Decorating ideas and decorating inspiration

Below are a collection of projects completed by keen DIY'ers. Click on a picture to find out more about the project or search the Gallery using the search function. If you’d like to submit your project into the Gallery we’d love to hear from you. Simply email information about your project and your images to Every project featured will receive a small gift from Resene.

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Click on the pictures below for decorating ideas

painting  and decorating ideas for kitchens
painting bathrooms
Colour schemes for Children's bedrooms
Children's bedrooms
painting Bedrooms ideas

Painting Lounges
Painting dining rooms
Dining rooms
Home exteriors
Home exteriors
Decorating ideas for Entranceways
Other inspiring projects
Other inspiring projects

Click on the pictures below for project ideas

Art projects
Fun with furniture
Fun with furniture
Ground games
Ground games
Habitat step-by-step
Habitat step-by-step
In the garden
In the garden
Kids art
Kids art
Paint effects to try
Paint effects
Signwriting projects described
Ways with wood
Ways with wood
A range of projects to complete in a weekend
Weekend projects
Videos: learn about colour
Videos: learn about colour
Resene How-to videos
Videos: how to and project sheets
Mural Masterpieces
Decorators notebook with Gorgi and Resene
Decorators notebook
with Gorgi

Thank you to all homeowners who provided their inspirational project ideas for this section and to Your Home & Garden magazine for their assistance. If you would like to submit your own project finished in Resene products for inclusion, please send your project stories and photos to: Resene Marketing Department, PO Box 38242, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045, New Zealand.

Need more inspiration? Click on the links below for decorating ideas…
KidzColour Children’s decorating ideas
Add colour and personality to your child’s room or playing space with the Resene KidzColour range. Check out decorating ideas and tips, finished nursery and children’s bedroom projects and the online stencil library… find out more
Resene colour tools Colour
Check out our extensive range of online colour tools for colour ideas and inspiration… find out more
Colour personality Colour personality
Ever wondered what your colour personality might be? Find out with this quick and fun test… find out more
Resene The Range andeck Colour trends
Find out about the latest colour trends showcased in the current Resene The Range fashion fandeck … find out more
Decorating on a budget Decorating on a budget
Get decorating for less than $200 with these easy ideas… find out more
Habitat magazine Habitat magazine stories
A wide range of stories from fully decorated homes to how to plan your bathroom or kitchen, hints on how to hire a builder, decorator, electrician and much more… find out more
Colourwashing paint effect
Projects to try
Step by step instructions for a wide range of projects including weekend projects, art, kid’s art, fun with furniture, ways with wood, paint effects and projects for the backyard... find out more
Resene EzyPaint – virtual decorating software Resene EzyPaint – virtual decorating software
Try out colour scheme options with free Resene EzyPaint without even lifting a paintbrush. You can use the simplified online version or download the full version and path and virtually decorate your own place… find out more
TrendsIdeas magazine TrendsIdeas projects
View over one hundred projects using Resene paint that have featured in Trends magazine. Everything from residential to commercial, kitchens and bathrooms to inspirational exteriors... find out more
Colour your home award winners Colour your home award winners
Get inspired by the decorating efforts of others. View the monthly and grand winners of the Resene and Your Home & Garden Colour Awards… find out more
View The Home Guide from homeprize for tips on renovating and decorating your home View The Home Guide from homeprize for tips on renovating and decorating your home.

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