jueves, 30 de marzo de 2017

Mexican Design Elements

Mexican Design Elements

Decorative ceramic tiles are classic Mexican home accents that can be used for a kitchen backsplash, for table or countertops or as a colorful decorative frame around a mirror. Talavera tiles are commonly used for decorative fireplace or wall murals, to embellish sinks, as borders for mirrors, windows or doorways, on fountains and in bathrooms. Terra-cotta tiled floors are commonly seen in Mexican style design.
Interior courtyards are another common element of Mexican interior design. Large arched doorways, scrolling iron accents and painted stucco walls in warm earth tones are mixed with dazzling bright accents in shades of red, yellow, orange, green and blue. Rustic wood, wrought iron, ceramic and copper furnishings and décor can be found both inside and outside of a traditional Mexican style home. 

Mexican Home Accents

Add splashes of color and interest throughout your room with traditional Mexican folk art, pottery or tapestries.


Talavera pottery is a Mexican style of ceramic that usually hand painted with colorful motifs or intricate mosaic patterns. A Talavera vase, urn or platter set on a stand will look beautiful on a shelf or side table. This type of ceramic is also used to make tiles, flower pots and candle holders.

Folk Art

Traditional Mexican folk art includes wooden carvings, statues, religious art and other hand crafted ornaments. In Mexican home decor, you may see some Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) folk art. These items include elaborately decorated skulls and skeletons.

Wall Art

Walls are a great place to showcase traditional Mexican arts, crafts and other ornaments. Here are a few ideas:
  • Wall hangings made of metal like tin or copper.
  • Terra cotta plaques.
  • Mexican art prints and paintings.

When buying a new house, or remodeling your house it is always a great idea to use a Mexican touch.