When it comes to decorating your home in western style there is a very fine line between tastefully decorated and kitschy. You can spend a ton of money and then your home can still look like a barn…not the look you wanted. You can still have a beautifully decorated home, let us show you how to incorporate western design into your home and have it look stunning.
With any style, most designers will tell you to find that one piece that sets the tone and allows you to draw inspiration from. It can be something architectural like a big stone fireplace or a large picture window with an amazing view. Start with that to draw your ideas from. Here are some pieces to draw inspiration from.
Color needs to work not just with the theme of your design but the size of your room as well. Using a dark color can take a small room and make it look even smaller, however it can warm up a large room. Western design takes inspiration from nature itself so you will find lots of greens, yellows, reds and browns…earth tones. Choosing a good paint color is the quickest and cheapest way to incorporate western design.
Decorating Your Rooms
Western furniture features a lot of wood so look for wooden accent tables and shelves. The sofa and chairs are usually big oversized pieces that are comfortable and inviting, leather looks fabulous and you can keep it for years. Add some throws and area rugs to incorporate different textures. Woolen throws and thick, soft area rugs can make the room feel warm and homey.
If you’re decorating a bedroom then look for wrought iron bed frames and interesting pulls for dresser drawers. In the kitchen find some antiques handles for the drawers and cabinets. There are plenty of easy ways to incorporate western design in small ways. Don’t overpower the room, that where you cross the line from tasteful to kitschy.
To find some really great accessories and accent pieces to fit in with the western theme in your home you might want to hit the road and look for some cool antique and vintage stores. Try heading out on the weekends to some local swap meets or flea markets. Look for pieces with a lot of character and remember that less is more.
You can decorate your home beautifully with inspiration from the old west, just follow these tips and you will have a showpiece you can be proud of.