Recalling the beauty of desert
landscapes, Southwestern decor is warm and full of energy with a hint of rugged appeal. This style evokes a sense of place with its unique geometric patterns, artisan-made pottery, and rough-yet-cozy aesthetic. Rich colors, such as turquoise and terracotta, combine with solid furniture made of patinaed iron, distressed leather, and weathered wood. Common motifs are Native American- and ranch-inspired, including lassoes, animal hides, and dreamcatchers.Tip!
Don't over do it. With so many elements making up this style, pick a few and use them throughout your space with a light-handed touch. Notice the shelves (left)
have only one or two items on them, balancing out the boldly-patterned decor.Photo: Harvest House Craftsmen