The images of the American southwest—desert landscapes, intricate Native American patterns, aged pottery and turquoise jewels—can be wonderfully versatile in a rustic room. Southwest styles can be austere and wistfully beautiful, cozy and homey, or even chic and elegant. In varying combinations, they can create very different—but equally gorgeous—looks.
The whole point of tapestries is to lend a note of artistry and interest to a room. Because they’re textured and stand apart from the wall, they really stand out in your décor scheme, so they have a lot of potential to make a splash. And tapestries with a western or Americana theme can be particularly good for your outdoor-friendly décor.
There’s a lot you can do with wrought iron in a rustic setting. It gives a traditional look, but isn’t limited to just a few styles. Scrolls seem to be the most common design, but you can certainly find wrought iron items in other patterns as well. A rust finish can give a wrought iron décor item a rustic look, and wrought iron looks great in western settings as well. It communicates a certain frontier elegance. Here are a few ways you might incorporate wrought iron into your rustic décor.
Using western style items to decorate a house adds the charm and hardiness of an outdoor lifestyle. These items remind people of the rewards of a hard day’s work. Everyday items that people repurpose into unique decorations are the core of western style. Using pieces in an unusual manner makes people smile, reminds them of their ancestry and what a person is capable of.
Whether you are someone who has a yearning for the mesas and mountains of the Old West, or you simply love cowboy movies, you will find that a little effort can bring this type of look into the home that you live in. Rustic cabins already have a rugged feel that is perfect for Old West décor, and whether you are interested in Spanish mission styles, country styles or even vintage looks, there are plenty of options open for you.
Depending on how large an area one wants to “westernize” and how deeply into the look they wish to go, you can choose from large items such as sofas, chairs, coffee tables, end tables, and bar stools or from smaller items. Western décor is easier to mix and match than some other styles so it is easy to start small and add as one goes along, without fear of items clashing with each other. Small details can double as conversation pieces. Wall hangings that picture cowboys, Native American themes or natural images can be in the form of advertising signs, prints, paintings or metal art. Other items are game chests, storage benches, clocks and light switch covers.
Western dishes, kitchenware, mirrors, light switch and outlet covers, rustic coat and hat racks are all available in an Old West theme. Curtains, rugs, sheets and comforters, large vintage looking boxes or chests and lamps add that unique western style to any room.