Adelaide is not just known for its historical charm and stunning landscapes; it’s also a hub for emerging home design trends. As we embrace 2023, Adelaide homeowners are diving into exciting home transformations that reflect their unique tastes and lifestyles. In this blog post, we’ll explore our favourite (and the most popular!) home trends in Adelaide for 2023, showcasing how this city continues to inspire and set the pace for relaxed, modern living.

1. Sustainable Living

Here in Adelaide, residents are increasingly embracing sustainable living practices. Eco-friendly design elements such as solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems, skylight features for natural lighting solutions and energy-efficient appliances have become more integral in Adelaide homes – increasing in popularity with each project! We are seeing that the use of sustainable building materials like recycled timber and low-VOC paints is also on the rise. Low-VOC paints have a reduced amount of volatile organic compounds, meaning the paint won’t give off as much of that harmful gas as a traditional paint. The term “low-VOC,” however, is only in comparison to other paints. Sustainability isn’t just a trend; it’s becoming a way of life in Adelaide!

2. Open Floor Plans with Indoor/Outdoor Flow

The fantastic climate in South Australia is inspiring homeowners to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. Alfresco dining areas, bi-fold doors, and large windows that open up to lush gardens or picturesque views are in high demand. This trend encourages homeowners to make the most of Adelaide’s mild weather, creating an ideal environment for relaxation and entertainment. It is increasingly important for client’s to have the best of both worlds when it comes to indoor/outdoor entertaining, with many families opting to create diverse spaces to make long lasting memories with friends/family. Who doesn’t love a good old backyard bbq?!

3. Minimalistic Aesthetic

Clean lines, neutral colour palettes, and clutter-free spaces are all trending at the moment in a lot of our new build projects and renovations. Minimalist aesthetic captures the “less is more” approach to a minimalist lifestyle in a style of decor. While it typically refers to home decor, it can be applied to any visual space. It can also describe more abstract forms of style, like wardrobe, scenery or artwork. Minimalistic design not only makes homes look more spacious but also creates a tranquil atmosphere that complements a more laid-back lifestyle. This style also offers versatility when it comes to showcasing homes for potential resale.

4. Natural Materials

Natural materials like timber, stone, and marble are absolutely making a comeback in Adelaide homes. We are noticing a lot of our clients who have plans to renovate their older homes are strongly wanting to incorporate original stonework which adds so much charm and character to a new space. Whether it’s using timber for flooring or incorporating stone countertops, these materials add a touch of luxury and warmth to interiors. Adelaide’s love for nature is definitely reflected in its homes!

5. Home Offices and Flexi Spaces

The global shift towards remote work has resulted in a growing demand for home offices and flexible spaces. Adelaide homeowners are converting spare rooms, garages, or nooks into productive workspaces. This trend ensures that homes are not only beautiful but also functional for the changing needs of modern life.

6. Smart Homes and Technology Integration

Adelaide homeowners are embracing the convenience of smart home technology. From voice-activated lighting systems to thermostats that learn your preferences, smart homes are becoming increasingly popular alongside smart speakers, doorbells and home-hub technology. Some smart home technology can also extend to kitchen appliances or outdoor landscaping equipment. This trend not only adds a layer of convenience but also enhances energy efficiency and security.


Adelaide’s home trends for 2023 reflect a city that is both forward-thinking and deeply connected to its roots. From sustainable living to embracing the beauty of natural materials, these trends showcase Adelaide’s commitment to modernity while maintaining a strong connection to its history and natural surroundings. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to renovate or simply an enthusiast of interior design, keeping an eye on Adelaide’s home trends (or engaging the services of an in-home designer) can provide inspiration for creating spaces that are not only stylish but also reflective of the unique Adelaide lifestyle.