March 21, 2013
Texas is a difficult place to pin down. The Lone Star state covers a land mass only matched by California in the continental U.S., and as a result its ethos and character is a blend of many different worlds. From the liberal culture of Austin to the aerospace industry of Houston, Texas is a melting pot unto itself - which is what makes it the perfect influence for home decor, no matter where you live. Need one more reason to make the leap on introducing some Texan design elements into your abode? Consider this: one of Anderson Floors' top selling collections is the Lone Star line. Could it be fate?
Start from the ground up
If you're going to give your home a Southwestern makeover in the Texan tradition, you'll want to start with flooring you can trust. Luckily, Anderson's collections are just that. Looking at the Lone Star line of hickory boards, you'll see a tapestry of romance and adventure reminiscent of the Old West pioneers who tamed and shaped the beautiful and diverse landscape in this corner of America. Drawing from the painterly palettes of prairie dust, grasslands, epic sunsets, forests and rocky mesas, these planks are so much more than flooring - they're adventure itself.
Bring the outside in
The unpredictable wild of the western world provides much of its charm. The landscape feels inherently untamed, making everyday a new experience. Why not bring a little of that character and charm indoors? Potted cacti, branches from desert trees, mounted antlers and beautiful, blooming flowers all have a place in your new design.
Use a striking but complementary palette
Part of bringing the outdoors inside will involve your color choices. For instance, you'll probably want to keep a lot of wood tones in your home, but rather than springing for whitewashed or sky blue walls, take a cue from the prairies and horizon. Stick to sandy whites, and don't be afraid to introduce some striking reds. Oxblood is an excellent choice, especially for furniture. Also, feel free to include gold or black iron highlights. If you really want to go Old West, consider installing sconces on your walls to complement the more conventional lighting.
While you don't need to post wanted posters or portraits of Billy the Kid, feel free to let your Texan style take over here too. Windmills, bluebonnets and striking Texan vistas are all great for your walls!
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