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How To Decorate Your Kitchen With A Mexican Theme

Aug 17, 2007
When you think of a Mexican kitchen you think of the typical Adobe style home. The bright colors, lots of tile and clay and simple design is what comes to mind.

Bright colored tile in Mexican-style motifs are a great way to start decorating your Mexican-style kitchen. You can use tile on the counter and also as a colorful backsplash behind the sink and stove. To complete the look, think about putting some of the colorful tiles in key spots on an earthy tile floor. This will add color as well as interest.

Talavera ceramics look great and also add an authentic feeling of Mexico to the kitchen. You can decorate with Talavera candle holders, pots, vases and even sinks.

You can find many Mexican style accents for your kitchen right in your local home decorating store or if the exact pieces you want are not available there, try shopping online. If you want something handmade try finding some local. If you are looking for a bargain, shop the local consignment stores, flea markets and even eBay. Talavera tiles are usually one-of-a-kind items that add interest and make your kitchen unique.

Add Mexican flair to your counter tops with few wooden spoons in a Talavera ceramic pot. Ceramic and Wooden vessels such as bowls, planters, serving utensils and dishes add to the theme.

When shopping for your kitchen furniture buy rustic looking Mexican furniture too add authenticity to your Mexican kitchen. Handmade wood bar stools, tables and chairs that have hand-carved decorations will add interest and look great. Looks for woods such as wormwood, pine and mesquite.

Another thing you can use to accessorize your Mexican kitchen is hammered copper. Installing A hammered copper sink can look beautiful and will enhance the natural look of your kitchen. A benefit of a copper sink that many do not know about is that bacteria cannot survive on copper surfaces. Use other hammered copper items around your kitchen to give it a warm look. A hammered copper hood placed above your stove looks great and is part of typical Mexican décor.

Some other things you can decorate your Mexican kitchen with are hand-woven baskets, clusters of chili peppers hanging down from hooks, and open cupboards with colorful Mexican plates and cups within easy reach.

Finally, check your local pottery shops for stoneware and handcrafted design elements that have a touch of Mexico. Visit a nearby flea market and dig for vintage Mexican style accessories that will add to the feel of Old Mexico in your kitchen. Kitschy Aztec statues, Mexican souvenirs and bright pottery can add interest and help tie the decor together.
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Lee Dobbins writes for A Kitchen Decorating Idea where you can get more great kitchen decorating ideas!
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