Guest Picks: Welcome to The Wild West
Suzy Q Mirjam
Western decorating is a look that designers have long neglected, but now it’s back and better than ever! This is one timeless style that is sure to be enjoyed by family, friends — even your wallet. The older and more aged your furniture gets, the more character it has. And the more character, the better. Think roughed-out leather couches, cowhide rugs, aged wooden furniture and a garnish of equestrian flair. Before you know it, your guests will be greeting you with, “Howdy”! — Suzy from Better Decorating Bible
Buffalo & Teepee Chandelier with Amber Mica Shade - $1,049.95
Sometimes transforming a room's ambiance all comes down to good lighting. So how about this cozy tepee chandelier? The copper metal finish with the amber mica shade mimics the look of a welcoming fire inside.
Range Rider Midnight Rugs - $274.95
This Range Rider Midnight Rug makes the perfect addition to a game room ensemble. It’s fun and quirky stars, boots, cacti and longhorns make a wild and surprising piece that your family will love.
Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand - $39.95
Now your cowboy can give guests his own seal of approval and sear his initials into steaks and chops. This iron steak brand is hand-forged by a Texas cattle rancher to ensure authenticity. Now fire up the barbecue!
Canyon Dance Earth Bedding Collection - $46.95
I’ve never had the chance to visit the canyons, but this Canyon Dance Earth Bedding makes me feel like I’m already there. Natural reds, browns, creams and blues bring the desert’s natural southwest beauty to any bedroom.
Handmade Vintage Oak Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table - $795
Wine Enthusiast Co. found a clever use for their vintage whiskey barrels and transformed them into one-of-a-kind coffee tables. I like how they even include a clever storage space inside the barrel. Serve a platter of wine and cheese on it, and you're good to go.
Butler Accent Table 27.75H in. - Mountain Lodge - $559
This is one noticeable piece of furniture! I love this side table because it’s so different, and it immediately gives off a rustic look that breaks the rules of decorating. With three lever-action rifles, brass studs, and a rough, wooden top, it certainly will be the talk of any room.
Western Style Gate
A unique gate exudes the perfect amount of native and Western influence. I like the pair of feathers in the middle that mimic a dreamcatcher, and the detailing around them mimics the sun’s rays.
Cowhide Rug, Honey Yerra - $365
You can’t get a Western look without your good ol’ cowhide rug! Get it while you can, as this price is a steal.
Running Horses Fireplace Screen - $154.95
In the winter months, a crackling fire is usually the center of attention, but that doesn't mean you should neglect the fireplace when the warm weather rolls around. All eyes will be on your fireplace this summer with a metal fireplace screen featuring running horses and a dark rust finish. I love Western decor because you can throw in exciting pieces like Native American prints, cowboy art and horse tack.
Western Star Towel Bar - $22.95
Remember to add your own ranch style in unique places that allow tons of personalization and accent pieces. A solid metal towel bar in the bathroom with lone stars and horseshoes makes a good start. This one is so cute.
Charming Country Store Wooden Birdhouse - $18.42
This is so sweet — a country store birdhouse for your tired travelers! Here your feathered friends can find shelter and food while enjoying the precisely detailed hay bales, American flag, fruits and vegetables.
Havana Club Barstool, Bar Height - $1,116.50
Bring the real deal home with an authentic-looking club bar stool. Patterned zebra hide, leather and knotted fringe at the bottom turn a boring American bar into a Wild West saloon.
Mini Flag Coasters - $25
To add a patriotic flair, try these American flag coasters. These charming beauties have a handmade look that adds an even more unstructured and homey feel to your home.
The Dam, Horse Decor Vase - $119
A cowboy’s life revolved around horses as a means of transportation. It’s time to pay tribute to our fellow friends with a silver horse vase that not only stands out in your garden, but also makes a great addition to your Wild West surroundings. I would even use this piece in my home as a great centerpiece or as an umbrella holder by the door. The possibilities are endless.
Logs & Twigs flooring - $40
I’m glad I came across this Logs & Twigs flooring, as it’s something I’ve never seen before in my life! So chic and natural, it immediately brings in a fresh breath of fierce forest air. This flooring looks flawless paired with distressed leather couches and antiqued wood furniture.
Whiskey Barrel Game Table & Stools - $1,078.95
It’s officially game night with this Whiskey Barrel Game Table. Repurposed cedar barrels give your game room the feel of an Old West saloon. I appreciate the roughed-out look that means no maintenance and extreme family friendliness.
Polka Dot Tin Tea Set - $24.98
A tin tea set is a fun way for your kids to play along with your cowboy theme. The tin makes a great substitute for ceramic or plastic that can break while played with outdoors. Pack drinks or a snack and enjoy the hot months to come.
VanCollier Longchampe Stool - $900
This bar stool looks like fun upholstered in all leather with real horse stirrups. These days you don’t even need a real horse to feel like a cowboy!
Western Decor Wood Barrel Planter - $74.30
This garden planter is probably the cutest thing I’ve come across. You can hold your loveliest plants in four hanging buckets suspended by a realistic wagon-wheel center. The well-weathered finish gives it an antique look that never fades.
Barrel Mirror - $189
This wooden Barrel Mirror is sure to further enhance the Wild West atmosphere of your home. Made out of an antique wine barrel, it makes a great piece to complete a rustic decor scheme. Don’t be afraid to get it dented or chipped, as this mirror is meant to look scuffed. The more wear and tear the better! I love how it's paired it with a matching wine barrel sink, another must-have on my wish list.
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