HOW TO DESIGN THE INTERIORS OF YOUR QUEENSLAND HOME

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Different areas and surrounding environments can really impact the design decisions of a home. With climate impacting textures and colours of materials and how we inhabit a home. Consider the climate and lifestyle of living in Queensland when furnishing, decorating or renovating your home. These factors will help inform the design choices you make.

  1. Embrace Natural Light: Queensland is abundant with sunshine. Utilize large windows, skylights, and glass doors to maximize natural light. Consider sheer neutral toned curtains or blinds that allow light in while providing privacy. Place mirrors in areas that help reflect light in home. Use light neutrals paints and fabrics to optimise the light.
  2. Choose light and bright interior colours: soft blues, greens, and neutrals to create an expressive home. These colours also help to visually cool down spaces during hot days in Queensland.

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  1. Indoor-Outdoor Living: Take advantage of Queensland’s climate by blending indoor and outdoor spaces. Create seamless transitions with bi-fold or sliding doors and use similar flooring materials indoors and out for continuity.
  1. Natural Materials: Incorporate natural interior materials such as timber, stone, and rattan. These materials not only reflect Queensland’s natural surroundings but also add texture and warmth to your interiors.
  1. Tropical Touches: Consider adding tropical elements like indoor plants (e.g., palms, ferns), bamboo or rattan furniture, and artwork inspired by the local flora and fauna in Queensland.
  1. Ventilation: Ensure good airflow through cross-ventilation or ceiling fans. Ceiling fans are practical and can complement your interior design while keeping spaces comfortable.
  1. Functional Furniture: Choose furniture that is both stylish and practical. Opt for pieces that are comfortable and durable, considering the climate’s effect on materials like fabrics. Use UV friendly and durable materials outside to endure the Queensland sunny weather.

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  1. Personalize with Art and Decor: Showcase local art and crafts to add character to your space. Incorporate decor items that reflect the native surrounds of Queensland.

By integrating these elements into your interior design, you can create a comfortable and visually appealing living space that complements Queensland’s unique climate and lifestyle.