Old Western Movies Inspire Dallas Home Design

Inspired by old Western movies, some Dallas homeowners are adding the thrill of yesteryear to their decor. It’s easy to incorporate frontier style into your home with rustic chic designs, a favorite decorating trend among North Texas homeowners.

Inspired by old Western movies, some Dallas homeowners are adding the thrill of yesteryear to their decor. It’s easy to incorporate frontier style into your home with rustic chic designs, a favorite decorating trend among North Texas homeowners.

Rustic Chic and Westerns a Winner

Rustic chic — which favors such elements as leather, distressed wood planking, weathered iron, and other touches that evoke 19th-century ranchhouse living — pairs well with a Western-movie theme. Adding a brightly colored old Western movie poster to the mix is a great way to brighten up a room without distracting from a rustic chic look. You can also play up the styles with an old saddle or buffalo-hide rug, especially in a living room or a bedroom.

Old Western Movie Style in the Media Room

If you like Western-film decor but you’re afraid it might be too over-the-top, take it into the media room — a place where these accents really shine. Load up on John Wayne and Clint Eastwood posters. You won’t go wrong with the Duke and the Man with No Name decorating your walls. Upholster your seating with cow print or paint-horse print to tie the theme together with your newfangled media equipment.

A Cowboy’s Bedroom

Many Metroplex boys want to be a cowboy when they grow up, at least for a little while in their lives. Give your little buckaroo a nursery or bedroom with a cowboy style, including branding-iron patterns or art from old Western movies. A horsehair or cowhair rug will enhance your theme while protecting your floor at the same time.

Using Set Design

Incorporating set-design elements from old Western movies is another way you can pay tribute to these films in your home. Add some old saloon-style doors to your bathroom or kitchen. Or install a 19th-century chandelier in your dining room over your rustic chic trestle table.

Don’t forget about patterns. Think about what Elizabeth Taylor and Dale Evans wore for their Western roles in such films as Giant, The Yellow Rose of Texas, or Don’t Fence Me In. Calico and lawn prints bring some color to a room, while the floral patterns can add a little femininity to prevent the rustic-chic style from becoming too masculine.

Incorporating themes from old Western movies lends a touch of vintage Hollywood glamour to the relaxed rustic chic of many Dallas-Fort Worth homes. These bright, fun elements will help make your decor distinctive.

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