5 of the Best Spanish Décor and Style Secrets
With European summer holidays off the agenda for the foreseeable future, it’s the perfect time to give your space a European makeover and bring the holiday home. But where to start? Spain is always a good idea and the décor of this glorious Mediterranean country has given the interiors world some truly covetable style. From siesta to fiesta, pour the sangria and let’s go!
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1. THE HALLMARKS OF ICONIC SPANISH HOMES
The iconic terracotta roofs, white stucco walls, wrought iron features, exposed ceiling beams, and next-level patterned tiles may well be the first things you think of when you think of Spanish décor, but there are loads of other ways to bring a touch of Spanish décor home to yours. Spanish homes tend to be warm, welcoming, comfortable and sophisticated.
They embrace elements of wrought iron inside and out. Lighting tends to err on the side of statement, and natural materials with signs of patina are found throughout the home – mostly in the form of pottery and natural wood. We’re talking rustic and inviting here, although a pop of colour is always welcome too. These are all elements you can introduce and champion in your own home for a Spanish-inspired look.
2. COURTYARD STYLE, DONE SPANISH STYLE
Indoor-outdoor living is big news in Spain. Spanish courtyards are designed to be an extension of your home’s living space, with the emphasis on using every available square centimetre for dining and relaxing. Install an outdoor dining setting, a few plants in rustic planters and you’re good to go. And did someone say water feature? (Yes!)
3. GREEN YOUR INDOORS THE SPANISH WAY
4. SPANISH HOMES GO BIG WITH LIGHTING
Spanish decor leans heavily into statement lighting. Whether it’s in the kitchen or the living area, huge wrought iron chandeliers and other oversized beauties are a constant feature.
5. FOR THE LOVE OF SPANISH DÉCOR
Even the placement of some urns on a natural wooden table can be enough to say “Spanish style”. Place a Moorish-inspired rug underfoot, some comfortable cushions on your neutral-hued sofa and you’re ready to siesta, Spanish-style.
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