Mexican interiors are full of color, are welcoming, warm and there is often a sense of playfulness and whimsy. A mix of colorful, exotic Spanish and Indian handcrafted items and practical things add old world charm.
The furniture is made from solid wood or leather with designs from the Spanish and Mayan cultures. Most are made from pine, walnut and cherry. Sofas, beds and tables often have a rustic look. Rugs are usually hand woven and brightly colored. Multicolored cushions and geometrical patterns for the curtains are common.
Accessories are colorful and bright and include candles, vases and mirrors, painted wooden animal figurines, wall hangings, clay pottery, woven baskets, traditional masks and paintings.
Colors are bright. Red is common and Yellow is also used heavily in shades ranging from bright lemon yellow to deep earthy golds. Terracotta is common. Blues are commonly used in art and accessories.
Mexican style is a global design style. Global styles are all about your worldly adventures and telling your story! They are usually very colorful, rich in bold designs and natural textures, patterns, colors and arts and crafts of various cultures. Each piece has a story and becomes a conversation starter. Treasures are displayed without rules or grouping by the part of the world each piece is from. Antiques mix with modern pieces, and natural objects such as animal horns, plants and rocks add to the charm. While global design styles are eclectic and may mix and match items from a variety of countries, you may be drawn to the colors and cultural artifacts of some countries more than others.
You can see that Mexico is a country that loves to celebrate rich colors! You have a lot to choose from.
Mexican style is an example of global style Interior Design. Global Style Interior Design is all about telling the story of your life and adventures through your decor. Each piece has a story and becomes a conversation starter. Treasures, old and new are displayed from various parts of the world and layered in a rich tapestry of color, texture, art and history.
Below is an example of an Edesign I created for an Mexican style living room using colors of some of the images above as inspiration.
Mexican Style Edesign
For style elements, I used South American rugs and pillows. leather furniture, wood and copper coffee and end tables, and rustic metal lighting. I chose typical colors of Mexico including reds, terra cotta, gold and blue accents.
I added my Great Conjunction fractal art in reds and gold to highlight the colors of Mexicol
I selected some of my fractal art with a floral element called “Spring” in the green color of the flag for the walls.
Get the Look
To get the look, you could go all out and incorporate all the elements or you can add some key elements to your existing decor.
How is Mexican Style Different?
How is Mexican style different from other global styles?
The energy of Mexican interior design is vibrant, colorful, and rich in cultural heritage. It embodies warmth, a sense of community, and a celebration of life. The design often features bold patterns, traditional craftsmanship, and an appreciation for natural elements.
Learn more as we explore and compare a variety of global styles.
By changing some of the elements in your existing design, you can work towards creating a certain global style. Or create a mix of elements for a more “Bohemian Style”.
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