Whether you’re renovating or building a new home, there are practical ways to create the cultural aspects of a Spanish style interior. Luckily for Americans, we can pull from Spanish style decor to also create flair in Southwestern, Mediterranean, and Tuscan style homes. Incorporate these design ideas to your interior design planning to spice up your casa, cabin, or cottage!
1. Architectural Elements. From terra cotta tile flooring, hand-carved cantera corbels, to a decorative cement tile back splash, craftsmanship style is created through architectural elements. And don’t discredit the power of wall color and finishes. Venetian plaster on walls will tie together these elements to create a cozy and welcoming space.
2. Talavera Tiles and Color. For Mexican-inspired interior design, opt for bright, vibrant shades of painted Talavera tiles. Solid color tiles and decorative designs create a patterned space or a mural of artwork. Use talavera to create a focal point out of a grand staircase with colorful stair risers.
3. Light fixtures – the jewelry of homes. Whether its rugged iron or glitzy glass chandeliers, light fixtures are no longer just sources of light. Add glamor to a rustic-style master bathroom by decorating with an iron chandelier embellished with glass jewels. Bring romance a bedroom with the soft light emitting from copper wall sconces. Ooo la la!
4. Metallic Details. A growing trend in Spanish style homes is the use of metallic accessories. Copper sinks and tiled back splashes warm up a kitchen. Consider mixing a stainless steel refrigerator and cabinet knobs to bring a contemporary flair to an otherwise old-world ambiance. Don’t be afraid to mix metals.
Use these ideas – make them your own and Spice Up Your Casa!