We love Southwestern style … And we aren’t talking about chaps, spurs, or 10-gallon hats. When combined with trendy furniture styles and of-the-moment accents, Southwestern home décor can provide a look that’s chic, elevated, and organically glamorous. Read on to learn how to incorporate the materials and motifs of Southwest interior design into any space or style.
Elements of Southwestern Decor
Explore signature southwestern accents and motifs such as cacti, longhorn cattle, Mojave prints, and cowhide infuse any space with the down-to-earth flair of the American West.
1.) Rich, Warm Color Palette
2.) Desert-Inspired Prints & Patterns
Get inspired by the tribes of the Southwest and incorporate tribal prints and patterns that pack a bold, colorful punch. Geometric rugs and pillows are some of our favorite ways to get the look, but you can also go bold with patterned accent chairs, tables, or credenzas.
3.) Southwestern Materials
Copper, cowhide, and authentic leather (or faux – we won’t tell!) are some of the signature elements of Southwestern style. Try incorporating reclaimed or rusticated woods to add even more down-to-earth flair.
4.) Cacti & Succulents
Pay homage to the deserts of the Southwest with some of the region’s most iconic plant life. Statues, wall art, and real or artificial desert plants are quick, simple ways to add desert-inspired style to your space.
5.) Animals of the West
“Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, where the deer and the antelope play …”
Take some advice from the unofficial anthem of the American West and outfit your space with art and décor that feature bison, horses, longhorns, and antelope. Artificial skulls, wall art, and statuettes provide the perfect finishing touches.