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Australians are opting for safer neutral styles for their home

Australians are opting for safer neutral styles for their home


Australians are choosing styles such as Traditional, Coastal and Scandinavian when it comes to home renovation. Data from the Beaumont Tiles What’s My Style quiz had more than 20,000 locals get involved. 

The data outlines that more than half of the respondents lead towards the three lighter more neutral designs out of the top ten global interior design trends which includes Contemporary, Farmhouse, Industrial, Mediterranean, Modern, Vintage and Wanderlust.

The data highlighted that more than 50 percent of Australian renovators favoured the neutral styles. When compared to their 2017 to 2018 data, it presented that Aussies are falling more in love with coastal styles and have come out of love with contemporary and modern styles. 

Beaumont Tiles design specialist, Christie Wood explains that  “Australian’s love of these looks has only solidified over the last five years, hitting 51 per cent this year following four years of incremental growth for the three styles.”

“While these styles may be seen as safe, it isn’t surprising that Traditional, Coastal and Scandi are favoured when you consider the Australian environment,” says Wood. 

“Thanks to our warmer climate we are looking for openness and lighter spaces with these looks ticking the boxes for these requirements,” Wood continues.

Modern styles have dropped by seven percent since 2017-2018 with only six percent of renovators favouring the style in 2021-2022, the data suggests this was mainly driven by the drop in popularity among the 56 and above age group. 

The data also revealed that home renovators under the age of 36 are more likely to go for a Scandinavian inspired design, with the style being the most popular out of all styles within that age group. 

Wood said some may see the prominence of Traditional, Coastal and Scandi styles by Australian homemakers as being safe, subdued, and conservative.

“But the good news is these styles can easily be injected with a bit of fun and personality through the addition of colour, the use of decorative tiles, addition of soft furnishing,” Wood said.

“In the bathroom for instance you can easily create a splash of colour which wouldn’t be out of place with any of these styles with the new Nood Co range of colourful basins exclusive to Beaumonts.”

Wood outlines the importance of creating balance in creating a statement in kitchen designs. “In the kitchen you can create a statement that is just a little bit different from the regular houses of these styles by trying a pop of colour or pattern with your kitchen splashback and adding a bit of greenery to the space.

“Being bold through some choice additions can really make your space unique and personalise your new reno look.”

Photos provided by Beaumont Tiles.

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