Decor Published by Tedd Birger, Friday, January 20th 2017, 04:07:44 AM.
Southwestern decor and house design are influenced by the terrain of its environment, the dry air, the heat, bright colors. The house designs mostly reflect from Native American, Mexicans, and even Spanish style houses. While in the front of colors, southwestern houses adopt earthy tones, such as terra cotta, brown, white, tan, and cream. The original tradition houses had dirt floor covered with animal skins or rugs, with large beams and plaster for its ceiling, and small windows to avoid from the heat and provide cooler temperature inside the house.
A side from the original form of the house, Southwestern houses these days have big, Spanish styled windows. However, the furniture that decorates Southwestern houses is still modest, especially antique furniture. While the houses adopt earthy colors, furniture in Southwestern decor comes in bright colors that represent the surroundings. Yellow and orange are colors that often used in decorating the living room.
They present a warm ambience and resemble the color of sunset and dessert plants when the sun goes down. Deep red bears a resemblance to some soil which rich with iron oxide make a beautiful color for the dining room. Southwestern also approve with shades of blue that resemble the skies. And most Taos blue is the most favorite color in Southwestern. Taos blue is purplish blue introduced by Spaniard who believed it would keep wickedness away.
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