Home decoration ideas for expats in Austria


After moving to Austria, setting up home and turning your accommodation into your personal abode can be a great way to start off your new life and feel at home. We would like to know whether expats are keen on decorating and furnishing to warm up their space whether for the festive season or all year-round.

Upon renting a new apartment or house in Austria, do you redesign your accommodation to suit your taste? Are your choices influenced by price, climate, etc…?

Have you brought any interior decoration items from your home country or did you consider buying any once in Austria?

As an expat in Austria do you find it worthy to invest in home decor? Could you share what you have bought and perhaps some interesting places to shop for home decor?

How would you describe the local style of decoration? Have you picked up any item which reflects the local style?

Would you be inspired by the festive season to decorate and add a festive touch to your living space?

Thank you for sharing your experience,


When I moved to Austria, I moved into my girlfriend's 40²m rented apartment. It was already furnished and decorated so I did not need to do anything. I only brought my clothes with me anyway.

I fell in love with the country and after 6 months I decided that I would make it my home. Although we were free to do as we wished in the apartment, we were limited to do so due to space. 

So, I was very fortunate for being able to purchase a house with the sale of my property in my home country.

We bought a house that needed work doing on it, 9 years on and still working progress. As it was in need of work doing to it gave us a plain canvas to do as we wish.

Being Britsh and my better half being Austrian we have just made OUR home. Furnished to our liking.

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