Southwestern Home Décor Is Largely Influenced By The American Indians
Southwestern Décor, to some people, is just pretty things they put around their house to make it look nice. To me, however, it is the setting to my story. Décor is the color of the walls, the designs on the rugs, the overall theme of a room you walk into. It gives you a feeling of comfort in Starbucks, or of unease in a haunted house. One way to quickly add a bit of Southwestern style is with American Indian rugs. Southwestern interior design will forever be influenced by the art and culture of the American Indians.
While décor is special and important to me year round, it is extra special during the holidays. With Christmas coming up, thoughts of decorations and themes flood my mind. My family and I take the time out of our busy schedules to wrap lights around our house, set up a huge tree, cover our tables in themed table cloths, replace our Thanksgiving signs with Christmas ones, hang stockings above our fireplace and place assorted Christmas decorations all throughout the house.
The décor we use to create our own winter wonderland becomes the setting to our holiday. The ornaments and the lights look to others like a typical holiday themed house, but to my family and I they are a little piece of our Christmas story. What would our holiday be without the little Santa cups we sit in our window sills, or the snowmen stickers my little sister places on the windows?
It would still be Christmas, sure, but it just would not be the same. For us, each little thing has a story behind it. For example, there is a stocking we always place on our front door. It does not look very special, it is probable something anybody could buy at their local Wal-Mart, but that stocking is the very same one the nurses put my little sister in at the hospital the day she was born.
Another great example would be the star we put on the top of our tree, which is the first ornament my parents bought together as a married couple. Décor is the little things that most people do not think about, but the designs and pictures we place around a room, the rugs and the little figurines are all little, yet necessary, pieces of a greater story.