Home Decor for Comfort and Happiness

With so many choices of home decor to choose from, the most important factor is making yourself comfortable and happy. Of course it’s important to you to have an attractive and inviting home for your friends and visitors, but you’re the one who matters most. After all, you do live there!

Color is a very important factor when choosing your home decor. Rich hues such as burgundy, navy, green and rustic colors tend to make a home feel warm and cozy, while lighter shades create an open and airy atmosphere. Red, black and gold as commonly used in Asian home decor is very bold and perfect for those with strong personalities who want their home to make a statement.

Country home decor and well as western styles use a lot of the rich and rustic colors. Roosters, cowboy wall hangings, wooden western mirrors and candleholders all tend to have these shades in them. These warm hues are also frequently used in western style rugs, country kitchen towels, curtains and canisters.

The lighter, cooler shades mentioned above are often used in classical decor as well as shabby chic. With classical decor, the lines are usually smooth and uncluttered, with furniture ranging from white and linen to beige and brown tones. Light colored lamps, carpets and curtains are often used in this decor. Sometimes wall hangings contain bolder hues to add an interesting splash of color.

Light and airy colors are also used in shabby chic decor. There are several styles of shabby chic, but most use light colored furniture and accents with a distressed or worn finish. Delicate floral patterns are used in curtains and wall hangings, along with elegant distressed finish chandeliers, candle holders, plant stands and mirrors. The shabby chic look is romantic and charming.

Of course, whatever you feel comfortable with is fine. If an eclectic mixture of these styles is what you like, go for it! I have seen homes where each corner of the room had its own theme – nautical in one corner, porcelain dolls in another, with an overall country theme. It was absolutely breath-taking! So when it comes down to it, use whatever style of home decor makes you happy. Your guests will love it too.

Western Home Decor, Your Home on the Range

Western home decor has always been a popular style, and recently seems to be growing even more popular! The down home appeal of western decor is attracting more and more people to use this style of furniture and accents. Part of this growth certainly comes from television, decorating books and magazines.

This type of decor is not only popular in the western area of the United States, it has become popular all over the country. The charm and inviting atmosphere of this decor is hard for anyone to resist, and the comfortable, relaxed feeling is very inviting to visitors and guests.

There are several different styles to choose from when using this type of decor. Some people prefer the rough and rugged western look such as a wall adorned with an old wagon wheel, exposed wooden ceiling beams and rough textured walls. Others like just a few more modern accents such as a western style mirror or cowboy figurine. The rustic look can be acquired in different ways, according to your taste.

Western home decor can be found in furnishings, mirrors, candle holders, pictures, rugs, figurines, throw pillows – you get the picture. The colors frequently used for this style come from the colors in nature – reds, golds, browns, anything rustic looking. The colors used are rich, warm and absolutely beautiful.

Southwestern decor is a variation on this theme, using color a bit more boldly and textured patterns. For example, in southwestern decor you will see many striped accents, decor items adorned with leather, native American figurines, feathers, and very bold patterns. This style is extremely popular as well. If you love color, texture and bold patterns this style would suit you very well.

Many people love an old fashioned western look. Horse and cowboy figurines, pictures featuring old time Roy Rogers themes and ponderosa pines are perfect for those who like the look of yesteryear. Rustic wooden framed mirrors, a horse lamp and a couple of old black iron candle holders shaped like horses will complete the look.

Whatever western home decor style is your favorite, you are in good company. No matter what your budget, you will find furnishings, accents and decor in every price range to suit your needs. So get started, lasso up a few western pieces here and there, and say “howdy” when everyone comes to visit your Home on the Range!