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Lounge decorating inspiration gallery

Below are a collection of lounges projects completed by keen DIY'ers.

Click on a picture to find out more about the project or search the Gallery using the search function. If you’d like to submit your project into this decorating inspiration gallery we’d love to hear from you. Simply email information about your project and your images to update@resene.co.nz. Every project featured will receive a small gift from Resene.

 
 

The good life

Escaping Auckland for the good life in sunny Nelson... more
Bungalow green lounge
Nailed it

Their first home, a 1920s bungalow in Onehunga... more
Lounge in Resene Moby
Living it up

The inspiration for their lounge came from habitat magazine issue 28... more
Colour that sings
Colour that sings

Even with such a dark paint colour, the room feels bright and welcoming... more
Green lounge
Helping hand

Using colour to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere... more
Lounge area
Walls of sunshine

It all started with the floors. Six years into living in their country haven... more
Yellow feature wall
Mood lifter

Evie says she has always been called a somewhat happy, gleeful... more
Wallpaper and paint
Meant to be

The Walker’s home was all beige with wood and they wanted it all gone!... more
Lounge area
Paint by plan

Eclectic describes Cheryl and Juriaan. They love old and new... more
Repaint lounge
Renovate and relocate

They had a vision of pastel greens pinks and blue being by the sea... more
Bright lounge
Vibrant vibe

Reflect the beauty of the home amongst the bush, wildlife and sea... more
Lounge room
Making its mark

Painting the walls required multiple colours... more
Lounge room
At home with art

Elizabeth and her mother looked at 39 homes in a whirlwind... more
Doorway to lounge area
Trio of bold

4.2 hectares of land was covered in lupin, box thorn and blackberry... more
Lounge and tv room
On a colour journey

Resene Tangerine painted in the lounge is very uplifting... more
Lounge wallpaper and paint
Good things take time

Designing the house took a year – but now they've moved in... more
Black lounge
Bit by bit

Sofie started painted one room at a time while her youngest had their nap... more
Black lounge
Colour surprises

Behind the seemingly calm veneer of a classic white villa... more
Bungalow lounge
The good life

Escaping Auckland for the good life in sunny Nelson... more
Lounge ombre sunset combonation
Sunset serenity

Transforming the living space to a perpetual evening sunset sky... more
Lounge and kitchen combination
Sight unseen

We all know what the word POTENTIAL means... more

The good life

Escaping Auckland for the good life in sunny Nelson... more
Bright lounge
Vibrant vibe

Reflect the beauty of the home amongst the bush, wildlife and sea... more
Green lounge
Helping hand

Using colour to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere... more
Lounge
Mid-century mood

Auckland escapees and lovers of mid-century design... more

Elevated with colour

Resene Quarter Foggy Grey, which is a beautiful grey tone, has warmth... more
Fireplace colour
Retirement of renovation

A knack for creating... a fireplace inspired by a picture... more
Lounge in Resene Moby
Living it up

The plywood planks in this lounge are painted in Resene Moby... more
Haven of tranquility lounge
Haven of tranquillity

The true harmony of indoor and outdoor environments is captured... more

Spring in your steps

The lounge was to be a really light, icy blue but surprisingly decided... more

Unexpected move

The formal lounge is painted in Resene Blanc... more

Putting down roots with colour

The kitchen chill spot takes on a look of the woods, with touches of black... more
Family room/lounge
Unexpected move

The interior is finished in mainly soft colour tones... more
Fun with colour
Fun with colour

Replacing the wallpaper with lightweight paintable Anaglypta wallpaper... more
Cute cottage colour
Cute cottage colour

The Daube family wished to capture a quaint cottage look... more
Shades of grey
Shades of grey

Lisa loves decorating and has painted her home... more
Haven of tranquility lounge
Haven of tranquillity

Suzanne decided to bring the colour of the bush inside... more
Inspired by aqua
Inspired by aqua

This living room was crying out for a new colour scheme... more
A room of treasures...
A room of treasures

This very warm, sunny, fresh and inviting home has had oodles of love... more
Painting to be proud of...
Enjoy now extend later

Looking through all of the blues on the Resene charts they fell in love... more
Wrapped in colour
Wrapped in colour

Giving a feeling of space and light in a fairly compact home... more
Capturing the calm
Capturing the calm

Capturing light, warmth and calm were important factors in choosing... more
Colourful personalities
Colourful personalities meet colour

The freshness and softness of the Resene green palette... more
Beautifully botanical
Beautifully botanical

Transforming the neutral space into a tranquil living area... more
Fun with colour
Fun with colour

A typical L-shaped 1960’s provincial suburban home; it looks... more
Leaving cream behind Leaving cream behind
The slightly lighter colour shade Resene Geyser won. A slight blue hue... more
Christchurch townhouse
Christchurch townhouse

Easy to live with colours with a little bit of ‘funky’ thrown in... more
Inspired by wallpaper, created with paint
Inspired by wallpaper

Sue wanted a feature in her home, one with real impact... more
making the most of smaller spaces - lounge
Making the most of a smaller space
With accents of colour and concrete grey walls... more
Getting creative with paint
Getting creative with paint

A black and white colour scheme based on fabric... more
Deep point of difference
Deep point of difference
Dramatic wall colours make the fireplace pop... more
Home of art
Home of art

