• Australia

    Decorate your home like an Aussie

    The beauty of Australia isn’t just about its geographic distance from other continents, it is also in its unique nature and aesthetics in every sphere of life. When it comes to home decor, Aussies are unique and interesting. It’s all about minimalism, geometrical patterns, nature elements and lighting. Here is how to decorate your home like an Aussie.

    Let the nature inspire you

    With Aussies it is all about wood, rocks, and natural colours. Feel free to put a wooden lampshade, or a wooden hanging chair in your living room. Simply you should recreate the feeling of a rainforest in your home. Lots of plants, zen gardens and many wooden details will help you with that.

    Minimalism with a twist

    You’ve certainly noticed that walls and furniture tend to be white in places with long coastlines. The same goes for Australia, they like to keep it minimalistic. But of course, since they’re a fun bunch, they like to spice things up a little bit with some bold details. For example, put a fire red blanket on your pure white bed sheets, put a garnish yellow pillow on your white couch etc. The key is in making “boring” colour combinations super fun and “happy”.
    Another thing they love are stripes. Not only they are fun, but they also keep the dirt less visible. Spice up your space with a nature-hued striped mat or set of striped pillows on a random place. Browse catalogs of Online Furniture Stores to find accessories that suit this coastal style.

    Give some love to the natural lighting and ventilation

    The best way to save the energy and revive your home is to lean on natural lighting. Open up the blinds and let the sun shine through your windows. Even the 1000 light bulbs can’t replace the warmth and energy the sun.
    Also, since it is all about recreating natural atmosphere, the air in your home should always be fresh. You do this by opening your windows as often as you can, or by using a commercial air purifier such as Oransi. Clean air is important for our mood and especially for our health.

    Have fun

    This means that you should roll up your sleeves and make something unique for your home. The best place to do so is the bathroom or your bedroom. Since it is all about nature and sea, you could buy some artificial starfish in your local gift shop and glue them on your bathroom mirror or a bedroom window.

    Tablecloths are no-no

    Since the beauty of beach type decorating is in its low-maintenance and an informal approach, tablecloths are off limits for sure. There is nothing more Aussie than a cluttered table filled with candles and shells. You will reduce the laundry load and you don’t have to worry about breadcrumbs and food spills – just wipe them off with a dish cloth.

    Sea brainwash

    The brainwash part may sound a little bit disturbing, but don’t worry, we used this word to help you understand that the major point is into making an entire place immediately reminds you of seashore and waves. Place sea paintings everywhere, hang a surfboard on the wall, put up a good ol’ “Gone Fishing” sign on your front door, etc.


    Circles are our friends. Consider putting porthole windows on your doors and round pictures on your walls. You will feel like you are on a ship sailing somewhere far away. Besides that, another signature nautical feature are white-blue stripes with red details. Get some pillows, blankets or rugs with these stripes, put an antique ship’s wheel on your wall and enjoy the sailing atmosphere by sitting in your rocking chair and having some rum.  



    Take a vintage reproduction trunk and use it as a cute coffee table in your living room. Decorate it with a nice inscription, hurricane lamp and some driftwood. The great thing about this “coffee table” is that it’s also really practical, because you can store all the stuff that makes some sort of “mess” inside of it.

    Cushions are your canvas

    The last, but certainly not least detail are cushions. How would you react if we told you that a printed hessian sack can be a fabulous cushion cover? Their down to earth look goes great with every interior, especially the white “beachy” one.

    As you can see, the key in copying Aussie style is in being as laid-back as they are and having fun with some unexpected details. You will see that you will learn all the tricks as soon as you start following this advice and your friends will start to think that maybe you’re an Aussie too. If you have some more decorating ideas, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.

  • Australia

    This Christmas, look like an Aussie

    As the rest of the world is frantically trying to warm itself up this cold December, in Australia it’s party season again: it’s summer. As if it’s not enough that they have warm weather all year long, they get to party on the beach for Christmas and New Year too. Funny Christmas carols, Santa Claus in speedos, and reindeers replaced by kangaroos are just the tip of the iceberg called “Winter holidays in Australia”. Aussies are laid back and extravagant at the same time, and if you’re looking to get some of that Australian vibe, we offer a few easy style tips.

    Add a bit more print

    Monochromatic clothes are always elegant and stylish, but you have the entire year to look like that. Why not experiment a bit and choose to wear a piece that has a vivid graphic print this Christmas? And we’re not talking about reindeer-and-Christmas-tree print sweaters, everyone already wears those. A geometric design on yoga leggings, or something that yells ‘summer’ all over the place, like a palm tree button-down shirt, or a grey sweater with a bright pineapple printed on the front will bring the summer air into the room even if it’s snowing outside and you’re drinking a cup of tea by the fire. A simple bandana with bananas or a scarf with cherries are also great choices if you want to keep it simpler.

    Splatter glitter everywhere

    Don’t be afraid to add a bit more glitter to your everyday look. After all, it’s Christmas, and everywhere you look there are sparkly decorations and sequins. Glitter on the eyes is incredibly popular, and you can experiment as much as you like: put it directly underneath your eyebrows, on your upper lids or under your lower lashes. Anything is allowed, but do try to choose only one of the three, or it’ll be too much. Silver or gold glitter can be worn with pretty much anything, but you can also choose a particular color if you would like to make your eyes pop, or pair it with another part of your outfit.

    Dress the dress down

    This is the time of Christmas parties in the office or at your friends’ place, and it’s the perfect excuse to wear something elegant. If you’re trying to look up to Aussie girls, however, you can try dressing those elegant pieces down a bit, by wearing them with something casual. For example, your little black dress will look equally good paired with a plain denim shirt and a messy bun, regardless if it’s custom-made or a Gucci, and even an elegant Adrianna Papell dresses with sequins will look plainer when worn with flats and a huge bag. Play with textures and layers, wear silk with leather and denim with velvet, put on sneakers instead of high heels and keep your hair in a messy bun, and you will look like a real Aussie girl.

    Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

    Just because you’re not sweating like in the summer does not mean that you can’t dehydrate in this cold weather. Aussie girls sip water all day long because they know how important it is for their skin. The freezing weather outside and the central heating turned up to the max can dry your skin in the blink of an eye, leaving you with flaky skin and chapped lips. Drink plenty of water, but don’t forget to apply moisturizer to your face and hand cream to your hands before you leave the warmth of your home.

    It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, Australians like to keep their outfits casual, but every winter they allow themselves to be eccentric and experiment with different styles. Instead of trying to ‘steal the look’ from the Parisians, choose to be an Aussie this Christmas and rock that ‘high class and yet laid back’ look like a pro. Don’t get too carried away though, and make sure you’re warm before you leave your home.