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Western Style Decorating Ideas
Whether you live on a Montana ranch or you have an apartment in the city, Western home décor is a great decorating option. Cowboy home décor and Western rustic décor are both choices that help you create a relaxing and comfortable retreat that will make you feel like you are about to head out to round up the cattle or spend a night under the wide open sky.
Home decorating Western style means using a lot of earth tones and drawing inspiration from nature and Native American handiwork. Plan on painting your walls deep beige, brown, sage green, or adobe red. If none of these colors feels right for your home, you may want to consider the weathered gray shade of an unpainted ranch house or the fresh off white color of freshly plastered walls.
Terracotta tiles or dark wood floors are both smart options. You can use a woven jute area rug, but a better option is to cover your floor with a hand woven rug with a traditional Native American pattern on it. Choose your rug carefully, as it makes the perfect inspiration piece for your room. You can draw the room’s color scheme from the brightly woven rug.
If you are looking for fun Western home decorating ideas, you’ll want to check out some of the many whimsical antler furniture pieces that are available. While you certainly don’t want to deck our your entire cowboy or rustic themed room with moose and elk antler tables, chairs and sofas, one well made end table or chair can look fantastic and will be a great conversation piece. An antler chandelier can also be an eye catching option.
For people who are a bit unsure about decorating with antlers, log furniture is a popular Western option. These pieces are bigger and sturdier than the twig furniture that is so popular in rustic country decorating themes. Cover your furniture cushions with recycled woven blankets or use a neutral solid color, such as sage green.
Of course, leather and suede pieces are perfect for a cowboy themed room. A big leather couch will look right at home behind the antler coffee table you’ve chosen and will be the perfect anchor piece for that big log chair.
Once your furniture is in place, it is time to think about accessories. Add items like Western landscape paintings, an old saddle, a collection of spurs or belt buckles, or Native American pottery to your space. Remington style statues or sculptures created from old horseshoes are also ideal. In a more rustic Western setting, crosses and leather accessories are very popular.
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