Luxurious Touches to Make Your Home Feel Like a Gorgeous Texan Mansion
Texans like to do everything in a big way. They like big cars, big steaks, big boots and big houses. If you have a luxurious Texan mansion, you know all too well that there is plenty of work to do when it comes to decorating. Texans pride themselves on their state spirit and particular style, and you can add elegant Texas decor to at least a few areas of the house to give it a real southern vibe. Here are some luxurious touches you can add to make your home feel like a gorgeous Texan mansion.
You don’t want to fill out big rooms with tiny furniture. It’s best to make sure that wide, open spaces are appropriately decorated with big pieces of furniture that are scaled to the size of the room. In the living room, try a deep, rolled arm sofa. For a coffee table, go for one that is almost as wide as the sofa and at a height between that of a dining table and a traditional coffee table. That way, you’ll make sure that the space in a large room is properly filled out and also ensure that the coffee table isn’t dwarfed by the size of the couch. Also, don’t fill a big room with too much stuff – the large pieces will offset the empty space in the room.
When you think of Texas, one of the first things that comes to mind are the old western cowboy movies in which Clint Eastwood or John Wayne, with spurred boots and pistol in hand, comes barging through a pair of old-fashioned saloon doors. The saloon door is an old favorite here in the Lone Star State, and you can install them in your own home to give it a real Southwestern feel. Make them look more upscale by using a high-quality wood like mahogany or African blackwood. These darker grains will add richness in tone to your Texas decor.
Along with your saloon doors, why not add an old-fashioned saloon bar? If you have an extra room or a den, you can install custom cabinetry that can hold liquor bottles, glasses, mixing accessories and other bar components against the wall. For the bar itself, select high quality wood in a deep, rich color and paint the room a calming, deep color as well. You can mix up your favorite Texan cocktails without having to leave the comfort of your own gorgeous home.
Texans take a lot of pride in their food, so make sure you have a space in your home that is dedicated to enjoying all the rich Southern food you will serve. The dining room is one of the most important rooms in the house because it’s used solely for enjoying food and entertaining. Choose a large wooden table and extra-plush, cushioned chairs to make your guests feel comfortable staying a while. Consider adding a Southern chandelier over the table to give your dining room the perfect Texan touch.
These are just a few ideas to get you started on decorating your beautiful Texan home. You can always embellish any room with southern patterns and other Southern touches to bring out the Texas pride in your home.