Characteristics of Spanish Interior Design

Characteristics of Spanish Interior DesignSpanish interior design is a leader in the world of style and sleek appearances. The colors are vibrant and when thinking of Spanish Interior Design, one will think rustic villas, sunny patios and open concept for family gatherings. The characteristics of Spanish Design are as follows:

  • Walls: Walls are usually textured usually technical brush strokes or sponge patterns or achieved naturally with older, Spanish buildings. Colors are usually Mediterranean including warm and cool colours such as taupe, a dark orange, a warm brown or deep red and yellows. The windows tend to be focal points with wood frames while the dceilings are also accented with wood beams and decorative tiles.
  • Flooring: Spanish interiors rarely feature carpet but rather boast gorgeous, uniform hard wood flooring. Area rugs and small rugs are used as accent pieces and are woven in staggered rows. Colours for rugs and flooring are soft and subtle and floors are usually solid wood.
  • Accents: The Spanish love accessories and accents including fabrics and tapestries, wrought iron and pottery. It is an extremely artistic society and interior design definitely reflects this. Details are important and not overlooked by the Spaniads. This includes everything from window treatments, door handles, vases, shelves among other accents. It is not uncommon to see a variation of textures, fabrics and styles in one room from cotton rugs to textured groupings of pottery.
  • Furniture: Dark furniture is a strong Spanish characterstic. Distressed wood furnishings are common including mahogany, walnut, ebony, butternut, teak and rosewood. This dark furniture provides a nice harsh contrast to soft arches and loud architecture. The colours used in the accents tie the rooms together but furniture tends to be understated and relatively simple. Heavy benches and upholstered pieces for living areas and a large amount of seating as the Spanish love to host family and friends for meals and gatherings.