So you want to incorporate your love of horses into home. We've got lot's of ideas and inspiration to help you along the way. The great thing is you don't have to spend a fortune on new items.
Use what you’ve got!
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We all know there is some saddle in that back corner of the tack room gathering dust. Make an entry and decorate your foyer with that old tack. Hang bridles from a coat hook or you can even place a whole saddle on a rack or the back of an entryway chair.
Design: Melanie Davis Design, Photo: Lacey Sombar Curtis
Boots, show coats, helmets, and spurs all make great candidates for home decor. Place an old velvet hunt cap on the side table, set those old leather boots on a shelf… the opportunities are endless.
Scarves and Equestrian Accessories
Scarves, scarves and more scarves. Something about a horse-themed scarf is just too irresistible. So get those out of the drawer and use them! Tie them around a furniture piece or frame them for a feature wall moment. You can display your favorite horse-girl accessories around the house too! A stockpin here, your favorite belt there… you can get creative with it.
Fabrics and soft goods are a great and often less expensive way to change up your interiors. This includes items like pillows, throw blankets, table linens, towels and curtains. You know what to do with these. Who doesn’t love a new blanket to cozy up with? Almost as cozy as horse cuddles but not quite. We’ll include some of our favorite items to look for below.
- Tea towels
- Duvet Covers
Design by Tom Scheerer, Photo: Francesco Lagnese
We have a whole other post coming on this topic because it is such a good one. This is one of the easiest ways to incorporate horses into your home decoration. Surely you have pictures of your favorite ponies, so let’s highlight them! Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Photos of your own horses
- Artists prints
- Photography prints
- Vintage artwork
- Ribbons, exhibitor numbers
Burke Decor Wall Hook
This one may take some rolling up of the sleeves. But have no fear, a few screws, maybe a nail or two and you can refresh your whole horse-girl inspired space. Check around your home for spaces that could use some new hardware. We’re thinking, bathroom drawers, kitchen cabinets, entryway hooks, and even dresser drawers on any of your furniture items. Many of these will already have the holes drilled, no construction necessary!
Make a Big Statement
Large scale paintings/photos
If the previous suggestions don’t quite show off your horse obsession we’ve got you. Have a favorite photo of your horse? Enlarge it as far as you can and hang it proudly in your home. If you want to get something extra special, you can commission large-scale portraits.
Another way to create a swoon-worthy moment is to use some equestrian inspired wallpapers. You would be surprised how many great options are out there! Here are some locations to think about featuring your equine obsession:
- Feature wall
- Office Space
- Powder Room
- Kid’s room/ bathroom
- Laundry Room