Texas Decor: 7 Ways to Use Lone Star State Flair in Your Home
Whether you live in an apartment or sprawling Hill Country home, the choices in Texas decor are limitless. Rustic features mix with modern tones for a comfortable space, and you can DIY to your heart’s content. Try these 7 ideas.
Want to add Texas decor to your DFW home? Here are seven quick and easy ways to bring the flair of the Lone Star State to your interior design.
1. Use Pallets
Ideas for decorating with pallets are spreading like wildfire on design blogs and DIY sites these days. And you can join the fray by making a custom pallet piece to suit your taste for rustic aesthetics — a big part of Texas decor. With a bit of elbow grease and a few cans of paint, you can create your own Texas flag headboard, or you can stain the wood for a more rustic feel, even adding shelves or romantic quotes.
2. Display Your Texas-Accented Collections
If you’ve lived in Texas long, odds are pretty good that you’ve got some kind of collection you enjoy sharing. Go ahead and proudly display your Texas A&M memorabilia or your miniature cowboy boot knickknacks. You can even put up a Texas flag; frame it to make it an instant piece of art.
3. Support Local Artists
From simple prints paying tribute to Texas, pillows with the state emblazoned on them, celebrations of all the state’s great college and professional teams, there are plenty of options for low-cost ways to decorate with a Texas-inspired flair while still supporting local, homegrown artists.
4. Focus on Wood
From earth tones to deep browns to neutral beige, many looking to decorate their Texas home are going to be heavy on the wood tones. From pine to cherry to mahogany and oak, there are many ways to keep a rustic feel, while still throwing in the sleek, modern touches that most homeowners want. Even in smaller homes, you can achieve this look with pallet shelves, wooden frames, burlap decor, and more.
5. Add Rope to Tie a Room Together
A serious Texan knows that rope has more than one use. Although it may look intricate and difficult, the truth is that most DIY projects with rope are fairly simple. Try making your own rope-wrapped picture frames or redoing an old lamp to give it an entirely new feel.
6. Use Color to Bring Charm to Rustic Decor
Even when you have small rooms, you can easily add in a traditional Texas decor feel with pallets, wooden boxes, wooden bookshelves, and lots of small baskets that are both fun and functional. But that doesn’t mean that brown has to be the only color option for your design scheme. Use pops of color on pillows, rugs, curtains, and even paint splashes to not only make a small room feel bigger but also open up the dimensions of the room.
7. Don’t Forget the Porch
A Texas lifestyle includes many, many hours in the outdoors, year round. So go ahead and bring the rustic onto your patio and porch. From your choice of Texas perennial flowers and shrubs in the landscaping, to the style of patio furniture you choose for those summer nights, the impact is easy to see. And if you don’t have a huge patio, just DIY yourself a tin roof, so you can enjoy the shade and listening to the raindrops fall.
Whether you live in an apartment or a sprawling Hill Country home, your options for Texas decor are limitless. Rustic features mix with modern tones for a comfortable space, and you can DIY to your heart’s content. Try these tips on your DFW home.