Homeowners and interior designers alike are incorporating the “Western Look” into everything from fashion to furniture. Natural materials and fibers along with elements of wood, metal, and iron are essential to this decorating style. Just how do you successfully furnish your home with a western feel? Whether you’re in Alamosa or Alabama, the Taos Lifestyle Design Team will guide you on integrating western character and appeal to your personal space.
Cowhide can be found on everything from rugs and pillows to furniture pieces and home accents. Brazilian cowhide sets the standard with high quality “hair on hides”. In addition to its one of kind beauty, cowhides are naturally stain-resistant and durable. When decorating, you’re not limited to the traditional “black and white” pattern… hides come in a wide range including natural, solid dyed, specialty, and stenciled cowhides.
Design Team Tip: when using a cowhide rug in your living area, a glass top coffee table is a fantastic way to let the brilliance of your rug show through.
Textiles play an important role when bringing western décor into your home. Durable, handwoven fabrics feature zigzags, stripes, and other geometric elements that pay homage to American Indian and Aztec cultures. Colors range from landscape inspired earth tones such as terra cotta reds and sage greens to vibrant turquoise and yellow. Choose fabrics that speak to and inspire you!
Nailhead trim adds depth and character to chairs, ottomans, headboards, couches and more. This eye-catching trim effortlessly goes hand in hand with the widespread western trend. Traditional furniture is taken to the next level with a variety of trims in brass, antique bronze, nickel, or black.
What do you think about Western Décor? Have you added a touch of rustic character to your home or office? Share with the Taos Lifestyle Community in the comments below!