The American West typifies western home decorating ideas that could be anything from a rustic cabin belonging to a cowboy to a hideout in the mountains. While antlers, wool and birch bark play a small role, western style decoration usually uses wood, rock, leather and metal in abundance. These are the ingredients that give a feel of the Wild West as well as satisfies the home owner who is looking to replicate his home to those that existed during the heady past in American history.
To begin thinking about western home decorating ideas you have toy with natural ingredients from which you can get the furniture made. Without being intricate in design, western type furniture uses logs liberally and is usually large while the furnishings are mission type. Colors generally used for western home interiors are black, honey and gray. For bordering, navy, forest shade green, terracotta, cream brick colored red is common. All of them should blend well with the wallpaper made from fabric carrying western motifs.
Motifs used on wallpapers center around cowboys, bear, moose, pine trees, cattle, oaks, pine, lakes and rivers. Hunting and riding scenes are also much favored motifs and figure in western home decorating ideas as are wild flowers and bushes.