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DIY tips for upcycling

DIY tips for upcycling

Paint, wallpaper and stain are very useful and affordable ways to breathe new life into used pieces... more

07 April, 2022

Make the most of awkward exterior areas

Make the most of awkward exterior areas

Do you have spaces around your property you just don’t know what to do with?... more

31 March, 2022

How to enhance the sense of space in a home with paint

How to enhance the sense of space in a home with paint

Paint has a life of its own. It can greatly impact the sense of space within a room... more

23 March, 2022

Just grow with it: Ideas for creating a timeless child’s room

Just grow with it: Ideas for creating a timeless child’s room

Creating a timeless children’s room that remains relevant throughout every stage of your child’s growth can be a big challenge... more

18 March, 2022

On-trend autumn colours to fall in love with

On-trend autumn colours to fall in love with

As the days get cooler and the natural world bursts into colour, it’s the perfect time warm up your home with some equally vibrant hues... more

13 March, 2022

How to layer accessories without cluttering your space

How to layer accessories without cluttering your space

The final part of any room makeover is the stage where you add the decor, mementos and art pieces that really make the space belong to you... more

10 March, 2022

Design ideas for maximum storage

Design ideas for maximum storage

Here are some ideas to maximise your storage options without just adding more clutter to your spaces... more

06 March, 2022

How to look after your paint finish

How to look after your paint finish

You want to make sure to take care of your paint finish so it looks its best for as long as possible... more

01 March, 2022

Creating a nature-inspired interior

Creating a nature-inspired interior

You can create nature-inspired decor with careful choice of Resene paints and wallpapers... more

28 February, 2022

Divine dining

Divine dining

A dining room can become both a social centre for your household, and a perfect canvas for some creative interior design... more

21 February, 2022

Be inspired by global influences

Be inspired by global influences

If your happy place is on some distant shore, bring a flavour of it to your home so that you can feel a little pick-me-up every day... more

19 February, 2022

Wallpapering tips for beginners

Wallpapering tips for beginners

Wallpaper has had a huge revival in recent years, and with good reason... more

13 February, 2022

Summer colours to revitalise your interior

Summer colours to revitalise your interior

Colours that replicate the summer season, whether simple hints or a broader expanse, lift our spaces in a resonating fashion... more

09 February, 2022

Practical minimalism for everyday living

Practical minimalism for everyday living

Minimalism is a perennial influence in the world of interior design, something lots of us aspire to, and something some of us find a bit daunting... more

07 February, 2022

Street appeal – what is it, and why should you care?

Street appeal – what is it, and why should you care?

You hear the phrase street appeal a lot when you’re buying and selling houses. It’s really all about first impressions... more

05 February, 2022

Refresh your bathroom with Resene

Refresh your bathroom with Resene

Don’t neglect your bathroom. A refresh can make a big difference to your sense of wellbeing... more

31 January, 2022

Which blue is right for you?

Which blue is right for you?

Blue. Just the word is relaxing, evoking a long deep breath. Visually, of course, it's even more powerful... more

25 January, 2022

Sunset hues

Sunset hues

In the summer months many of us soaked up sun’s warm rays, be it at the beach or on one of New Zealand’s remote hiking tracks... more

18 January, 2022

Add mid-century modern flair to your home

Add mid-century modern flair to your home

Mid-century modern design is one of those design styles that has had a life well beyond its own era to become a movement that is increasingly popular today... more

31 December, 2021

Design for a mood boost

Design for a mood boost

Designing interiors that spark happiness is simply about curating spaces that celebrate the people, places and things we love... more

29 December, 2021

Creative headboard ideas to jazz up a bedroom

Creative headboard ideas to jazz up a bedroom

A key method to harness character is with a headboard. A headboard can transform an ordinary bedroom into something uplifting and dramatic... more

25 December, 2021

A little bit country: How to embrace the Cottagecore trend

A little bit country: How to embrace the Cottagecore trend

The popular-right-now Cottagecore trend harks back to more simple times and pastoral living on farms and in small villages with vibrant cottage gardens... more

21 December, 2021

Summer lovin’: Keep things summery all year round

Summer lovin’: Keep things summery all year round

Here are some ideas for capturing the spirit of summer that will work in any home all year round... more

15 December, 2021

A beginner’s guide to wallpaper

A beginner’s guide to wallpaper

Wallpaper is having a surge in popularity as we develop a collective taste for rooms with impact, variety and interest... more

11 December, 2021

Star stripes

Star stripes

Draw the line at an insipid interior with a motif that’s tried and true... more

31 November, 2021

Where to spend your reno dollars

Where to spend your reno dollars

How to ensure you'll get the maximum bang for your buck, that adds value to your property, but also to the way you live in your home... more

30 November, 2021

Design for your batch, adapt for your home

Design for your bach, adapt to your house

Coastal living calls for houses that let us live lightly, while still being inspiring and uplifting to be in... more

29 November, 2021

Painting hacks for home decorators

Painting hacks for home decorators

Here are some simple painting tips, tricks and hacks from Resene for home decorators to help ensure your walls end up more “Wow!” than “Whoops!”... more

26 November, 2021

Make the most of a small outdoor area

Make the most of a small outdoor area

How do you get the most from your outdoor area if it’s less of a sweeping compound and more of a compact courtyard?... more

23 November, 2021

Make the most of your tiny bathroom

Make the most of your tiny bathroom

Bathrooms done well can be a real treasure of your home. So how can you make the most of your bathroom if space is at a premium?... more

