SPANISH COLONIAL IS THE NEW INDIE!

 

Spanish Colonial decor largely means the savvy mixing of vintage chic and elaborate handicrafts with masterpieces ranging from Navajo rugs to Neutra’s style of architecture. With a mix of old antiques, eclectic decor and also some modern elements, it is a mix, of the best of everything. The decor tilts towards the maximalism type of space, with vivid scapes, leather and wooden accents and of course collected souvenirs which is why, these homes are often called as the homes of connoisseurs.

 

Here are a few tips on how you can redo your home resonating with the style of a Spanish colonial.

 

FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERY

Make sure you choose dark wood for this decor, as it is one of the most important aspects of this space, go for rosewood or mahogany. You can also choose traditional woodworks that have marble panels across them as accents.

The upholstery should be mostly off white linens, jute linens and cotton linens. In summers you can go for light breezy fabrics for curtains and in winters you can add some drama with color coordinated macro velvet.

Add leather accents in armchairs, cushions or even lounge chairs to give the colonial feel.

 

LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

As quoted as the “ Home of the connoisseurs” all the difference is made by the accents and accents and accessories you use for your home. Go for hand painted ceramics, tribal rugs, the old cowboy style fireplaces, lacquer framed mirrors, carved plaster facades, wooden spindle doors and clay roof tiles are some the things you can add on in your space to give it a Spanish colonial feel.

 

ADD ON THE MODERN ELEMENT

We live in the 21st century, something as old and rich as the Spanish colonial home will definitely need some savvy upgrades. Make sure the house has an indoor/ outdoor experience with open balconies and terraces with a lot of greens.

 

With newer and more functional designs mixed with this uber-indie concept of the Spanish colonial this decor is emerging as the bridging gap between the modern and the traditional!