Our natural landscape encompasses some of the most spectacular colours and textures to be found anywhere in the world, so why wouldn't we want to celebrate that within our homes?
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What does an Outback theme look like indoors?
The Outback look is a celebration of all things modern Australian, with a palette inspired by the colours of the desert – rusty terracotta, ochre, olive green, wattle yellow and charred black. “These muddy tones are paired with raw, grainy timbers, rustic furniture and tactile, woven elements to create a look that feels cocooning and authentic,” says Heather Nette King, Carpet Court's style ambassador. “To create this look, seek out contemporary locally made pieces crafted from natural timber, buttery leather and utilitarian metal, and accessorise with artisanal ceramics with tactile, earthy finishes. Remember that modern furniture shapes and lighting will keep this look contemporary."
“Add depth by layering similar tones of the one colour – say from walls to an upholstered sofa and cushions. Inject drama by painting joinery or kitchen cabinetry in matte black,” she says.
How to create a modern Outback-themed floor at home
“For this look, you’ll want a warm, earthy tone and texture underfoot. Choose flooring in a neutral shade with plenty of textural appeal, such as Carpet Court’s Ocean Road textured wool loop pile carpet in Lorne – a deep grey-brown, or a luscious twist plush pile carpet such as Lifestyle + Rising Splendour in Cottonseed,” she says. “For timber flooring, think warm mid-tones, such as oak or walnut, with natural knots and swirls or a weathered finish. Carpet Court’s Aqua-Tuf Hybrid in Blackbutt or Exquisit Laminate in Tuscany Walnut would both work well.” Resembling the rugged toughness of this great land, Aqua-Tuf is water, scratch and stain resistant while Blackbutt is a mid-tone Australian wood with a smooth, flowing grain.
In popular laminate flooring, we like Exquisit in Tuscany Walnut for the Outback look, which has a rich and warm luxuriousness with varied hues highlighting the wood grain.
For a luxurious wool option, Ocean Road in Lorne provides the charred black base against which to offset your traditional outback hues. This pure wool carpet has a highly textured loop pile and offers natural stain, soil and moisture resistant.
Where to buy the best quality floating floors in Australian timbers
Carpet Court boasts over 200 locally owned and operated stores, which makes it Australia's largest flooring retailer. Our huge range of quality flooring includes a variety of fibres, textures and colours able to provide your home with the ideal base for an Outback look.
With the bulk buying power of the Carpet Court group behind them, locally owned Carpet Court store owners arae able to provide consumers with quality Australian hardwood finishes including Native Blackbutt, Spotted Gum, Jarrah, Ironbark and Oak in a range of products to suit every budget.
To visit a showroom and browse our vast array of floating floors in timber, laminate, hybrid and vinyl planks or sheets, enter your suburb or postcode into the handy store locator tool to find stores closest to your location.