Monday, June 27, 2011

Decorate A Spanish Room

Earth tones and wrought iron are common in Spanish decor.

Spanish decorating combines Mediterranean modesty and Southwestern color schemes, as well as religious elements, to give any room in your home cultural flair that is pleasing to the eye. Rich shades of orange and red, as well as variations of brown and gray, come together to make a prominent Spanish-style room in your home one of the most attractive. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Paint the walls a medium shade of tan if you want to include intensely colorful elements such as end tables painted turquoise or wall art in vivid red hues. To make the walls the main color feature in the room, use an intense shade of rust red or dusty pink.

2. Hang brass or wrought iron candle holders on the most noticeable wall in the room, and adorn the sconces with red or orange candles to add another pop of color. Candles wrapped in paper or wax paper that displays images of Christ or the Virgin Mary make for authentic Spanish decor as well.

3. Place an area rug in burnt orange or light tan in the center of the room.

4. Add a sofa, loveseat or armchairs made from upholstered leather and hardwood frames. Dark leather in shades of chocolate brown or cocoa is fitting for rooms adorned in Spanish style. Include throw pillows in rustic shades of orange, pink, yellow, and red on the furniture.

5. Include a hacienda-style chest of drawers, wine rack, or hutch in the room with wrought iron accents and carvings of images such as vines or grapes. Pieces made from distressed wood will add authenticity to the space.

6. Include terracotta pots in the corners of the room; the vases can be empty or filled with bright red Spanish flowers such as Valencia roses or carnations, or varieties of cacti.

7. Add artwork to the accent wall, such as an oil painting of a flamenco dancer, or an ornate Catholic-themed picture of the Virgin Mary holding Baby Jesus.

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