There is an authenticity to Western ranch decorating that’s as rugged and honest as the Western landscape a ranch home graces. Ranch styles can be casual yet elegant, practical yet cozy, and are best brought into the ranch home decorating style to please the residents who appreciate the beauty of the land, waterways, and sky.
Western decorating often includes a nod to history and tradition depicted in art as well as cowboy and native American decorative elements. Animal-inspired touches reinforce a respect for native wildlife such as trout, moose, or local birds; and domestic animals central to ranch living, such as herding dogs, horses, and cattle.
Here are some examples of Western ranch home decor to illustrate beautiful choices to surround yourself with the outdoors while cuddling up indoors…
Decorating Your Western Ranch: High Plains Style
Rough and Rugged Living Spaces
This ranch-style kitchen embodies several elements of a ranching lifestyle, from the leather-covered stools to the extensive use of beautiful hardwood, a cowboy lifestyle art piece. Who wouldn’t want to belly up to the bar of this island and throw back a cold one here?
We loved this towering Western-style living room emphasizing the use of oversized furniture, rough-hewed wood, leather lamp shades, stone elements, and comfortable, worn leather upholstery. Note the chandelier with its lantern lights and charming wagon-wheel design. The room manages to feel cozy despite its massive proportions.
This rustic living room pays homage to Western American design as well as other elements traditional to the West, such as brushed leather-covered furniture, native print area rug, log-cabin construction, unique old chandelier, huge trophy bison head, and rugged stone work on the fireplace.
Cozy Western Bedroom Styles
Kids love the feeling of bunk house living in their own bunk house bedroom, complete with under-bunk storage for the kids’ gear, animal cut-out and lantern style wall sconces, and Indian print blankets!
Who says rustic can’t be elegant, too? Here’s a master bedroom fit for the ranch- owning couple. Note the western cowboy-themed art on the wall, and the mellow, warm colors with heavy wood and log detail.
Breakfast with a View
This simple wood table and chairs are the perfect accent for the ranch sitting room. Imagine enjoy your first cup of gourmet coffee while planning your day of fun and activities. The view out the sitting room window is inspiring and breathtaking.
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