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Minimalism, but make it warm for winter

How do you make minimalism work in winter when you want more ‘comfortable and calming’ than ‘cold and clinical’?... more

31 May, 2021

Use colour to create space

Creative use of Resene paint, with contrasting shades, shadow effects and bold geometric framing can all help create intimate spaces within larger areas... more

28 May, 2021

The evolution of green

Green. Is it any wonder we love using it in our interiors? It has strong associations with nature, the environment and new growth... more

23 May, 2021

Design a talking point – create eye-catching video backgrounds

Show off your design flair by creating vibrant and interesting backgrounds... more

20 May, 2021

Ideas for an appealing winter outdoor area

Here are some simple areas to pay attention to that will help you transform your outdoor living areas so they’re usable all year round... more

15 May, 2021

Paint effects but not like the 80s

Learn how to get sophisticated paint effects like ombre, colour blocks, mega-stripes or diamonds... more

27 April, 2021

Mood boosting colours to inspire and invigorate

Bring a little joy to the world by choosing mood-boosting colours that allow you connect with your space in a positive way... more

24 April, 2021

How to decorate a lounge

Nothing spells chill out better than a beautiful lounge. Learn how to create a relaxing lounge with the help of Resene... more

17 April, 2021

Painting your home's entrance

You got me at hello

Feeling a bit bored over your home's entrance and not sure where to start? Let your front door be your first step... more

30 April, 2021

How to create a cosy, homely and comforting home for the cooler months

How to create a cosy, homely and comforting home for the cooler months

Warming, inviting and welcoming, we all seek these sensations in our home... more

28 April, 2021

Using metallic finishes in interiors

Full metal

You can give your rooms a prize-winning finish with gold, silver, or bronze. Capture warmth and feel-good vitality... more

31 March, 2021

A fresh approach to browns

A fresh approach to browns

The comforting, nurturing hues of brown are so easy to embrace. These are hues that ground us, creating restful spaces that induce calm and restoration... more

30 March, 2021

Texture talk – how to use anaglypta wallpaper in every vintage of house

Texture talk – how to use anaglypta wallpaper in every vintage of house

When it comes to bringing character and personality into a home, Resene wallpaper will always have its place... more

19 March, 2021

Nursery tales – baby bedrooms without a hint of a princess or spaceman

Nursery tales – baby bedrooms without a hint of a princess or spaceman

A new baby signals a new, exciting time in your life... more

15 March, 2021

What are the trendy paint colours for 2021?

If you're thinking of repainting in your home, you no doubt understand that home design trends could really inspire you to find a new colour that you really love... more

11 March, 2021

Making sure your home can withstand autumn weather

Is your property going to be able to withstand the changing weather, keeping you happy and comfortable?... more

10 March, 2021

How to decorate a bedroom

How to decorate a bedroom

Do you love retreating to your blissful, peaceful bedroom at the end of the day, knowing this room is your safe haven?... more

09 March, 2021

Simple DIY projects with paint

Simple DIY projects with paint

Colour brings soul to a home. It’s a way in which we can bring a little of ourselves into our interiors, showing off our individuality and character... more

26 February, 2021

Perfect pastels

Perfect pastels

Paint ideas for those who love soft, sugary hues. Gelato tones bring a sense of lightness to an interior and make a space feel larger than it is... more

25 February, 2021

Loveable laundries

Loveable laundries

The truth is that you can have a loveable laundry in which you enjoy spending your time... more

24 February, 2021

Indigo in interior design - alluring and sophisticated

Indigo a gogo

A coat of this enchanting colour in any room of your house will convert your home into an alluring and sophisticated setting... more

23 February, 2021

Make the right first impression with your fence

Make the right first impression… with your fence

A well-maintained fence surrounding your property can be the magic touch that allows your home to stand out from the neighbour’s... more

22 February, 2021

Can renters refresh with paint?

Can renters refresh with paint?

Although your rental may not be your own property, you may still want to make the temporary space feel like your own, by stamping your style on it... more

21 February, 2021

Paint to encourage your children’s creativity

Busy kids – paint to encourage your children’s creativity

With all the fun twists on offer with paint, it’s easy to create an innovative and creative space, be it a bedroom or playroom... more

20 February, 2021

The X factor of accents

The X factor of accents

The simple addition of pieces of colour, used in strategic ways, brings a room to life.... more

19 February, 2021

Whites that work

Whites that work

Whether your taste aligns with minimalism, rustic, coastal or country cottage, white will always play a role in your desired look... more

31 January, 2021

How to bring yellow into your home

How to bring yellow into your home

With the cheerful effect this colour has on our emotions, it’s a go-to for those wanting an interior that celebrates positivity and good energy... more

30 January, 2021

Gorgeous in grey

Gorgeous in grey

Greys have long been the darling of home colours. We are bringing in warm greys with a nurturing soul to their tones... more

29 January, 2021

Easy ways to enhance your property

Easy ways to enhance your property

Make the most of favourable weather and do those projects around the house that will add value and maintain its quality... more

28 January, 2021

One for the boys

One for the boys

Jungles, dinosaurs, space, cars, animals – the themes around which you can let paint do the talking in a boy’s bedroom are endless... more

27 January, 2021

Beautiful in blush

Beautiful in blush

There is something so irresistibly cosy and comforting about the blush colours that are taking centre stage in interiors right now... more

26 January, 2021

Sweet kids bedrooms

Sweet as rooms

When it comes to bedrooms, the choices are wide and fruitful, the only trouble is pinning down what look your child likes... more

21 January, 2021

How to perfect the flow of different colours throughout a home

How to perfect the flow of different colours throughout a home

The flow of more than one colour in different spaces carries vitality. A series of colours will bring interest and life... more

