There is nothing like the feeling of being inside of a Southwestern home. It is a beautiful combination of earth-tone colors, bold patterns and rustic furniture that can make anyone feel the true warmth and comfort of a home.
If you are looking to create that feeling in your residence, here are a few Southwest decorating tips:
Make Your Apartment As Southwest as Possible
- When picking a color palette, make sure to stick to greens, reds and desert-toned neutral hues. Depending on your preferences, you can choose to go with bold or soft tones of the colors you choose. Also, when picking out wall paint colors, consider opting for a flat or matte finish as they tend to add the soft appearance seen in Southwestern decor.
- Secondary colors to consider for accents or decorations are yellow, orange and turquoise. Because they are bold and bright, it is best to use them sparingly so as not to clash with the both patterns or statement pieces.
- In terms of decor, you have a wide variety of options. The overarching theme with Southwestern style decorations is artisan-made or handmade goods. Within that theme there are a broad array of choices that stem from American Indian and country-life influence, which are often made using clay, wood or wrought iron. For example, consider traditional pottery vases, a glass dream catcher or a metal-based light fixture.
- If you are looking for something that says Southwestern-style rug, opt for something with a bold pattern.
- A Southwestern-style sofa is typically made out of leather; if leather isn't your thing, consider faux leather or faux suede.
- Furniture can make or break a home decorating style. For perfect Southwestern-style furniture, opt for the kind made out of iron or weathered wood. Take a look at this end table as an example. Consider adding a touch of leather for extra flare for the chairs.
- Make sure to add the small touches. Add wovens, such as serapes, to decorate the walls, or add some greenery with a couple of small cactus plants.
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