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I have been lucky enough to see many sides of this big world. One of the most beautiful and serene places I have visited recently was the Australian Outback - a vast area that is mostly uninhabited. The colors, textures and lighting of this magical open space are so inspiring. Here are some home decorating ideas to bring the duality of tranquility and vibrancy of the Australian Outback to your home design.
Bright rusty reds really pop along the open pathways of the outback and bright blue skies offer a beautiful contrast. To achieve this rustic, country look utilize textured fabrics, exposed brick and warm accent lighting.
Ayers Rock is a must-see in the vast openness of the outback, surrounded by wild plants and bush in neutral tones. This entryway embodies the feel and palette with oversized wild leaves instead of a floral arrangement, rustic wooden furniture in buttery neutral tones and eclectic wall decor.
The vast open sky bleeds a beautiful rich blue color. Try staining your wide plank wooden floors a deep turquoise for a fun punch of vibrant color.
Formed from granite over 700 million years ago, the Wave Rock formations are the epitome of stunning texture. Get the look with natural elements such as stack stone, staggered wood paneling and patterned fabrics in rich amber hues.
The striking sunsets in the Australian outback are some of the most beautiful in the world, and are sure to spark some inspiring home decorating ideas. Re-imagine an outback sunset in your own home with soft, inviting fabrics, comfortable seating, rich amber tones and a wood burning fire (if you have a fireplace that is).
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Allison Rosenberg has had the opportunity to call California, Michigan, Australia, and Argentina home at different periods in her life, with many other stops along her journey. She received degrees from the University of Michigan in film production and theory and from FIDM/LA in interior design. She works freelance in interior design in Los Angeles, and has recently taken to the road with her husband to discover and write about design around the world.
She loves to travel, uncover, and explore and has a soft spot for art deco antiques. While not at work, you will often find her in a movie theater, trying out a new recipe or between the pages of a design magazine.
Wave Rock is stunning. It is also in the USA.