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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 its culture.

Spanish Style Flooring

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 various shapes and sizes. This Spanish-style flooring is ideal for various other design styles, too!

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 floor tile designs. Not to mention, it’s only a fraction of the price compared to real, reclaimed tiles!

san felipe pattern in manganese saltillo tile in palm springs
Hexagon Manganese Flooring, Cement Tile Risers, Manganese Coping as Stair Tread

Manganese Saltillo plays out nicely in Spanish-style homes as well. This San Felipe pattern in Manganese Saltillo displays a neutral color range of light and dark brown, teemed with Merlot shades of color throughout. (The San Felipe tile is also known as the Arabesque tile pattern.)

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Spanish Decor Color Palette

Next, Spanish-style homes are known for pageants of color throughout a rustic decor setting.

Similarly, Cement tiles offer a durable solution for wall and floor tiles where color is needed to personalize a space. Customize cement tiles in colors suited explicitly to your Spanish-style home. Check out Rustico Tile and Stone’s selection of Cement tile designs!

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

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.

Niches & Arches in Spanish Style Architecture

cantera surround mexican tiles
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 for displaying rustic artwork, wall tiles, or creative effects with accent lighting. Terracotta tiles are a durable and stylish option in these spaces.

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Photo Credit: Jauregui Architecture

You can also create Spanish-style home decor by tying in dark wood elements and ornamental ironwork.  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 your lighting choice.

Rustic Style Furniture

In the same way, that ironwork boldly speaks, ‘I am Spanish decor!’, and 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.

12x12 saltillo tile
12×12 Traditional Saltillo tile with 4×4 Copper insert tiles. The topcoat sealer used is TerraNano Gloss finish.

Now that you’re up to speed with these design elements have some fun 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 artistic design prowess!

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2 thoughts on “Everything You Need to Create a Spanish Style Home”

  1. im working on remodeling older “teritorial” style home in north scottsdale, arizona. Aprox. quantity ~2000 sq. ft. maganise finished saltillo 16 x 16 or larger and ~ 450 sq. ft 6 x 12 paver style for hallways …what is my cost

  2. Hi Basia – Thanks for reaching out. We need a few more details so we can send our wholesale price for Saltillo tile to you. Can you take a quick moment and fill out our Get a Quote form or give us a call at 512-260-9111

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