Mount Isa home styling tips

Mount Isa has a unique blend of natural outback beauty and rugged charm. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a newcomer to our town, you can transform your home into a cosy oasis with these Mt Isa home styling tips. If you do, you can add appeal and value to your home.

Use earthy tones

Make the most of colours like sandy brown, dusty orange and deep red when making external and internal colour choices for your home. This will allow your home to blend with Mount Isa’s stunning outback landscape.

Earthy tones can be great for walls, roofs, furniture and interior décor to give your home a tranquil vibe that’s inviting because these colours reflect your natural surroundings.

Embrace natural and sustainable materials

Natural materials like wood, stone, and leather are not only durable, but they also look great. Timber furniture, timber flooring, stone benchtops and leather upholstery add a rustic touch that blends perfectly with Mount Isa’s rugged landscape. These materials are also ideal for Mount Isa’s often harsh climate.

You can also opt for eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient appliances to minimise your environmental impact. Consider installing solar roof panels to harness our abundant Mount Isa sunlight. They will also save you money in the long run by cutting down your electricity bill.

Use outback-inspired décor

Decorate your home with items that reflect Mount Isa’s unique culture and heritage, like Indigenous art and local crafts. These items can add character to your home. Handwoven baskets, boomerangs and artwork by local artists can be stunning focal points.

Declutter and open up your space

A clutter-free home is essential for achieving a relaxed environment. Regularly declutter your living spaces and invest in smart storage solutions.

Open up and enhance the spacious feel of your home by maximising your use of natural light and airflow. However, the harsh outback sun can be intense, so use blinds or curtains to control the amount of light entering your home.

Create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces with well-placed patio doors or verandas, taking advantage of cool evening breezes.

Embrace local plants

Bring the outback indoors by incorporating native plants into your home. Desert-adapted succulents, native grasses, and drought-resistant plants can thrive in Mount Isa’s climate. Their presence will not only add a touch of nature to your décor, but they will also improve your indoor air quality.

Use soft local textiles

Soft, cosy textiles like cushions, and rugs help to create a comfortable and inviting living space. Once again, opt for fabrics in warm and earthy tones to complement your overall decor. These textiles can also add colour and personality to your rooms.


Adding personal touches like displaying family photos, travel souvenirs and mementos will help to make your house feel like your home. They not only create a sense of nostalgia, but they can also be great conversation starters when friends or family visit.

Embrace the outdoors inside your home

Mount Isa’s stunning natural beauty deserves to be enjoyed year-round. Invest in outdoor furniture and create inviting outdoor spaces for entertaining or just simply relaxing. Outdoor kitchens and cosy seating areas are perfect for taking in our picturesque outback views.

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If you’re thinking about buying, selling, renting or leasing any Mt Isa property, or you need your property professionally managed, then contact our team today for an obligation-free chat!

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