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Innovative outdoor storage ideas

Innovative outdoor storage ideas

Here are a few smart ideas for creating outdoor storage solutions that are functional, perfect for clearing clutter, and that will make your property look good... more

27 February, 2023

New ways to re-think sheds

New ways to re-think sheds

Having a studio or shed can be a luxury, but a little creative thinking opens up possibilities for carving the space you need from the space you have... more

22 February, 2023

New ideas for nurseries

New ideas for nurseries

Here’s a look at some fresh ideas for decorating a modern nursery, without blowing your budget, that will leave you with a space that you love... more

17 February, 2023

How to use colour in small spaces

How to use colour in small spaces

You can find fun, and visually interesting ways, to lean-in to having a small space to create something cosy and inspiring... more

14 February, 2023

Head to the tropics without leaving home

Head to the tropics without leaving home

Bring serenity and relaxation into your home. With the right paint colours and decor, holiday vibes can dictate the narrative of your home... more

12 February, 2023

Outdoor refresh: making over your home’s exterior

Outdoor refresh: making over your home’s exterior

If your home’s exterior is looking on the tired side, or simply needs a lift, a new coat of paint might be just what the doctor ordered to boost your curb appeal... more

09 February, 2023

Blues to make rooms soar

Blues to make rooms soar

There are few colours so universally loved than blue. Get the colour combinations right and blues can really make your rooms soar with timeless style... more

04 February, 2023

Make your reno more sustainable

Make your reno more sustainable

When it comes to renovating your home there are things you can consider and choices you can make that will help reduce the footprint of your project... more

31 January, 2023

 Purple pros – designing with lilacs, mauves and purples

Purple pros – designing with lilacs, mauves and purples

Purple can be a bit like licorice when it comes to choosing an interior colour palette; typically, you either love it or hate it... more

30 January, 2023

Kids bedrooms on a budget

Kids bedrooms on a budget

Redecorating your children’s bedrooms can seem financially daunting, but they don’t need to be... more

27 January, 2023

Into the blue

Into the blue

Blue is a perennial favourite with stylists for its many moods and facets... more

23 January, 2023

 What colour is the future? Looking ahead at the design trends to come

What colour is the future? Looking ahead at the design trends to come

Trends work as a guide to keeping your interiors and exteriors looking up-to-date and fresh, and can be a big help in working out what you do and don’t like... more

19 January, 2023

 Bring play into your interiors

Bring play into your interiors

There’s something so satisfying about bringing colours into a home, playfully combining tones. It speaks to those who love the mood boost colour provides... more

15 January, 2023

How to stick to your renovation resolutions

How to stick to your renovation resolutions

Here’s some tips and tricks to help you take the plunge – and stay on track... more

10 January, 2023

Rustic romance

Rustic romance

Pop on your cardigan, grab yourself a home-brewed kombucha – and check out these four cottagecore looks... more

07 January, 2023

 Wonder walls

Wonder walls

Feature walls have much to recommend them. They can add pizazz to an otherwise lacklustre space... more

30 December, 2022

Tips for common interior dilemmas

Tips for common interior dilemmas

The fear of making mistakes in your interior design make-over can be paralysing... more

27 December, 2022

Sunshine design – working with yellow, red and orange

Sunshine design – working with yellow, red and orange

Who doesn’t want a little bit more sunshine in their lives?... more

23 December, 2022

Best foot forward – paint your floor

Best foot forward – paint your floor

Broadening your outlook when it comes to painting your home can pay off, providing colour in a fresh and enlightening way... more

19 December, 2022

Set the tone with monochrome

Set the tone with monochrome

Here’s how to create some monochrome magic in your space... more

16 December, 2022

Designing on a budget: kitchens and dining rooms

Designing on a budget: kitchens and dining rooms

Kitchens and dining rooms are so often the heart of your home, no matter what kind of house or apartment you live in... more

11 December, 2022

Down to earth: design with earthy shades

Down to earth: design with earthy shades

Humans have always drawn inspiration from nature in all kinds of creative expression, including interior design... more

06 December, 2022

Common home reno problems and how to fix them

Common home reno problems and how to fix them

Nothing is more annoying than putting a huge amount of effort and money into redecorating or renovating your house, only to find something has gone wrong... more

04 December, 2022

 Use colour to bring the outside in

Use colour to bring the outside in

Connecting the indoors with the outdoors has become one of our most desired design trends... more

