Mexican home decor is alive with dazzling colors, patterns and textures, rich with a history of unique artisanal materials, textiles and techniques. It’s an irresistible eclectic look born out of a blending of wildly diverse cultures: the native Aztec and Maya tribes, the Spanish missionaries and conquistadores, plus some Native American and Southwest influences. No wonder Andre Breton said, “Mexico is the most surrealist country in the world!”
We compiled a guide to the essential traditional and authentic Mexican accents for your home – with a few insider tips to home styling so you can evoke some of Mexico’s vivid and soulful style wherever you are.
Where do I go in Mexico for the colorful handicrafts and art?
Stroll around any city – Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Oaxaca, Mérida, San Miguel de Allende, and all the smaller towns in between – and go in search of the artisanal markets