Sunday 4 December 2016

Maximum Mexican: Bring the fiesta home this summer

Nikki Cummins Black

Published 26/06/2016 | 02:30

Quilted throw, €20, patterned throw, €12, diamond aztec double, €16, patterned cushions from €6 at Penneys
Quilted throw, €20, patterned throw, €12, diamond aztec double, €16, patterned cushions from €6 at Penneys
Brightly coloured cushions - Debenhams.
Kaleidoscopic rug from Marks and Spencer.
Candy skull from Penneys.
Pot belly stove from Littlewoods.
Hand-painted knobs from Marks and Spencer.

Beautiful embellishment and embroidery are the highlight of the Mexican trend, with detailing such as pom poms and beading featuring across the look. If you prefer a more serene surrounding, then this may not be the right style for you! The colour palette includes rich tones and vibrant shades of warm and cold colours.

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Nice drawers

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Old sideboard and cabinet handles can easily be replaced with vibrant hand-painted knobs such as these offerings from Marks & Spencer. They are a neat source of themed beauty, perfect for adding that splash of Mexican spice to your interiors without overwhelming the space.

BUY IT: €9.50 for a pack of two, Marks & Spencer

Hang in there

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Embrace woven and embroidered textiles in the form of coloured blankets, decorative pillows or bold area rugs. This kaleidoscopic rug will be perfect on the floor or, if you're feeling adventurous, displayed on a brightly painted wall.

Buy it: €195, Marks & Spencer

Mexican siesta

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Enjoy a nap surrounded by the intricate detailing of Mexican-style textiles with these cosy accessories.

Buy it: Quilted throw, €20, patterned throw, €12, diamond aztec double, €16, patterned cushions from €6 at Penneys

Pot belly

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Don't forget about your garden. These gorgeous little creations will add atmosphere and a bit of culture - and heat! - to a summer soirée.

Buy it: La Hacienda Star Flower medium chiminea, ¤84, littlewoodsireland.ie

Candy skull

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Enjoy a cuppa in these cheap and edgy mugs with a colourful nod to Cancun cool.

Buy it: €2, Penneys

Pomp and circumference

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Don't be afraid of combining coloured textures and textiles to create this look. No need to get a new sofa, just mix and match some brightly coloured cushions and scatter at will over your old couch.

Buy it: €25, Debenhams

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