How to Decorate in Spanish Revival


The Spanish Revival style of décor would be able to help create the romantic ambiance of Spain into your house. The Spanish décor rely mainly by the usage of European plaster walls, warm colors and other details. The Spanish design theme that originally inherited from the turn of the 20th century and throughout the World War II never fails to attract attention to potential house buyers and it can also boost the sale of your property. It normally provides you with a wonderful and warm friendly setting that is easy to live in and relax yourself.

To decorate Spanish revival, you need:

  • Decorative wrought iron
  • Wooden ceiling beams
  • Stucco walls
  • Hand painted tiles on stair risers
  • Built-in niches and alcoves
  • Arches
  • Terracotta tile
  • Cut steel work
  • Dark wood
  • Rich fabrics

Decorating in Spanish Revival

How to Decorate in Spanish Revival

  • The first thing that you need to do is to change your existing rectangular doors and windows
    • You need to use doors and windows that come with a curved and graceful edge features.
    • You will notice that arched doorways and windows are very common when you are talking about Spanish Revival design.
  • Next thing that you need to do is to paint or finish your walls by using a stucco style faux plaster finish.
    • This is to provide your walls with an earthy kind of appearance that are common among old European buildings.
    • Another option is for you to whitewash your walls in order to create an old-world kind of look. You can also choose to paint the walls with warm neutral colors like cream, rustic red or brown.

You can apply a smooth touch of stucco texture or a faux finish onto your walls and the normal colors used is the Mediterranean look like cool and earth tones that include taupe, burnt orange, chocolate brown, indigo blue, deep red and mustard yellow.

  • Then, you can add beams to your house ceiling.
    • Make sure that you use thick wooden beams so that the room will look like an old-world Spanish setting and also making the house or area much cozy.
  • Another way of decorating Spanish style to your house is by integrating wrought iron pieces at certain area within the house.
    • For example, you can use wrought iron chandeliers, candelabras or banisters that come with rustic look that would be able to make your guest feel that they are in Spanish territory.
  • Try to use earth-toned tiles or thick wooden planks for your flooring.
    • Once done, you can simply use a luscious throw rug in a deep red or rich chocolate color for a cozy and warm feel.
  • Some of the Spanish details that you can add to your decoration are hand-painted tiles that you can use to line a fireplace, in a bathroom as well as in your kitchen.
  • Apart from that, you can fill the area within your house with dark and commanding furniture which represent the Spanish Revival concept.
    • For instance, by using heavy wooden tables, chairs and large leather sofas.
  • You can also hang a few artworks on your walls such as large mirrors designed with intricate golden frames, warm-toned oil paintings, antique portraits or photographs that has Spanish concept.
  • Finally, choose some accessories that portrays Spanish theme like top chests or end tables with cream colored candles, rustic lamps and potted plants, along with a few Mediterranean colors and patterns on decorative pillows, blankets and other accents.

    Always remember that whenever you want to decorate in Spanish revival

    • You need to choose patterned tiles especially for your stair risers. It is also suitable to combine different patterns for the tiles that you use and make sure that the color combinations blend in nicely together.

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