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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.

Habitat plus - Wallpaper
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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 collectables. 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.

We started small, using wallpapers to create a feature wall. Now, we're using wallpapers in whole rooms and houses, but also in unexpected ways – as art, on pegboards, shelving and more.

In this habitat plus, we share advice on how to choose wallpaper, the types available and how to hang it. We also look at the key current trends: botanic prints, florals, metallic finishes, graphic prints, oversized designs and murals, the classics, fun looks and personalised art prints.

Happy wallpapering!

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Ways with wallpaper

Ways with wallpaper

How to choose the perfect wallpaper. Today's selection of wallpapers is more diverse and creative than ever... more

Botanicals

Botanicals

From delicate ferns to vibrant tropical palms – leaves, vines and branches are growing up our walls... more

Wildlife

Wildlife

It's time to paws for thought and hear the call of the wild with a little animal print... more

Blooms

Blooms

In the garden, flowers attract birds, bees and butterflies with the promise of pollen and nectar... more

Shapes

Shapes

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

Design

Design

With every great architectural movement, there's a wallpaper style to match... more

Luxe

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

Faux

Faux

Through advances in digital technology, papers are replicating stone, timber, brick, tiles and more with a life-like sharpness... more

Classics

Classics

Damasks, quatrefoil, pinstripes, regal-looking designs in both timeless colours like red, blue and grey and fashion colours like teal and pink... more

Global

Global

Travel around the world without leaving your living room with wallpapers that encapsulate the feeling of international destinations and traditional styles... more

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Add a little old world charm to your home with whimsical designs that hark back to simpler times... more

Oversize

Oversize

It's the ultimate feature wall. A wallpaper with an oversized print or a full-on mural... more

Landscapes

Landscapes

Bring the outdoors in with prints of sweeping vistas and lush landscapes... more

Texture

Texture

The most popular category of wallpaper style is texture... more

Line-up

Line-up

If you want to be on the forefront of style then join the line. Not only does the simplicity of stripe and line designs give these wallpapers timeless elegance... more

Fun

Fun

There's a growing appetite for whimsical and quirky wallpaper designs, which are being increasingly used in quite sophisticated schemes... more

Kids

Kids

Monkeys swing from treetops, jaguars leap and whales sail across these walls... more

Unexpected

Unexpected

Don't limit your wallpaper to your walls or using just one design all over... more

Wallpaper hacks

Wallpaper hacks

Clever paint projects inspired by paint. If a wallpaper design takes your fancy but isn't quite the right colour or scale, how about interpreting it in paint?... more

A tale of renewal

A tale of renewal

The Mason's story – classic handprinted wallpaper lives on... more

Know your wallpaper

Know your wallpaper

Wallpapers are typically sold as single rolls that are 50cm wide and approx 10m long... 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... more

Habitat plus – Wallpaper

Habitat plus – Wallpaper

If you're interested in a particular wallpaper shown in this book, you'll find the design code at the top or bottom of the image. Take a note of the code, and staff at your local Resene ColorShop can show you the relevant sample book as well as other similar designs.

Contributing stylists: Nikki Astwood, Megan Harrison-Turner, Leigh Stockton.

Contributing photographers: Nikki Astwood, Bryce Carleton.

Contributed images: Aspiring Walls.

Cover images: Resene Wallpaper Collection, clockwise from left HX8-051, HX3-010, DGKEN202, HX4-034, HAN100396822 and 90370. Image to left: Resene Wallpaper Collection 296166, 296111 and 296258.

 

Current edition: PDF | Ebook.  Archive - 2018 edition: PDF | Ebook

updated May 2021
habitat plus - wallpaper


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