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Bathroom redecoration: your questions answered

Bathroom redecoration: your questions answered

By turning a ‘blah’ bathroom into something special, you can make a real difference to your everyday experiences at home... more

31 May, 2020

You can paint that?

You can paint that?

As more and more people look to reduce their footprint, paint is a great avenue for embracing upcycling in a way that’s sure to work with your colour scheme... more

30 May, 2020

A coloured approach to relaxing in style

Layer up hue-on-hue for an interior scheme you’re sure to love... more

30 April, 2020

Psyched about colour

Psyched about colour

It’s a fact that colour has a significant effect on our behaviour and emotions. How do today’s on trend hues affect our moods?... more

28 April, 2020

The colourful secret to warming your home this winter

The colourful secret to warming your home this winter

Redecorate your space with Resene’s most fashionable seasonal shades, and pile on the texture... more

25 April, 2020

The best laid decorating plans begin with this hue

The best laid decorating plans begin with this hue

No matter what your style, Duck Egg Blue is the ultimate classic colour to incorporate into your home... more

18 April, 2020

Open to fresh ideas

Open to fresh ideas

Open-plan homes have become the people’s choice in recent decades – a development that has necessitated some creative thinking... more

31 March, 2020

The future is looking brighter

The future is looking brighter

Pops of bold bright colours are a trend, but how do you make these hues work in your own home?... more

30 March, 2020

Where black is best and grey is grand

Where black is best and grey is grand

"With all its classic sophistication and inky decadence, lovers of black sometimes find that the colour can fade or look washed out. So what’s the solution?... more

29 March, 2020

Birds of a feather decorate together

Birds of a feather decorate together

Birds are ruffling up the interior decorating world. Try these ideas for feathering your nest... more

28 March, 2020

Warming up to apricot

Warming up to apricot

With the ‘20s upon us, people are moving towards warmer hues. Apricot is starting to make its way onto the décor scene... more

28 February, 2020

Nothing compares to the classics

Nothing compares to the classics

Not having to redecorate every few years is a goal for many homeowners. But how do you keep your spaces from going stale?... more

27 February, 2020

The popularity of mid-mod design prevails

The popularity of mid-mod design prevails

The pioneer for modern home interiors, mid-century modern design showcases high quality, detailed pieces that use clean lines... more

26 February, 2020

Browns are back

Browns are back

There are ways to make brown look wonderful in your home – and its popularity is back on the rise... more

25 February, 2020

Is this must-have hue missing from your home?

A noteworthy trend that’s enveloped the interior decorating world is the use of charming oxidised greens... more

31 January, 2020

Decorating for young families

Decorating for young families

How to decorate a home to suit wee people is front of mind for Auckland-based interior designer Katie Scott... more

22 December, 2019

Spiced just right

Spiced just right

From masala to saffron, spicy shades continue to capture our imaginations... more

19 December, 2019

Scandi style, our way

Scandi style, our way

Acclaimed Auckland-based interior designer Mal Corboy knows a thing or two about the prevalence of Scandi style in our homes... more

16 December, 2019

Painting and decorating an emptying nest

Painting and decorating an emptying nest

Writer Monique Balvert-O’Connor shares her experience with the redecorating dilemmas her and her husband face as their kids prepare to leave home... more

14 December, 2019

Denim blues are some of the hardest working colours out there

Denim blues are some of the hardest working colours out there

Regardless of what décor style you’re drawn to, blue-collar hues offer something for everyone... more

13 December, 2019

Curated collections need not come at a huge cost

Curated collections need not come at a huge cost

Today’s decorators are seeking out objects with soul, character and stories attached to them in order to lend their interior schemes more authenticity... more

10 December, 2019

Trend-forward colours to take you into the new year

Trend-forward colours to take you into the new year

Blue is one of those hues that never ceases to be popular. In fact, it’s the most universally loved colour and will be key in the next decade of interior design... more

08 December, 2019

Neutrals with soul

Neutrals with soul

The colours that anchor our homes are becoming far more interesting. Character neutrals are paint colours that make for a much richer interior look – and they are trending... more

06 December, 2019

How designing for a bach differs from your everyday decor

How designing for a bach differs from your everyday decor

Bach living and bach decorating can be compared to the flip side of our usual lifestyle. It’s the contrast between weekend living and normal day-to-day bustle... more

04 December, 2019

Why buy quality paint?

Why buy quality paint?

Buying quality paint is a no-brainer. The adage that buying cheap ends up being expensive is a good one to remember... more

31 October, 2019

Building a tonal colour scheme that sings

Building a tonal colour scheme that sings

Interior designer Gael Garrett has been a long-time lover of tonal colour schemes and tone-on-tone decor in general. And she’s not alone... more

18 October, 2019

How to help someone choose colour

Chances are you may be asked once, or many times, to help a family member or friend choose colours for their projects or give an opinion on colours they have chosen... more

06 October, 2019

Get deck-orating!

