4 Takes on Modern Southwestern Style


Southwestern style has received a major style update in the last couple years, and it's a versatile one! Typically filled with sun soaked colors and rough textiles, modern Southwestern style has found new era fans. With warm soak-in-the-sun colors, abundant greenery, your home will feel energetic and cheerful year round.  Here are several takes on modern southwestern style that are sure in inspire your next home refresh!

4 Modern Takes on Southwestern Style

For a modern southwestern style with a midcentury kick, think lots of fun textiles in the form of saddle blankets, animal hides, a soft pastel palette. Decorate with succulents, cactus, aloe vera, etc. Copper is well suited for this style, but old silver pantina is a fun addition too. Decorate with wildflowers or sunflowers. Woven baskets are a great addition and can be used to store more of those colorful textiles we were talking about. Funky pottery fits in well for modern southwestern style as well.  A brown leather sofa would be comfy and appropriate for this style. Handwoven rugs are a welcome treat to otherwise bare or plain colored flooring. Geometric patterns can keep this look feeling modern and fresh. Try sarape covered chairs like Brooklyn Decker did in this oh-so-fun modern southwestern style dining room.

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For my girls rocking the Modern Southwestern Style meets Feminine Glam Chic, embrace the desert flowers and emphasize the pinks and reds in the textiles you choose. Mix fresh whites with pretty pinks and reds. Walls can be colors you would never usually dream of: bright pink, orange and reds. Feel free to throw in a cactus green door. Tropical flowers please! Mix in tropical leaves as well. Mexican sarapes work for tablecloths, couch throws or rugs. The more the merrier! A peacock chair makes the perfect addition to your throne room. Modern Southwestern Style | Vesper & Vine | Cocktail Hour Essentials

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Truly can't keep a plant alive, not even a cactus? Hang cactus wall art. Good enough.

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You can take modern southwestern style in a more Spanish Revival direction, but it often helps to have the architectural backing of the home you live in for this style. Think exposed wood beams and sweeping white washed adobe walls.  Rounded doorways, gorgeous wood trim and medieval looking chandeliers of cast iron set off the whole look. Tall doors and tall windows make an elegant and refined statement. An outdoor cooking area wouldn't hurt either. Think Lauren Conrad's modern southwestern style home in the Pacific Palisades. Mix warm neutral colors with more warm neutral colors and let the natural materials fill your home with life. If you have a pool, absolutely tile it in blue Spanish tile. For the rest of us, consider a tiled bathroom or patio area. Mix palms and cactus alike in large terracotta pots for modern southwestern style.

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Maybe you've got a little gypsy boho in your modern Southwest style. Think indigo hand dyes and macrame plant hangers.  Think Navajo fabrics and brilliant turquoise. Bring in a cow skull to amp up the cool factor.

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Wood painted turquoise is classic southwest but incredibly fun and fresh for this look. Add beaded curtains as needed and definitely a dozen or so colorful pillows. Setting up a teepee meditation spot is encouraged.

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