On average, over 150 people move to Austin every day. This growing city is popular for a reason; from a hip cultural scene to a warm climate to endless job opportunities, there’s something for everyone in this Lonestar town.
If you’re considering moving to Austin, you might also be thinking about shopping for decor or getting ahead on organizing your new home. Keep reading to learn three pro tips that will help you let your new city inspire your decorating.
Add a Southwest Color Scheme
Austin is situated right in the middle of the Texas Hill Country, this means that it’s home to an array of landscapes. From dry desert valleys dotted with prickly pear cacti and yucca to higher elevations where virgin oak and old-growth timbers thrive, you’ll find plenty of variety.
But while it may not be all desert, Austin is still proud of its Southwest flair. This also means that Southwestern-inspired designs and home decor are wildly popular. Aztec patterns, sun-drenched muted Earth tones and stone or concrete accents are all popular. If you aren’t ready to dive all-in on this new-to-you-style, you can instead opt for a clean, modern look, with white or light colors on the wall and simple furniture. Then, you can use this simple backdrop to add a few small Southwestern accents. When you fall in love with the style of your new home, you can always add additional accents.
To achieve a clean modern, look, you’ll want to pack away clutter. That way your new style can shine through without being outshined by all of the other items you’re bringing from your old home.
Give Your Christmas a Desert-Refresh
It’s not just your home decor that will need a refresh when you move to Austin. Come the holiday season, you may also want to upgrade your old Christmas decor. If you’re moving from the Midwest, Northwest or Northeast, that snowy winter wonderland theme simply isn’t going to look at home in your new desert dwelling.
Let Austin inspire you to update your holiday decor. Opt for brighter colors beyond the traditional red and green. Ditch snowy accents for fun desert takes on the old classics. You might even consider swapping your old Christmas tree for a fake one in a fun new color, or keep your tree but add new lights and ornaments that better suit your warm-weather home. And once the holidays are over, consider storing holiday decor in a storage unit to keep your place neat and organized.
Keep It Weird
The city’s unofficial slogan is “Keep Austin Weird.” Let this motto not only inspire your home decor but also remind you that it’s okay to stray from the traditional.
From wild pops of color to bold designs, anything is fair game. One popular Austin style is retro vintage, with home decor accents like old road signs, boldly repainted used furniture or odds and ends like car parts and gears repurposed into oversized art. You’ll find no shortage of antique dealers and retro home decor stores throughout the city.
Decorating Your Austin Home
Moving to Austin is a wonderful excuse to upgrade your home decor with a new Southwestern flair. From adding fresh new colors and patterns to picking some desert-themed holiday decorations to “keeping it weird” in honor of your new hometown, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate Austin while decorating and organizing your new home.