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Southwestern Decorating Ideas for Your Arizona Home

Whether you’ve lived in Arizona your entire life or recently made a choice to make the Grand Canyon state your new home, you can’t avoid the spectacular desert setting and widespread Southwestern style. 

As the rustic style of choice in Arizona, Southwest decor is all the rage. But you don’t have to live in Arizona to enjoy Southwestern style. 

Here are several easy and affordable ways to decorate your home to reflect the warmth, vibrancy, and ruggedness of the American Southwest. 

How to Decorate Your Arizona Home

Southwestern Colors

Close your eyes and think of the Southwest. What do you see? The orange and yellow Sonoran desert covered in green cacti? The turquoise sky? These warm tones are used in most Southwestern interior designs, as they reflect the colors of Mother Earth.

So for your Arizona home, consider using colors that resemble the natural elements of the majestic Southwest. You may think this color palette is limited. However, nothing is further from the truth. Use rich colors like cactus green, adobe red, vibrant turquoise, sun-blazing gold, and bright copper. Umber, ochre, silver, and gray can tie your accent color together beautifully.

Fun Fact: The Native American and Spanish believe that colors protect us against evil spirits. 

Southwestern Patterns

Homeowners can add even more of a Southwestern flair by featuring vibrant Aztec patterns and prints. These instantly recognizable patterns are quintessential desert style.

You can also use aesthetic murals and patterns on an accent wall to represent the spiritual stories of the native Southwestern tradition. This will create an eye-catching focal point for the room.

Southwestern Textures

The roots of the Southwestern home began with the Native Americans using clay bricks, stucco, or adobe to build the walls. Although it’s challenging to build with those materials in the present day, it’s possible to replicate the look with creative painting and texturing techniques. Consider creating the illusion of natural adobe walls by using a premixed texture compound. 

And since the textures of the Southwest echo the rough and rugged terrain of the Arizona desert, consider adding leather or suede upholstery, woven fabrics, faux animal hides, rock elements, and wood and metal works. Metallic details are a perfect way to make your home mirror the golden desert sunset. Mix different styles of draperies, area rugs, throw pillows, and tapestries with textured fabrics and textiles.  

Southwestern Accessories

You can also introduce the authentic Southwestern spirit into your Arizona home by incorporating accessories, which can instantly liven up any room. Native American art, pottery, and handwoven rugs are widely available in the Southwest, particularly Arizona. Dreamcatchers and vibrant serapes are also great examples of bringing the natural textures of the Sonoran Desert into your new Arizona home. 

Go as big and bold as you want, and consider mixing and matching accessories to create your perfect southwestern aesthetic.

Southwestern Plants

No Southwestern home is complete without desert foliage. Simple, easy-to-maintain succulents like cacti capture the distinctive outside elements of Arizona landscape. Whether you want real or artificial desert plants, this is a simple way to pay homage to the region. 

Consider choosing a wide variety of succulents with exciting textures, varying heights, and color to create a visually appealing room. You can also hang plants from ceilings to showcase your exposed wood beams or textured walls. 

Landsea Homes’ Master Planned Communities in Arizona

As you can see, decorating your new Arizona home much easier than you think. Are you eager to move into a new home and start your interior design? Landsea Homes designs and builds master-planned communities and homes throughout the nation that reflect modern living, inspired spaces and features.

Here’s a glimpse at our thoughtfully-designed communities in Arizona


As Landsea’s upcoming Goodyear, Arizona community, Centerra offers open and flexible floor plans that provide homeowners the perfect setting for gathering friends and family. 


As one of the most desirable locations in Arizona, Eastmark is the best of Mesa at your doorstep. Between recreation, commerce, employment, and education, you’ll be glad you chose to elevate your life with this master-planned community. 


For the young professional or growing family, Encanta offers residents unique homes, like-minded neighbors, and endless fun. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find an opportunity to discover new. Nestled in Tolleson, Arizona, this oasis is the perfect location to shop, play, and dine. 

The floor plans for Encanta include 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 to 2.5 bathrooms. But the plans go further than that. You can have spacious master suites, walk-in closets, and an optional fifth bedroom.


As our second Goodyear, Arizona master-planned community, Estrella offers a small-town feel with big-city excitement. With only three quick move-in homes remaining, the floor plans for Estrella range from 3 to 6 bedrooms and 2 to 2.5 bathrooms. 

Sonora Crossing

In the heart of Chandler, Arizona, Sonora Crossing is an upcoming private community that combines opulence and innovation. As a resident of Sonora Crossing, you’ll enjoy a chef-inspired kitchen and a connected smart home to offer health and security. Your smart home offers extra home security, so you’ll know that your house is not only luxurious but is also innovative and safe.


In the small town of sunny Buckeye, Arizona, Verrado is tucked away in the White Tank Mountains. With a winding network of biking and hiking trails, you’ll be able to stay active throughout the year while taking in the desert mountain setting. As an extension of your Verrado home, The Center on Main™ is a 14,000-square-foot, private recreational facility that serves as the hub of activity. Residents can enjoy an innovative fitness area, resort-style pools, and versatile spaces for socializing. 

Experience Landsea’s Homes in Arizona

Our communities in Arizona represent everything we value at Landsea Homes. Healthy, active lifestyles, and ethically-built houses are our bread and butter, so let us help you make Arizona your lifestyle and your home. Contact us today at, and experience for yourself why we’re ranked the #1 best-selling master-planned community in Arizona.