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Use Kiva Ladders To Enhance Unique Western Interior Design

Apr 19, 2008
Kiva ladders or Wooden Indian log ladders are pueblo style accessories that work wonderfully for enhancing southwestern style in your home. As you travel through southwestern states you will no doubt come across the pueblo style ladders used on southwestern and ranch style homes. These ladders usually serve a decorative purpose in rustic style homes and decorating.

Kiva ladders are decorative wood ladders usually fashioned from pine logs that have been scraped by hand. The rungs of the ladder are then fastened to the two long poles with rawhide string. The ladder is smaller at the top than it is at the base, adding a dimension of height.

Using a Kiva ladder in your home decorating is a great way to create pueblo style and design without having to spend a lot of money or make major remodeling changes. The ladders will create a subtle but definite pueblo or rustic look in the room. Kive ladders are also great for hanging indian blankets, bedspreads, tapestries and other items.

Include other decorating accessories such as Navajo blankets, Indian pottery and drums, wooden dough bowls and primitive style lamps to create beautiful western style in your home. You can also use ladders to enhance special designs you may like such as the kokopelli on pictures, pottery or paintings. Using the kiva ladder as a display shelf for small items will liven up the Native American theme in your interior decorating, add vibrant colors, and make the ladder functional in your home decor.

There is something interesting about pueblo style homes made of adobe bricks with their wooden ladders on the roofs. This image has become a true representation of rustic decorating and style. Many homes in the southwestern states are similar to the early pueblo style, and the kiva ladder is always an integral part.

You can find pueblo designs on many items including rugs, dolls, pottery, paintings, art, and rustic furnishings. And, the rustic wooden ladders have become popular in cabins, lodge style homes and also anywhere people like primitive or pueblo design style.

Use your imagination. There is no right or wrong way to how pueblo ladders can be used. You can achieve an interesting display or book shelf by using two ladders together and connecting them with boards in the middle. Hanging a western style tapestry or placing a large drum table next the the ladder will definitely give you room an authentic Native look and feel.

A lot people also use kiva ladders as a place to hang blankets and throws. Another great idea is to use kiva ladders to display bed blankets or afghans in your guest rooms when not needed. No matter how you choose to use a Kiva ladder, whether to hang blankets or as a diplay shelf, it is a wonderful and easy way to create western style in your home. So, if you want a truly outstanding Native style element to enhance your home decorating, use rustic decorative kiva ladders.
About the Author
Craig Chambers is the director of Mission Del Rey and offers free information online about choosing kiva ladders for southwestern decor. For more information visit http://www.missiondelrey.com
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