Whether you're moving into a brand new home or redecorating your existing family room, selecting a western theme means you're going to have a ton of fun making it look attractive and unique. Here are some ideas that might inspire you.
The Wall Treatment - Of course, painting the walls your favorite color s a great choice. However, have you considered doing faux painting on them? Giving the walls the look of leather or suede would be a fabulous look. If you like to try things on your own, consider going to classes at a paint store, a craft store or even at your library to learn this skill. You'll find that doing faux painting is fun and relatively easy. If you're hesitant to do it yourself, consider hiring a professional. Choosing the right kind of paint will mean that it will be easy to care for and that the paint job will last a long time.
The Floor - Hardwood floors would be sensational in a room with a western theme. However, another fantastic consideration would be concrete. Again, faux painting the floors would give them a very unique appearance. You could select the look of brick, wooden planks or even cobblestone to make the give the floors a rustic look right out of a western movie. Concrete floors are very easy to care for. Simply sweep or vacuum them, and follow that with a damp mop. The concrete floors will get even prettier with the passage of time.
The Decor - This might be the most fun of your decorating job!
- When you pick out your furniture, consider selecting leather upholstery. Not only is that a great choice for a western look, but it will last for a very long time. You can just wipe it clean with a damp cloth that has a gentle cleanser on it.
- Another fun choice would be either red or blue denim for your upholstery. Give the furniture a classy look with denim or floral throw pillows. Another idea is to buy throw pillows with horses or cows as the fabric design. Or if you want to add a touch of humor, choose pillows with clever western sayings on them. Been on the range long? or Take your boots off and sit a spell? are just two ideas.
- Embellish the room with western decor. Framed prints of old cowboy movies, boot lamps, and beautiful statues of cowboys and Indians are all ideas that will give your room a unique look.
The Focal Point - Adding a brick fireplace would be the perfect focal point for your western room. Choose a color of brick that will complement your floor and the color of paint you have chosen. If you have a enough space, consider choosing a fireplace that covers most of the wall, or have it built in a corner of the room to give it a bit of a different look. Selecting a brick fireplace (from companies like Southwest Brick & Fireplace) means that it will last for an extremely long time. A perfect touch would be to hang a gorgeous western scene over the fireplace.
Part of the fun of decorating your family room is that you will want to add decorative western decor as time goes by. Keep your eyes open for unique decor as you go through small towns, especially in old general stores. Have fun decorating!