Stylish Modern Desert Pieces You Should Have In Your Home

By Teresa K Traverse for Modern Muse

Desert decor has come a long way since the days of cacti plastered on every wall. Today's designers are gushing about the modern desert look that's popping up in home stores in Scottsdale. These pieces are light, modern, and in neutral colors that reflect the desert's landscape and rich heritage. Here are nine stylish modern desert pieces you should consider bringing into your home.

Neutral Palettes

The desert is all about neutral colors — browns, grays and creams make up the desert's expansive landscape. And the wooden frame of the Big Sur Smoke Bed from Crate & Barrel is the perfect shade of desert tan. Plus, it's such a soothing shade, it may just help you drift off to sleep.

Western Materials

Nothing defines desert chic quite like leather. If you don't have the space for a leather couch, how about a white vase with a leather accent from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams? This simple yet eye-catching vase can elevate any surface.

If you do have a little more room for leather, make way for the Winston Leather Bench Ottoman from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. It's modern-meets-the-Old-West: The colorful and texture-rich hide recalls days on the ranch, while the polished, stainless steel legs give this statement piece a modern edge.

This Dez Grey Cowhide Rug from Crate & Barrel combines two elements that capture the design trend: cowhide and neutral colors. Standout features include the rug's unique texture and the blend of dynamic colors.

Bring the Outside In

The vibrant colors of this Ombre Brushstrokes Rug from Anthropologie resemble a stunning Southwestern sunset. No need to step outside to see the best the desert sky has to offer, as this rug brings it right into your home.

One of the most iconic symbols of the Southwest? The longhorn cow skull. And you can have a striking one finished with metallic silver leaf from Z Gallerie in your home.

Succulents are icons of desert style. Instead of buying one as a potted plant, consider purchasing this succulent ball from Z Gallerie. Place it in a wooden place setting for an unforgettable table top display. No need to water.

The waves in this throw pillow from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams resemble wood from Arizona's petrified forest. Plus, the soft creams and grays will complement most any bedspread or couch.