Mexican Interior Design Trends 2011, 2012
Mexico is all about glow, color, heat and therefore decorating within Mexican notes will add a certain glare to your interior throughout the entire home. This style combines rustic engraved elements with iron accessories, delivering in the end genuine pieces of artwork that are far from being ordinary, despite the certain simplicity they inspire.
If you want to render a typical Mexican atmosphere, make use of its trade marks, such as colors that vary from earth and sand shades to flashy, passionate and vivid ones, hand-made accessories, wood furniture, decorative sculptures, wrought iron ornaments.
Navajo carpets are yet another hallmark and their manufacture represents a piece of the Mexican cultural heritage. These carpets are made of several stripes of material that are sewn altogether after being interlaced, woven and folded by hand. They are enriched by the various colors they embed and by the nature inspired motifs they display, such as flowers and animals.
The walls are generally made of plaster and decorated with various vibrant patterns. Using the color palette mentioned above, you can give a rustic touch to your interior by delivering a natural weather-stained aspect. Individualize your walls by adding geometric ribs, Mexican artwork or framed photographs depicting natural sceneries. Don’t use too much decoration, though, as your purpose is to deliver a welcoming and relaxing décor and not a tiring and screaming one.
The floors can be finished with ceramic tiles, stone or wood as these are specific materials for this particular style. Brighten them with carpets in red, yellow, orange, blue tones or any color combination that crosses your mind, as long as it is vivid and rich.
Mexican furniture incorporates elements of different cultures that had once populated this country – the Spanish, the Maya and the Chinese people. The pine wood is the most common essence, as it bears the marks of the colonial era and the ones of the early Mexican influences. Alternative to pine wood are cherry and nut wood, that draw an elegant and refined touch to the interior space. Choose furniture pieces that have elaborate inlays, rich and various ornaments and that are durable and resistant and decorate them with fabrics or leather and colorful decorative cushions.
When it comes to accessories, Mexican style makes use of a wide range of striking elements. Sewn rugs, pottery, ironware, candlesticks, twines and ceramic accessories will enable you to set up a tonic atmosphere.
However you choose to personalize your interior space, remember to bring a little bit of nature inside of your home. Place decorative plants like large scale cactuses and you can even make use of the most important element in Mexican culture – the water – by placing small stone fountains. Either way, you will succeed in achieving a genuine Mexican interior.
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