Interior Decor Styles We Love: Southwestern

How do you narrow down a home decor style when so many beautiful decor options exist? From coastal to rustic design, Queen Anne Upholstery & Refinishing is ready to help each and every client learn about which interior style fits their home and personality.

This iconic interior design style incorporates the history of multiple cultures, including Native American tribes, Spanish settlers, and early American pioneers, creating a warm and inviting look rich with the history of the Southwest.

Traditional-style Spanish adobe homes, terracotta colors, stucco textures, hand-painted tiles, woven upholsteries, and natural wood furnishings are just some of the elements that go into creating a welcoming Southwestern style home.

Warm Colors

You want your home to create a warm, cozy feeling for you and any guests. Achieve this through earthy colors such as rust-orange, burnt yellows, leafy greens, and rich browns.

High Ceilings, Wooden Beams

Southwestern style homes always give a nod to nature, whether that means including a lot of natural wood furnishings or creating a living environment with high ceilings that mimics the airy expanse of the desert.

Patterned Backsplash Tile

Southwestern style kitchens typically include a strong emphasis on beautiful, hand-painted backsplash tile in bold, traditional patterns.

Indoor Cactus Gardens

Houseplants have been proven to improve your health, and they also add a picture-perfect detail to all styles of interior design. If you’re looking to incorporate a Southwestern theme to your home, consider starting a cactus garden. Cacti are fairly easy to take care of: Just keep them in a warm, bright spot and don’t fret about frequent watering — most plants only need to be watered once every few weeks.

Displayed Pottery and Handmade Dishes

Displaying your handmade or clay pottery and plateware on open shelves is a key characteristic of Southwestern dining rooms and kitchens. This is also a great way to keep organized and decrease clutter since you can see all that you need without having to rummage through cabinets.

Is Southwestern decor right for you? Contact Queen Anne Upholstery & Refinishing and we’ll be happy to help you create this look in your home with our reupholstering, refinishing, and custom-design services. You can also shop our premade furniture ready for purchase at our showrooms.

However you plan to achieve this look, one of our in-house custom interior decorators can help you by making recommendations and even visiting your house to help you create your perfect Southwestern style home.

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