The quintessential ‘Spanish style’ in interior design has truly evolved. Think white, light and airy when it comes to the new modern take on this classic hacienda style. The fine line between Spanish and Mediterranean is thinning as the shift from dark and heavy décor moves into bright seaside whites with touches of classical iron and cherry wood. The days of over cluttered and ornate accessories and art are becoming a thing of the past as the Spanish style transitions to a more minimal approach. Lines are becoming cleaner and more elegant which lends itself to show off important pieces of elaborate art, tapestries and patterns. In the image below, this light and airy room is so inviting with its crisp white walls, curtains and sofas. The touches of iron for the curtain rods and lamps reflect the root of the Spanish style as well as the exposed beam ceilings. The lines in the ceiling seem to sweep you softly to the outdoors among the cactus garden in nature’s own flora and fauna landscape.
The spirit of the Spanish style always feels like a vacation, but the contemporary hacienda has a chic new twist. Clean nearly blank walls all in white, with one bright accent wall to pop a piece of Spanish artwork. Mixing modern or mid-century modern furniture and flooring makes this new modern Spanish style unique and fresh. Brightly colored tiles mixed with neutral or grey walls and antiques create a youthful vibe with old world bones. Spanish style and tiles are really coming back but with more color and pattern options. More options than the traditional brown and gold tones we used to be limited to. The Jigsaw Designers love mixing these floor tiles in a bathroom with rustic modern pieces like a large black pained shower glass doors, reclaimed cabinets with Carrera countertops, and a vintage iron chandelier.
Consider wall tapestries and Spanish theme artwork when you update your decor. While giving focus to the room, wall art is an excellent opportunity to enhance your hacienda design theme. While keeping the overall look white and bright, add a color indigenous to the Mediterranean and Spanish regions in colors of creamy ivory, gold, turquoise blues, rich greens and deep red and of course terra cotta. High ceilings, concrete floors, and exposed beams are all typical elements of the Spanish style and can be the perfect canvas to express the Hacienda flavor. In the bedroom image below the ceilings are very high, the color palate in greens and terra cotta, and while being a bit dark (which is typically Spanish), it is not cluttered with art work and accessories. The space and rich colors are simply allowed to flow and the look really works.
Combining the grandeur of bold artwork with the organic look of iron wall decor and the rustic appeal of Spanish Hacienda furniture can make your rooms feel more interesting and inviting. Furnish your space with touches of iron candle holders, candelabras, lanterns, hurricanes and wall sconces which are classic to Spanish and Mediterranean design. All with keeping the lines cleaner and color palette brighter will give focus to the room and provide an excellent opportunity to enhance your updated Spanish-chic decorating theme.
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