Some new styles that I run into in almost every decorating blog that I read is the global, bohemian, Spanish flair kind of look. So now I’m going to put together what I have gathered from researching around on how to try to add this ‘foreign’ look to your home. I’m also going to address how I think you can transform rooms in and outside your house that can bring friends and family even closer together.
One reason I find the Spanish setting to be so popular is from their bright vibrant colors. One reason I absolutely go crazy for the color red is because it can make a room look stunningly modern, or it can bring a country home style feel as well. It all depends how you decorate and accessorize the room! One blog I checked out had some really great ideas of what color reds you should look at, Moroccan Red by Benjamin Moore, Dressage Red by Ralph Lauren Home, and Million Dollar Red by Benjamin Moore. Well I’m a lucky one because fortunately red is the unofficial color of Spain. My first tip for some Spanish flair is for any side sun room, covered porch or patio that you have the space for leisure activities on, throw some pillows and low seating.
By low, I mean use these pillows to lie on, gather and chat on. Tone down the formality! This is so popular in so many cultures and yet Americans have no desire for it. So if you want to try something different, add vibrant patterned colored pillows and rugs and you’ll find yourself being in an even more relaxed in another stylishness setting. For the kitchen, find old see-through jars (if you don’t own any, definitely check out GoodWill!). Because peppers and all variety of spices is such a diverse part of the Spanish culture, throw them in the jar. How energetic that will look with all the bright yellows, greens, and reds. You can’t go wrong.
If you have any open shelf space in the kitchen not used for appliances, place some yellow and red toned pottery. Spain is a big fan of black and white framed photos. So any entry way or above any major piece of furniture can go an oversized black and white photo! The Spanish also love food, and to feed others. So the kitchen is one of the most used rooms of the house. Make sure your kitchen has enough seating for the whole family and friends! This will ensure and conversational flow if everyone is comfortably seating and not leaning up or struggling to find a comfortable place in order to be included in the conversation.