Table of contents:
- Mexico Furniture and Co.: A Touch of Frida
- The basics of the Mexican Frida Kahlo style
- Mexican interior
- Mexico furniture and decorations: very subtle folklore
Video: Mexico furniture: furnishing according to Frida Kahlo
We embark on a journey into deep worlds of color: the Mexican style of furnishing is strongly based on the taste of Mexico's most famous artist: Frida Kahlo. This article shows you how you can integrate not only Mexico furniture, but also the general style into your home.
Her life was characterized by pain and blows of fate. Frida Kahlo, the icon of Mexico, still stands for female creativity and expressiveness, strength and joie de vivre.
With her partly surreal art she symbolized life and her view of it. She was born and died in the famous blue house, Casa Azul in Coyoacán in Mexico. Her style of clothing and decor was colorful, flashy and provocative. It was not uncommon for her to appear in family photos as a son and not as a daughter, giving herself from A to Z as male. She also loved to portray herself. In her day, she was practically the selfie queen.
I am my own muse Frida Kahlo † 1954
Mexico Furniture and Co.: A Touch of Frida
And exactly this colorful life of the artist should also reflect the furnishing style: provocation, feminism, surreality. Those who feel connected to either Mexico or Frida Kahlo can bring home a piece of this energy - in the form of individual pieces of furniture or a complete redesign of the rooms. This furnishing style is closely related to the boho or folklore style and can be implemented quite easily with colorful fabrics and decorative elements.
Living room furniture in Mexican folklore style.
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It does not always have to be the full force of color: individual colored accents are often sufficient.
Art prints on pillows, posters and cups are individual eye-catchers in the room.
Photo: Jan Constantine
The basics of the Mexican Frida Kahlo style
In the Mexican furnishing style, the color yellow dominates as the basic color. No matter whether as wall paint, wallpaper, decorative element or piece of furniture. In combination with shades of red, green and blue, the Latin American style is created. Parrots, monkeys and hummingbirds keep appearing in her paintings. Home accessories with animal motifs are an absolute go. Then flowers. Lots of flowers - whether real or plastic. You don't have to braid them straight like Kahlo liked, but colorful bouquets should always be present.
I paint flowers because that's not how Frida Kahlo dies
Yellow in combination with blues, greens and reds creates the perfect folklore style.
Art motifs on accessories can be used to set visual highlights in the room.
Frida Kahlo was famous for her floral decoration in her hair. Floral Frida prints are particularly effective on dark walls.
Golden decorative elements or furniture add a touch of extravagance.
The colonial style forms the basis for the Mexican furnishings. This is characterized by wood, rattan, bamboo and country-typical accessories. The whole thing is completed by colorful fabrics, decorative elements and ikat patterns. The personal taste definitely sets the limits here. Yellow walls, green pillows, red armchairs and pink pillows - almost everything is allowed here. For an authentic Frida Kahlo look, crochet blankets, colorfully embroidered pillows and a small wooden side table also ensure. What should also not be missing are cacti and succulents, and evergreen house plants such as screw tree, dragon tree, yucca or bow hemp, but also exotic plants such as bromeliad.
Crocheted blankets and colorful embroidered pillows are typical of the Mexican folklore look.
Photo: living4media / Möller Cecilia
Mexican style bedroom with colorful pillows and accessories.
Photo: living4media / Allig, Birgid
Cacti and succulents are an absolute must in Mexican style.
Photo: living4media / Bauer Syndication
Mexico furniture and decorations: very subtle folklore
Large folklore or Mexico fans can of course courageously reach into the paint pot and imitate the colorful Frida style. However, you should consider whether you are really the "colorful type" and how long you can or would like to see the colors. It is therefore advisable to grope your way slowly and work with individual decorative elements such as pictures, pillows and lanterns. Posters or printed canvases are particularly good for seeing whether the Mexican style can be integrated into the apartment.
Frida Kahlo poster by the artist Nettsch.
Ikat-style Kahlo poster by artist Kris Tate.
"Qué lindo!" - Frida would say. The sofa in the Mexican boho look is a real eye-catcher!
Photo: Maisons du Monde
Mexico style very discreet: If you want to keep things a little calmer with this style, you can use black and white prints and monochrome design of the rooms.
Optical highlight: colorful Kahlo art print.
Photo: Desenio Violetta Hoffmann Redaktion haus.de