Category Archives: Wallpaper

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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The top 10 reasons to try wallpaper

When people think about giving their home a new look, their first idea tends to be to repaint it. While painting can be plenty of fun and will undoubtedly look great, check out these 10 reasons to consider wallpaper, instead.

1.New Patterns

It almost goes without saying, but one of the best reasons to go with wallpaper rather than paint is for all the fantastic patterns it affords you. Short of hiring a very talented artist to spend hours painting your rooms, you simply can't get the same beautiful patterns and details in paint that you can in wallpaper.

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Spotlight on nautical inspiration for Spring

Whether you're a home decorating enthusiast or a designer by trade, when Pantone releases its seasonal report every few months it can help to inject new inspiration into your plans, putting the spotlight on colours which may have previously slipped under your radar.

Pantone's Spring 2015 Fashion colours may have been designed to breathe fresh life into the runways, but that doesn't mean you can't take a little inspiration for your home decorating projects. Here we take a look at some refreshing ideas for spring that can vitalise your space. 

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Something borrowed, something new: How to mix and match vintage and modern

One of the latest interior design trends is to mix and match the old with the new in a tasteful way. For example, vintage oak tables are being used in dining rooms, but rather than using the matching carved oak chairs, designers are replacing them with contemporary white leather chairs with stainless steel legs and arms.

Here, we take a look at what makes this trending style so special, and how you can master mixing and matching for your own home's decor. 

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Va va vroom: How to do up your garage

If your garage is connected to your home, it's the first and last thing you will see every time you leave or enter your house. Why not make it a sight for sore eyes with some functional, yet attractive design and decoration? Feel welcomed into your home, sweet home from the second you park your car. 

The garage is also an ideal place for storage, helping declutter the rest of your home. Taking the time to set up useful storage spaces in the garage can make the rest of the home feel like an oasis. Here are our top tips for doing up your garage. 

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Prepare for spring with these 7 floral wallpapers

We are almost in spring! The flowers will be blooming, the birds will be chirping, and our parks and gardens will be alive with a kaleidoscopic range of colours as the different petals shine. 

Don't just enjoy spring outdoors – you can let the season blossom indoors with these seven floral wallpapers. 

1) Gerbera

Bring this botanical beauty to your home with the Flower Poetry 2015 497458 wallpaper. Showcasing gerbera tendrils in warm red tones set against a creamy background, this will put a smile on your dial. 

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8 girly-girl wallpapers for a precious bedroom

If you want something a little bit different than the usual pink or purple wall paint for a girl's bedroom, look no further than these sweet wallpapers to add a touch of girly-girl glamour. 

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Walking in a winter wonderland: Embrace the season in home decor

"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again," wrote author Lewis Carroll in the classic novel 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass'.

Winter can be a wonderland, so don't shiver away from it – embrace it in your home decor. Here are some decorating ideas inspired by the chilly season. 

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Around the world in 5 wall murals

Grab your passport, it's time to jet off around the world simply by taking a tour of your own home!

These five Resene Environmental Graphics wall murals can instantly transport to you lands far away, so think of your house as a setting in French author Jules Verne's famous novel Around the World in Eighty Days and explore the globe.

1) France

Delight in the evening glow of the Eiffel Tower thanks to the Paris lights mural, captured by esteemed artist and photographer James Blakeway. Breathtaking pink and purple skies stretch behind the lights of the Parisian skyline, adding a French kiss to your walls. 

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Empire State of Mind: 5 home decor ideas inspired by New York City

From yellow taxis racing down the avenues to vendors selling pretzels in Central Park, the Big Apple is a city that has captured the hearts and dreams of millions of people the world over.

The stunning Manhattan skyline, complete with the iconic silhouette of the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre, is one of the most-loved views by both New Yorkers and tourists. 

If you'd like to bring some of the spunk, lights and sounds of New York City to your home, here are five ideas to put you in an Empire State of Mind. 

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