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From Habitat plus - wallpaper

With every great architectural movement, there’s a wallpaper style to match.

Jazz up your home with some Art Deco-style geometric, fan or diamond patterns and capture the vigour of the roaring 20s. Go bold with a mid-century bright pattern or channel the ornate romance of Art Nouveau. If your home is built in a strong architectural style, matching your home’s interior to the architecture is a way of making the space feel more cohesive. Alternatively, work with the home’s construction style to accentuate aspects of the design – horizontal patterns that stretch across a wall will elongate the room. Try something different and wallpaper columns and beams to create an impact.

Art Deco pattern - Resene Wallpaper 69704
Resene Wallpaper 69704

Art Deco inspired  - Resene Wallpaper 519846
Resene Wallpaper 519846

Oval patterns - Resene Wallpaper  35590-1
Resene Wallpaper 35590-1

Art Deco inspired - Resene Wallpaper 1907-140-03
Resene Wallpaper 1907-140-03

Art Deco inspired - Resene Wallpaper 1907-142-03
Resene Wallpaper 1907-142-03

Art Deco diamond pattern - Resene Wallpaper 433609
Resene Wallpaper 433609

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Top tip: 

It’s best to avoid highly metallic wallpapers in rooms with bright sunlight as the reflection can be distracting. Gold and silver are fabulous in windowless rooms or spaces with low light as they help reflect the light.


Please place your wallpaper orders allowing plenty of time as there may be delays and some items may be unavailable. Samples are now available again in some designs. Ask our Resene ColorShop team for assistance. Please view your favourites in store. From 1 May 2021, freight charges of $17.25 per roll apply to all imported wallpapers due to current higher freight costs.

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