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Japanese-inspired home design

Clean wooden floors, smooth bamboo furniture and a harmonised space – these are all vital essentials of a Japanese-inspired home design.

To replicate Japanese style in your home, you need to understand the concepts that make it so unique. It's a blend of simplicity with natural elements, all carefully selected and constructed together in a balance that promotes peacefulness and tranquillity within a home's interior design. We've compiled a guide to help you draw inspiration from these concepts to be able to easily use them in your own abode.

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Bring the magic of Monet to your space this spring

Springtime is the perfect opportunity to take a tired, stagnant interior and refresh it with some new inspiration in time for the new year. A staple of spring trends, while florals and pastels help to brighten up a wintry space, some may shy away from them due to their predictability. 

However, it is still possible to infuse a botanical essence into your home or professional space without being too stereotypical. Simply look to one of the great masters of Impressionism, Claude Monet. 

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What are good spots for adding a pop of colour?

We often read in interior design magazines or decorating recommendation books that a 'pop' of colour is a great way to breathe some life into a space.

But where exactly is a good spot to add this pop of colour?

It can become tricky to decide this, especially since in order for the pop to truly work like a contrast it needs to be bright, eye-catching and bold. This is the only way it can stand out from the rest of the room's decor or colour palette.

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Interior design ideas inspired by the fashion industry

Fashion designers have often said that they think of themselves as artists. From sketching illustrations to sowing sculptural garments for the runway, big fashion houses such as Dior, Chanel and Prada have treated the fashion industry like a real life art gallery for showing off creativity and quality design.

Why not channel this world of fashion in interior design? Here are some decorating ideas to get you started. 

Luxe curtains

Fabrics are, in many ways, the essence of the fashion industry. Dazzle your home with a variety of different luxe fabric curtains, some with reflective shimmering materials, others with pleats or some turned into Roman blinds. The Resene Curtain Collection has a wide range of curtains expertly chosen to match with our paint colours, so you can double the elegance with complementary walls and window coverings. 

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Oriental or exotic? How to do a home-makeover inspired by these styles

When we think of exotic destinations or calm oriental spots, we may feel a sense of bliss or relaxing vibes. Why not enjoy these sensations every day by giving your home a makeover inspired by these styles?

Here's how to achieve both styles in your interior design.

Oriental: Think Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, China and Japan. 

First of all, embrace patterns. In an essay published by the Department of Asian Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the authors described the Japanese Rinpa style as "vibrant colours applied in a highly decorative and patterned manner" used to decorate not only paintings but also textiles, ceramics and lacquerwares. 

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Say Aloha to your Hawaii inspired home decor

"There's no place I'd rather be, then on my surfboard out at sea. Lingering in the ocean blue, and if I had one wish come true, I'd surf till the sun sets beyond the horizon … A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi, Lawe mai i ko papa he'e nalu," sang the cast of the Disney movie Lilo and Stitch for the song 'Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride', describing the essence of this island. 

The blissful golden sands, sapphire seas and emerald green palm trees of Hawaii offer endless decorating inspiration for your home. So let's surf onto this roller coaster design ride and get started! 

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Have a pattern party in your lounge with one of these 6 curtains

You've put the coffee table in place, the couches have been set up and the shelves have been decked to the nines with family photographs. Now it's time for the curtains!watch Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2016 film now

Add some texture and pretty patterns to your lounge with one of these six curtains. Pssst … for those of you who love all things matchy-matchy, many of these have matching cushions to snuggle up with on the sofa. 

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Turn your kid’s bedroom into a dinosaur dreamland

With the sounds of thunderous roars and booming footsteps, dinosaurs roamed the Earth millions of years ago, but they still remain a huge part of our imaginations even today.

Both the young and the young at heart can get excited by a dino-tastic​ makeover for a bedroom. The great news is you can be as big with your design choices as a T-rex or as small as a microraptor. 

For the walls 

For dramatic, wall-to-wall dinosaur coverage, you can opt for this amazing dinosaur mural. It would make a stunning feature wall, showing the majesty of these creatures as they gather around a waterhole with volcanoes framing the background. 

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Do the curtains match the colours?

Ever walk into a friend's living room and feel immediate discomfort? You can't figure out what's causing it, but it's there, pulling you away from your discussion. 

Don't worry: You're not going crazy. Chances are, the living room in adorned with a curtain that simply does not complement the colour of the walls. As a person with a sense of style, this may drive you to insanity.  

So, we're going to tackle this issue: Should the curtains match the colour?  

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Laying out a living room for autumn

Spring cleaning tends to hog the limelight, but rearranging and cleaning your home at the end of any season can be just as important. As summer winds down, it is a great idea to take stock of your living area and rearrange to suit the colder months. Here are some ways to get started with your autumn interior design of the living room.

Change the orientation

Throughout the summer, we tend to direct furniture and focal points towards outdoor areas. A table on the deck, garden nooks and putting chairs out underneath porch lights are all common examples of putting the onus on the summer-friendly areas of the home. But as the sun sets lower and earlier, staying outside in the evening when everyone is home becomes less feasible. 

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