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How to avoid over-capitalising with your reno

How to avoid over-capitalising with your reno

Cost blowouts and overcapitalising are two of the biggest dangers when it comes to planning and successfully executing your home renovation... more

30 September, 2022

Colour palettes from the spice cabinet

Colour palettes from the spice cabinet

Deep warm tones of paprika, cinnamon, allspice, cumin and cardamom are a play on our current preference for earthy, natural shades but given extra oomph... more

27 September, 2022

Colours to welcome the warmer weather climate

Colours to welcome the warmer weather climate

Evoke this breezy, feel-good vibe with upbeat hues, whether on a few elements within a room or coated across all four walls... more

24 September, 2022

What to consider before painting your house exterior

What to consider before painting your house exterior

Is your house in need of a fresh finish on the outside? Or perhaps it’s just time for a makeover?... more

19 September, 2022

Clean and green

As your house emerges from winter, it’s a good time to spring clean the outside... more

15 September, 2022

How to evolve into country coastal style

How to evolve into country coastal style

There is a preference for relaxed spaces, soft textures, plants and natural fibres and a seamless flow between inside and out... more

08 September, 2022

Wine reds for every room and every style

Wine reds for every room and every style

Wine reds for every room and every style. Deep, sultry reds are everywhere at the moment... more

31 August, 2022

What is Japandi – and how to do it

What is Japandi – and how to do it

Simply put, Japandi is exactly that – a mix between Japan style and Scandi, with a focus on simplicity, using natural colours... more

29 August, 2022

Checks, spots and stripes – basic patterns to liven up interiors

Checks, spots and stripes – basic patterns to liven up interiors

The world is really your patterned oyster. Use the classics; checks, spots and stripes to liven up your home interior... more

17 August, 2022

How to add drama with colour

How to add drama with colour

A wealth of hues will set a dramatic mood for a home and fresh approaches to using them, creating settings you'd happily get lost in... more

12 August, 2022

Kids bedroom projects you can knock off in a weekend

Kids bedroom projects you can knock off in a weekend

Transforming children’s bedrooms can be some of the most fun projects you can do in your house... more

07 August, 2022

Decode design trends

Decode design trends

Here’s a quick guide to decoding some of the trends, ideas and styles around right now... more

02 August, 2022

Furniture makeovers: How to repair and restore your favourite pieces

Furniture makeovers: How to repair and restore your favourite pieces

There’s never been a better time to look at ways to update and refresh furniture we already own... more

31 July, 2022

Design inspiration from art

Design inspiration from art

Can you put together a whole room around an artist or art movement? There’s no reason why not... more

27 July, 2022

Punky, popular ways with pinks and purples

Punky, popular ways with pinks and purples

The new generation of pinks and purples are bold and dramatic, perfect for elevating an otherwise neutral room and stamping your personality on any space... more

25 July, 2022

The return of the 70s

The return of the 70s

When incorporating elements of 70s style into your home, unless you are creating a true retro theme, keep ‘sophistication’, ‘luxury’ and ‘warmth’ top of mind... more

20 July, 2022

Add charm with stripes and colour block

Add charm with stripes and colour block

Steeped in personality with a dash of eye-catching style, painted stripes and colour blocking charm interiors with character and sophistication in equal measure... more

14 July, 2022

Add shine to your interior design

Add shine to your interior design

The right amount of shine and shimmer in the right place can be the finishing touch that truly elevates your space... more

10 July, 2022

Give your wood surfaces a facelift

Give your wood surfaces a facelift

All wood surfaces eventually need a little care and attention. Luckily it is usually easy and cost effective to completely transform them... more

07 July, 2022

Showcase your personal treasures

Showcase your personal treasures

One of the most satisfying parts of any newly renovated or decorated space is that moment when you add in your personal belongings... more

03 July, 2022

Top tips to get a quick decorating refresh done in a weekend

Top tips to get a quick decorating refresh done in a weekend

Here are some tips for making sure you use your weekend time efficiently to get maximum results... more

30 June, 2022

Understanding warm and cool colours

Understanding warm and cool colours

You can absolutely mix warm and cool colours in your design palette, and in fact you should do this... more

24 June, 2022

All white now

All white now

There’s just something so serene about an all-white room. Easy and versatile, timeless and long-lasting, it’s a hue that suits any interior... more

19 June, 2022

Five projects for a wet weekend

Five projects for a wet weekend

Here are some great, small projects that, with some planning, you can wrap up in a wet weekend... more

13 June, 2022

How to turn your home into a nourishing retreat-like space

How to turn your home into a nourishing retreat-like space

So much of our time is spent at home these days, so it's essential to provide yourself and loved ones with a relaxing home that restores you... more

09 June, 2022

Making your front door sing ‘Welcome!’

Making your front door sing ‘Welcome!’

