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5 Ideas for Decorating your Home with an Australian Feel

17 Nov 2021

Australian decorating styles are unique and interesting and Australian homes have a comfort that is hard to find in other countries. If you're looking for ideas on how to get an authentic Australian style, then this blog post will give you 5 different ideas to get your creative jucies flowing!

5 Ideas for Decorating your Home with an Australian Feel

Australian decorating is very laid-back and comfortable. You can feel relaxed just by walking into an Australian home, even if you're a first-time visitor. This unique style of interior design celebrates what makes Australia the beauty that it is. If you want your home to have this cozy atmosphere too, then check out these ideas for bringing that Aussie feel inside.

1. Coast to coast

The surf is crashing, the sun is shining, and your toes are buried in the sand. You're on vacation at last! The only thing that could make this better is to bring a little bit of that beach feeling home with you - well now you can!

Australia is known for its beautiful coastline, sandy beaches and stunning views. It’s easy to make your home feel like an Australian coastal house with the right decorating ideas. Installing hardwood flooring is an easy way to create a wow-factor throughout your home in an inexpensive way.

Hardwood has been a building material since the beginning of ocean exploration so it makes sense to use to bring a coastal vibe to your home. Our range of Australian timbers comes and a myriad of colours and tones, allowing you to find that perfect fit for your home.

Explore our Australian Species Timber Flooring

2. Go native

People often forget that plants in the home can have a positive impact on their health and well being. Plants provide oxygen, reduce stress levels and increase productivity.

Australia is famed for its natural beauty, and it's not just the native animals that are striking. The flowers in the country are also superbly beautiful, with many of them being endemic to Australia or New Zealand. When you're next looking for some inspiration on how to decorate your home with local flora, why not try incorporating some Australian natives?

Some great Australian plants you can consider adding include:

  • Bulbine Lily (Bulbine vagans)
  • Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana)
  • Hoya australis
  • Moreton Bay chestnut (Castanospermum australe)
  • Palm-lily (Cordyline stricta)

If you’re unsure which plants would suit your lifestyle and home, take a read through Better Homes and Gardens’ essential guide to Australian plants to learn more.

3. Support Aussie artists

Australian art is known for its unique and captivating style. There are many different types of Australian art that can be used in a home, such as paintings, prints and sculptures. Australian art has the ability to add more personality to your space and is diverse and unique, making it suitable for any look and feel.

Australia has an incredible array of local, national and international artists, all of who have found a unique way to capture the beauty of Australia in their work. If you’re looking for reputable vendors, we recommend dealers such as Art Lovers Australia and Bluethumb as a great place to start.  

4. Pick a colour

Australian hues are everywhere. From the bright red of the sprawling desert to our sapphire blue waters and the lush greens of our tropical rainforests, this land is one that is full of colour.

That's why it's no surprise that decorating with Australian colours is a trend that people all over the world are loving right now.

Choosing the right colour for your home or office really depends on the feel you’re trying to achieve. For a calming beach-like feel, opt for blues and crisp whites. On the other hand, if you’re wanting to bring the lushness of the Daintree into your home, warm greens and yellows are an option to consider.

Dulux has a great range of inspirational guides to help you find the right palette for your home or office space.

5. Head to the great OUTdoors

Being Australian usually means spending loads of time outdoors. Whether it be sitting by a campfire in winter, barbequing in a park in spring, picnicking in autumn or lounging on the beach in summer, we always find an occasion to be out of the house.

For those looking for ideas to transform their outdoor entertaining area to spend more time outside, think of creating a multipurpose space, invest in good furniture and don’t forget some ambient lighting.

There are a lot of benefits to spending time outdoors. However, it can be hard to enjoy these things if your home doesn't have a porch or deck for outdoor entertaining. Our range of decking is a great way to create a dedicated outdoor space to your home you can use year round.

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Want to bring an Australian feel to your home?

Wanting to make a change to your flooring but aren’t sure which style is right? Check out the Havwoods Floor Visualiser tool to visualise our vast range of options in your own home or office.

You can also request a free flooring sample online or contact our friendly team today. 

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