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Everything You Need to Create a Spanish Style Home

Are you designing the palatial casa of your dreams? Fortunately, Spanish style home decor is prevalent from coast-to-coast. You don’t have to look far to find examples of Spanish Revival architecture! Spanish style home decor is made easy with these simple design elements influenced by Spanish culture.

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Start by setting the foundation of your casa designs with Mexican tile flooring. In the cosmos of Mexican tiles, there exists a heaping amount of affordable tile options. Saltillo tile flooring is the most common choice, because it lends to many styles. Fortunately, handmade Saltillo tile is available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Antique Riviera Bathroom Saltillo Tile
Antique Riviera Bathroom Saltillo Tile

 

For a foolproof Spanish revival look, consider the Antique Riviera pattern which combines the San Felipe and Fleur de Lis shaped tiles. With a textured surface, Antique Saltillo is reminiscent of reclaimed terracotta. Not to mention, it’s only a fraction of the price compared to real, reclaimed tiles!

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Hexagon Manganese Flooring, Cement Tile Risers, Manganese Coping as Stair Tread

 

Manganese saltillo plays out nicely in Spanish style homes as well. As seen here, this 12×12 Hexagon Manganese Saltillo displays a neutral color range of light and dark brown, teemed with Merlot shades of color throughout.

Next, Spanish style homes are known for pageants of color. Paired with the Manganese hexagon saltillo floor above, is decorative Cement tile on the risers of this grand staircase.  Similarly, Cement tiles offer a durable solution for wall and floor tiles where color is needed to personalize a space. I adore cement tiles because the designs can be customized in colors specifically suited to your Spanish style home. Check out Rustico Tile and Stone’s selection of Cement tile designs!

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Painted Talavera Mexican Tiles with Cantera Stone Hood, Trim, and Countertops

 

Most traditionally, painted Talavera tiles are used as color accents in homes swayed by Spanish decor. In like manner, consider adding pops of color through textiles such as accent pillows or Talavera pottery.

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Cantera niche surround with painted Talavera tiles

 

Next, Spanish style home decor and architecture typically feature built in niches and alcoves.  These are quintessential areas suited to display rustic artwork, wall tiles, or creative effects with accent lighting.

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Photo Credit: Jauregui Architecture

 

You can also create Spanish style home decor by tying in dark wood elements and ornamental iron work.  I love the look of bulky, rustic iron chandeliers and adorning wall sconces. I’ve said it before — lighting is the jewelry of your home, so make a statement with the choice of your lighting.

In the same way that ironwork boldly speaks ‘I am Spanish decor!’, so does rustic styled furniture. This is yet another element where dark wood can be incorporated for a typical Spanish influence. Finally, accessorize with culturally infused Spanish elements to complete the look.

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12×12 Traditional Saltillo tile with 4×4 Copper insert tiles. Topcoat sealer used is TerraNano Gloss finish.

 

Now that you’re up to speed with these design elements, have some fun in creating your Spanish style home. Once it’s complete, throw a party! Serve delectable margaritas! Turn up the mariachi music! Your friends will surely be impressed by your cultural design prowess!

To find out if Spanish style flooring and accents tiles are good for your space, contact one of our specialists today! We ship worldwide and offer wholesale-direct prices!

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