An easy weekend DIY project, changing up your front door colour can breathe new life into your home and create a welcoming entry to come home to... more

29 May, 2022

Preparing your house for sale

Preparing your house for sale

A new paint job goes a long way to presenting your home in the best possible light when it comes to preparing to market your home... more

23 May, 2022

Design for the seasons – without breaking the bank

Design for the seasons – without breaking the bank

There are some simple hacks to keep rooms up to date for different seasons that will satisfy your seasonal creativity, without breaking the bank... more

30 April, 2022

DIY design tips for small spaces

DIY design tips for small spaces

Being constrained by small spaces can really spark creativity as you’re forced to think outside the box to solve issues while sticking to your design vision... more

25 April, 2022

Create learning zones at home

Create learning zones at home

Having a dedicated learning zone at home can be really helpful in getting children and teens to switch into a learning frame of mind... more

17 April, 2022

The secret of the three S’s in decorating – sumptuous, sultry and smouldering

The secret of the three S’s in decorating – sumptuous, sultry and smouldering

The secret of the three S’s in decorating – sumptuous, sultry and smouldering... more

13 April, 2022

The world of wallpaper

The world of wallpaper

Today’s wallpaper industry is thriving and the range available is diverse... more

09 April, 2022

DIY tips for upcycling

DIY tips for upcycling

Paint, wallpaper and stain are very useful and affordable ways to breathe new life into used pieces... more

07 April, 2022

Make the most of awkward exterior areas

Make the most of awkward exterior areas

Do you have spaces around your property you just don’t know what to do with?... more

31 March, 2022

How to enhance the sense of space in a home with paint

How to enhance the sense of space in a home with paint

Paint has a life of its own. It can greatly impact the sense of space within a room... more

23 March, 2022

Just grow with it: Ideas for creating a timeless child’s room

Just grow with it: Ideas for creating a timeless child’s room

Creating a timeless children’s room that remains relevant throughout every stage of your child’s growth can be a big challenge... more

18 March, 2022

On-trend autumn colours to fall in love with

On-trend autumn colours to fall in love with

As the days get cooler and the natural world bursts into colour, it’s the perfect time warm up your home with some equally vibrant hues... more

13 March, 2022

How to layer accessories without cluttering your space

How to layer accessories without cluttering your space

The final part of any room makeover is the stage where you add the decor, mementos and art pieces that really make the space belong to you... more

10 March, 2022

Design ideas for maximum storage

Design ideas for maximum storage

Here are some ideas to maximise your storage options without just adding more clutter to your spaces... more

06 March, 2022

How to look after your paint finish

How to look after your paint finish

You want to make sure to take care of your paint finish so it looks its best for as long as possible... more

01 March, 2022

A beginner’s guide to wallpaper

A beginner’s guide to wallpaper

Wallpaper is having a surge in popularity as we develop a collective taste for rooms with impact, variety and interest... more

11 December, 2021

Star stripes

Star stripes

Draw the line at an insipid interior with a motif that’s tried and true... more

31 November, 2021

Where to spend your reno dollars

Where to spend your reno dollars

How to ensure you'll get the maximum bang for your buck, that adds value to your property, but also to the way you live in your home... more

30 November, 2021

Design for your batch, adapt for your home

Design for your bach, adapt to your house

Coastal living calls for houses that let us live lightly, while still being inspiring and uplifting to be in... more

29 November, 2021

Painting hacks for home decorators

Painting hacks for home decorators

Here are some simple painting tips, tricks and hacks from Resene for home decorators to help ensure your walls end up more “Wow!” than “Whoops!”... more

26 November, 2021

Make the most of a small outdoor area

Make the most of a small outdoor area

How do you get the most from your outdoor area if it’s less of a sweeping compound and more of a compact courtyard?... more

23 November, 2021

Make the most of your tiny bathroom

Make the most of your tiny bathroom

Bathrooms done well can be a real treasure of your home. So how can you make the most of your bathroom if space is at a premium?... more

19 November, 2021

Blues to love

Blues to love

With so many options to choose from, a little exploration means it’s a no-brainer to find a blue that works for your space... more

17 November, 2021

Sand - the new neutral

Sand - the new neutral

If you're looking for a neutral colour that offers something new and modern, let's talk about sand... more

31 October, 2021

Making time for red

Making time for red

Red is a vibrant and passionate colour that arrests the eye. It will always add interest to a home’s interior scheme and will make an instant design statement... more

30 October, 2021

The evolution of turquoise

The evolution of turquoise

Nothing makes a statement quite like a splash of turquoise with all its simple visual connection to sky and sea... more

29 October, 2021

Decorating drizzled in caramel

Decorating drizzled in caramel

Walking into a room with walls wrapped in caramel-coloured paint sets a soothing comfort vibe... more

27 October, 2021

Be inspired by Bridgerton

Be inspired by Bridgerton

We can all add a touch of period glamour and some decorative details to our interiors using Resene paint and wallpaper... more

25 October, 2021

Shape shifters - colour theory and space

Shape shifters

When it comes to determining whether a room feels cosy or expansive, the size of the space isn't everything... more

30 September, 2021

Weekend DIY projects

Projects you can finish in a weekend

A finished home DIY or makeover project done well is a very satisfying thing that makes your house look great... more

29 September, 2021

Rethinking floors - painted floors

Rethinking floors

Painting or staining floors can be a really fast, cost effective way to completely change the look of a room... more

31 August, 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

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


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