Monthly Archives: January 2015

An A-Z guide of the Resene Multi-finish range: D

After delving into the delights of decorating the dining room, or dusting off the dressers of your debonair den, you might be stuck for ideas on what to paint next. 

To help you sift through the deluge of paint choices – from the drab to the divine – here is the continuing list of our fantastic Multi-finish range guide: The letter D.

Resene Daredevil

At first glance you might consider Resene Daredevil a hue of red. Yet look closer and the citrus vibrancy of orange begins to become apparent. The reality is that this daring tone is somewhere between the two, meaning it is perfect for both the inspiration and passion that red inspires, as well as the warmth and gentle summer's glow that orange can bring. A brilliant way to add this to your home would be to paint a door or two in the colour. There is nothing more welcoming than coming home after a long day's work to a bright, luminous front door that encourages you inside with a smile on your face. A Resene Daredevil door would be particularly effective at the end of a neutral-styled hallway, as it adds the exclamation point of colour to an otherwise colourless area.

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Take the stress out of your home with these minimalist design tips

Stress is a pretty big part of life. In fact, according to the Australian Psychological Society, one in five adults claims that stress affects both their physical and mental health.

Though the frustrations of your job can't necessarily be helped, redecorating and decluttering your home can certainly take the stress out of your home life (once you are finished, of course!). Many homes around the world suffer from a massive amount of clutter and disorganisation, which means they are tricky to manage. By renovating your home with a minimalist approach, you are taking out many of those little hassles.

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Make your home say ‘hola’ with it’s Mexican interior design

Alongside the passionate culture and fascinating landscape, one thing that really stands out about Mexico is its interior design.

When you see these vibrant, colourful houses you know instantly where you are, and perhaps a little bit about the people who live there. 

Though recreating this wonderful aesthetic in your own home is considered slightly tricky, it's more than worth it for lovers of wild colours and a buzzing atmosphere. 

Here are some tips for getting a Mexican theme into your own home.

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Feeling historic? Try a colonial theme in your home

There's something uniquely charming about visiting an old colonial home at a museum or historic village. 

Catching a glimpse of how the colonists of early Australia once lived is a fascinating experience, as every aspect of their style and aesthetics seems so familiar, yet strangely alien.

These wonderful stylings and colour palettes don't just have to live in memory, however, as you can replicate much of the concept in your own home. Looking to create a memorable and historic look? Try colonial with these tips.

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What to do with yourself when a contractor is working in your home

As fun and rewarding as doing a house renovation yourself can be, sometimes the job is simply too big for you to tackle alone. In these instances, look to hire a contractor to come into your home and do all the hard, complicated work for you.

However, turning your beloved abode into a messy worksite can be a stressful situation, especially if extensive remodelling is being undertaken. Some people might be inclined to cling to their workers and oversee every little thing they do, but the nuisance of this can actually produce negative results.

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How to tackle the crackle

It's all very well having walls, items of furniture and feature architectural highlights as a flat, albeit attractive, colour. 

However, sometimes a solid, consistent colour just isn't the right choice. If you are the kind of person who finds themselves wanting for more, perhaps it's time to investigate the characterful and interesting look of crackle paint.

Crackle

Though crackling, damaged paint may look poorly maintained to some, when used in a particular way it can give whatever it's painted onto a unique sense of history.

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An A-Z guide of the Resene Multi-finish range: A

One of the great joys of painting a house is experimenting with different colour schemes and figuring out which is best for your tastes.

There are quite a lot of paint colours to choose from, however, so where do you even start looking? Rather than try out every possible paint swatch and testpot on your walls as you sift through endless colour wheels, have a read through the beginning of our comprehensive suggestion guide to the Resene Multi-finish range, starting with the letter A.

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