First impressions count. A nicely stained or oiled deck can make a huge difference to how your deck looks and how well it lasts... more

02 October, 2019

Renovate your kitchen without losing your mind

Renovate your kitchen without losing your mind

Thinking of updating your kitchen but trying to avoid upturning your life?... more

30 September, 2019

How to make small spaces look bigger than they are

How to make small spaces look bigger than they are

Paint colour is certainly one of the easiest and most cost-effective solutions for expanding your space visually... more

23 September, 2019

Lilac is springing up

Lilac is springing up

Lilac has a fresher vibe, whether it's as an icy pastel or as a greyed silvery lavender. It's a natural next step in our love affair with complex pastels... more

12 September, 2019

Dive into deep blue sea

Dive into deep blue sea. Today’s on-trend blues have taken a deeper dive into darker territory over their more coastal counter parts.... more

06 September, 2019

Making a media room

Incorporating a home theatre into your home design is no longer the domain of the wealthy alone, either. But what makes a great media room?... more

24 June, 2019

Why your home doesn’t look cohesive – and what to do about it

If your home feels disjointed, chances are you might unknowingly be making one of these common colour mistakes.... more

17 June, 2019

Classic colour combos for looks that last

When picking paint colours for our homes, there are fairly consistent palettes we turn to time and again no matter what decade we're decorating in... more

05 June, 2019

Aquas are splashing into interiors right now

Aqua is at the front edge of trending interior colours at the moment for walls, painted furniture, accents and accessories... more

31 May, 2019

Making a mudroom when you're short on space

The transitional space between outdoors and in, a mudroom functions primarily as a dedicated zone to keep everything you need for your comings and goings... more

22 May, 2019

The return of spicy reds

Red, with all its associations of passion, power and personality, is a colour that resurfaces again and again as a hot design trend... more

30 April, 2019

The new greens

If you're been in search of a new colour palette, you've probably seen a series of soft greens - namely, celery, sage and olive - popping up all over your social media feeds... more

26 April, 2019

Embrace the darkness

There's a dramatic colour trend doing the rounds – dark tone-on-tone rooms that are at once cocooning and welcoming, but also strikingly rich... more

19 April, 2019

The dream of the 80s is alive

An 80s revival of bold colours, geometrics, ethnic patterns, house plants, brass and shiny things have crept back into our homes... more

14 April, 2019

Which colour for which room?

Did you know that the colours you paint can evoke a variety of moods, from peaceful harmony to passionate rage, or even oppression?... more

30 March, 2019

Turning a feature wall into a feature room

Feature walls have definitely not disappeared. In fact, they’ve made a huge comeback in a more sophisticated guise over the last few years... more

24 March, 2019

Yellow looks are lighting up interiors right now

Whether you go big with brave brights or more subdued with toned down shades, yellow is a sure-fire way to make a big impact and freshen up your home... more

18 March, 2019

Break away from boring

Introducing a few bright bolds may be just the thing your space needs to liven things up... more

15 March, 2019

Keep it white or go for colour?

With an abundance of beautiful colours on the paint chart to choose from, nailing the final decision on a hue for your interior can be daunting... more

28 February, 2019

Inside out ingenuity

How to create a feature wall to protect, define and anchor your outdoor space... more

09 February, 2019

Building a Pacifica look with an eastern flair

Pacific style design with an eastern influence may seem incongruous until you think about the key motifs they share... more

08 February, 2019

Inspire young artists through interior design

Draw out your child’s creativity by assigning fun paint projects to transform their bedroom... more

07 February, 2019

Picking paint for a family home

A pristine home quickly becomes a battleground once the kids arrive. Be sure to choose your paint wisely... more

05 February, 2019

Managing multiple bedroom transitions

Converting a bedroom through different stages is easy when you start from the beginning... more

02 February, 2019

Build a contemporary coastal look that’s extra chic

Here are some creative ideas for putting together a modern coastal palette that brings in colours from the surf, sun and sand... more

01 February, 2019

Decorating a bach

Nothing else symbolises the relaxed holiday lifestyle quite like the bach. A soulful place where you can add your own personality and character... more

14 December, 2018

Today’s feature walls

Feature walls may change from year to year, but they will always be an extremely handy way to add personality, character and definition to a space or room... more

10 December, 2018

Trends for spring colour

View these four trending spring colour palettes brought to you by Resene... more

07 December, 2018

DIY: Have yourself a sparkly Christmas

Forget all of those pricey Christmas decorations and wrapping paper. Here are three fab Christmas projects to try... more

02 December, 2018

Tenant decoration: how far do you go?

How do you keep good tenants? By keeping them happy. One way to do that is to allow your tenants to create a sense of home in the rental property... more

23 November, 2018

Timeless kerb appeal, without spending a fortune

Here are five key areas of the property to consider for maximum kerb impact, for minimum outlay... more

16 November, 2018

Changing spaces… with paint

Clever use of paint colour can do a lot to change the visual perceptions of a space... more

11 November, 2018

Weathered blues go from serene to stormy

Blue. It’s a colour almost everybody loves in one shade or another. Blue is a colour that immediately evokes calmness and serenity... more

09 November, 2018

Painting the perfect lifestyle / Colour up your country lifestyle

When your livelihood is tied to the land you live on, turning your home into a sanctuary is even more important... more

07 November, 2018

Resene Colour Trend Report: Fruit tones go bold

One of the most appealing and delightful design trends this year is the appearance of fresh, vibrant fruity colours... more

06 November, 2018

Home is where the colour is

Treat your rental as a blank canvas to which you can add a removeable and changeable layer of decoration... more

04 November, 2018

Putting the great back into outdoors

Turning your outdoors area into a useful, attractive place need not mean weekend after weekend of backbreaking work... more

01 November, 2018

Renovating with kids

Getting your children involved in the process will make it a fun time for all of the family... more

16 October, 2018

Making Mondrian at home

The bold geometric abstraction style of early 20th century Dutch artist Piet Mondrian has struck such a chord with modern sensibilities... more

15 October, 2018

Kids outdoor projects and ideas

Having fun outdoors can happen in your own backyard no matter how big or small. Here are some ideas on how to entice your youngsters outdoors... more

12 October, 2018

8 budget-friendly nursery decorating tips

Here are 8 budget-friendly ideas on getting your nursery looking great in time for the birth... more

11 October, 2018

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