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Bring some direction to your interior scheme

27 Aug 2019

A ‘well-travelled’ look is an enviable one. It seems to carry with it a sense of metropolitan sophistication that suggests that the homeowner is somehow wise beyond their years.

If you’re a design lover with a case of wanderlust, it’s natural for your house to inevitably become an ever-changing showcase of souvenirs you’ve picked up en route. However, there are other ways to bring a cultured look to your walls without even leaving town.

Bring in some worldly style by pasting up one of these map designs from the Resene Wallpaper Collection.

Resene Wallpaper Collection P030-VD3 is a mural with the old-world charm of maps from yesteryears. For a contemporary eclectic look, choose simple, minimalist furnishings along with surrounding walls in Resene Half Duck Egg Blue, an accent wall in Resene Mystery, floors in Resene Grey Seal, trims in Resene Half Black White and two or three small accessories in Resene Apple Blossom.

Urbanites and engineers will love the birds eye view of city streets featured in Resene Wallpaper Collection P033-VD2.

Make the most of its grayscale design by pairing it with equally neutral floors in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt timber stain then add in some stronger colours on statement pieces such as a sideboard or bookcase in Resene Yes Please. Finish off the look with a side table and coffee table in Resene Slipstream, and a few plant pots or vases in Resene Quarter Baltic Sea and Resene Eighth Stonewashed.

Get the industrial flair of a concrete wall combined with the attractiveness of an atlas with Resene Wallpaper Collection P039-VD5. Try it in a bedroom with surrounding walls and trim in Resene Black White, a headboard in Resene Silver Chalice, a lamp in Resene Eighth Bokara Grey and bring in a few accents in Resene Lazy River and Resene Love Me Do – with bedding to match.

Resene Wallpaper Collection 289427 would look lovely on all four walls of a lounge paired with timber floors stained in Resene Colorwood Natural timber stain, trims in Resene Half Merino, a window seat or storage chest in Resene Double Merino, some smaller items, such as a candlesticks, in Resene Charcoal and a piece of furniture with a big personality, such as a peacock chair, in Resene Wishing Well.

Resene Wallpaper Collection 289458 would be ideal for a home library or study. To create a cocoon-worthy space where you’ll want to while away the hours undisturbed, go for floors in Resene Suits with trims and a door in Resene Suits, add in a few accessories in Resene Atlas and give an grand old desk that’s seen better days a ‘make-under’ with a fresh lick of Resene Sambuca. After it’s dried and cured, give the desk a weathered wash in Resene Swiss Caramel by wiping off most of the secondary colour with a damp rag before it dries.