Monthly Archives: November 2014

Use psychology to colour your home

Colour choice is a big step when you're redecorating. No matter which room – be it a home office, children's bedroom or ensuite bathroom – the colour is going impact how that space feels in more ways than one. 

As you may know, colour plays an important role in the physical make up of your project. It highlights specific features, creates bold lines and shadows or flattens the ceiling and walls to create a sense of space. However, it also has psychological aspects to it. Here is a run down on how different hues can change the way you feel about a room. 

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Make your home bigger inside than out

From when you go flatting in a cramped inner-city apartment to buying a first suburban home, if you're strapped for cash then space is probably not in abundance. Don't fret, however, because that does not mean you are doomed to live in a tiny cramped box until you move, as there are numerous decorating ideas for making even the smallest of spaces seem like a lavish palace in comparison. 

Break out your work pants and call some of your friends to assist – it's time to start decorating! 

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5 fresh colours for summer

Summer's here, so why not use this season as inspiration to renovate? Here are some colour suggestions to get you started.

1. Hop to it

Resene Hopbush is a tropical pink that adds a fresh, floral vibe to any space.

Pair it with cool white for a chic feel.

2. Take a bite

Apples are picked from late summer onwards. But why not get started early when decorating your home?

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4 decorating tips for apartments

If you've embraced the apartment lifestyle, you might be wondering how you can add personal touches to what can be a small space.

There's plenty of potential when it comes to apartments, and there are numerous interior decorating ideas that will play up your livings areas and bedroom in the best way possible. 

Here are five handy tips for decorating an apartment, from choosing paint colours to selecting furniture.

1. Pick a consistent colour theme

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3 positively gorgeous kids’ bedroom ideas

Designing a child's bedroom can be a thrill. But are you striking the right balance between fun and practicality?

After all, your kids will grow out of this space eventually, so you want to have flexibility to repurpose the space at some point in time. That said, there's no point painting the walls with crisp Resene Sea Fog and leaving the rest to your children's imaginations – you want to incorporate some bright colours or perhaps perfect pastel hues. 

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