Home Decorating with Native American Touches

There really is no style of home decor that can be identified as decidedly Native American. However, there are elements that can be added to almost any interior style. The trick is always a matter of incorporating these things without making them seem out of place. Of all the different styles available, and of course depending on the strain in question, the southwestern style of home decorating and design would actually make a good match for many Native American artifacts, touches, and artwork.

Pottery is central to a Native American theme. Different tribes had different styles to create pottery. If you have a favorite tribe or a favorite style of pottery you may want to build the rest of the room or design area around the pottery you love as it is quite personal to many people, not all styles of pottery will match all other types of weaving, carving , basket making, or artwork. Ceramic is very useful in a kitchen if you plan to use a portion of it in this room. Not only can most pottery is baked at cooking but it works wonders for storing things like cutlery as you want within reach, slips, napkins, and all the other things that you can think of storing the pottery you have available. If you are going to pay for it you may as well put it to good use.

Speaking of artwork. There are some beautiful Native American prints as well as some "sand art" which is a must for a room trying to capture the spirit of the Native American, or at least a specific tribe and incorporate that spirit into their homes. I think this is a beautiful idea for those who want to show their respect to those who are the ancestors of many of us. Not that the pottery mentioned above is artwork in itself, but the addition of art that can be placed on the wall is a welcome addition to many homes.

Also note that many Native Americans played the flute. Some people show a collection of Native American flutes next to their prized artwork. There really is no wrong way to go about home decorating when it is your own home that is being decorated. Highlight the things you like, omit the things you do not like. You do not even have to be loyal to one tripe, design, style, or region when decorating your home. Some people have happy little collections that are filled with all sorts of odds and ends pieces from a variety of artistic styles along the way.

For those hoping to stick with a somewhat Native American theme baskets are once again a good choice to add to the collection. Baskets are not only beautiful but also incredibly useful for keeping blankets, throws, rugs, cushions, knitting supplies, magazines and other items that you do not want cluttering up the living spaces in your home. They're also pretty good at hiding remote controls for electronic devices when you place them cleverly throughout the room.

The best suggestion for those who want to honor their Indian neighbors and ancestors by incorporating the artwork and designs into their home decorating plans are not to spend too much time planning. The Native Americans appreciated nature and allowing many things to happen naturally. Use this opportunity to learn this very important lesson while incorporating other great things that you appreciate about them into your home.