to pile your clothes - here’s what we love right now.
Our picks include: Moooi cocktail chair, $POA. Me & My Trend Stella chair, $1295.



An easy way to update, and add ambiance to your room is with warming, winter scent.
Our pick of candles includes: Ecoya Coconut & Elderflower Fragranced Diffuser, $60. Fornasetti Scacco Candle, $330. CIRE TRUDON Six Pillar Candle Mouth, $129. Smith & Co Fig and Ginger Lily diffuser, $35.



A new headboard will update the entire bedroom, consider some colour in the depth of winter.
Our pick is from Miss Lolo Button Pop design headboard, $1075.



Bring the outside in with a simple bunch of flowers or greenery. A beautiful vase to house that living addition beside the bed will bring you pure joy.

Our picks include: Versace Rosa vase, $1019. Christofle Constellation vase, $804.



Let the artwork in your bedroom transport you to a sunny place. Updating what you hang on your walls can open up new styling opportunities for the entire room.
Our pick includes: Indie Home Collection I Wana Live By Sea framed print, $1195.