Off the wall decorating ideas

21 Jun 2018

In a decorating slump? Wanting to get stuck into a new project for the home? If the ideas are running dry, these five easy decorating projects will get the fire back into your creative belly – using wallpaper from the Resene Wallpaper Collection in clever, inspiring ways.

You typically think of wallpaper as a way to decorate your walls – but what about taking wallpaper off the walls and onto furniture or smaller pieces?

The new habitat plus wallpaper booklet has a section devoted to ideas that use offcuts that are often left over from bigger wallpapering projects, or samples that you can order from your local Resene ColorShop. From there, the ideas flow – from applying wallpaper to furniture for an inexpensive way to jazz up old pieces, to wrapping pictorial wallpaper around a canvas for instant art in the home.

The booklet is also full of useful tips, such as how to choose the perfect wallpaper, and talks about the latest trends in wallpaper – from botanics and luxe looks, to oversized prints and fun themes. Pick up a free copy at Resene ColorShops and selected Resene resellers or read online here.

Did you know… that Resene has a huge range of wallpaper designs which are regularly updated? See your local Resene ColorShop for sample books.

Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing editor Sharon Newey on [email protected].

diy, gold, wallpaper, shelves, resene gold dust

With a lick of Resene FX Metallic Gold Dust and three wallpapers from the Resene Wallpaper Collection, these old shelves have gone from plain and boring to bold and beautiful. Create this look by measuring each shelf section and cutting the wallpaper to fit. Apply wallpaper glue to the wallpaper and paste to the shelves. We’ve used three different designs to create interest: 378003 (top), 378022 (middle) and 378031 (bottom), all available from Resene ColorShops. The wall is painted in Resene Putty, the peg stool is painted in Resene Teak, the large pot is painted in Resene Castaway and the blue pot is painted in Resene Coast.

Did you know… that we have a whole range of DIY projects online that you can complete easily in a weekend – and some in an afternoon? Visit www.habitatbyresene.com/habitattv.

pictures styling by Leigh Stockton, pictures Bryce Carleton.

blue, dark blue, ink blue, wallpaper, art, canvas, resene coast

You don’t need to be a skilled painter to create a fetching piece of artwork. We’ve simply chosen wallpaper with interesting illustrations from the Resene Wallpaper Collection, and applied pieces onto canvas to create an artwork display in this hallway. An alternative is to pop the wallpaper into a suitable frame. This triptych of herons was cut from samples of wallpaper design 98631, while the toile-style wallpaper is design 98570. The wall and hall table are painted in Resene Coast while the vases are in Resene Ashanti and Resene Double Sea Fog.

pictures styling by Megan Harrison-Turner, pictures by Bryce Carleton. 

wallpaper, diy, pen pots, resene

Looking for things to do with used tin cans instead of throwing them out? Here’s a quick way to turn them into something useful and pretty – pen pots. The tins are covered in wallpaper design GP5973 from the Resene Wallpaper Collection, available from Resene ColorShops. See how easy it is to create these with our DIY instructions here.

pictures Nikki Astwood

diy, wallpaper, clipboards, resene

Who says clipboards have to be boring? Give yours a makeover with stylish wallpaper in designs 34134-4 (left), 32456-1 (standing) and 34137-8 (on side). Click here to see instructions for this easy DIY. The wallpaper is from the Resene Wallpaper Collection, available from Resene ColorShops.

pictures Nikki Astwood

diy, wallpaper, resene

Take the humdrum out of office work and style up your books with pretty wallpaper. We used design 605631 from the Resene Wallpaper Collection, available from Resene ColorShops – click here to see the DIY instructions.

pictures Nikki Astwood

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The habitat plus wallpaper booklet is out now, full of tips such as how to choose the perfect wallpaper, as well as the latest trends, from botanics and luxe looks, to oversized prints and fun themes. Pick up a free copy at Resene ColorShops and selected Resene resellers or read online here.

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