The Ultimate Inspiration For Spanish Styling

Spanish styling can immediately bring to mind several things. Terra cotta roofs, bright patterns, wrought iron, maracas, and you would be right on all of those accounts. With the right mix of earthy tones and rustic elements, you can easily create a Spanish paradise in your own home, even if you live in a cold climate. Sometimes though, you still need that bit of inspiration to get you going on such a big project. So let’s journey through some wonderful Spanish styled specimens that will help you decorate every nook and cranny of your own space, from the front door to the back fence.

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Front Porch

Spanish roof tiles and arched windows
The roof tiles and arched windows definitely add a lot of charm to this design
Spanish front door painted
A quirky front door is a fun way to make the entrance stand out
Spanish front house through materials
Sometimes a design stands out through the palette of materials which in this case involved stone
Spanish tiles for stairs
The little things have a big impact on the overall decor, like the frame around this door or the under-stair tiles
Spanish front porch
Most Spanish front porches are simple and bohemian, with lots of flowering plants and metal furniture
Spanish decorative motifs for stairs
There are many decorative motifs that are reminiscent of Spanish design and these stairs showcase some of them
Arched windows and doors for spanish decor
Arched windows and doors are often a defining characteristic of Spanish architecture
Rustic stone tiles for spanish house
So can be rustic stone tiles or brick walkways combined with massive wooden doors
Spanish architecture and design
Spanish architecture and design are also defined by lots of ornamental features
Window shutters for spanish home
The window shutters are an interesting detail here, adding color and highlighting the style as a whole

I hope you’re comfortable with the color burnt orange because all good Spanish homes have terra cotta roofs. But before you go burnt orange crazy, the rest of the home is usually a creamy white so you won’t be overwhelmed with color. Once you have your two base colors, it’s time to add some interest in a few ways. First, rock the arched doorways! Second, add some wrought iron. Third, embrace the potted cactus. You’ll also notice that in lots of Spanish styled homes, they’ve traded their grassy front yard for gravel. This makes your yard manicuring duties a breeze and allows you to have a nice exterior even if grass won’t grow in your front yard.

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Living Room

Spanish living room with high ceilings
As far as the interior design goes, Spanish decors are often full of color and very dynamic
Exposed wooden beams in a spanish living room
Exposed wooden beams give living rooms a particular cozy and inviting look, especially when mixed with arched windows
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A traditional fireplace is an element that makes the living room look and feel complete
The most eye cathing feature of a room is fireplace
The most prominent feature here is the fireplace wall which has this intentionally unfinished look
Wall decor through art
Wall decor is an important part of Spanish living rooms. Framed paintings, pictures and handmade ornaments are displayed here
Wooden floors are a must have in Spanish homes
Although bare wooden flooring is warm and cozy, that’s rarely the case. The floors are almost always covered with rugs
Decorative items for spanish homes
Great attention is given to the decorative features such as accent pillows or wall art
Decorate the interior with plates
Decorative plates are sometimes used as a form of wall art. Here they cover the upper portion of the fireplace wall
Modern iconic furniture for spanish homes
Even the more modern living rooms are defined by similar interior design characteristics
Earthy colors are preferated
Earthy colors are preferred. Brown is sometimes combined with yellow or blue and beige is used for the backdrop

There is one big element to watch out for in your living room. The wood to everything else ratio. In Spanish decor, there are lots of beautiful dark wood pieces that take center stage among all your furniture so be sure you have a few of those. Also, you’ll want to leave your fireplace brick. Yes, I know everyone is painting their fireplaces white, but in a Spanish styled home, the fireplace is going to be as natural as possible. Otherwise, let your patterns shine and you’ll have a Spanish living room hit.

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Spanish kitchen design
In some cases, the kitchen and dining area form a single space and the dining table doubles as an island
Small patterned rug
A small patterned rug is a way to make a kitchen more comfortable and to link it to the rest of the house’s decor
Rustic traditional design for kitchen
The rustic-traditional design often specific to Spanish kitchens goes nicely with a few industrial accents
Traditional range hood
This type of range hood is quite popular in most traditional kitchens. It has an imposing look and a strong impact on the decor
Parquet flooring is perfect for a spanish home
Parquet flooring is often preferred instead of tiles. It’s a way of making the kitchen feel more inviting
Kitchen and dining room design with a spanish feel
Kitchens and dining rooms are sometimes adjacent and forma a single large room
Wood kitchen design for a spanish house
Wood is extensively used in Spanish kitchens together with patterned tiles
Ceiling beams and green yellow kitchen color
There’s quite a lot of texture here, the ceiling being the most eye-catching feature
Farmhouse kitchen sinks are appreciated for their size and the fact that they’re deeper than other types
Popular dining room area in Spanish homes
Although sometimes the dining room can be a separate space, open floor plans are more popular

You know that patterned tile you’ve been coveting? Well, your Spanish kitchen is just the place to indulge yourself and install it. You have a choice of wood or tiled floor and whatever you do, incorporate the exposed beams on the ceiling. Now just use your best thrifting skills to find a rustic wood table with spindle legs that can act as your kitchen island. Suddenly, your kitchen space will be the place where you’ll want to spend all your time!