A limited colour palette to compliment the artwork... more
A door-able in colour
A door-able in colour

A 1950's renovation with splashes of colour... more
The perfect match
The perfect match
Wallpaper inspired colour match transformation... more
media room and lounge
Punchy colour to cook with

Paint and wallpaper enhance this lounge... more
A helping hand with colour
A helping hand with colour

Creme and browns compliment this lounge area... more
A timeless colour choice
A timeless colour choice

A warm fresh colour palette for relaxing... more
Magnetic attraction
Magnetic attraction

Warm greys blend from the lounge to the kitchen... more
Coming home to colour
Coming home to colour

A bright feature wall in the lounge stands out... more
Colour makes this home
Colour makes this home

The lounge area blends to the kitchen and dining room... more

Bursts of colour
Bursts of colour

Dark colours make the artwork dramatic... more
Beach house in the city
Beach house in the city

The light bright feeling of Resene Black white... more
Homely and bright colour
Homely and bright colour

Feature walls accent the lounge with creme... more
A touch of colour
A touch of colour

Painted walls enhance the wooden ceiling... more
Unified from inside out
Unified from inside out

1920's bungalow renovation with green accents... more
A dream home
A dream home

Colours inspired by the fabric in a dress made these colour choices... more
Paint effects make the space
Paint effects make the space
How to use paint effects to feature the artwork on the walls... more
A touch of us in teal
A touch of us in teal

A feature wall makes a grand statement matched with grey... more
Dressing a cottage in neutral shades
Dressing a cottage in neutral shades

An elegant palette for a 2.2 acre property... more
Separating spaces with colour
Separating spaces with colour - library

Dark colours make the mexican wall pop... more
Topped in black
Topped in black

An elegant palette that offers a striking and dramatic result... more
Colour brings character
Colour brings character

An vintage colour scheme makes the lounge relaxing... more
Going on a painting spree
Going on a painting spree
Relaxed lounge colours with splashes of colour accents... more
Place of rainbows
Place of rainbows
Resene Eighth Lemon Grass enhances the lounge and kitchen... more
For the love of old homes
For the love of old homes

Traditional paint and wallpaper make this 1900s villa rebuild sing... more

Children's lounge

Bold orange and pink for the daughters lounge... more
Paint effects make the space
A rich textural space

Paint effects add drama and offset the owners collection of objects... more

Separating spaces with colour - lounge
Strong colours used to separate rooms with dramatic effect... more
Resene Half Pearl Lusta in the lounge
Accenting the timber

The fresh calm of Resene Half Pearl Lusta... more
Resene Camarone and Resene Black White walls
Vibrant colour

Resene Camarone and Resene Black White walls... more
Resene Stack and  Resene Pearl Shimmer
Creative with colour

Resene Stack and Resene Pearl Shimmer designs... more
Resene Flash Point
Not too dark

The lounge has a feature wall of Resene Fuscous Grey... more
The walls of the lounge are painted in Resene Wham
Resene Wham

The walls of the lounge are Resene Wham... more
Resene Eastern Blue
At home with colour

In their living area they used Resene Eastern Blue... more
Resene Alabaster and Resene Blackboard Paint
Write on walls

Resene Alabaster complements their rimu panelling... more
She created a Scandinavian/bach feel
Scandinavian vibe

She created a Scandinavian feel with Resene Quarter Powder Blue... more
Resene Flash Point
Wall creativity

Resene Riptide and Resene Sea Fog were chosen to give the look... more
Resene Sour Dough, Resene Parchment, Resene Double Pearl Lusta
Neutral palette

Resene Sour Dough, Resene Parchment, Resene Double Pearl Lusta... more
Resene Half Iron
A relaxed atmosphere

This Scandi inspired lounge has Resene Half Iron on the walls... more
Resene Half Thorndon Cream
Clean new lines

Resene Half Thorndon Cream on all the living room walls... more
Resene Dark Knight with Resene Black glass door
Stylish lounge

Resene Dark Knight with Resene Black glass door... more
Resene Sunshade
Resene Sunshade

Open living bright with Resene Sunshade... more
A bright pop
A bright pop

Resene Half Wan White and Resene Grenadier... more
Painted floor
Painted floor effect
Painted floors throughout this home are stunning... more
Resene Putty walls
Yellow family room

Walls have the warmth and strength of Resene Putty... more
The design above the splashback was painted using Resene Sakura, Resene Moby, Resene Hampton, Resene Paris White, Resene Corn Field, Resene Westar, Resene Half Rice Cake and Resene Norwester
She loves colour

Resene Half Rice Cake and Resene Paris White feature wall... more
Resene Gorse
Light and bright
A sunny Resene Gorse ceiling meets Resene China Ivory on walls... more
Resene Nero
Monochrome theme

The feature wall in the lounge is Resene Nero.... more
Resene Quarter Cloudy and Resene Quarter Merino
Fresh and airy
Resene Quarter Cloudy walls and Resene Quarter Merino trims... more
Resene Sisal walls
Calm and serene

Resene Sisal features in her lounge... more

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Living room ideas featured in magazines

Room makeover series - living room
Room makeover series

This reader’s living room gets a fabulous new look... more
Paint finishes that also work
Walls that work

These days paint finishes can work to keep things cooler, deter mould, moss, bacteria and flies... more
 
 

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