Colorful Terra Cotta
Southwestern décor reflects energetic colors, unique shapes and textures inspired by the desert landscape. Bright and bold, this Crate and Barrel tablescape exemplifies all of the above using hand painted terra cotta serveware and patterned details.
Mix & Match
From the striped runner shown above to ikat wool blankets, patterns play a huge role in designing your Southwestern home. That being said, don't be afraid to mix and match! This bedroom inspiration from Macy's incorporates both neutral and vibrant shades among geometric designs.
With the strong elements that come along with this theme, it can be easy to overwhelm your space with bold elements. For subtle accents, distressed leather accessories can add balance to any room just like this Pottery Barn living area. Not only does leather add style, it's very durable and only gets better with age.
No matter the style of your room, the wall art you select adds dimension and furthers your theme. In the case of Southwestern décor, it doesn't hurt to add prints of desert landscapes and vegetation to your wedding registry.
For an area rug or even wall art, nothing expresses the Western vibe quite like animal hides. Cowhide pieces like this Wayfair rug emphasize the unique patterns and textures within your space.
No Green Thumb Required
See, the succulent obsession really doesn't stop there! Southwestern style is pretty whimsical in itself and these colorful cacti just further that notion. Again, don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and details with this theme.
With all the creativity that goes into Southwestern style, it can be overwhelming to work with. If you're aiming for a more refined style, choose a few pieces to pair with modern furniture. This Williams-Sonoma space provides a fresh take on the rustic scheme.
The Essential Color
Bold and beautiful, the intrigue and symbolism behind turquoise derives from Native American culture. Often used in ancient pottery, this durable mineral still holds useful for kitchen necessities like this dishware from Amazon.
Continuing the animal motif, steer skulls are versatile and easy to customize to your own liking. You don't have to stick to the traditional either - decorate with florals for a modern wall hanging like this.
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