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Travel around the world without leaving your living room with wallpapers that encapsulate the feeling of international destinations and traditional styles.

There are designs inspired by Japanese artist Hokusai famous for his stylised ocean drawing, The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Persian-influenced designs that look straight from the pages of Arabian Nights. For something closer to home there are patterns reminiscent of tapa cloth of the Pacific Islands. Try an oversized plaid to give the cosy feeling of a Scottish bothy or a New York skyscraper skyline to help you get in an empire state of mind. Find wallpapers to remind you of places you have travelled to, loved ones in another destination or colour your walls with designs for places you are dreaming of visiting in the future.

Global inspiration - Resene Wallpaper HAN100396237
Resene Wallpaper HAN100396237

Global inspiration - Resene Wallpaper E388744
Resene Wallpaper E388744

Did you know?  The first examples of wallpaper came from China in the Qin dynasty where rice papers were pasted to walls. The Chinese wallpaper-making methods became more refined over time and by the 12th century, Chinese techniques were being used in Europe.

Global inspiration - Resene Wallpaper AS368954
Resene Wallpaper AS368954

Global inspiration - Resene Wallpaper E376057
Resene Wallpaper E376057

Global inspiration - Resene Wallpaper HAN100341717
Resene Wallpaper HAN100341717

Global inspiration - Resene Wallpaper HAN100337230
Resene Wallpaper HAN100337230

Global inspiration - Resene Wallpaper HAN100327221
Resene Wallpaper HAN100327221


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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