28 November, 2022

The new minimalism

The new minimalism

Today’s minimalism, borne out of several years of social upheaval, is a little warmer and a little more relaxed... more

27 November, 2022

Surfaces you didn’t know you could paint

Surfaces you didn’t know you could paint

Concrete, ceramics, metal and even melamine kitchen cabinets can all be painted over, which opens up a whole new world of ideas for revamping your spaces... more

23 November, 2022

Take neutral up a gear

Take neutral up a gear

Versatile and timeless, a neutral palette is a popular choice with interior designers for good reason. Here are some ways to take neutral up a gear... more

18 November, 2022

Making gothic or noir design work at home

Making gothic or noir design work at home

Moody, gothic or noir interiors are having something of a comeback. Many of us are driven to these dark and moody spaces where we can retreat and recharge... more

16 November, 2022

It’s all in the details – how to decorate architectural details

It’s all in the details – how to decorate architectural details

When done right, architectural details catch the eye. They draw us in, providing interest in what would otherwise be an ordinary space... more

13 November, 2022

Little show-stoppers

Little show-stoppers

Got a small space that needs a revamp? The good news is that no matter how spatially-challenged your room or dwelling, you don’t have to be squeezed for choice with your Resene colour palette.... more

10 November, 2022

Endless summer

Endless summer

With some clever Resene paint touches, you can keep that sunny, laidback vibe in your home the whole year round... more

09 November, 2022

Add the royal touch at home

Add the royal touch at home

With creativity, clever use of colour and smart design, you can satisfy your regal tastes without blowing even a meagre budget... more

05 November, 2022

Sugar and spice and all colours nice

Sugar and spice and all colours nice

The soulful, uplifting nature of sugar and spice colours appeals to our senses, whether you adopt them in deep dark tones or lighter versions... more

31 October, 2022

Primordial greens: soothing style

Primordial greens: soothing style

Primordial greens, the ultimate in getting back to nature, are the greens of dense, rich vegetation. Is it any wonder we want these greens in our homes?... more

30 October, 2022

Get bach fit – fast, cost-effective coastal makeovers

Get bach fit – fast, cost-effective coastal makeovers

Here are some ideas for quick and inexpensive bach makeovers from Resene... more

28 October, 2022

Fast, simple outdoor reno projects for summer

Fast, simple outdoor reno projects for summer

To spruce up your outdoor area without sacrificing all of your free time, schedule in a few high-impact projects that you can get done in a day or a weekend... more

25 October, 2022

Fast, simple outdoor reno projects for summer

Fast, simple outdoor reno projects for summer

To spruce up your outdoor area without sacrificing all of your free time, schedule in a few high-impact projects that you can get done in a day or a weekend... more

25 October, 2022

Embrace wabi sabi at home

Embrace wabi sabi at home

Wabi sabi design – a relaxed, easy-going approach that keeps things simple and uncluttered without veering into austere minimalism... more

21 October, 2022

Curves ahead – nail the arch trend

Curves ahead – nail the arch trend

Embrace your curves! Graceful, elegant, whimsical… what's not to love about an arch?... more

17 October, 2022

Functional spaces with flair

Functional spaces with flair

Bathrooms and ensuites are spaces crying out for more colour personalisation and style. Create a functional space where you can also unwind... more

10 October, 2022

Eco friendly and cost effective decorating ideas

Eco friendly and cost effective decorating ideas

With both inflation and the cost of living rising, thinking about eco-friendly ways to decorate is not only of benefit to the planet, but also to your wallet... more

30 September, 2022

How to avoid over-capitalising with your reno

How to avoid over-capitalising with your reno

Cost blowouts and overcapitalising are two of the biggest dangers when it comes to planning and successfully executing your home renovation... more

29 September, 2022

Colour palettes from the spice cabinet

Colour palettes from the spice cabinet

Deep warm tones of paprika, cinnamon, allspice, cumin and cardamom are a play on our current preference for earthy, natural shades but given extra oomph... more

27 September, 2022

Colours to welcome the warmer weather climate

Colours to welcome the warmer weather climate

Evoke this breezy, feel-good vibe with upbeat hues, whether on a few elements within a room or coated across all four walls... more

24 September, 2022

What to consider before painting your house exterior

What to consider before painting your house exterior

Is your house in need of a fresh finish on the outside? Or perhaps it's just time for a makeover?... more

