Southwestern Decorating Made Simple on HGTV
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Southwestern home decorating is generally characterized by earth tone colors, rough textures, handcrafted objects, brightly colored woven fabrics, an abundance of terra cotta and clay tile roofs. If youre want tips on decorating Southwestern style, visit HGTVs Design Styles center where you can find articles, a decorating photo gallery, design inspiration rooms and great information on decorating Southwestern style.
When decorating Southwestern style, incorporate colors like cactus green, adobe red and desert-toned neutral hues. Shots of bright yellow, dusty orange and turquoise are also indicative of Southwestern decorating.
Southwestern Decorating Ideas
Using textiles like sturdy woven fabrics, leather and suede are for upholstery is a great Southwestern decorating idea. Another simple Southwestern decorating idea is to hang striped serapes (colorful wool shawls) for wall decorating. Accents and accessories like pottery, painted ceramic Mexican pieces are ideal for adding bursts of color and design interest to Southwestern decorating. Hand-painted tiles can also be used on walls, floors and countertops, and wrought iron can be used for all types of accessories in Southwestern decorating. Using oversized furniture made of rugged woods and irons, is also a signature of Southwestern decorating.
Stylist Elizabeth Alston of Woman's Day magazine explains how to decorate store-bought cakes at half the price.