When you think of a “Texas home,” what comes to mind? Maybe you think of Southfork Ranch from the long-running Dallas TV show, or a limestone home tucked in the Texas Hill Country. Maybe it’s a farmhouse in the Piney Woods or a Spanish-style home with thick stucco walls. Texas homes vary just as much as the land in our vast state; it’s unlikely a home in Galveston will be identical to a home in Lubbock, but a few things can usually be found inside every true Texas house.
With our location in Fort Worth (or “Cowtown’), we pride ourselves on knowing a thing or two about Texas home decor and furnishings. Whether you’re new to Texas or have lived here all your life, read on for our take on the key elements of every quintessential Texas home.
A Touch of Texana
Texas pride runs deep, no matter what part of the state you hail from. Texas decor inspired by the history or symbols of our great state is a necessary touch in every Lone Star state home. This can be as small and simple or as large and elaborate as you wish, but we always think a nod to the state’s culture is a must-have.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Our state’s long history of cattle ranching usually finds its way into every true Texas home in the form of cowhide. This versatile fabric, with a variety of shades and sizes, means you can find the cowhide rug or furniture piece that fits your home.
Shop these finds:
Rustic Wood Touches
Wood elements in the home reflect Texas’ rural ranching roots and warm up any living space. Texas is home to a huge variety of trees, including Live Oak, Spanish Oak, Texas Ash, and Black Cherry; highlighting wooden elements from these native trees is a great way to add Texas style to your home. Our favorite Texas home design incorporates beautiful wood beams across the ceilings, door frames, and mantels. But, if you’re looking for a way to bring the outdoor elements in — without building a brand new home — shop a few of our favorite wooden pieces:
Here’s a few of our favorites:
A leather chair, ottoman, or sofa is not only a comfortable addition, but one of the highlights of a Texas home. Leather brings to mind saddles, cattle drives, beautiful ranch homes, and of course, high-quality craftsmanship. With the right care, leather can last for years and age beautifully.
Add leather to your home with this selection:
The recipe for a quintessential Texas home isn’t difficult. Add one of each of the above features! Luckily, Brumbaugh’s has the decor and furnishings you need to make a classic Texas interior. What would you add to the list? What other features deserve a spot in every Texas home?