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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.

Habitat plus - wallpaper

Welcome — Wallpaper has returned to our homes in a blaze of ultra-stylish designs, eye-catching textures, dimensional treatments, new materials and digital printing techniques.

For those who grew up in the all-white walls of the 1990s and 2000s, wallpaper delivers the opportunity to create interiors that hum with vibrancy and personality. It’s a look that marries with the move towards more layered interiors with clusters of collectibles. Wallpaper has become a conversation piece.

For those who remember wallpapers from their childhood, those sometimes dull and overpowering styles have been replaced with wallpapers that are rich, colourful and interesting... more

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Sit back, relax and enjoy all the articles from Habitat plus booklet - simply click on the story below of interest and read the full article or use the search function for a particular topic.

Ways with wallpaper

Ways with wallpaper
How to choose the perfect wallpaper

Today’s selection of wallpapers is more diverse and creative than ever. From eye-popping patterns, hand-drawn illustrations, botanic explosions and multi-coloured designs, to bold geometrics, faux effects, classic styles, murals and contemporary luxury. These days we’re spoilt for choice... more

Nature wallpaper trends

Wallpaper trends – nature

From sweetly pretty to rampantly tropical, leaves and flowers are growing up our walls. There are meticulous designs that look like they have been lifted from the pages of a Victorian era plant catalogue... more

Luxe wallpaper trend

Wallpaper trends – luxe

Tactile, glossy, richly coloured wallpapers will give your interiors extra depth and a certain wow factor that's difficult to achieve any other way... more

Shapes wallpaper trends

Wallpaper trends – shapes

Geometric shapes, stripes in all forms, retro patterns, 3D effects – graphic effects of all types can be found in the Resene Wallpaper Collection... more

Wallpaper trends - faux

Wallpaper trends – faux

Through advances in digital technology, papers are replicating stone, timber, brick, tiles and more, with a life-like sharpness. If the style of your building can’t deliver, never fear. Want a New York loft, no problem. A weathered French style? Wallpaper has it covered... more

Wallpaper trends - classics

Wallpaper trends – classics

Damasks, quatrefoil, pinstripes, regal-looking designs in classic colours like red, blue, neutrals and grey. The face of more traditional wallpaper designs is changing with the times... more

Wallpaper trends - oversize

Wallpaper trends – oversize

It's the ultimate feature wall. A wallpaper with an oversized print or a full-on mural will certainly make an impact in your home... more

Wallpaper trends - texture

Wallpaper trends – textures

Woven, crumpled, embossed or bark-like, textured and paint-on wallpapers add subtle character and dimension... more

Wallpaper trends – fun

These eye-catching wallpapers inspire conversations, hence their industry nickname... more

Unexpected wallpaper uses


Go off the wall. Use wallpaper on furniture, as a patchwork and more.

Don’t limit your wallpaper to your walls or using just one design all over. Wallpaper can be used in a variety of unexpected and fun ways, big and small... more

Wallpaper hacks

Wallpaper hacks

Clever paint projects inspired by wallpaper.

If a wallpaper design takes your fancy but isn't quite the right colour or scale, how about interpreting it in paint? We've taken some of the latest wallpaper designs as inspiration for our own paint projects.... more

A tale of renewal - classic handprinted paper lives on

A tale of renewal

The Mason's story - classic handprinted paper lives on.

The work of William Mason, arguably the most important wallpaper designer and manufacturer in New Zealand history, has been brought back to life by Resene... more

Know your wallpaper

Know your wallpaper

Wallpapers are typically sold as single rolls that are 50cm wide and approx 10m long. Some may be wider or narrower, longer or shorter... more

How to hang wallpaper

How to hang wallpaper

As with most projects, it pays to know what you’re doing before you start wallpapering your walls. Once you know how, wallpapering is fairly easy, especially with today's paste-the-wall products. Check with Resene ColorShop staff if you need any more information before you start the work... more

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