¡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:

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