My Western Stylin’
I’ve been giving this rustic rural lifestyle a bit of thinking. As I looked around my hacienda, I noticed a great deal of western items that have been repurposed and re-loved into my affordable home decor. Affordable because they were castoffs from the Mr., family members, or maybe a rope or two from myself. This meaning they were free, and I like to think they were great affordable finds.
Western Home Decor’
Easy gentle western style with many secondhand and vintage touches… This is such a wonderful way to decorate. It seems to take the load off your feet as you look back at your curated touches. Western items that have been repurposed, re-used, and re-loved.
This is how I added some simple western decor to my home.
Make a statement! Throw a cowhide on the floor. Mixing in western accents, like a splash of cowhide or a well-placed piece of western gear can bring out the western flair without being too campy. Cowhides can be a very chic accent in many different styles of homes.
Cowhide that covers a lampshade.
Cowhide pillow covers.
2. Saddle Blanket
A new saddle blanket is folded and added to the foot of the bed for additional color and western flair.
My Buffet Stylin’
3. Branding Iron Candle Holders
Vintage branding irons that have been fashioned into candle holders. This maybe a favorite find. Not an heirloom, but a vintage score. Two letter A irons, that are not quite the same but work well together and complement each other.
4. Stirrups in the Kitchen
Vintage stirrup cleaned and repurposed as a napkin holder.
5. Stirrups On the shelf – Home Decor
Stirrups to hold items other than boots.
Old bent and crooked stirrups that hold dried tea roses.
A western accent for sure!
6. Rope Wreath
Old lasso ropes that have been repurposed into fashionable wreaths with flowers and ribbon.
7. Cow Skull Decor
Romantic styled cow skull crowned with flowers and horsehair mecate.
Cast off horseshoes repurposed into wall art. Embellished with dried roses and moss. Green ribbon is threaded through empty nail holes to become the hanger. All aesthetic touches for decor and good luck. A rustic style does not have to lack in value or beauty.
9. Barbed Wire in Table-top Decor
Vintage barbed wire that dates back to 1876 is fashioned around rustic wood as an accent in a candle holder.
Here at Rustic and Refound, my Western/ranch-farmhouse, is where pieces that have become tired in their original use; become something of another use in the western interiors. Western home decor doesn’t have to break the bank! Small items add interest and make great conversation pieces. I say, incorporate different prints and textures to add eye appeal.