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Dressed Up with Daniel’s Designs from Resene

From subtle patterns to geo murals, there is something to suit all spaces in the Daniel Hechter range.

Choose a bold option for a feature wall, where it can be seen in all its glory without overpowering a space. Or try using a wallpaper to create a picture rail or dado effect with Resene paint colours above or below. Wallpaper is also good for smaller areas, like behind a glass splashback, or on a chimney breast for a tactile or visual texture.

Wallpaper can also help to overcome existing problems such as low light levels and less-than-perfect walls. In a hallway or dark room, choose a wallpaper that has sheen, so it will reflect light around the space. Also consider metallic or iridescent designs. Steer away from heavily textured wallpapers, which will appear darker.

Textured papers and Anaglyptas are perfect for covering imperfect walls. Heavily patterned wallpapers, or those with a layered design like a floral over a mottled background, will distract the eye from a dodgy substrate.

Resene Anaglypta (paintable) wallpapers are the ideal marriage of pattern and palette, especially when finding a wallpaper with the right colour and pattern to match your style or interior has proved difficult. You can even use Anaglypta to mimic pressed-tin ceilings to add character to an older home.

Small patterns make a room look larger, while large patterns make a space feel smaller and more intimate. Stripes and vertical patterns make walls appear taller, whereas horizontal patterns make a wall appear longer. Layered patterns and trellis-like designs give flat walls more depth.

Just like you would test a paint with a Resene testpot, you should also test a wallpaper. Order a sample through a Resene ColorShop and view it during the day and after dark to see how the lighting changes the way it looks. If no samples are available, prop the wallpaper book on a small table against the wall and move it around. Remember to always view the wallpaper vertically not horizontally so you can see how it will long once hung on the wall.

New wallpapers are released regularly — see the full range at Resene ColorShops or get a taste of new collections at

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