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Master Bedroom Week

In a week where tensions were running high, Melbournians Tom and Sarah-Jane wowed the judges with a picture-perfect, cosy master bedroom.

The Unveiling of the

Master Bedrooms

With another big week for the Blockheads done and dusted, the five teams raced to put the finishing touches on their master bedroom sanctuaries.


Melbournians Ankur and Sharon spent the week caught up in a challenge scandal on The Block, but managed to deliver a palatial-inspired master that continued the opulent feel of House 3. Dylan and Jenny and Omar and Oz both used daybeds to create a cosy retreat, while Rachel and Ryan opted for a stacked stone fireplace as the statement piece of their master.


But in the end, it was Tom and Sarah-Jane who hit their stride with a rustic yet uplifting master that will inspire anyone to escape to the countryside. Styling any bedroom, let alone your master, can always be a bit of a minefield. We’ve called on the team from Design Rouge for their top tips on bringing a contemporary country feel to your space.

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Top 4 tips for bringing country-inspired styling

to your master bedroom

1. Texture

While coastal and Hamptons trends draw on brighter and fresher finishes, country-inspired design embodies a richer palette, with a greater focus on tactile elements that ignite your sense of touch. Get cosy with loop pile wool carpet and oversized knitted throws on your bed and bring a sense of softness with sheer curtains over your blockout curtains. Not only do they give you greater control over lighting, but the s-fold adds another textural element to the room.

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2. Layering

Achieving a rich palette not only refers to colours, it also comes down to layering different features throughout the room. Wall cladding is a great starting point, and popular curved and scalloped profiles of cladding give a contemporary edge to a feature traditionally found in country and coastal homes of decades past. Why stop with cladding when you can bring the layering mantra to your bed linen as well. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns, colours and textures and have fun with checks, stripes and even fur.

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3. Colour

Warm, earth-based tones, like olive greens, tans and burnt oranges are definitely having their moment in the limelight, and they’re the perfect pick for bringing the calming feel of nature inside your home. Gone are the days where colour was just featured on a single feature wall. Bring colour to your four walls, like the earthy green featured in our Highbridge 27 display, and add half-height dado panelling in white behind your bedhead. This helps to break up the surrounding colour, while giving you a neutral backdrop to let the tones and texture in your linen pop.

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4. Lighting

Last but not least, lighting is key when giving your master that all-important sense of ambience, especially when you’re surrounded by rolling hills and bushland. Lighting impacts your mood when you wake up in the early hours during winter, and it can be your best friend when you’re trying to wind down at night before bed. Dimmable lights are a must, and wall lights either side of your bed are an easy way to bring a sculptural element to your space. Not only do they bring a rustic country feel, they’re also a lot easier to clean and don’t collect as much dust as large lamp shades.

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