Friday, March 20, 2009

Southwest Bathroom Decorating

Decorate the bathroom with cactus green shades.

If you love the desert Southwest, decorate a bathroom to reflect your passion. A Southwestern decor style will give the space a warm and welcoming look. Use the desert landscape, including red canyons, green cactus, vibrant flowers and the blue sky, as inspiration when choosing a color scheme. Traditional desert and Southwestern motifs, patterns and materials such as clay, will give the space an authentic look. Completely redesign the bathroom for a fresh, updated style, or mix Southwestern-inspired pieces with items you already own. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Paint the bathroom walls with a desert-inspired color to set the stage for the Southwestern decor style. Pick a warm, earthy hue such as adobe red, sunny yellow, cactus green, sand brown or dusty terra-cotta orange.

2. Hang a shower curtain featuring a Southwestern design; a decorative curtain will make the shower the room's focal point. Choose a cloth curtain featuring a desert landscape scene, cactus, coyote, abstract sun or lizard pattern. Suspend the shower curtain from coordinating resin hooks to complete the look.

3. Install black wrought iron towel racks for a rustic Southwestern style. Hang turquoise bath towels featuring vibrant brick red, orange, yellow and green stripes to add a pop of color to the space. Choose sandy brown or rich brown towels if you want to tone down a bright shower curtain or walls.

4. Decorate the bathroom with live plants to add a fresh touch to the space. Plant a small cactus in a cream-colored ceramic pot featuring Native American tribal designs and natural jute handles. For a decorative look, display the pot on a wrought iron footed base.

5. Enhance plain walls with traditional Southwestern decor pieces. Display a punched tin wall hanging that features a gecko, coyote or cactus pattern. Cover a large wall space by hanging a woven rug featuring desert hues and Native American-inspired geometric patterns.

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