Ways to Incorporate Equestrian Decor into Your Home

Posted by Paige Cerulli

If you can't get enough of the barn, try out some of these elegant ways to incorporate equestrian decor into your home.

Adding equestrian decor to your home doesn't have to cost a lot of money. In fact, you can use items that you already have in your barn to add a unique touch to your home.

Whether you want to decorate a single room of your home or would like to incorporate an equestrian touch throughout your entire home, there are tons of different approaches.

From opting for a rustic theme to choosing a clean and elegant design, you can choose from these ideas to best suit your needs.

Use Saddles as Attention Pieces

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Saddles are works of art in themselves, so you can definitely treat them as equestrian decor pieces. If you have a prized saddle that isn't currently in use, consider investing in a beautiful wooden saddle rack and displaying the saddle in a lounge or library.

Alternatively, if you have access to older saddles that will not be used again, you can convert them into unique bar stools.

Make Bits into Artwork

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Looking for a creative wall display with an equestrian theme? Collect various bits and mount them onto a backing for a one-of-a-kind art piece.

You can also frame the bits for a more complete, polished look.

Use Horseshoes Around the Home

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Old Painted Cottage

Horseshoes are not only a distinctive equestrian symbol, they're also thought to bring luck.

Incorporate horseshoes into your home decor, whether by mounting one over a doorway or by using them as accents in your woodwork. Just make sure that the heels are pointed upward, rather than downward - if the horseshoe is pointed down, your luck may fall out.

Make Curtain Holders out of Bits

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If you have a pair of matching snaffle bits, you can make them into curtain holders. Wrap each bit around the curtain for a beautiful accent. This works best if the curtain is a solid color; the effect can be lost when used with patterned curtains.

Display Your Horse Show Ribbons

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If you have lots of old horse show ribbons hanging around, there are tons of ways that you can decorate with them. You can always hang the ribbons from door frames and curtains, but there are so many other things you can do, too.

Consider layering the ribbons into a clear jar or a lamp with a fillable base. You can also have the ribbons made into throw pillows or throws. Consider putting special ribbons into a shadowbox to make a beautiful display.

When it comes to equestrian decor in your home, the possibilities are endless. How have you incorporated horses into your home?

Ways to Incorporate Equestrian Decor into Your Home