Embracing 2024 Australian Architecture Trends

with Airflow Expert Rebecca Steffanoni

Big Ass Fans, the forefront of stylish airflow and whisper-quiet breezes, explore the current Australian architecture trends shaping the design landscape in 2024. Airflow expert Rebecca Steffanoni works closely with architects on a daily basis, delivering CPD presentations and helping better understand their design requirements. She answers the most asked questions when it comes to architectural trends. Let’s breeze on in.


What are the most popular architectural influences in design?

In 2024, we’re witnessing a surge in biophilic design, where natural elements blend seamlessly with the interiors. Earthy tones, sustainable materials, and indoor greenery are becoming staples and we love it! Additionally, the fusion of modern and vintage aesthetics is creating eclectic yet harmonious living spaces – think pops of colour, uniquely shaped objects, and more rugs throughout a space.

What is your own personal interior style preference that you are seeing more architects gravitate towards?

I adore incorporating natural textures, soothing color palettes inspired by the ocean, and plenty of open spaces to capture the essence of the Australian coastal lifestyle, especially since living in Perth. We are seeing a lot more architects create relaxed, inviting atmospheres that mirror the beauty of our surroundings.

How can you make architecture design more eco-friendly?

Making interior design more eco-friendly involves opting for sustainable materials, energy-efficient lighting, and locally sourced furnishings. Embrace upcycling and repurposing to give existing pieces a new lease on life. Incorporating energy-efficient appliances, such as ceiling fans with DC motors and investing in renewable energy sources also contribute to a greener design approach.

Big Ass Fan | Photography by Murray Fredericks, Michael Lassman and Renata Dominik

How can you make architecture design  more cost effective?

Budget-conscious design doesn’t mean compromising on style! Embrace a mix of high and low-cost items, focusing on key statement pieces. DIY projects can add a personalized touch without breaking the bank. Consider refurbishing existing furniture or exploring budget-friendly yet stylish options from local artisans and second-hand stores.

What are the benefits of including an architecture into your home design decisions?

Collaborating with an architecture brings a wealth of benefits. From translating your vision into a cohesive design plan to navigating the vast world of materials and furnishings. Architects can save you time, offer expert advice, and help you avoid costly mistakes, ensuring your home reflects your personality and lifestyle seamlessly.

What tricks of the trade can you offer to someone starting out in designing their home?

For those starting out in designing their home, begin by understanding your lifestyle and preferences. Focus on creating a balanced and functional space that tells a story. Experiment with textures, colors, and lighting to evoke different moods. Networking with local artisans and suppliers can provide unique resources, while staying updated on design trends ensures a contemporary touch.

In the dynamic world of Australian Architecture, 2024 brings a fusion of sustainability, individuality, and a nod to our natural surroundings. Whether you’re revamping your own space or embarking on a new project, consider these trends and tips to create interiors that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also reflective of the vibrant Australian design ethos.

Big Ass Fan | Photography by Murray Fredericks, Michael Lassman and Renata Dominik

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