Interior Design Style Guide: Southwestern Design

southwestern design

Warm. Bold. Yet so inviting that just stepping into the room makes you feel at ease. Southwestern design isn’t for the faint of heart. It strikes a balance between rustic woods and soft cream upholstery. Let’s take a look at the origins of this unique style and ways you can incorporate Southwestern interior design into your home.

What is Southwestern Design?

Southwestern style, as we know it today, has evolved from a variety of cultures, color palettes and influence from nature. It pulls its tones from the vastness of the desert, with sky blues, cactus greens and sandy browns at the focal point of this interior design.

Mexican and Spanish influence have helped generate the terracotta, metal accents and natural woods that you see in Southwestern design. This style also boasts influence from Native American culture through its textiles and patterns. The mixture of so many cultures has created a truly unique, warm and vibrant design that’s characteristic of the Southwestern region of the U.S.

Although this style hails from the Southwest, you don’t have to live in Arizona or New Mexico to highlight this interior design style in your home. And even if you’re not ready to dive right into the design, this style is full of unique accents that are great for changing things up in your home.

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Elements of Southwestern Style

  • Warm tones
  • A variety of woods
  • Small metal accents
  • Textured surfaces
  • Rustic influence
  • Pottery & terracotta
  • Tile flooring
  • Hand-woven textiles
  • Tribal patterns
  • Earth tones

Southwestern Design at Homemakers

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