Western Style Decorating Tips For Denver Homeowners

Time to update your décor? When in Denver why not try a western style look? You can go completely old west or just touches here or there, but you need some guidance in figuring out what is authentic or just need some good ideas. Here are some from rustic to tumbleweed.

Over the top wild west

Western Style Decorating Tips For Denver HomeownersIf you wanted to go way over the top, look for rustic, rough and unfinished wood furnishings. Look for lamps and accents with wild west motifs. Motifs could include cowboys, cattle, hunting, fishing, mountains, deserts, Native Americans, gambling, agriculture, and pioneers. Choosing a central theme or a combination of motifs will help you in finding the furnishings and accents you want.

Painting tips

When painting, look for colors from nature, browns and grays of wood; green, gold, orange, and brick red of leaves and grasses; the range of blues found in the sky, lakes, and rivers. Also look for tie ins to your motif, browns, greens, and blues for hunting or fishing; oranges, golds, browns, and reds for cowboys and cattle; Native Americans with brighter golds, turquoise, and orange. Great accent colors for more neutral base tones might include brick red, terra cotta, forest green, navy, orange, and turquoise.

Rustic

Of course the more rustic looking, the better in western décor. Accents can run the gamut from leather, suede, and wool, woven or fur rugs. Saddle blankets, Indian style throws, pottery, and weathered farm implements. You could even have antlers, snowshoes, old skis and sleds, rusted farm implements, and old tools as wall decorations.

So this can be a start for you. Time to start hunting estate sales, antique shops and yard sales. Have fun with it and then enjoy your touch of the old west at home.

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