Native Outback Home Inspiration

Dec 14, 2021 | Building Tips

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Designer colour scheme: Native Outback

Crikey, what is more Australian than the Irwin’s? Nothing mate! And with the arrival of Bindi Irwin’s bub Grace Warrior Irwin Powell, we are even more smitten with this iconic Aussie family. Inspired by the rugged beauty of our vast Australian backyard and this nature-loving wildlife warrior fam, the Native Outback collection is the ideal choice for those of you looking to bring the outdoors in with style. With a colour palette dominated by bold and earthy tones of our rustic, rugged landscape; feeling a closer connection with nature at home has never been easier.

Exterior finishes fit for the outback

Outside, the Native Outback theme celebrates the whistling winds of the outback, with a seamless mix of living greenery and wooden accents, reflecting the flame-orange ochre hues of the desert soil and flora. In essence, this style palette is quintessentially Aussie like the Irwins. It creates a sense of calm amongst the chaos of daily life (thankfully no venomous snakes and massive saltwater crocs here, phew!).

For your alfresco we’re digging the feature BGC Cladding in stained Duragrove Woodgrain, working with concrete aggregate to create a welcoming and open space that can be used all year round. Contrast and movement are the main features in the exterior design, with materials such as Harmony roof tiles in Rock Salt, Colorbond sheeting in Dune and wooden highlights combining with nature inspired colour palettes in Wattyl Slightly and Wattyl London Fog paintwork.

Interior selections fit for a crocodile

The Irwin’s are awe-inspiring wildlife rehabilitators and help nurse injured and orphaned animals with the aim of sending them back to the wild. How precious is that?! Now, if that wasn’t inspiring enough, here comes our Native Outback paint selections (without the crocs, we promise!). Go for Laminex green slate kitchen cabinetry reflects the dense natural canopy of our native Gum trees and melaleucas, offering a real point of interest. Combining this earthy green with white splashback tiling, Wattyl Floral White paint and warm wooden floors crafts a balanced and inviting space reflective of our fair dinkum, beautiful bushland.

Now onto the swag of fixtures (tired of these outback puns yet hehe?). The black tapware and lights work together to contrast against the neutral tones of the paint palette, creating a sense of modern, timeless sophistication. Incorporate Laminex Aged Walnut cabinetry in your bathroom as it’s reminiscent of our raw, arid outback and works perfectly with the bold, black tapware and stone benchtops. Natural light is a total must when it comes to designing with our Australian outback in mind and brings a further sense of space and warmth – You bloody beauty!

The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.’ – Steve Irwin.

Right, well, I guess it’s time for some crocodile hunting, ahem.. furniture hunting. With a backdrop of neutral greens, Wattyl whites and warm timbers, the furniture should reflect this colour palette whilst bringing texture and warmth. So wonder out Yonder without leaving your couch with these native outback numbers.

Our top Native Outback picks:

1. Adairs’ Amira Stripe White and Natural Side table is hand-carved from solid mango wood, creating a natural, organic bedside or plinth.

2. The Tony 8 seater 1.8m dining table is a rustic country cottage-inspired design ideal for family meals.

3. This gorgeous Etsy framed print is a nod to Australia’s bushland and features a dreamy combination of colours.

4. The Maine & Crawford Rascal Hand Blow Glass/Decorative Jug in Olive is the perfect green sculptural element for your dining table. We also love a good curve!

5. This Velvet Armchair in forest green features a sloped timber frame and a curvy base for extra cushioned comfort.

6. A low maintenance native floral arrangement guaranteed to stay fresh is this faux bouquet via Big W.

7. The buttery soft 100% Flax linen sheet set in rust by Bed Threads reflect the rust of our Australian desert.

8. This Green Jeanie Flute Vase by Adairs offers textured elegance and character.


From balmy nights spent enjoying the rich hues of our Aussie sunsets with family and friends to cosy days indoors bathed in natural light, the Native Outback collection fills everyday with beaut aussie outback vibes. Discover these refreshing, outback-inspired designs for yourself and get your cork hat ready.

Digging the outback lewk? Get some more inspo from our Native Outback Pinterest board.

Native outback not the one? Check out our other interior colour schemes.

View other looks

  1. The Coastal Hamptons
  2. Biophilia
  3. Industrial Warehouse
  4. Modern Chic
  5. Native Outback <– You are here
  6. Rural Retreat
  7. Simply Scandi
  8. Monochromatic
  9. Oceanic Bay
  10. Grounded Earth

Written by Jazmine

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