Woodgrain: Embracing The Spanish Revival

Spanish interior design is a testament to cultural richness and sophistication. This style exudes charm with neutral walls, terracotta hues, wrought iron railings, mosaic backsplashes, and exposed wooden beams. While Spanish Colonial real estate is...

Spanish interior design is a testament to cultural richness and sophistication. This style exudes charm with neutral walls, terracotta hues, wrought iron railings, mosaic backsplashes, and exposed wooden beams. While Spanish Colonial real estate is prevalent in cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Fe, and Miami, you too can create a beautiful and vibrant Spanish interior haven no matter where you live. Let's explore the essential elements that will transport you to the warmth and elegance of a Spanish home.

Characteristics

Traditional Spanish homes are constructed using indigenous materials, with stucco often adorning the exterior. These houses boast multi-level plans, elaborate arches, and interior hallways. Wrought iron railings grace the staircases, while wooden, rounded doors welcome you inside. Straight, simple lines are rarely found in Spanish homes. Instead, modern homes incorporate exposed beams, which add both a touch of authenticity and a nod to traditional Spanish architecture.

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Color Palette

Inspired by the surrounding landscape and raw materials, Spanish homes embrace earthy tones such as terracotta reds and oranges combined with neutrals. Whitewashed walls help to keep the home cool and provide a versatile backdrop for showcasing your personal style. The BEHR® Designer Collection offers a range of neutral colors to choose from. For an added touch of contrast, consider Rusty Gate, Yellow Gold, or Spanish Chestnut.

Minimalism

One key element of Spanish interior design that may go unnoticed at first glance is minimalism. While there are eye-catching pops of color, mosaic backsplashes, and soft archways, the overall decor is intentionally limited. Neutral palettes dominate the walls, accented with pops of color from plants or simple and minimal artwork. Consider adding character to your walls with old-world art. For an extra touch of Spanish flair, create a mosaic backsplash in your kitchen or install terracotta tiles on your floor. The warm orange hues will instantly infuse any room with charm and texture.

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Decorating Your Space

To truly capture the essence of Spanish style, remember to keep the decor simple. Embrace minimalism and let a few carefully chosen pieces speak volumes. Enhance any room with a Spanish-inspired rug, clay ceramics and pottery, or a burnt orange boucle-style couch. When selecting furniture, opt for wooden elements, rattan textures, and leather accent pieces. Spanish interiors embrace natural materials, especially wood. Add interest to your space with rattan furniture and incorporate the curved lines often seen throughout Spanish homes. Explore West Elm’s Boucle Shop for inspiration.

Spanish homes exude a grounded, earthy, and majestic atmosphere. Incorporating elements of this unique interior design style is guaranteed to elevate any home space. For further inspiration, check out our Spanish Interiors Pinterest Board and make sure to follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook @WeAreWoodgrain. Let's bring the allure and warmth of Spanish revival into our lives!

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