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Dining Room

Classic spanish dining area
A classic Spanish dining room can be identified by a few simple elements such as an ornate chandelier and a wooden table with chairs
Rustic wooden table for amazing style
A rustic wooden table looks amazing when complemented by a set of chairs with worn finishes
Spanish kitchen area
Even though a kitchen can include a small dining table, a separate room can also exist for this function
Different chair styles for dining
Casual dining spaces sometimes occupy transitional areas such as hallways
Chandelir is a must have for dining areas
The chandelier is almost always a focal point in the dining room
Arched ceiling window frame
An arched ceiling, window or door frame can easily make a dining room feel cozier
Dining space a part of a larger floor plan
When the dining space is part of a larger floor plan the ambiance is more casual and less formal
There is a beautiful connection between space and kitchen
There’s a very beautiful connection here between the vaulted ceiling and the vintage furniture
Old wood furniture for dining area
Traditional dining rooms feature wooden furniture with ornate frames and carved out designs

Where do you eat all the food you prepared in your Spanish styled kitchen? In your Spanish styled dining room, of course! You need basically to thing for that classic Spanish look in your dining room. A heavy wood table and a large chandelier, preferably black. Once you have those two things, you can add all the wear and tear in your chairs and your other decor that you like. You get bonus points if you display brightly patterned dishes in your heavy wood china cabinet. And as with the rest of the house, arched doorways and exposed beams never hurt anybody.

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Bedroom with a cool bedding pattern
This white and blue combo and the pattern are characteristic for Mediterranean designs
Organic lines and arches
We find the organic lines of the arches, walls and architecture in general to be well-suited for a space such as the bedroom
Small bedroom with big corner plants
A small area rug and a large potted plant are the things that make this bedroom extra cozy
Exposed wooden beams in bedroom
A lovely detail in this case is the array of exposed wooden beams and the light-colored flooring
Color and pattern for Spanish bedroom
Color and pattern can be added to a bedroom in a lot of different ways. For example, a colored headboard or a patterned window treatment
Spanish breezy white bedroom
The canopy created with breezy white curtains attached to the ceiling beams brings intimacy into the room
Pitched roof can look more interesting
A pitched roof can look more interesting if small wooden beams are placed at the center
Green window curtains
The window curtains are another feature that has a big impact of the bedroom’s overall decor and ambiance
Curved walls increase charm
This is a lovely bedroom. Although it’s very simple, the curved walls increase its charm
Different shades of blue and brown
Different shades of blue and brown are often used in Spanish bedrooms together with a bunch of neutrals

One extremely satisfying aspect of Spanish styling is that Spanish decor emanates the feeling of warmth and tradition. So with such a pleasing feeling, why wouldn’t you continue your Spanish decorating trend in your bedroom? Embrace natural fibers like linen bedding and jute rugs along with your wooden bedroom furniture. Add a gilded mirror to the wall and throw bright pillow on the bed and you’ll find that that’s all it takes. A little bit of luxury and a little bit of earth combined in perfect harmony to create the most relaxing space in your home.

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Spanish bathroom design
A bathroom with a Spanish design is more than just a utilitarian space
Arched windows for bathroom
As always, arched windows have the ability to make any space look elegant
Elegant white spanish bathroom
Even smaller and more minimalist bathrooms put great emphasis on ornamental features
Decorating with framed paintings
Decorating the bathroom with framed paintings or images is a pretty popular idea in Spanish interior design
Freestanding tubs and patterned floor tiles
Classical or traditional bathrooms feature freestanding tubs and patterned floor tiles
Mirror and wall sconces for a spanish bathroom
The mirror and wall sconces are decorative features which can greatly change the look of a bathroom
Chandelier and amazing mirrors for bathroom
There’s quite a bit of glamour in this large bathroom. The chandelier, mirrors, vanity and even the tub stand out
Charming bathroom design
Of course, simpler decors can also be charming. They’re actually preferred for smaller bathrooms
Accent wall with wallpapers
Accent walls are created with patterned tiles or with wallpaper
Spa bathroom with two couch
This is a lot more than just a simple bathroom. It’s in fact a lounge area more similar to a living space

Ahh the bathroom. While it might feel like you can’t really style it much due to the basics, I’m here to say that you can totally get a Spanish style bathroom! Go ahead and choose the sink and shower in your budget but when you’re done, focus on the light fixtures and tile that will get you to that Spanish place you’re headed. A patterned tiled will give your space the pop and go that it needs and a chic black chandelier will come as a surprise to anyone who walks in. I promise, baths will become a major enjoyment in your Spanish styled bathroom.

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The Backyard

Spanish style backyard
You can expect a Spanish-styled backyard to be more like an outdoor living room
White spanish backyard fireplace
It would have an outdoor fireplace, comfortable seating and even a roof or a pergola
Actress Debi Mazar has sold her Beverly Center area home for $1,162,515. (Michael McNamara/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
A lot of Spanish backyards have water-features. Fountains are quite popular
covered pergola or terrace
A covered pergola or terrace is the excellent spot for an outdoor dining area
Poolside area for lounge spaces
Poolside areas are comfortable lounge spaces are often include daybeds
Large pool and fireplace next to
It’s not uncommon to see a fireplace next to a pool or a dining table next to a garden fountain
Spanish style backyard design
A Spanish-styled backyard will rarely feature a lawn. Paved or tiled floors are more common

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