A large bed is in the centre of the room with a royal blue throw blanket in front of full ceiling white vertical joint panelling and across from large built-in robes and a small study nook. An over-sized blue rug is on the floor with a large skylight directly above it. Long, plush white curtains drape from the windows with a vintage chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
Week 2

Guest Bedroom Week

After first-time renovators Ankur and Sharon received a lot of constructive feedback from the judges for their take on a moody-luxe bathroom, they turned it around with an elegant guest bedroom.

Channelling vibrant colours and vintage touches

in your guest bedroom

After a big bathroom week, the Blockheads turned their hand to crafting rustic bedrooms that will be sure to immerse guests in the full countryside experience. If you’re embarking on a tree-change, either in the Macedon Ranges or further afield, having that extra bit of space to host guests for a night or for a week (or two) becomes that bit more important.

The guest bedroom can also be a great place to start experimenting with colour. This week, we saw winners Ankur and Sharon bring accents of deep blues, while Dylan and Jenny and Tom and Sarah-Jane both drew inspiration from the autumnal landscape outside with their rust and bronze heavy palette. Newcomers from Oyster Bay, Ryan and Rachel went bold by colour blocking vibrant and muted greens, giving a nod to the palette found in Gisborne's rolling hills and bushland.

To help you bring some colour into your guest bedroom (and why stop there?) we’ve called on our supplier Haymes Paint for their top paint picks inspired by the greens and blues of our natural surrounding landscape.

The large bed is in the centre of the room backed onto sea green vertical joint panelling which goes halfway up the wall. There's two dark, wooden bedside tables with a lamp each and three picture frames hang above the bed.

Omar and Oz kept it simple with half-height VJ panelling in a playful sea-green.

How to bring the outside in

with your choice of paint colour in 3 easy steps

So far on this season of The Block, the teams haven’t shied away from bringing plenty of colour into their rooms, with bold greens, deep blues and autumnal orange palettes emerging as clear favourites.

Inspired by making the tree or sea-change, the Clear View palette from the Haymes Paint Trending Colour Forecast brings a sense of calm and escapism within your four walls. Living in Australia, we’re surrounded by natural beauty and Clear View helps you celebrate the world outside, for the times that you can’t be there physically.

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Whether it’s the silvery Gumleaf Green, the dreamy aqua of Paradise Pool or the richness of Camp Fire reminiscent of the stretches of dusty outback, there’s a colour in Clear View for everybody.

We’ve called on the Colour and Concept Manager from Haymes Paint, Wendy Rennie, for her insights on where and how you should feature Clear View in your home.

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Step 1. Where should you use Clear View?

With its calming and invigorating vibe, there’s no reason why Clear View can’t be featured throughout all areas of the home. But if she had to pick one area, Wendy loves to feature it in kitchen, living and dining spaces.

Clear View blurs the lines between inside and out. When placed around windows, it bridges the connection between what you see outside - trees, rolling hills, a clear blue sky - and brings it within your home.

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Step 2. How should you use Clear View?

This week on The Block, you would’ve seen Ryan and Rachel in House 2 colour block vibrant emerald and muted greens across their guest bedroom, built-in robe and banquette. With its shades of greens, blues and greys, Clear View is the perfect palette for getting creative with colour blocking.

Wendy suggests using contrasting light and dark shades from the palette to colour block your space, while keeping a crisp white trim on the architraves, skirting boards and cornices as this helps to bring an architectural break to your room and accentuate where your space starts and ends.

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Step 3. How should you style Clear View?

Once you’ve decided where to feature your green and blue toned hues, the next step is putting those finishing touches on your space with styling. To pair with Clear View, Wendy suggests darker flooring or even the lighter look of beechwood to bring out the richness of the palette. To tie your space together, you can’t go wrong with fresh white accents and furniture, and plenty of indoor plants. A fiddle leaf fig or silverhead fern are just a few of the go-tos for bringing some greenery into your space!

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