Runway to Room: Aztec Prints
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I noticed Aztec prints cropping up in fashion a little over a year ago; maybe you have noticed them too. If you aren’t aware of the origin of these designs, they are inspired by the textiles of the ancient Aztec people. The Aztecs lived in central Mexico from the 14th to 16th centuries. You didn’t realize that you were going to get a history lesson today, did you?
Aztec patterns have worked their way from the fashion world into home décor. What I love about these designs are the bright colors, symmetry, repeating patterns and geometric shapes. To me these are not only the key identifiers of the Aztec style, but what also makes it perfect for home decorating. This style is well suited for those who want a bold piece but don’t want to go too crazy. Of course if you like a bit of a wild feel in your home, you are welcome to throw multiple Aztec decor pieces into the mix.
When I think about decorating my home, I always think about DIY’ing some items of interest. Not everything, but a few choice pieces that I want to be unique. Aztec home décor is perfect for doing yourself. The straight lines and geometric shapes are conducive to painting, sewing or stenciling. To get your creative juices flowing, I’ve pulled together a few DIY Aztec home décor items to inspire you. I’d love to try any of these:
Aztec Décor collage
- DIY aztec headboard from Osie Moats
- Aztec print gold and blue pot from Minted Strawberry
- Make a rug with a drop cloth and paint from Nellie Bellie
- DIY table at 2nd Funniest Thing
- DIY Aztec/Mayan cushion cover at Oh Caro
What is your favorite DIY Aztec home décor piece out of the above? Which one will you try? Let me know in the comments!