07 December, 2020

Green blues to use in any room

Green blues to use in any room

Calm and organic, green-blue colours guide our interiors towards a state of serenity and tranquillity... more

06 December, 2020

How to create a warm and welcoming home

How to create a warm and welcoming home

Whether it's during the cool winter months or the warmth of summer, a welcoming and inviting home is a must all-year round... more

05 December, 2020

Move to the dark side - masculine colours

Move to the dark side

There's something so inviting and alluring about a room with unapologetic smoky, masculine colours... more

30 November, 2020

Frame it right – how to make the most of your home's trims

Frame it right – how to make the most of your home's trims

It's worth putting in the time and effort to find the right trim colour for your home... more

29 November, 2020

Depth of character – how to create a textured wall with paint

Depth of character – how to create a textured wall with paint

Texture can bring a new dimension to a wall that colour – in all its glory – can't. Texture provides extra character that a smooth wall doesn't... more

28 November, 2020

How to bring the holiday vibe home to enjoy all year round

How to bring the holiday vibe home to enjoy all year round

Thanks to colour and accent items, there are ways to blur the lines between home and holidays, making your dwelling more like the spaces you relax in... more

27 November, 2020

Storage solutions to get your home more organised

Storage solutions to get your home more organised

No matter how many people live in your household, it's helpful to be organised. The beauty of using paint to be organised is that it's fun... more

31 October, 2020

Deposit-friendly paint ideas for rentals

Deposit-friendly paint ideas for rentals

Thanks to the beauty of paint, there are easy ways you can update the property you're renting without damaging the relationship between you and your landlord... more

30 October, 2020

Small space decorating ideas

Small space decorating ideas

Most of us have at least one small space in the home that can be tricky to maximise with a beautiful statement. Here are some tips on how to make those small spaces big on style... more

29 October, 2020

Ways to use brown/beige without it looking dated

Ways to use brown/beige without it looking dated

Browns and beiges are relishing in a revival that will leave you spoilt for choice when creating a breathtaking interior... more

28 October, 2020

How to work in an eye-catching statement hue into your colour scheme

How to work in an eye-catching statement hue into your colour scheme

Are you someone who is naturally drawn to a vibrant colour, and want to bring it into your home in a tasteful way? The good news is you can!... more

27 October, 2020

Gorgeous green rooms that will convince you that it is time to redecorate

Gorgeous green rooms that will convince you that it is time to redecorate

There’s something about a green interior that allows a wave of calmness to wash over you... more

26 October, 2020

Designing for wellness

Designing for wellness

Learn how to use colour to create a sense of well-being and a peaceful, nurturing environment... more

25 October, 2020

An inside guide to interior styling

An inside guide to interior styling

When your carpet doesn’t match your drapes and your renovation budget doesn’t quite match your dreams, you need a clever fix... more

30 September, 2020

Your budget-friendly main bedroom makeover

Your budget-friendly main bedroom makeover

Try some of the following ideas from stylists and the experts at Resene for fun ways to add beauty to your bedroom without feeling the pinch in your purse... more

31 August, 2020

Small talk: Styling pint-sized spaces

Small talk: Styling pint-sized spaces

With a little help from interior designer Annick Larkin, we outline which paint colours make small spaces feel more spacious... more

30 August, 2020

Bring out the best in your deck

Bring out the best in your deck

Ongoing maintenance might seem like a hassle, but some well-timed TLC can add value you didn’t see coming... more

29 August, 2020

 Big little design details - make small changes with a big impact

Big little design details

What do we do if we want to make big changes to our homes without delving too deep into our bank accounts?... more

28 August, 2020

Colours for bedroom bliss

Colours for bedroom bliss

Paint is a way to easily and affordably create the relaxing room of your dreams... more

27 August, 2020

Get a better garage - decorating tips

Get a better garage

Optimise your garage’s utility and visual appeal with these savvy decorating suggestions... more

26 August, 2020

Surfaces with a smile

Redecorating your walls is one thing, but there are plenty of other surfaces you can paint to all-but-instantly invigorate your home without blowing the budget... more

21 August, 2020

Afternoon delight: easy weekend paint projects

Afternoon delight: easy weekend paint projects

Here are five fun projects you could tick off in an afternoon – satisfaction guaranteed... more

17 August, 2020

Take two days - DIY bedroom projects

Take two days...

Is your bedroom looking a little lacklustre? Turn things around this weekend... more

31 July, 2020

From the ground up

From the ground up

Give the hardest working surface in your home – your floor – some much deserved TLC... more

31 July, 2020

Gimme some sugar

Gimme some sugar

Interior design trend seekers are sweetening up to candy coloured pastels. Learn how to bring these scrumptious hues into your own home... more

30 July, 2020

Decorating down to earth

Decorating down to earth

Many of today’s trending tones are rooted in nature. hile these hues often contain hints of brown, if you think they sound a bit beigey, think again... more

29 July, 2020

Choosing the right white

Choosing the right white

When it comes to nailing down which shade you want, white is the hue that’s most often struggled with... more

28 July, 2020

The tides are changing

The tides are changing

Like many of today’s top trending hues, blues, too, are evolving... more

27 July, 2020

How to paint a fence

How to paint a fence

When it comes to adding curb appeal to your home, it will come as no surprise that your fence plays a significant role... more

30 June, 2020

6 key things you need to know before you paint your fence

6 key things you need to know before you paint your fence

A lick of paint can completely revitalise an old fence or give a wonderfully crisp finish to a new one... more

29 June, 2020

Diving into total drama

Diving into total drama

Opting for a deep paint colour can be just the think you need to take a boring space from drab to dramatic... more

28 June, 2020

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