Your living room serves more than just a touch of elegant class. After all it is a personal space used for entertaining those whose opinion of your lifestyle and taste matter!
So this time when you decide to give your drawing room a complete facelift, consider going Mexican; especially if you have a happy family and a vibrant personality! Just changing your seating arrangement in the traditional Mexican style will add to the ambiance.
The thing about traditional Mexican style is that local folk art is an exotic blend of Spanish extravaganza and Franciscan simplicity. These Monks settled in Mexico sometime in the 16th century. It's interesting to note how Mexican carpenters make use of bright yellows, reds, blues and gold when designing chests and coffee tables. At the same time simple chests of drawers, cupboards and bedposts reflect typical Franciscan restraint; an odd yet beautiful combination.
Chairs, settees and sofas are the best examples of the colorful Mexican tradition.
Pine chairs with wicker seats are so common. Apart from keeping these in your living room they make for great garden furniture.
Leather upholstered couches are common in traditional Mexican homes. Leather, especially black, brown and maroon has always been a great favorite with local carpenters. You could even buy leather upholstered chairs with decorative nail heads and thick curved wooden armrests. They'll look absolutely stunning and in fact will add warmth to your living room. This type of seating arrangement is perfect for homes located in cold climatic regions.
Softwood sofas with bright colored upholstery are very typical of Mexican drawing rooms . Deep colored floral patterns and geometric designs dominate. If you are looking for something simpler you could go for Corona Mexican Pine chairs, high backed with simple wooden armrests and pastel cushions.
You can actually go for a simple chair painted in Avocado green, orange or yellow. The seats come in choices of leather, wicker or simple textile upholstery.
You can even get brightly painted two seats or just a settee in cream wood, carved with folk designs.
The above mentioned are just a few options. Mexican chairs, couches and sofas come in a wide range of designs and color. Buy one to suit your taste and space. The common factor characteristic of all Mexican furniture is the simplistic designs. Most chairs will have a square seat and a simple back with two wooden panels. Leather upholstered chairs and couches more often than not button nailed patterns on them. Woolen cushion covers with geometric patterns for chair seats are a common sight.
Whether carved or simple and basic, Mexican furniture has a unique character of its own!