19 November, 2021

Blues to love

Blues to love

With so many options to choose from, a little exploration means it’s a no-brainer to find a blue that works for your space... more

17 November, 2021

Sand - the new neutral

Sand - the new neutral

If you're looking for a neutral colour that offers something new and modern, let's talk about sand... more

31 October, 2021

Making time for red

Making time for red

Red is a vibrant and passionate colour that arrests the eye. It will always add interest to a home’s interior scheme and will make an instant design statement... more

30 October, 2021

The evolution of turquoise

The evolution of turquoise

Nothing makes a statement quite like a splash of turquoise with all its simple visual connection to sky and sea... more

29 October, 2021

Decorating drizzled in caramel

Decorating drizzled in caramel

Walking into a room with walls wrapped in caramel-coloured paint sets a soothing comfort vibe... more

27 October, 2021

Be inspired by Bridgerton

Be inspired by Bridgerton

We can all add a touch of period glamour and some decorative details to our interiors using Resene paint and wallpaper... more

25 October, 2021

Preparing your home for sale

Preparing your home for sale

Walls freshly painted with Resene are a quick and cost-effective way to make a good first impression on potential buyers... more

19 October, 2021

Colour psychology for your home office: paint yourself productive

Colour psychology for your home office: paint yourself productive

If your office space needs a makeover or you are creating one from scratch, don't underestimate the impact of the right wall colour... more

07 October, 2021

Warm minimalism – how to use paint to create a Japandi style interior

Warm minimalism – how to use paint to create a Japandi style interior

Japandi combines Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics, creating a look that celebrates warm minimalism, organic materials and simplicity... more

31 September, 2021

Shape shifters - colour theory and space

Shape shifters

When it comes to determining whether a room feels cosy or expansive, the size of the space isn't everything... more

30 September, 2021

Weekend DIY projects

Projects you can finish in a weekend

A finished home DIY or makeover project done well is a very satisfying thing that makes your house look great... more

29 September, 2021

Going green

Going green

More than any other colour, green, a cool colour at heart, has the ability to ground us and stir us at the same time... more

25 September, 2021

Create a shed you love

Create a shed you love

Whatever use you’re putting a shed to, they can be quick to assemble, fun to decorate and offer great opportunity to be creative... more

17 September, 2021

Put your own spin on classic colour combos

Classic colour combinations have usually become classic because they’re versatile and work with lots of different design styles. They just look good!... more

14 September, 2021

Rethinking floors - painted floors

Rethinking floors

Painting or staining floors can be a really fast, cost effective way to completely change the look of a room... more

31 August, 2021

Work it – how to create an inspiring home office

Here are some factors to consider to create an inspiring workspace that leaves you feeling happy to work from home... more

30 August, 2021

Pick your paint finish

What type of finish should you use? Here’s a guide to simplifying your paint finish choices... more

28 August, 2021

Refresh your outdoors for spring

Here are some quick and simple ways to set your outdoor areas up for spring and summer... more

22 August, 2021

Create muted masterpieces

Muted shades represent a way to experiment with different colour combinations, or simply add more colour to a space without the risk of clashes... more

14 August, 2021

The evolution of grey

Used with some creative thought and flair, grey has the potential to be one of the most stylish, versatile and hardest working colours out there... more

10 August, 2021

Life is better in black and white

Life is better in black and white. Black has been the perfect partner to white since time immemorial... more

06 August, 2021

Shades of grey to elevate your home

This versatile neutral might seem serious but will happily team up with any colour of the rainbow for a myriad of schemes... more

08 August, 2021

Bring the world home

You can take inspiration from far-off places to create exotic, relaxing and fun spaces in your home... more

31 July, 2021

Flip the look – go bold on the walls

Here are some ideas and tips for successfully decorating with bold walls... more

26 July, 2021

Making maximalism work for your home

Try thinking of maximalism simply as ‘more’ rather than the minimalist ‘less’ - suddenly it can become a fun decorating approach that works in any home... more

17 July, 2021

How to evoke the palette of nature in your home

What better way to evoke a peaceful, retreat-like environment at home than with the colours of nature?... more

11 July, 2021

Create cosiness in large spaces

Whether you’re at home in a vast villa or lounging in a loft space, there are times we all want cosiness... more

06 July, 2021

Colour theory for beginners

Don’t cheat yourself of interiors that you love because you’re a little uncertain about your ideas, or where to start. Resene is here to help!... more

02 July, 2021

Ways of working with white on white

Ways of working with white on white – the versatility of white on white interiors makes them perennially popular... more

30 June, 2021

Down to earth – the evolution of terracotta

Terracotta has always found a place in our homes. But today, terracotta is finding new life in the colours we use to decorate, bringing with it surprising versatility... more

22 June, 2021

Primary pops

Primary pops – when it comes to using these paint colours in your home, it's best to apply them in small doses to not overpower the space... more

18 June, 2021

How to work with jewel colours

Jewel colours are a perennial favourite in our decorating choices. Here are some ideas for using Resene jewel colours in your home... more

10 June, 2021

Hot tips for clashing colours and patterns

Here’s some quick tips from Resene for turning clashes into design triumphs... more

08 June, 2021

Create hotel chic at home

Simple elegance with layers of texture are at the heart of most chic hotel spaces and that is easy to recreate at home... more

05 June, 2021

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