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Interior Design Tips: Decorating Queenslanders

Queenslander homes are known for their distinct architectural style, featuring elements such as high ceilings, timber floors, and wide verandahs. Here are some Interior Design tips for decorating Queenslanders:

Embrace the natural elements

Queenslanders are known for their connection to nature. Use natural materials like timber, rattan, and jute in your furniture and decor to complement the natural elements of the home. These materials can be incorporated in furniture, rugs, light fittings and more.

Keep it light and airy

With high ceilings and wide verandahs, Queenslanders are designed to let in plenty of light and breeze. Emphasize this by keeping your decor light and breezy, using light-coloured fabrics and open-weave textiles. See the Aberdeen range by Warwick featured below.

Add some colour

While many traditional Queenslanders feature muted colour palettes, adding pops of colour can bring a modern touch to the space. Consider painting a feature wall or adding colourful decor like throw pillows or rugs. Wall paper can be a great way to add colour, particularly in spaces where you want a little wow factor like a powder room.

Mix old and new

Embrace the heritage of the home by mixing traditional and modern decor. Vintage pieces like antique mirrors or crystal chandeliers can look stunning in a modern setting.

Don't forget the verandah!

Verandahs are a signature feature of Queenslanders, and they provide a great opportunity to extend your living space. Consider adding outdoor furniture like a comfortable lounge or dining set to make the verandah a functional and inviting space.

Here’s some of my favourite items and places to shop when decorating a Queenslander;


The timeless Aberdeen collections is a classic stripe that would be perfect for throw cushions, armchairs, a statement sofa or even drapes.


The Designer boys have a great range of printed artwork perfect for every room in your Queenslander home. Pictured here is the Evergreen Foliage from the Amara Collection, available in a range of sizes and various frames including faux bamboo.


The Florida Quays Buffet certainly makes a statement piece. This stunning buffet will add a touch of tropical resort style to your Queenslander, which is a style that works so well with the Queensland lifestyle.

Featuring traditional craftsmanship such as hand carved faux bamboo detail, two drawers on metal runners, and generous internal storage behind the three doors.


Provincial Cross Back counter stool combines classic villa style cross back design with sturdy timber constructions and padded rattan seat. Perfect for a classic Queenslander island bench. Comes in black or natural oak.


Intaaga Hanging Chair in Natural is a great addition to any space. With its see-through handwoven rattan webbing it offers a natural appearance and aesthetic. Rattan is durable, lightweight and environmentally sustainable.


The Kingston Terrace set is perfect for that Queensland verandah. Its hand-crafted with rattan wicker weaving. It includes a set cushion and back pillow for each chair and glass top for the table. The perfect place to enjoy an iced tea on a balmy day.


Find stunning lighting here including the beautiful Natural Rattan Lace Pendant Light “Amalfi”. It comes in 2 sizes and is also available in white.


I love the Braid Nook in Heron. It’s perfect for odd-shaped, curved or tight spaces. Colours include chalk, pumice, blush or heron.

Need help decorating your Queenslander, book a discovery call today.

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