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How to feel like you’re on holiday at home with statement tropical wallpaper

Article by Simply You

Inspired by lush tropical destinations, these bold Resene designs add nostalgic glamour, evoke escapism and create a focal point in any room

How to feel like you’re on holiday at home with statement tropical wallpaper

+ Tropical wallpaper should be teamed with nature-inspired Resene paint colours, textures, and metallics to cohesively mimic the outdoors.

+ Scared to go large scale with this look? Create a statement room such as a patterned foyer or powder room to wow guests.

+ Balance a highly patterned and coloured wallpaper with neutral tones and soothing textures such as natural linen, suede and velvet.

+ Take your tropical theme back to the art deco era with pastel Resene colours and a vintage furniture.

+ Create moody atmosphere in rooms with low natural light by choosing a design with a dark base.

+ Accessorise the flowers and leaves in your Resene wallpaper with real-life plants to emphasise the lush look.

+ Not a fan of brights? Choose a black and white design to complement a glamorous monochrome interior.

Top tips

+ Can’t decide if blue or green is right for your interior spaces? Choose a beautiful and versatile aqua Resene paint instead.

+ Try painting your front door in a statement Resene Enamacryl paint colour – the high gloss finish will make the colour pop.


All wallpapers are from the Resene Wallpaper Collection. View the huge range of wallpaper options in the wallpaper library at your local Resene ColorShop.

Colours as close as printing allows. Always view a physical sample or try a Resene testpot before making your final choice.


All paint colours are from the Resene colour range. View A4 swatches of all colours in the colour library at your local Resene ColorShop.

Resene paints and colours are available from Resene ColorShops and resellers nationwide. Visit Resene or 0800 RESENE (737 363)

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