The Spanish love accessories and accents including fabrics and tapestries, wrought iron and pottery. The country is an extremely artistic society and interior design definitely reflects this. Details are an important part of Spanish design. This includes everything from window treatments, door handles, vases, shelves and other accents. It is not uncommon to see a variation of textures, fabrics and styles in one room, from cotton rugs to textured groupings of pottery.
Dark furniture is a strong Spanish characteristic. Distressed wood furnishings are common including mahogany, walnut, ebony, butternut, teak and rosewood. This dark furniture provides a nice harsh contrast to soft arches and loud architecture. The colors used in the accents tie the rooms together, but furniture tends to be understated and relatively simple. Heavy benches and upholstered pieces for living areas and a large amount of seating as the Spanish love to host family and friends for meals and gatherings.