Southwestern Interior Design Style & Décor Ideas for Your Dream Home

By Toll Brothers 3 minute read

Last updated on September 19th, 2023

Drawing inspiration from the rich cultural heritage and rugged landscapes of the American Southwest, southwestern interior design and décor can add warmth and depth to your home.

Discover earthy color palettes punctuated with vibrant hues, rustic woods, colorful tile, beautiful patterns, and more stunning southwestern interior design ideas in this post.


Charming Southwestern-Style Kitchen Ideas

Modern kitchen featuring southwestern interior design elements like patterned backsplash, stone countertops, and wicker furniture
Sereno Canyon – Enclave Collection by Toll Brothers in Scottsdale, AZ


This bright and airy kitchen brings in touches of southwestern style by utilizing natural textures in the chairs and light fixtures. Wood beams on the ceiling offer a refined take on a classic rustic element, balanced by large-scale natural stone tiles on the floor. A patterned tile backsplash is a perfect adornment against the neutral cabinets and beautiful stone countertops.

Modern kitchen featuring oversized waterall island highlighted by mix of wood and natural stone
The Ridge by Toll Brothers in North Salt Lake, UT


Tone-on-tone wood and pops of black make this kitchen a stand-out with southwestern flair. The impressive, oversized waterfall island features a mix of wood and natural stone for a truly unique look. Chic covered chairs and a rustic table create a lovely seating area where meals prepared in this modern kitchen can be savored. Rounding out this kitchen are gorgeous metal light fixtures and a smart metal and wood shelving unit adorned with plants.


Refined Southwestern Bedroom Ideas

Naturally-lit primary bedroom featuring deck
Canyon Point at Traverse Mountain by Toll Brothers in Lehi, UT


Artfully placed windows and a desirable balcony offer stunning landscape views in this beautiful bedroom. A striking metal chandelier serves as a centerpiece, emphasizing the soaring ceiling. Mixed wood tones are staples of southwestern design, exemplified here in the wood bed frame with metal accents and lovely wood floors. A cowhide bench offers a playful accent that ties together the black furniture, neutral walls, and white linens.

Rustic bedroom design highlighted by barn door, wood beam ceiling, and shiplap wall
Preserve at San Tan – Papago Collection by Toll Brothers in San Tan Valley, AZ


Desert views inspired this gorgeous bedroom. Horizontal wood beams add fabulous contrast to the white paneled accent wall, where an abstract desert landscape diptych sets off the chic, colorful accent pillows. A caramel leather bench at the foot of the bed and greenery on the charcoal nightstands make great finishing touches.


Luxurious Southwestern Office Ideas

Rustic home office featuring focal built-in shelving unit
Sterling Grove – Concord Collection by Toll Brothers in Surprise, AZ


This handsome office combines several elements of southwestern design to create a sophisticated space. A beautiful, rich wood built-in serves as an impressive and functional focal point, thoughtfully accessorized with a variety of décor pieces for a collected look. The wood beam ceiling exudes elegance and strength. Further emphasizing the design are two leather ottomans, a plush chair with a throw blanket, an overhead transitional lighting fixture, and a patterned rug with pops of color.

Home office boasting a light, airy southwestern interior design
Regency at Desert Color – Cliff Rose Collection by Toll Brothers in St. George, UT


Neutral-toned walls, a coffered ceiling, and wood floors are the perfect base for this stylish office. Two comfortable cream sofas offer an ideal place to focus or just sit and chat. Tying together the room and providing a southwestern ambiance is a frenetic abstract painting, a statement-making chandelier, a patterned accent rug, and plant life.


Clever Southwestern Living Room Ideas

Cozy living room with southwestern charm
Bridle Ranch by Toll Brothers in Queen Creek, AZ


This cozy living room is packed with southwestern charm. Natural wood takes a starring role in the trim, beams, and carefully selected furniture. Lively patterned pillows and curtains, a gorgeous light fixture, woven baskets on the walls, and plants help complete the look.

Unique great room highlighted by stacked wood and fireplace
Toll Brothers at Skye Canyon – Vista Rossa Collection in Las Vegas, NV


Stacked wood creates a playful centerpiece in this unique living room. A beautiful modern fireplace with stone tile is complemented by a geometric rug, a curvaceous sofa, black accent chairs with woven seats, and a woven coffee table.


Spectacular Southwestern Design for Outdoor Living Spaces

Modern patio featuring southwestern design elements such as foliage, wood flooring, and natural elements
Toll Brothers at Adero Canyon – Adero Collection by Toll Brothers in Fountain Hills, AZ


This stunning outdoor living space with a luxurious kitchen allows you to take in the beauty of the southwest. An ingenious black metal table with cacti doubles as a water feature and dining area. A mixture of sand-toned stone and wood combine to create a relaxing escape that spills out into a stunning pool area surrounded by desert landscapes.

luxe southwestern-style patio design
Sterling Grove – Pasadena Collection by Toll Brothers in Surprise, AZ


This captivating living area offers seamless access to the indoors and out. A picturesque view is framed by textured stucco walls, rustic wood beams, and large format tiles carried through to the elegant fireplace. Woven dining and lounge chairs, natural materials, and ornate centerpieces create a quintessentially southwestern look.

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