Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Horse! Bringing the Horse to the Home, Horse Decorating, Horse Wallpaper

Happy Chinese New Year!  This year is the year of the Horse, part of a 12-year cycle of animals comprising the Chinese Zodiac.  Each Lunar New Year is linked to an animal sign and according to Chinese belief, the horse signifies fortune, communication, fame, finance and success.

Photo by Vasudevan Sridharan - IB Times

Photo by Vasudevan Sridharan – IB Times

This much loved animal has been an integral part of American decorating for centuries and we are excited to see the horse highlighted in 2014!  It’s fun to see cultures brought together through symbolism and tradition. We have a number of equestrian themed items at The Well Appointed House – click here to view them.   Don’t you just love this Colette by Sandberg horse wallpaper?  I found these photos of it in black, blue and brown.  It’s totally fun, especially for a family that’s into riding. It is especially cute in the nursery!

colette brown







The wallpaper is great for a tack room!

horse nursery

horses bed

This is a soft Lewis and Wood wallpaper from England:

lewis wood

Gilpin Horses

Gilpin Horses by Intede


This one is handmade wallpaper from Etsy Shop “Eszkimo” . It can be made in 60 different colors and is made in Budapest.

schumacher horses

Schumacher’s Horses is whimsical with a vintage feel.

Check out our fabulous equestrian accessories – horse throws, bookends, wastebaskets framed art and more:

0011911_300horse wall arthorses

How do you incorporate horses into your decor?

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  1. MC

    Hello, I would like to know the brand name and where I may purchase the horse throw and pillow in your blog.
    I am looking forward to you answer.

    Best regards,

    Mrs. Caravatti

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