Photos of Southwestern and Navajo Textiles

How to Add a Modern Touch to Southwestern Textiles

At El Cosmico, Native American rugs and blankets bring a colorful touch to one of the hotel's refurbished trailers and break up the overwhelming woodiness. Try this at your home by using the bright patterns and colors of a Navajo rug or blanket as the pop of color in an otherwise neutral room.

Think that Southwestern decor is passé? Like most design trends, it's definitely been overdone, especially in the 1990s. That doesn't mean you should abandon the look all together. Take a tour of my slideshow for ideas for decorating thoughtfully with Southwestern-inspired textiles.