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 Every project featured will receive a small gift from Resene.

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....
Inspired by wallpaper, created with paint
Inspired by wallpaper

Sue wanted a feature in her home, one with real impact...
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
Resene Christine glows
Resene Christine

Resene Christine and Resene Half Tea walls... more
Resene Tia Maria and Resene Pacifika walls.Colourful living
Resene Tia Maria and Resene Pacifika walls... more
Resene Bokara Grey lower walls
Resene Bokara Grey
Walls are in Resene Bokara Grey... more
Resene Half Iron walls
Living room in soft grey

Resene Half Iron Works well with timber flooring... more
Resene Gulf Stream
Beachside colour
Resene Gulf Stream breakfast bar seen from the lounge... more
Geometric theme
Geometric theme

She added some colour to the open plan living space... more
Resene Pale Slate, with the rest of the interior painted in Resene Half Pale Slate
Soft colour palette

Resene Pale Slate and Resene Half Pale Slate... more
Resene Colour Me Pink and Resene White feature in the living room
Crisp Resene White
Resene Sweet Pink features in this lounge... more
These walls make a statement
Resene Onepoto

These walls make a statement in Resene Onepoto... more
Resene Sea Nymph and Resene Alabaster
Extra living space

Resene Sea Nymph and Resene Alabaster create warmth... more
Resene Half Villa White and Resene Half Spanish White
A light and fresh feel
Resene Half Villa White and Resene Half Spanish White... more
Resene Akaroa with Resene Sea Fog trims
Stunning renovation
Resene Akaroa with Resene Sea Fog trims, the gorgeous chocolate brown of... more
The lounge is painted in Resene Iko Iko on the wall behind the sofa
Match up
Resene Iko Iko and Resene Quarter Spanish White with Resene Colorwood... more
Resene Hot August feature wall
An orange toned red
Feature wall in Resene Hot August, and the the other walls are in Resene Panzano... more
Resene Jalapeno is joined by Resene Stack and Resene Sea Fog
Lounge makeover
Resene Jalapeno, joined by Resene Stack and Resene Sea Fog... more
 Resene Gumboot on lounge walls
Dark does it
She had always wanted to paint a dark colour so the sunny yellow lounge was transformed... more
Lounge painted in Resene Quarter Foggy Grey
Neutral palette
They painted the living spaces in Resene Quarter Foggy Grey with Resene Alabaster trims... more
Resene Fuscous Grey
Light and bright
The lounge feature wall is Resene Fuscous Grey with Resene Athens Grey.. more
Resene Glamour Puss on panels
Brightly bold
Resene Alabaster lightened the lounge from a muddy nondescript neutral... more
Resene Stonewashed feature wall
Fresh to the job
Resene Stonewashed with the other walls in Resene Double Rice Cake and trims... more
Resene Half Pearl Lusta
Red statement
Walls are painted in Resene Half Pearl Lusta as she tends to accessorise with red... more
Pops of colour
The lounge has a more relaxed feel with Resene Biscotti. This gave a very earthy feel... more
Resene Hullabaloo on lounge walls
Warm and cosy
Resene Hullabaloo, bright enough to keep her happy, warm enough to feel cosy... more
Resene Code Red
Stunning poppy red
Inside, Resene Code Red makes a very dramatic impact in the lounge... more
Resene Double Biscotti
Biscuit creamy
To complete the interior, Resene Double Biscotti adorns the walls of the lounge... more
Resene Moleskin
Velvety softened beige
The lounge is painted in a combination of Resene Moleskin and Resene Soapstone... more
Resene Black White
Bigger, lighter, airier
Open it up and create light reflecting surfaces - an optical illusion of bigger, lighter... more
Resene Bounty and Resene Rambler
Quick match
The lounge features Resene Bounty - an instinctive choice that happens to match... more
Resene Half Milk White
Perfect backdrop
Resene Half Milk White - its milky depth is the perfect backdrop for artwork... more
Resene Thornton Cream
Maximise space
Resene Thorndon Cream walls with Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream for the trims... more
Resene Double Perfect Taupe
Stylishly relaxed
Resene Double Perfect Taupe on three walls, a feature wall of wallpaper with silver... more
Resene Rakaia in lounge
Elegant living
Resene Rakaia on the walls with Resene Half Alabaster window frames... more
Resene Caper in lounge
Room pops
Resene Caper brought it all together - a beautiful green but also with a unique look... more
Resene Puerto Rico on lounge walls
Retro right
The living room is painted in Resene Puerto Rico because when the Nelson harbour... more
Resene Red Berry on lounge walls
To the max
Resene Red Berry was an easy choice for the lounge. It sounds, and looks, good enough to eat... more
Resene Black White on lounge walls
Consulting with colour
A Resene Fuscous Grey feature wall with other walls Resene Black White... more
Resene Greywacke
Letting loose with colour
They selected a warm yellow, Resene Kournikova, as a backdrop to their tropical... more
Resene Awash
Crying out for colour
The house was crying out for colour. The lounge blues were pulled from the striped rug... more
Resene Half Sisal on lounge walls
Sea and sky influenced
Resene Licorice, an elegant grey blue, adorns a feature wall in the living area ... more
Resene Mantle on lounge walls
Pastel green
Resene Mantle in the sitting room was half strength as the room is dark... more
Resene Double Alabaster on lounge walls
Resene Fuscous Grey
Resene Double Alabaster provided a clean, white canvas while Resene Fuscous Grey... more
Resene Triple Truffle on lounge walls
Open planning
Resene Triple Truffle in the lounge with Resene Quarter Bianca on ceilings and trims... more
Resene Sea Nymph
Indoor seaside
Resene Eighth Pearl Lusta with a couple of accent walls in Resene Sea Nymph... more
Resene Tea
Soft neutrals
Resene Tea complemented by Resene Half Tea on the lounge furniture... more
Resene Greywacke
Space and light
The lounge is finished in Resene Greywacke and Resene Sea Fog... more
Resene Greywacke
Neutral tones
Varying degrees of Resene Friar Grey and Resene Stonehenge complement the lighting... more
Resene Maxwell Smart
A warm black feature
Resene Stack and Resene Maxwell Smart feature in the living room... more
Resene Double Tea
Elegant simplicity
Resene Half Napa with Resene Milk White with a Resene Coffee Bean wall... more
Resene Tea
Both inside and out
 Resene Half Ash is on the walls and the ceilings are finished in Resene Eighth Ash... more
Resene Buttery White
Serene lounge
Walls are Resene Buttery White and Resene Alabaster mouldings... more
Resene Wheatfield
Absolutely magnificent
Resene Quarter Black White on the walls and a feature wall of Resene Bullseye... more
Resene White Pointer
Simple but elegant
Inside they opted for an interior colour scheme of Resene White Pointer and Resene Alabaster... more
Resene Double Tea
Grabbing inspiration from their sofa, Resene Disco, Resene Meteorite and Resene Citron... more
Resene Tea
Neutral palette
The living room walls and frames, doors and windows are finished in Resene Half Ash... more
Resene Tea
Working from wallpaper
Walls are Resene Quarter Parchment. Colour accents are Resene Centaurian... more
Resene Wheatfield
Green but white
Resene Wheatfield walls, with a feature wall of Resene Quarter Pavlova... more

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