Get a Rugged Look with Southwestern Style Rugs
Get a Rugged Look with Southwestern Style Rugs
Southwestern style is a popular interior design look across the whole country—and the world! This warm, rugged style can be easy to pull off with a few thoughtful touches, but one thing is for sure: no Southwestern style room is complete without a matching rug.
Let’s explore what Southwestern style is and pair it with five of our best Southwestern style rugs.
What Is Southwestern Style?
Southwestern style is an interior design aesthetic that draws inspiration from the cultural heritage and natural landscape of the American Southwest. It typically features desert-inspired colors and vibrant accents. Other aspects of Southwestern design include natural materials such as wood, adobe, and stone, often incorporating rustic textures and patterns.
The historical roots of Southwestern interior design can be traced back to the indigenous Native American cultures that have inhabited the region for centuries. Native American tribes such as the Navajo, Hopi, Pueblo, and Apache had a profound influence on the style with their unique craftsmanship and artistic traditions. The style as we know it today added elements from Mexican influences as well as European architectural elements introduced by Spanish colonizers.
Overall, Southwestern style captures the essence of the Southwest's rich history and rugged landscape, blending cultural traditions with natural beauty.
Choosing the Perfect Southwestern Style Rug
There are lots of ways to incorporate Southwestern-inspired design into your space: handcrafted pottery, ornate ironwork, and iconic symbols like cacti or sunsets over a desert landscape are all staples of the style.
Rugs woven from natural fibers such as sisal are well known for their natural beauty, which is why they're the perfect accessory to Southwestern-style bedrooms and living rooms. Here are a few ways you can enhance your Southwestern interior with a sisal rug.
Sun Sisal Rug
Resembling the texture of adobe bricks, this Sun Sisal rug in Sunbeam will bring the look of a Spanish mission to your interior design. Like adobe, the natural sisal fibers are incredibly durable, so it can easily stand up to years of wear and tear. But, unlike adobe, a sisal rug is uncommonly soft, so your feet won’t feel like they’re walking on bricks as you add a classic Southwestern look to your floors.
Andes Outdoor Sisal Polypropylene
This Andes polypropylene rug in Sunset is ideal for any Southwestern interior (or patio), as its intricate design resembles an abstract depiction of the Sonoran Desert, one of the most iconic landscapes of the American Southwest. The synthetic fibers of this rug are as sturdy as they are soft—sturdy enough to withstand the harsh elements of the desert, and soft enough for even the softest city slicker’s feet. In either case, the sun has nothing on this rug: leave it in direct sunlight as long as you like without worrying about fading.
Lima Polypropylene Rug
Another entry in the abstract depiction category is the Lima polypropylene rug in Sunset. But this time, the various colors of Southwestern style are represented in a rug without a specific design. This rug is all about vibes: it has flecks of terra cotta, light brown, dark sandy brown, and even hints of turquoise and cactus green. And as always, the synthetic fibers are soft, durable, and remarkably easy to maintain, so this rug will be as happy in your living room as it will be on your patio.
Boucle Sisal Rug
If you want to add a bit of a Southwestern frontier look to your space, consider adding a lighter brown rug. The arid sand and clay landscape of the Southwest is captured beautifully in our boucle sisal rug in Sand. The rugged texture of this sisal rug will be right at home in any Southwestern style interior, and its durability means it will stay gorgeous for a long time.
Karina Wool Rug
Limestone is a staple of Southwestern design. This bright, off-white material has been used for centuries in buildings across the Southwest, including one of the most iconic buildings of the area: The Alamo. Our Karina wool rug in Limestone is a perfect homage to Southwestern architecture, while also being considerably softer than actual limestone. The diamond pattern also evokes the texture of a weathered limestone wall, making this an ideal Southwestern-style rug.
Create Your Own Southwestern Style Rug
Adding a rug that embodies the look and traditions of the American Southwest is a must for any room with Southwestern style interior design. To get started, you can browse our full selection of rugs, and then have your favorite style made into a rug that fits your unique space. All of our rugs are custom made and come with free shipping.
Choose your own custom Southwestern style rug today.