19 September, 2022

Clean and green

As your house emerges from winter, it’s a good time to spring clean the outside... more

15 September, 2022

When to renovate what – your DIY calendar

When to renovate what – your DIY calendar

When should you renovate or redecorate? There are other things to take into account when planning your renovation, besides the weather... more

08 September, 2022

How to evolve into country coastal style

How to evolve into country coastal style

There is a preference for relaxed spaces, soft textures, plants and natural fibres and a seamless flow between inside and out... more

08 September, 2022

Wine reds for every room and every style

Wine reds for every room and every style

Wine reds for every room and every style. Deep, sultry reds are everywhere at the moment... more

31 August, 2022

What is Japandi – and how to do it

What is Japandi – and how to do it

Simply put, Japandi is exactly that – a mix between Japan style and Scandi, with a focus on simplicity, using natural colours... more

29 August, 2022

The power of pattern

The power of pattern

Patterns bring energy, juxtaposition, angles, vibrancy, depth, interest and contrast into interior spaces... more

22 August, 2022

Checks, spots and stripes – basic patterns to liven up interiors

Checks, spots and stripes – basic patterns to liven up interiors

The world is really your patterned oyster. Use the classics; checks, spots and stripes to liven up your home interior... more

17 August, 2022

How to add drama with colour

How to add drama with colour

A wealth of hues will set a dramatic mood for a home and fresh approaches to using them, creating settings you'd happily get lost in... more

12 August, 2022

Kids bedroom projects you can knock off in a weekend

Kids bedroom projects you can knock off in a weekend

Transforming children’s bedrooms can be some of the most fun projects you can do in your house... more

07 August, 2022

Decode design trends

Decode design trends

Here’s a quick guide to decoding some of the trends, ideas and styles around right now... more

02 August, 2022

Furniture makeovers: How to repair and restore your favourite pieces

Furniture makeovers: How to repair and restore your favourite pieces

There’s never been a better time to look at ways to update and refresh furniture we already own... more

31 July, 2022

Design inspiration from art

Design inspiration from art

Can you put together a whole room around an artist or art movement? There’s no reason why not... more

27 July, 2022

Punky, popular ways with pinks and purples

Punky, popular ways with pinks and purples

The new generation of pinks and purples are bold and dramatic, perfect for elevating an otherwise neutral room and stamping your personality on any space... more

25 July, 2022

The return of the 70s

The return of the 70s

When incorporating elements of 70s style into your home, unless you are creating a true retro theme, keep ‘sophistication’, ‘luxury’ and ‘warmth’ top of mind... more

20 July, 2022

Add charm with stripes and colour block

Add charm with stripes and colour block

Steeped in personality with a dash of eye-catching style, painted stripes and colour blocking charm interiors with character and sophistication in equal measure... more

14 July, 2022

Add shine to your interior design

Add shine to your interior design

The right amount of shine and shimmer in the right place can be the finishing touch that truly elevates your space... more

10 July, 2022

Give your wood surfaces a facelift

Give your wood surfaces a facelift

All wood surfaces eventually need a little care and attention. Luckily it is usually easy and cost effective to completely transform them... more

07 July, 2022

Showcase your personal treasures

Showcase your personal treasures

One of the most satisfying parts of any newly renovated or decorated space is that moment when you add in your personal belongings... more

03 July, 2022

Top tips to get a quick decorating refresh done in a weekend

Top tips to get a quick decorating refresh done in a weekend

Here are some tips for making sure you use your weekend time efficiently to get maximum results... more

30 June, 2022

Professional help

Professional help

Insider secrets for the perfect paint finishes when you’re doing it yourself... more

29 June, 2022

DIY tips for painting windows and trims

DIY tips for painting windows and trims

Trim features in your home – or on the outside – such as windows and door frames are often the last part of the reno to get attention... more

28 June, 2022

 Whites & neutrals 101

Whites & neutrals 101

Take notes from this masterclass on how to nail pale... more

27 June, 2022

Break all the rules

Break all the rules

If you’re new to experimenting with interior design, it can seem like there are a lot of “rules”... more

25 June, 2022

Understanding warm and cool colours

Understanding warm and cool colours

You can absolutely mix warm and cool colours in your design palette, and in fact you should do this... more

24 June, 2022

All white now

All white now

There’s just something so serene about an all-white room. Easy and versatile, timeless and long-lasting, it’s a hue that suits any interior... more

19 June, 2022

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