by Giorgina Devereaux
Southwestern decor and furniture, also known as Southwest decor, echo serenity and simplicity.
This decor can be Traditional or Contemporary and is characterized by the use of natural materials and colors reminiscent of the desert, canyons, and expansive Southwestern skies.
Textiles that are patterned and woven, along with clay pottery, reflect the cultures of American Indians and Mexicans.
shades of color used in
Southwestern decor make the rooms inviting.
materials used for upholstery, rugs, or other accessories are leather,
suede, cotton, or wool.
The incorporation of plants, such as Cacti, adds life to a
room and they come in various sizes, shapes, and colors. Nature type items make
great accessories. For instance, tall grass can be placed in a large glass vase
to accentuate a coffee table or end table.
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