Crushing On: Southwestern Style
Geometric patterns, rich colors, and artisan-created goods epitomize the aesthetic of Southwestern style. A mix of refined bohemian and Spanish styles, Southwestern decor incorporates warm hues and natural elements like wood, iron, and leather, making the beautiful, rugged style a favorite for those in the mountains and city alike.
Diamond Focal Wall
A bold diamond pattern of rich colors against a white backdrop layered with a warm-tone wood dresser and outdoor accents capture the essence of Southwestern design. The strong geometric wall element draws the eye in yet is broken up with layered accessories in varying heights and sizes. Taking cues from nature, this vibrant space by Vintage Revivals is engaging and cozy.
Southwestern style isn't strictly for homes on a ranch with animal hides on the floor and dream catchers hanging from the ceilings. Decor of the Southwest can be introduced in small doses for a big impact. Whether it's on the walls, in the accessories, or on the furniture, elements evoking the beauty of the desert can be mixed to create an eclectic space. This Kilim-inspired dresser by Primitive and Proper is the perfect example of how to achieve Southwestern style in a refined way.
Reminiscent of Spanish decor, Southwestern style often uses elements from the outdoors along with rich, earthy tones. Mixed with a light backdrop, the hues create a warm, inviting setting. In a collection of whites, this neutral living room layers small touches of pattern and color with pillows and a flat-panel tie-dyed window treatment. The rich hardwood floors are layered with a soft rug in tones of orange, blue, and brown -- all colors found outdoors. The stucco fireplace is the focal point of the space and symbolizes the look and feel of Southwestern design.