Keep it Simple
Simple lines accentuate the sunsets and sands of the desert. Simplicity also focuses on the elements that make the desert come alive. Keep walls clean and free from a lot of wall decor. Use simplicity to keep a flow from room to room. The desert is wide and expansive and using tile across multiple rooms can reflect a similar approach as sand. An open floor plan can also help create the flow from room to room.
Colors to Last
Muted dusty colors are reflective of the southwest. Colors like browns, tans, coral, golds, orange, beige are warm colors that express the desert. And whites add to simplicity and cleanliness of desert design. Whites can also help accentuate other colors that will be the focus colors. Each of these colors can also be a back drop for adding brighter color to a room. For instance, teal or turquoise are great colors to add to a room. A bright red can make a room glow like a sunrise or sunset.
When including furniture in a home designed with the desert in mind, use casual furniture. A Queen Anne’s chair is beautiful and ornate, but the likelihood of it adding texture to the room is unlikely. Casual furniture with simple lines will help bring out the flavor of the desert inside your home. Using furniture with metals, woods and leathers also bring more natural elements into the home.
Add Desert Elements
When we think of the desert, we think of cactus and tumble weed. Sand and stone come to mind. Amazing sunrise and sunsets. Red and brown mountains. These elements can be added to the home. Add cactus in your home for more color and more desert design. Think of sand in jars or bowls showcasing the desert. Embrace the sunrise and sunsets with windows so that you can watch the sun rise and fall.
Each of these elements can turn your home into a desert, southwest style.