INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR A NEW HOME
May 6, 2022
Being a homeowner is not just about owning a property or house, it is an opportunity to bring to life a space that reflects who you are, in every way. But keeping up with the latest innovations and trends in interior design can be a challenging task. Here at Hunter Homes, we have put together a list of the latest developments in Australian interior design to keep you updated on what’s trending now.
Bringing the Outdoors In
The lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic made sure of one thing; that we all got to really know the interiors of our homes. At Hunter Homes, our project home builders took that as an opportunity to think about what Australians might want to consider when building their next home. 2021 was all about bringing the outdoors in, as we shelter-in-place while enjoying a bit of nature indoors.
A popular style is a combination of indoor plants, neutral wall shades and earthy tones like terracotta, muted-stone and deep brown, with an emphasis on warmth, cosiness and a smooth edge to interior aesthetics. There is a greater emphasis on making every living space comfortable and flexible while keeping things functional.
Reimagining the Australian Kitchen
Did you know that the kitchen is the most popular room when it comes to renovations? Clearly, we Australians take our kitchens very seriously and our design team is always ready to meet the challenge. As contemporary kitchens have become common, the key to bringing something new to the table is adding tasteful touches using warm, organic elements to bring a casual, open feel to the modern kitchen.
As space optimisation becomes more of a priority, many homeowners now prefer custom designed kitchens where nearly every surface folds away neatly into beautifully designed cabinets. This helps first home buyers save on space when the kitchen is not in use while offering more features in a compact room.
Interiors that Enhance Wellbeing
Much of the design conversation in 2021 shifted towards wellbeing and comfort in home interiors. Project home builders are more aware of the soothing potential of lights and subtle lamps which make a home feel warm. In a world where phone and laptop screens are a regular part of life, we recommend installing some lights that adjust their intensity according to natural circadian rhythms to help regular sleep cycles.
Serious attention is being given to indoor plant combinations which maintain oxygen levels in rooms and play a role in the visual effect of a space, in combination with low-VOC paints and skylights for natural sunlight. Water features such as fountains, coupled with plenty of natural light, allow for a multi-sensory experience where sound and light create a sense of being connected to nature.
Sustainability is now important to interior designers and first home buyers alike. This means choosing materials which have a long-life cycle, prioritising where and how materials are sourced, and upcycling unconventional materials using cutting-edge design is what it’s all about! Energy efficiency is also critical as thoughtful Australians make the shift from outdated systems to smart appliances and cleaner energy sources like solar.
At Hunter Homes, our dedicated team of interior design and project home builders has a cutting-edge aesthetic with years of practical on-site experience to support first home buyers. We believe in building homes that nurture your relationship with the world around you while providing you with all the comfort you need. Browse our extensive range of home designs now.
With love from HH.