Decorating in western décor does not have to scream “YEEE-HAWW.” It doesn’t have to have pictures of horses hanging up all over the room, it doesn’t have to have oversized wood furniture, and it doesn’t need steer skulls. All it needs is a hint of deep colors, and rough textured accessories.
The first touch to a western theme space is the color of the walls. When thinking of the word “western” you probably are thinking about the "Old West", and this is something to keep in mind when choosing the color of your paint. Most western themed décor is in a setting with a warmer color, such as taupe or a brown. Sometimes a deep red is the right option for your western style room. One good idea is to go to a local library or look in magazines at old west pictures, and look at the color themes they used. Also, keep in mind the colors of your furniture and accessories. This will help you with the colors that should fit in your room.
Once your walls are a color that suits you and your “western” knack, you will need accessories for your room. Or, you may already have some accessories to re-purpose. Accessories are a quick change for any room. There are a variety of western themed accessories that you can add to your room.
One really easy idea to change the feel of your room is to change out the lamps. Having good lighting allows the perfect 'glow' on every feature of a western room, and the lamps themselves should be both striking and practical.
Another idea is to throw on your couch a couple of cowhide pillows. No, you don’t need a lot, just a few to throw in with the other pillows on your couch and chairs. We promise - it's the perfect touch!
The last accessory that you need to complete your western themed room is a rug. No western themed room would be complete without the 'natural' and old-west feeling of a unique cowhide rug. When choosing the perfect rug, don’t worry, there is a rug that will fit your individual “western” style - we love the look of the holstein cowhide rug and the longhorn cowhide rug for the traditional western look. And Rawhide Company's cowhide rugs come in an array of colors and patterns - there's always something to fit ANY space.
So if you haven’t found the “perfect cowboy” or "little lady" to sit with and enjoy your room yet, it’s okay... just make these few quick changes and you will have the most charming “western” decorated space in the ‘country’!