Have you ever wanted to feel like you live in a Spanish villa full-time and not just on vacation? Do you want to live in a house that manages to incorporate an older architectural style with a modern aesthetic? Luckily, with the help of our team at DreamHome Remodeling and Builders, we can bring modern Spanish style interior design to your home. First, let’s look at what modern Spanish style interior design entails. 

What Is Modern Spanish Style Interior Design?

Modern Spanish style interior design is inspired by traditional colonial Spanish interior design and architecture. Going back four hundred years, some of the characteristics of modern Spanish style interior design can be found in old churches in Spain before it began to appear in parts of what is now the United States that were once under Spanish rule. These characteristics would not only start to appear in local missions but in residential homes too. Spanish colonial architecture then began to incorporate elements of local Indigenous cultures that are still seen today in modern Spanish style interior design, which has also been called modern Spanish Revival

4 Main Characteristics Of Modern Spanish Style Interior Design 

Now that you have a basic understanding of the background behind modern Spanish style interior design, it’s time to explore four of the main characteristics that define this type of interior design style. The characteristics of this style of interior design are as follows: 

Stucco Walls

You’ll be hard-pressed to think of a modern Spanish style home with an interior (and even exterior) design that doesn’t utilize stucco. Stucco is a mixture of mostly sand, cement, lime, and water. This material is used as an alternative to brick and can be found on the outside of a structure and its interior walls. While stucco is traditionally white, you can choose a color to paint over it if you wish. This material is also a great insulator because it can absorb cool air, keep it from escaping, and release warm air into the home. 

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Earth-Tone Colors 

Warm and earth-tone colors are a major part of modern Spanish style interior design. Pigments such as browns, oranges, reds, and many others can be found in walls, ceilings, or even carpets and decorative pieces in a modern Spanish style home. They will make any home feel nice and welcoming. 

Arched Entrances

When first entering the inside of or going from room to room in a modern Spanish style house, you might notice that the entrances are arched. Arched entrances were a hallmark feature of Spanish colonial architecture and interior design and have continued into the twenty-first century. Really think about which points of transition in your home will be most aesthetically enhanced by the inclusion of this entryway design. 


No house with a modern Spanish style interior design is complete without tiles. Painted terracotta tiles and ceramic tiles can be found in any part of the home, especially on floors and ceilings. Painted or terracotta tiles can bring color to your kitchen floor, add something decorative to your bathroom walls, and last a very long time. Your home is given something colorful and durable. 

We Can Remodel Your Home In This Style!

Hopefully, you have been inspired by this brief introduction to modern Spanish style interior design. This style is very popular among many homeowners who wish to incorporate an aesthetic to their home that blends something classical with modern living. If this interior design style is appealing to you and you live in California, you’re in luck. You can contact us at DreamHome Remodeling and Builders today to bring a modern Spanish style interior design to your home. 

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