If you love bold colors, rustic furnishings and woven textures, then Mexican-style décor is for you. You can achieve the look by focusing on a few basic principles or go all out to create a fully Mexican-inspired bedroom.
Mexican-style bedroom furniture is rustic, featuring heavy wood and wrought iron details. You will also find chairs with woven wooden bases and tanned pigskin. The finishes of each piece come in a few styles, including a distressed look of natural, weathered wood, rich copper tones and light wood tones.
If you like this decor style, keep reading this post to learn how you can incorporate a geniune mexican style in your bedroom.
What is Mexican Style Furniture?
Mexican-style home décor is a diverse look that combines elements from several cultures around Mexico. It combines styles from Spanish missionaries and conquistadors who colonized this area of America and elements from the native tribes that used to live in what is now Mexico (the Aztecs and Mayans).
The blending of these styles has resulted in a vibrant, colorful, warm and inviting décor style that anyone would want in their house. One thing that stands out about Mexican style is their furniture which features a rustic wood and wrought iron décor.
The furniture pieces are made of heavy wood such as pine and mesquite and finished with dark, distressed colors or light wood. Wrought iron pieces (knobs, handles) complement the earthy wooden tones while tanned pigskin or old leather dons chairs and headboards.
Mexican-style chairs are the most outstanding pieces in any room, and you can use them in the living room, bedroom and porch. The most recognizable type is the equipale chair made of woven wooden base and tanned pigskin seats. They are rustic, comfortable and truly Mexican.
The Acapulco chair is also famous and features a light, airy design thanks to the hot weather around Mexico. This chair is lightweight because it used to be hung on the wall, and you can use throw pillows to create some cushioning.
A lot of Mexican furniture is handmade and decorated individually because of the attention to detail required, but some similar pieces are factory produced. In this case you want to avoid the factory and mass produced items as it is important to stay respectful when taking on a style from another culture.
Over the years, people have referred to Mexican-style furniture as shaker furniture. This is because they are both made of American wood like pine, cherry and maple and feature a minimalist yet sturdy design. You will see tapered legs, straight lines, and wrought iron rounded knobs on both of them.
However, shaker furniture acctually emerged from a religious group called the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing or Shakers in the 18th century.
Mexican Style Bedroom Examples
Here are some images to get inspired by while styling your own bedroom.
Romantic Bedroom Scheme
This image is from a modern Mexican home in the heart of Jalisco. The romantic four-poster bed with soft flowing drapes and white linens is straight out of a movie.
I love the straight lines on everything from the bed to the nightstands and even the sliding doors. The toned-down brown and white colors are also calming and romantic, which is what you want your love den to feel like.
Pops of Color
Soft whites, creams, grays or browns are great colors for a bedroom beacuse of the calmness they bring. This bedroom delivers that, but adds pops of color with the red and white drape on the bed.
Hacienda Style Look
I have to say my love for Mexican décor emanated from watching soap operas. The décor on those hacienda houses is warm, inviting and homely. The bed and the nightstands and the rich colors in this image are a great inspiration.
This Texas ranch design is breath-taking if you have a big spacious bedroom. The old west features, the weathered dark wood and the pops of blue and white come together nicely. The fabric on the couch and the patterned bed pillows just tie everything together just in case you miss the Mexican vibe.
How to Mexican Style Your Bedroom
One way to achieve a certain look or style in your home is to keep the main furniture relatively simple and neutral and then add textiles and other accessories in that certain style.
For example you can buy a bed, night stands and dresser at the larger companies for a cheaper price and then take your time and money to find the hand-crafted genuine and real items as accessories.
Modern Light-Toned Bed
You can start off with neutral bed, like this light wooden bed that looks like uncoloured wood. To stay with light colors, straight lines and simplicity for the main furniture also allows you to add more colors and patterns to pillows, rugs and other accessories without making it feel cluttered.
Chest of Drawers
To keep with the theme, you can keep the dressing table in the same color. Then feel free to decorate the top with the accessories you find beautiful, such framed photographs or handcrafted mexican items to get the genuine feeling that we strive to achieve.
Lamps, lamps, and more lamps are allowed in this style of décor. But they are not just any bedside lamps. You will notice the stem part of the lamp is beautifully decorated and acts as a statement piece in its own right.
If you chose to go with something similar you can try to pick up some a color from the lamp to match your bedding or something else in the room to tie it all together nicely.
The one thing bedroom can’t do without is a rug. For example, you can place two smaller sized rugs on each side of the bed. Patterned and colorful rugs are a great way to get some colors in but you can also go with a black and white patterned rug, like the on in this image.
Here you also want to go with a genuine, not a mass produced rug. This is important not only for the respect of the culture but also to achieve the right feeling in your room.
Pillows and blankets
Lastly, pillows and blankets are a great way to get some colors in. For example, you can go with a white or neutral bedding and then go a bit crazy with pillows, blankets and throws with colorful patterns.
Companies That Offer a Full Mexican Bedroom Furniture Collection
Interestingly, you can get a full set of Mexican-style furniture without crossing the border. Some of the online stores we recommend include;
Getting a full bedroom set in one place ensures that everything is matching, especially the wood and designs. La Fuente Imports offers superior quality and a selection of bedroom sets with everything from bed, side tables, chest of drawers, and dressing table. The prices are great, and their customer service is unbeatable.
Rustica House is based in Mexico and makes high-quality Mexican furniture for local use and exports. Their pieces are handmade, finished with colonial antique varnish, and extremely affordable.
Looking for heirloom quality furniture with a distressed look and wrought iron hinges and door pulls? Mexican Hacienda Rustic Furniture is the home for all handmade Mexican-style furniture made to look like you inherited it from your ancestors.
San Carlos Imports is the best manufacturer of old west rustic furniture. Their bedroom sets are handmade and designed to give your house that Texas old west feel without costing you an arm and a leg like antique furniture.
And if you are looking to add a little bit of color and art into your sleeping space, Southwest and Beyond will provide Mexican hand-carved furniture that’s brightly painted and artistically designed. This store is also your one-stop shop for equipal furniture made with pigskin and webbed bottoms.
What is The Best Wall Color for a Mexican Style Bedroom?
Yellow, orange, and gray-toned stone are the most common wall colors in the Mexican style decor. You can also paint them white and then add an accent wall of bold colors like blue, red, green, and purple. The best wall color is yellow because it goes with the furniture colors, art, and décor pieces found in Mexican décor, but white works just as well.
What Kind of Bedding Should I Use For my Mexican Style?
Mexican bedding is all about color, patterns, and stripes. While we recommend white bedsheets, the top cover or blanket should represent the warm, colorful nature of the Mexican people. Sarape, falsa, thunderbird, and Saltillo blankets are all befitting of this style and they all have ruffles at the ends.
What Are Mexican Colors?
The Mexican flag has three main colors-green, white and red. However, the vibrant colors often associated with Mexicans have little to do with the flag. They are a cultural heritage that represent the warm and energetic culture Mexicans experience every day. These colors include red, yellow, orange, pink and green.