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.


Click on the pictures below for decorating ideas and inspiration

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

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 or email to

Click on the pictures below for project ideas

Art projects
Fun with furniture
Fun with furniture
Ground games
Ground games
In the garden
In the garden
Kids art
Kids art
Kid's garden projects
Kid's garden projects
Mural Masterpieces
Paint effects to try
Paint effects
Signwriting projects described
How to make toys and games for children
Toys and games
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
Decorators notebook with Gorgi and Resene
Decorators Notebook
with Gorgi

Click on the pictures below for project ideas and inspiration from selected magazines

Abode magazine projects
Abode magazine
Food magazine projects
Food magazine
Good magazine projects
Good magazine
Habitat magazine projects
Habitat inspiration
Habitat step-by-step
Habitat step-by-step
Homestyle magazine projects
Homestyle magazine
magazine projects
Kiwi Gardener
Little Treasures magazine projects
Little Treasures rooms
Little Treasures magazine trash to treasures
Little Treasures trash to treasure
magazine projects
NZ Property Investor
OHbaby magazine projects
OHbaby magazine
Habitat step-by-step
Parenting magazine
magazine projects
Renovate magazine

Resene Total Colour Awards
magazine projects
Trends magazine
magazine projects
Your Home & Garden Colour Awards
Your Weekend magazine
Your Weekend

Articles from Homestyle magazine

Making economic use of space in a caravan refit
Home on wheels
Vibrant colours for outdoor lounging furniture
Lawn lounging
Working with light and dark
Working with light and dark
Choose some bright accent colours  for your kitchen
Kitchen colours
Open plan living
Open the doors
Stylish storage for bruhes and brooms
Spring clean
How to create your dream kitchen
Cook up a kitchen
Tips for creating a cosy interior with colour and accesories
Warm up your home
How to make an excellent entrtance to your home
Welcome home
Improve the indoor-outdoor flow in your home
Take it outside
Your kitchen planner
Your kitchen planner
Renovating bathrooms
Open plan living
Open plan living

Get inspired with the latest trends

Paint colour trends
Paint colour trends

Fabric/curtain trends
Wallpaper trends
Wallpaper trends
Fashion colour forecasting
Fashion colour forecasting

Need more inspiration? Click on the links below for more 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… more
Using Resene's colour tools Colour
Check out our extensive range of online colour tools for colour ideas and inspiration… more
Colour personality Colour personality
Ever wondered what your colour personality might be? Find out with this quick and fun test… more
Colour ideas, inspiration and new design trends plus decorating tips and tricks in the Resene blog Get inspired with our blog
Colour ideas, inspiration and new design trends plus decorating tips and tricks – you’ll find it all on the Resene blog… more
View our Colour choices brochure and more tips and tricks on how to use colour in your project Colour tips and tricks
View our Colour choices brochure and more tips and tricks on how to use colour in your project… more
Decorating on a budget Decorating on a budget
Get decorating for less than $200 with these easy ideas… 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… more
View The Home Guide from homeprize

View The Home Guide from homeprize for tips on renovating and decorating your home... more

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