Southwestern Flair

When I was around 12 years old my mom decided it was time to abandoned the pale blue painted walls that had been in my bedroom since before I was born (yeah, they thought I was going to be a boy). Even though we lived in Pennsylvania I immediately gravitated towards a roll of Southwestern-inspired wallpaper with accents of green, purple, and peach pastels. The patterns and textiles of the southwest have a way of resonating like that, whether you go big or small in impact.

Urban Outfitters

Pillows, throw blankets, and upholstery can each add their own touches of rich texture and design to a space. Pull colors into the rest of the decor from the palette created in each design as easy ways to accent. Group together a few pillows or throws of different patterns for a serious pop.

The Brick House

I’m not sure what the full story is here, but I love the idea of taking a traditional southwestern rug and casually layering it over a headboard. It’s a fast and easy way to insert some flair into an existing decor style. I’ve been toying with the idea of hanging on the wall behind my bed in place of a headboard as well.

Lauren Logan

A more permanent idea would to reupholster an existing piece of furniture in a southwest-inspired fabric. By choosing neutral colors – say black and white – a piece of any structural style would be at home with whatever other styles of furniture you already have in place.

Thoughts from Alice

A useful middle-of-the-road piece of southwestern inspiration could be a pouf for extra seating, patterned curtains, or an intriguing rug. Check out six of my favorites below!


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Vintage Modern Decor with Southwestern Rugs

Southwestern Rugs for Modern Style

These days, interior design is less about having a home that looks straight out of a catalog and more about putting your personal stamp on a space. With all the thrift stores and flea markets out there, collecting one-of-a-kind pieces to make a one-of-a-kind style statement is both easy and fun! The result is spaces that combine unique vintage finds for an utterly fresh and modern effect.

Southwestern Rugs for Modern Style 2

If you’re on the hunt for floor coverings that complement your vintage modern decor, look no further than Southwestern rugs! The subtle patterns act as a neutral–tying together a collection of eclectic furnishings–and simultaneously bring their own flavor to the mix. Flat weave construction adds quiet texture, while a diverse range of palettes suits any situation. The beauty and versatility of a Southwestern rug will set the tone for a space as unique as you!

Shopping Guide: 1. Colorful Kilim Rug 2. Neutral Southwestern Rug 3. Wool Boho Rug 4. Pastel Kilim Rug

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