Relaxed Design Inspiration from Awesome Australian Homes

published Apr 28, 2016
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(Image credit: Hayley Kessner)

Is it just me, or has there been extra awesomeness in our recent house tours coming from Australia? Their success is no doubt due in part to our talented photographers capturing these spaces, but these homes seem to have an effortless, breezy sense of fun in them which makes them memorable.

Kid’s rooms aren’t the only spaces that can exude fun

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Lots of colors, fun patterns, interesting shapes and more aren’t restricted to just kids rooms.

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Embrace vintage fully

(Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott)

The Australian home above is the perfect example of how to embrace vintage vibes fully, while also decorating a home that feels comfortable, personalized and sophisticated.

Fill your home with textures and materials from nature

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Bring in earthy materials as reminders of nature. This dedication to natural elements helps create peaceful and invigorating spaces that feel very inviting.

More is more, and lounging is life

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I noticed a lot of great lounging areas—casual spots full of comfy textiles and lots of patterns—in many tours from Australia. And they embrace the idea that more is more (and do it quite elegantly).

Tiki is terrific for outdoor areas

(Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott)
(Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott)

It’s a little tongue-in-cheek, easy to put together and affordable. It’s a way to have some fun with your outdoor area that both amuses and relaxes you and your guests.