¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

… also known as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (the day of the battle of Puebla). To clear up a common misconception: it’s not Mexican Independence Day (that’s in September) but a day of commemoration of the Mexican army’s surprising win over the French in the Battle of Puebla, a day celebrating Mexican heritage.

Okay, history lesson’s over. Let’s move on to the main part of today’s post: awesome Mexican-inspired home décor!

Mexican motifs are frequently found in bathrooms, with traditional blue, yellow, and/or terra cotta tiles:

mediterranean bathroom ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

eclectic bathroom ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
mediterranean bathroom ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
The same tiles are also popular in foyers and on staircases…
rustic hall ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
mediterranean staircase ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
mediterranean staircase ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
…and have even found their way into kitchens.
mediterranean kitchen ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
mediterranean kitchen ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
mediterranean kitchen ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
The warm, desert-y vibe of Mexican tile lends itself to the great outdoors, too:
mediterranean patio ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
mediterranean landscape ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
…while Mexican feather grass rounds out the look:
contemporary landscape ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
Don’t like the tile? Try incorporating other Mexican design elements like stucco, adobe, Mexican doors, and fabrics with Mexican flavor:
mediterranean family room ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
And if you just want to decorate in the spirit of the fiesta, try draping a chair or sofa with a colorful Mexican serape:
traditional entry ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
¡Me gusta!
Do you have Mexican heritage? How do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

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