If you're planning to buy a home in Albuquerque, or already live here, no doubt you want your home to reflect the spirit of the Southwest. The Southwest is home to unique artwork and décor found nowhere else. What area some of the essentials you need to make your home a Southwestern haven?

Wall Art and Decor

Adding a Southwestern rug or art to a bare wall is a great way to add rustic beauty to any room. You might try mounting tapestries or rugs with rustic wooden rug hangers that clamp to protect the rug. Your room acoustics will also be softened with rug hangings, especially in rooms with tile floors.

You can also mount terra cotta Kokopellis and gecko lizards, wrought iron suns, rabbit fur mandellas, framed Southwestern paintings and laser-cut metal designs finished in rustic hues.

Southwestern Pottery

For any Southwestern home décor, pottery is a must. You can put pottery anywhere – tables, bookcases, floors, cabinets, you name it. Southwestern pottery tends to get expensive, so you may want to go with Mexican pottery. Mexican pottery is almost the same quality as Southwestern potter in may cases, and it works great with your southwestern décor.

Rugs, Blankets & Throws

You can add a great range of colors to your home with Southwest rugs and blankets, as they come in a variety of striking colors, sizes, and textures. Like pottery, imported rugs and blankets can be more affordable that ones made in the Southwest. You can display them on a wooden kiva ladder for a striking affect. These ladders look like the ones used in the ancient civilizations of the Southwest. You can use blankets and throws as table rugs, on furniture, or as a colorful tablecloth.

Lamps & Lighting

You can use lighting to enhance your Southwest scheme. You can use laser-cut Southwest themed lamps, or chili pepper light strings for a warm glow. Or you can replace switch plates with ones that have a Southwestern theme.


You can round out your Southwestern decorating with all sorts of accessories. The options are only limited by your imagination. You can use candles, throw pillows and bedspreads, or a chili pepper canister set in the kitchen. The possibilities are endless.

With these few basics, you can bring all of the beauty and style of the Southwest to your home in Albuquerque.

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6108 Eagle Eye Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM  $210,000

3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms (2 full, 0 partial) / 1781 Square Feet

 Pride of ownership shows thru-out! Single story Pueblo style home delivers an open concept floorplan with tasteful updates thru-out; featuring 3BDRMS/2 Full Baths(Both with double sinks) & 2 Car garage! Backyard features covered Patio & ample space-Perfect for relaxing or Entertaining!

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