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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

Five projects for a wet weekend

Five projects for a wet weekend

Here are some great, small projects that, with some planning, you can wrap up in a wet weekend... more

13 June, 2022

How to turn your home into a nourishing retreat-like space

How to turn your home into a nourishing retreat-like space

So much of our time is spent at home these days, so it's essential to provide yourself and loved ones with a relaxing home that restores you... more

09 June, 2022

Soothing colours for relaxation spaces

Soothing colours for relaxation spaces

Finding a spot to unwind and decompress at home seems more important than ever, when our homes are often also workplaces and study zones... more

31 May, 2022

Making your front door sing ‘Welcome!’

Making your front door sing ‘Welcome!’

An easy weekend DIY project, changing up your front door colour can breathe new life into your home and create a welcoming entry to come home to... more

29 May, 2022

Preparing your house for sale

Preparing your house for sale

A new paint job goes a long way to presenting your home in the best possible light when it comes to preparing to market your home... more

23 May, 2022

The art of balancing trends with your style and budget

The art of balancing trends with your style and budget

Design trends come and go – but style is forever... more

20 May, 2022

Playing with your room’s proportion

Playing with your room’s proportion

Proportion is an important but often forgotten aspect of decorating your interiors... more

17 May, 2022

Comforting greens for a nurturing environment

Comforting greens for a nurturing environment

It's easy to underestimate how redecorating a home can be a mood-enhancer, even on a small scale... more

15 May, 2022

Create a tropical escape without leaving home

Create a tropical escape without leaving home

A holiday in the tropics always seems like a grand idea. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible, for one reason or another... more

11 May, 2022

Designing for pet-friendly interiors

Designing for pet-friendly interiors

We love our pets – even when they get mud on the newly painted walls, scratch up the curtains and leave a layer of fur lovingly all over the new couch... more

08 May, 2022

Design for the seasons – without breaking the bank

Design for the seasons – without breaking the bank

There are some simple hacks to keep rooms up to date for different seasons that will satisfy your seasonal creativity, without breaking the bank... more

30 April, 2022

DIY design tips for small spaces

DIY design tips for small spaces

Being constrained by small spaces can really spark creativity as you’re forced to think outside the box to solve issues while sticking to your design vision... more

25 April, 2022

Design bedrooms that grow with your kids

Design bedrooms that grow with your kids

How do you give your kids a bedroom they love, that’s practical and age appropriate, without breaking the bank?... more

20 April, 2022

Create learning zones at home

Create learning zones at home

Having a dedicated learning zone at home can be really helpful in getting children and teens to switch into a learning frame of mind... more

17 April, 2022

The secret of the three S’s in decorating – sumptuous, sultry and smouldering

The secret of the three S’s in decorating – sumptuous, sultry and smouldering

The secret of the three S’s in decorating – sumptuous, sultry and smouldering... more

13 April, 2022

The world of wallpaper

The world of wallpaper

Today’s wallpaper industry is thriving and the range available is diverse... more

09 April, 2022

Night time’s the right time

Night time’s the right time

Using dark colours in bedrooms gives a cue to the eyes, mind and body to wind down and relax... more

06 April, 2022

Born of the earth

Born of the earth

Earthy tones and materials suit our green interior and coastal fringe... more

03 April, 2022

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