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, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! Cinco de Mayo – the celebration of the anniversary of the 1862 victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the battle of Puebla is coming up May 5. Having been to Mexico a number of times, we can’t resist the sun-drenched palette, lush landscape and bold hues associated with this diverse and culture-rich country. So in honor of Cinco de Mayo, we pick out some Mexico-inspired home accents.
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Add a splash of sunshine to any room in the house with this ornate sun-spokes mirror from Anthropologie ($698). Made from reclaimed wood and carved into a sunburst, we love the look of this unique mirror. We suggest hanging it in the foyer or entrance hall as a warm welcome to anyone who comes to visit.
These gorgeous green handblown glass bowls from Crate & Barrel ($40 - $70) pressed into a striking folded shape are eye-catching enough to stand alone. We love the fresh shade of green, reminiscent of the Mexican agave plant.
Sometimes guests get cold. Keep a few of these handcrafted traditional Mexican blankets on hand from Urban Outfitters ($29) to kill the chill. They'll look great stacked on a painted stool in the kitchen or draped on the back of the couch to add some rich color to your space.
Introducing greenery into your home is always a good decor option, but if you want something inspired by Mexico (like we do) opt for a potted yucca like this one from IKEA ($20) (you can also pick them up at most local greenhouses or plant stores). Easy to care for and striking to look at, they add tropical charm to any room.
Have fun celebrating all things Mexican and happy Cinco de Mayo!
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