The Southwest theme is very popular in decoration. It means different things to different people. Some people like pottery, some prefer Kokopelli and others think that cactus or rustic furniture is their thing. If you just enter the southwestern theme and want to start with a piece of furniture, why not try a coffee table? It is large enough to make a statement and small enough to mix anywhere.
Southwest coffee tables come in many styles. A table made of oven-dried pine forest with a rustic iron base would suit any southwestern theme. This type of furniture has color variations that add a unique curvature to each piece. The figure is an attractive honey shadow with knotholes. The iron base adds to the rustic feel and matches the hardware on the coffee table. Add some of your southwestern pottery and it will be a conversation starter in your home. Make it even more of a middle piece with a Southwest area rug underneath it. Choose a colored woven southwest rug or a leather scarf to accentuate your piece.
For something a little different, take a look at a coffee table with a talavera tile top. These are also oven-dried pine but have a layer of traditional Mexican Talavera Tile. Talavera tiles come in hundreds of designs. They are hand painted in Mexico and come in so many designs and colors it is difficult to choose a favorite. Choose from coopelli, sun design, cactus, coyote, geckos and even a farmer who takes a siesta to name a few. With sophisticated legs and a shade of warm honey, this coffee table would enhance any southwest living room. You don't even have to show anything about it because the plates are decoration enough.
A table with two layers is good when you want more places for your taxes. You can find them made of oven-dried pine, age or oak. They have a clunky aged look that is typical of southwestern decor. They come in different colors and have different carvings on the bottom plate. A beautiful color to try is antique turquoise. It has a weather-like appearance; lighter and striped in areas and darker in carvings, knotholes and sides. Although it has a lot of room to show your taxes, you may not want to cover any part of this attractive piece.
Many Southwestern coffee tables have Mexican stilclavos on them, either around the edges or attached in leather straps over the top. These clavos come in many different metals and add so much flavor to the piece. All metals, copper, bronze, nickel and wrought iron are included in the southwest coffee table. Metals add to the rustic taste and statement made with southwestern furniture.
There are a variety of coffee tables to choose from when you have a southwest theme that you can spend weeks looking for the right one. Take your time, think about what you like and choose the one that makes you happy.