8 ways to add Spanish flair to your home
Forget going overseas to fulfill your Iberian farmhouse fantasies. Recreate Spain in your own home
Do away with formality
Low slung seating sests a casual tone for gatherings. Try a mix of floor pillows and chairs.
Set up a spontaneous siesta spot
An outdoor bed, shaded by trees, is an irresistible and inviting novelty. If you don’t have an extra bed, use a hammock to achieve a similar affect.
Add unexpected touches
The minature bull tucked amongst the pottery and wine adds levity and a nod to the home owner’s heritage.
Celebrate your family history
The entry way is a perfect opportunity to set the mood with a mix of curios from the old country and recent over sized black-and-white framed photos.
Make your rooms inviting
An open great room and kitchen, with plenty of seats at the table, ensures there is enough space no matter how many friends and neighbors stop by for tapas.
Embrace the color red
Red is the unofficial color of Spain and with good reason―it makes everything look dramatic. Three of our favorites: Moroccan Red by Benjamin Moore, Dressage Red by Ralph Lauren Home, and Million Dollar Red by Benjamin Moore.
Update traditional Spanish emblems
A metal peace sign gets a boost from white lights and some horns, creating an homage to both California and Spain.
Create a warm outdoor gathering place
People are naturally drawn to a fireplace. Building a large one outdoors guarantees that guests will linger long after the sun goes down.