When recreating ‘Spanish Suave’, we turn to burnt oranges and terracotta hues, slightly cliché but it’s fair to say no Spanish look would be complete without them.
When recreating ‘Spanish Suave’, we’re bound to turn to burnt oranges and terracotta hues, slightly cliché but it’s fair to say no Spanish look would be complete without them. Read on as we guide you through one of our most exciting looks of the season, bringing Mediterranean influence to UK homes as we play on summer and its sense of light and freedom.
The foundations of any authentic Spanish interior are found in its floors and walls. This time we turn to intricate, sometimes hand-painted ceramics and stone, either underfoot, or if acting a little more cautiously, on smaller wall spaces in splashback style. You can imagine families in the Spanish mountains adding bespoke watercolour touches to their tile selection, beautiful pieces crafted lovingly as the afternoon sun beats down.
The one issue with tiles is their frailty and general high maintenance. This is where the Leoline portfolio steps in, making Spanish style more accessible and household-friendly than ever before. We think Salsa’s two shades, available from the Comfortz XL collection, represent a Mediterranean classic with their subtle blue accents and intricacies. This said, there are larger tile designs that still scream Spanish: try the random sizes of Alhambra from Tile Styles, once again in Terracotta colourway, if you’re trying to cover larger areas.
Carved wooden panels and wrought iron act as superb accompaniments to your new underfoot inspiration, while distressed ethnic rugs can also provide extra design interest. The latter are ideal for adding warmth to UK settings; a sea of hard surfaces is great for cooling off when you enjoy a Spanish climate, but unfortunately we are not so lucky in this department! This thinking is also relevant when picking between curtains and gorgeous Spanish-style shutters; remember, practicalities count when it comes to year-round comfort.