February 7, 2024
Howdy, y’all! Lately, I’ve been aaaall about that western/cowgirl aesthetic. From my wardrobe to my walls, I love a good rustic vibe. Over the last few months, I’ve been adding more and more splashes of Western decor around the house (even a few DIY projects – much to Tim’s delight 😂, and while I’m no interior designer, I gotta say, it’s looking prettyyyyy darn good! So, if you’re like me and want to update your decor without completely revamping your space, here are some easy tips!
Because my house is neutral to start with, playing around with different tones and colors is a breeze!
To achieve more of a Western design style, I embraced a neutral color palette that reflects the earthy tones of the Western landscape. Think beiges, browns, and muted greens to create a serene and inviting atmosphere. This foundation allows for versatility in decor elements and serves as a canvas for subtle pops of color (like the purple flowers below)!
Eva & Co.’s Khaki Pottery is the PERRRRFECT earthy tone to pair with natural textures and Western decor pieces.
Since I didn’t want my house to look like it came straight out of a John Wayne movie, I needed to strike a balance between modern and rustic charm.
To do this, blend your current contemporary style and clean lines with classic Western elements like distressed finishes or antler accents. The juxtaposition of these styles creates a visually interesting aesthetic (plus, you don’t have to break the bank and buy all-new home stuff 🤪).
One of the easiest ways to “cowboy up” your space is to play with natural textures! Incorporate elements such as wood, leather, and hides to reflect the rugged beauty of the Western outdoors!
I added the Eva & Co. Beige Cowhide Rug, and it is DREAMY, y’all! The colors and texture are like nothing else, giving off total Western vibes. It’s the statement piece you need to tie in all your Western decor.
Now, the FUN part!
Integrate subtle Western-inspired patterns to enhance the overall decor. Aztec prints, animal patterns, or subtle geometric designs can be incorporated through textiles like rugs, throws, or accent pillows. Opt for patterns that complement the neutral color palette for a cohesive look (Psssssst, this is what the Eva & Co. Refined Ranch line was made for 😍)!
My love language is decor that is both pretty to look at AND functional. I hate clutter, so I choose all of my decor verrrrry carefully.
Items like wooden serving trays, decorative storage boxes, or versatile furniture pieces add to the overall decor while serving practical purposes. Hello Antler Charcuterie Boards and Signature Pottery!
Curate artwork that pays homage to Western landscapes and culture. Consider paintings, prints, or photographs that feature desert scenes, horses, or cowboy motifs. Large statement pieces can become focal points, anchoring the room in refined ranch style.
My Samsung Frame TV is one of my all-time best home purchases. You can choose whatever background you want; it looks just like a painting! Obviously, I chose a cowboy scene 😉!
I also just got a custom painting done by Emma Katherine, and I’m in looooove, y’all! It’s a total cowgirl vibe while seamlessly blending into my modern powder room. She also sells prints! 🙌
Lastly, add your own touch! This one hits home a little harder for me lately. Since my mom passed, I have been wearing all her old Western clothes and jewelry and even adding some home decor pieces. ❤️
Another personal touch we love adding is our skull mounts, DUH! Tim’s Moose is above our fireplace, and every time we pass it, we are reminded of that hunt.
So buckle up and infuse your personality into the decor with personal touches that tell a story. Display items with sentimental value or incorporate family heirlooms. These touches add authenticity and warmth to your space, making it uniquely yours.
“Westernizing” your space with refined ranch style involves a thoughtful combination of color, texture, and personalization. By embracing a neutral palette, incorporating natural textures, and finding the perfect balance between modern and rustic elements, you can create a home that exudes Western charm in a subtle and classy way.
Tag me in your Western decor pics, y’all! I wanna see! 🤍
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