Southwest Texas is going through a drought. It’s called “Megadrought.” You can expect to see this in three to four regions of the state, especially in and around Lubbock and El Paso. If you have had some rain this spring, that might change, but it’s looking like we will not be getting any rain until late in the season.
So, what does this mean for southwestern decor? I think it’s very good news. The colors and styles are coming back to the southwest. And, it looks like the colors are already coming back in the pine, cactus, sage, cactus, yucca, and juniper.
Right now there are many beautiful color variations in the southwest. One of my favorites is the deep orange which contrasts so nicely with the beautiful pinkish grey. This is one of the most popular colors in southwest decorating. It’s a true tone of orange! Just watch out for sage green as well.
Another favorite is the brilliant silver. I’ve often seen this used in Native American patterns. I love how it can make me feel so connected to the southwest.
Finally, the amazing deep green. I’ve often seen this in beautiful flower arrangements. The contrast between the bright yellow of the flowers and the deep green gives everything a very rich quality.
But, if bright is not your thing, you can still have a southwest feel without all the colors. There are ways you can do this. For instance, the Mexican hued rugs can give you just the right amount of color without it being overwhelming. Just add just a few accent pieces, like colorful woven rugs or pottery items.
It’s always fun to play around with textures. You can do this in many ways. For instance, rustic wooden pieces such as tables and chairs often give you a southwest texture without looking too southwestern. Another way is to look at the textures in Native American art. Often times you will find intricate drawings and designs.
As you can see, there are many ways to incorporate the southwest into your home. Use your imagination. I know you want your home to have that southwest feel, but it doesn’t have to be complex. You just need some good Southwest decor to help pull it all together. So, go ahead and make your home a showpiece. Make your house a home that everyone wants to visit.
Don’t forget about embellishments. In fact, you may see that many people choose to decorate in such a away. You can choose from embroidery and Native American print fabric. You can even use beautiful rustic items such as pottery, carved stone, and metalwork. Don’t limit yourself.
If you don’t want to use too many bolder colors, then just use what works for you. This is, after all, your home, so choose pieces that you really love. You will find that you will end up having so much fun decorating that you may want to do it again!
Don’t forget about borders. You may think that these are only good for walls. However, you can also add them to a mirror, a couple of bookcases, or even a lampshade. The border is really important. You want to emphasize the accent color or the theme that you have chosen.
Finally, you can add touches of color in the form of throw rugs. These are perfect for any room of the house, not just the southwest style. Throw rugs can be found in so many different sizes, colors, and styles, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the right one for your needs.
As you can see, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to decorate your home in the southwest style. Just remember to add in touches of color in all of the rooms. You can even take things a step further by finding southwest artwork to adorn your walls. And don’t forget to add your unique touch to the home by selecting handmade pottery to decorate with.