July 31, 2009 on 7:18 pm
Is running horses a theme that you love to use in your southwest decor? Here are a few home decorating tips that will make your home decor unique with a western flair. There are several items that you can find online or in your local western store. Having a few southwestern accents will truly create a charming beauty for your southwest decor.
My favorite is the running horses doormat. You can place this in front of the front door or even on the back patio. Another running horse item is a jacquard table runner that can be used for your dinner or coffee table. Some have even hung over their dresser in the bedroom or over the toilet tank in the bathroom. You may also attach your runner to the wall and pin your favorite pictures on for all to enjoy.
As a matching accessory get one or a few of the jacquard horses placemat for your dinner table or to put under your table lamps. A unique tip is to wrap your placemat around a simple vase and tie a piece of twine around it to hold the mat in place. This will give your tables or desks a creative look while staying in your running horse theme. You will enjoy the many running horses items there are to make your southwest home decor creative and unique.
July 29, 2009 on 4:24 pm
Are you looking for that perfect musical instrument? The pleasing sound that comes from the Native American turtle shell rattle will definitely want you to use one during your next drumming circle. You will love the beautiful design and the natural materials that are used to hand craft a beautiful Native rattle. You will find real turtle shells, genuine rawhide, leather and bead work are commonly used, along with feathers, fur, rocks, antlers and bone. Each item used to create a turtle shell rattle holds a unique purpose.
The sounds that flow from Native American rattles are chosen wisely by either using blue corn, small smooth stones, clay beads or manzanita seeds to give the most desirable sound. When using a Native rattle, it is just another way to express your culture and traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. You will enjoy the beautiful sound that comes from your very own genunie turtle shell rattle. Get your own Native American rattle today!
July 27, 2009 on 8:12 pm
If you have a breakfast room, decorating it with a Mexican style theme can be a great way to spice up your morning meals. In Mexico, the breakfast room is known as the antecomedor. This room is usually small and is often adjacent to the kitchen. It is used for breakfast as well as other informal meals. There, many Mothers spend important time with their loved ones, sharing their many secrets of life.
To create your own Mexican breakfast room, choose colors for the walls that are vivid and bright, such as yellow or orange. Place a colorful woven throw on the floor under the table and Mexican paintings on the walls. A cactus makes a nice table centerpiece. Opt for brightly colored woven place mats and a table runner with geometric patterns. For a finishing touch, place brightly colored Mexican pottery around the room. Mexican food is beautiful to look at and delicious to eat! Enjoy the meal within your new southwest surroundings.
July 25, 2009 on 1:59 am
If you are looking for rustic lamps for your rustic lamp shades, than you will love having wrought iron lamps. Whether you have a southwest or country home, you will enjoy having beautiful southwestern iron lamps for your home decor. Each lamp is hand crafted and is fabulous for any home lighting. You will find there are a variety of lamps for you to use as a table lamp and desk lamp. A floor lamp can also stand out under any rustic lampshade.
Southwest wrought iron lamps create a rich and inviting feel to your home that will have all of your guests admiring its rustic charm. Are you needing a simple or elegant style iron lamp? You will love choosing the perfect style or design to enhance your southwestern or country home. Buying online has become so easy that anyone can do it. Do not waste another minute. Get your own rustic lamp for your rustic lamp shade today!
July 24, 2009 on 1:33 am
You will love using southwest cast iron wall art decor in and outside of your home. Whether you are wanting to enhance your foyer, front porch or patio, you will find there are many items that will make your southwestern decor unique. Using metalware as an accent to home decorating has become very popular in a modern and contemporary, as well as a country and cabin style home setting.
Many have found that having a cast iron welcome plaque is a creative way to greet their family & friends while staying in their southwest decor. You can find items from door knockers to hook racks that will enhance your iron wall art also. I have seen that many people use metal ware as a way to decorate the outside of their home for all to see. Whether you choose stars, suns or animals to decorate your home, you will see how easy it is to enhance any southwest decor with a small or big iron wall art decor.
July 20, 2009 on 11:19 pm
Today, many families are choosing to incorporate a media room or home theatre into their living space. It certainly makes sense because it allows you to enjoy entertainment right in the comfort of your own home. Themes are popular in such rooms, including southwestern or Mexican style decor. These themes are a lot of fun to develop.
For instance, you might choose to hang chili pepper lighting and cover the windows with colorful serapes to block out the light which will create a more authentic movie theater experience. Paint colors in bright reds, oranges, yellows, and greens could be used on the walls for a happy cheerful southwest look.
Remember to add southwest accessories such cowboy memorabilia and western movie posters. Also, when choosing furniture, leather furniture is a wonderful choice. Southwestern stools with cowhide upholstery added to a designated bar area, will create a Mexican cantina feel in your media room and provide a place for guests to gather before and after the show. Enjoy!