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How To Add Spanish-influenced Décor to Your Home

How To Add Spanish-influenced Décor to Your Home

Maybe you just returned from a trip to Barcelona and the city’s unique architecture and stunning tile work inspired you. Or perhaps you’ve admired photos of beautiful Spanish-style homes on image boards and are ready to give your place a Mediterranean makeover.

Whatever your reasons, adding some Spanish flair to your home décor is a fantastic way to bring intrigue and personality to your space. Read on to learn a few ways to incorporate these gorgeous designs.

Use the Color Palette

When it comes to Spanish-inspired décor, bold colors are essential. Typical colors in this decorating style include deep reds, rich yellows, terracotta oranges, and olive greens. If you’re not ready to commit to painting your walls a bright color, start small by adding colorful accents in the form of pillows, rugs, or artwork.

Incorporate Ornate Details

Spanish-style interior design is all about the details. Look for furniture and accessories with intricate carvings, patterns, and metalwork. These elements will help add a touch of luxury to your space.

Some popular options for furniture and accessories include:

  • Armoires
  • Dressers
  • Dining chairs
  • Coffee tables
  • Floor lamps
  • Wall Sconces
  • Chandeliers
  • Lanterns

Add Texture

Another vital aspect of Spanish-inspired décor is texture. Find ways to add dimension to your space with rugs, tapestries, or wallpapers. Adding textured details will give your room an authentic and refined look.

These elements will also help create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your home.

Include Plenty of Plants

Incorporating plants into your décor is always a promising idea, but it’s crucial when creating a Spanish-inspired space. Plants will help bring the outdoors in and create a refreshing and welcoming atmosphere in your home.

Some of our favorite plants for Spanish-style homes include:

  • Bougainvillea
  • Hibiscus
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Geraniums

Bring Lots of Clay

Clay is a common material in Spanish architecture and décor, so it’s no surprise that ceramic pots, vases, and sculptures work well to add a Spanish touch to a home. Fill a few of these vessels with fresh flowers or greenery for an instant dose of Mediterranean charm.

Consider something eye-catching and unexpected like a Terracotta Octopus Pot to your coffee table or shelf for a touch of whimsy. It will add character to your space and give guests something to talk about during a dinner party.

Don’t Forget the Outside

Don’t forget about the exterior if you want your home to have that Spanish vibe. Add a few potted plants and pieces of wrought-iron furniture to your porch or patio for a touch of old-world charm. Climbing vines are also a great way to add some Spanish flair to the outside of your home.

Adding Spanish-influenced décor to your home is a terrific way to bring personality and interest to your space. You can quickly achieve the look you want by using bold colors, ornate details, and clay materials common in the Spanish style.

Make sure to take care of the outside of your home if you want the Spanish vibes to be truly all-encompassing!

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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