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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

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

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