Rustle up some desert-style design by decorating your home with Southwestern style! Earthy color palettes and geometric patterns are essential to Southwest style, and you can easily combine these two elements with stenciled walls and furniture. Typical color palettes seen with this interior style is rich hues such as salmon, terra-cotta, brick red, turquoise, and squash gold. These colors come straight from the desert sky and landscape. You can pepper a mostly neutral room with saturated spice and jewel tones. Scroll down to see creative DIY ideas on how to combine these color palettes with SW inspired stencil designs. It will be like your room is the setting of a Western romance! Swoon!
Our talented friend over at Peinture Studios went for the gold and scored! Our In Flight Feather Stencil painted with metallic gold really pop on this accent wall, doesn’t it? @feastfashionfaves found that it was the perfect backdrop for her gorgeous photos. Picture perfect!
Nomadic Decorator loves upcycling furniture, so she stenciled with the Tribal Furniture Stencil pattern to give it a trendy makeover. However, she thought that the paint colors were a bit too saturated for the Navajo look she was going for. The fix? She simply painted a very light layer of beige over the entire piece, including the stenciled part! This final step created a distressed look and toned down the colors.
Southwest style is not always beige and brown… it can be bright and bold too! Use jewel tones like periwinkle, magenta, and oranges or pastel blues and pinks to make an eye popping statement. Our Navajo Dreams Wall Stencil gives these rooms a story to show, and you to possibly tell ;)
Our Tribal Wall Stencil effortlessly combines native tribal shapes with a modern midcentury design aesthetic. You can make this pattern go across the wall as a border pattern or repeat it as an allover wall design like it is shown here.
Our Prairie Song Wall Stencil is a geometric pattern inspired by the South West and Native American culture. The design perfectly pairs with the rustic and calming look of the wood headboard seen above. This rugged style is a great decorating choice for masculine interiors.
Spice up your space with the reds and yellows found in mountain ranges and deserts. You can add these brighter colors with smaller stencil projects if you are worried that it being overpowering. This DIY throw pillow stenciled with the Palmedo Prairie Song Furniture Stencil adds the perfect dose of desert hues.
To create a truly chic desert space, you will need antlers, horns, or skulls. These symbols of the South West make these interiors appear authentic, whether they are done as wall art or painted directly on your furniture. Our Buck Forest Furniture Stencil creates a similar look in a more whimsical way!
Our Tribal Batik Wall Stencil was the perfect scale for this large wall in this urban loft. Lindsey Runyon designed this space to be eco and urban friendly, and that included fresh creativity on a budget. So yes, you can decorate with Southwest style in the city!
The Stitched Arrows Wall Stencil, Picaya Quiver Feather Wall Stencil, African Plumes Wall Stencil, and Tribal Vibe Wall Stencil all feature a minimalist take on South West design. Pair them with natural colors like we did here with horns, stripes, suede, faux fur, and pottery. We love how these subtly hip wallpaper patterns and fun geometric shapes add personality to these casual spaces.
Wood and other naturally occurring elements are what give Southwest décor its earthy look. Warms tones of wood furniture make the space inviting and suggest the rugged origins of the Southwestern aesthetic. On this stenciled table and cabinet, we decided to break up the solid wood surfaces with Navajo Dreams Furniture Stencil and Palmedo Prairie Song Furniture Stencil patterns – and they look beautiful!
Always Never Done gave this dresser a feminine flair to the traditional ruggedness of Southwest style. The dusty rose and crème colors used with our Tribal Furniture Stencil are a beautiful contrast to the muted teals in the accompanying wall art. It looks she is stenciling off towards the desert sunset!
Not ready for an entire stenciled wall? No worries – you can stencil your own Western inspired wall art! Artzy Creations says she has an eclectic styled home and the geometric pattern of our Navajo Dreams Wall Stencil helped tie her other Native American inspired décor into one cohesively decorated space.
Our Broken Braid Herringbone Wall Stencil is a contemporary take on a classic pattern. The broken stitch pattern hints at the artisanal creativity of Western culture. Pair it with personality like leather décor and your set to act in your own Western frontier movie!
If you’re feeling inspired to decorate your home with Southwest style, head on over to shop our entire stencil collection and pair these designs with cacti in pottery, midcentury furniture, and even leather for a completed look! With the creative freedom of stencils, these designs can easily be interpreted to your interior style by simply switching it up with the color paint you like.
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