Home Decorating With Southwestern Flair

by Painter Lady

There is nothing like a Southwestern decorating plan. It’s most fine-looking, and extremely elegant, when done with the right eye for true beauty of the architecture and design of this fine style; most importantly in the right home. You can have fun decorating with items anywhere from geckos to cowboys, and cacti to anything in between. There are plenty of options from which to choose when it comes to southwestern design.

Fechin House - light photo credit: Scott M

When putting a Southwestern flair to your home, you have to realize that it’s more like a lifestyle – much like the Creole home decorating style. Although the southwest seems so very far away, you’ll want to bring it in your home so you can experience it day after day. In fact, even those who have never seen or experienced the southwestern states for themselves have found the style of design and décor to be charming in their home.

For those of you who are not familiar with the southwestern flair, this is a style that makes bountiful use of the elements when decorating. The essentials of this design are clay, water, plants, metal, and animals. Most important are the colors of this décor. The colors necessary to pull this look off are going to be particularly sun baked and not bright and bold as other design styles call for.

Pottery is also important to succeed at the southwestern flair. Have fun with it, be creative. Pottery is not only beautiful to look at but it is also functional. You can use baskets and pottery for storage. Add in some wall art and gorgeous rug into the room and you have a great southwestern styled living space.

The rule of thumb is never making the design too neat. But at the same time, don’t let the room get too chaotic.

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