Decorative Accents and Accessories

  • woven rugs, blankets, and pillows
  • clay jars and pots
  • wall hangings
  • display pottery and dishes
  • Talavera pottery
  • painted ceramic pieces with roots in 16th century Mexico
  • sculptures
  • kachina dolls
  • bleached skulls, longhorns, and bone
  • animal skins
  • punched tin Spanish folk art
  • candles, dried flowers
  • handcrafted is key to this style
  • extensive use of design and color is an integral element
  • murals are popular
  • kiva ladders, drums, and Native American jewelry
  • colorful blankets draped over furniture
  • use cowboy accessories – wagon wheels, leather saddles, and art

Hints on choosing accents and accessories:

  • have open upper cabinets with wide shelves to display pottery and dishes
  • keep any porcelain fixtures in the bathroom to biscuit or almond color to blend in
  • focus on creating small groupings to make better use of space