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Call for entries into Your Home and Garden’s Small Room Awards

26 May 2022

Have you done something bold or interesting with Resene paint or wallpaper in a small room in your house? It could be an office, nursery, laundry or powder room – the only criteria is it’s small in space but big in impact. Your Home and Garden magazine would love to see your efforts. Your small room could win $1000 in the inaugural Small Room Awards, sponsored by Resene.


This small teen study space is decked out in a painted palm tree. The back wall and shelf are in Resene Olive Green, palm tree in Resene Celeste and floor in Resene Spanish White. Desk in Resene Element, chair in Resene Fawn Green, pencil cup in Resene Olive Green, small round bud vase in Resene Olive Grey, tiny bud vase in Resene Celeste, painted books in Resene Vis Vis, Resene Celeste and Resene Fawn Green. Magnets in Resene Vis Vis, Resene Celeste, Resene Fawn Green, device holder in Resene Fawn Green, headphones in Resene Element, rubbish bin in Resene Element. Project by Melle van Sambeek, image by Bryce Carleton.

What are the judges looking for?

  • Fearless use of Resene colour and/or pattern
  • Exciting use of wallpaper
  • Imaginative decoration and finishing

The five finalists will each appear in Your Home and Garden. Every finalist will receive a $250 Resene ColorShop voucher and a feature in the magazine, with the winner taking out the Resene Small Room Awards and $1000 cash, plus a story on the winning home will feature in the January 2023 issue.

How can I enter?

Email photos and a 200-word description of your space to [email protected] with your last name and ‘Resene Small Room’ in the subject line. Include your name, home address, email address, daytime phone number, the names of the Resene colours used, and details of when your space was painted and/or wallpapered. Please credit anyone who assisted you in choosing your colours. Enter by 16 June 2022 to be eligible to be the first winner.  Final entry closing date is 28 September 2022.  The earlier you enter the more chances to be a monthly winner!

Published: 26 May 2022