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Decorating Diva: Home decor ideas inspired by Cinco de Mayo

Welcome to Decorating Diva, 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.

Cinco de Mayo Home Accents

8 Home accents inspired by Mexico

It’s nearly Cinco de Mayo – do you know how you’ll be celebrating? We’re using the diverse landscape, natural materials and fascinating sights of Mexico to inspire our current home decor choices and give our space a splash of color and festive atmosphere. Viva Mexico!

1Terra cotta plates

We love how rich and vivid these pretty terra cotta plates are, from Crate & Barrel ($8 each). The deep jewel tones – red, orange, teal, green and purple – will make a stylish addition to your summer table, but we suggest using them year-round for an all-season dose of gorgeous color.

2Turquoise pitcher

Serve your favorite summer sips in this ornate, antique-inspired glass pitcher from Anthropologie ($78). We love the ocean-blue hue and how pretty this piece will look sitting on the kitchen counter – or filled with ice-cold lemonade on the patio table.

3Mexican-inspired serveware

Give any summer side dish a boost by serving it in one of these vibrant bowls from Pottery Barn ($29). Inspired by traditional Mexican pottery, these lively bowls add charm and fabulous color to both your indoor and outdoor table.

4Cut-out candle holders

Instantly boost the ambiance of any room – or your patio table – with these terra cotta candle holders from West Elm ($20 – $24). We love the cute cut-outs in each one that enhances the dreamy glow and reminds us of papel picado, the Mexican folk art of paper-cutting.

Make your own Mexican art for Cinco de Mayo using this simple Martha Stewart craft inspired by papel picado.

Up next: More Mexico-inspired home accents >>

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