With styles reminiscent of beautiful beachside villas and time spent in the sun, the Mediterranean decor is truly unique and homes that you find in quaint Spanish towns or bustling Greek islands are miles apart from any other design themes.
With calming blues and pastel yellows, Mediterranean colours are ideal for brightening up your home in time for summer, and it makes it a great colour scheme to use right through your home. So, no matter where you are in the world, it’s time to give your home a little splash of sunshine.
Blue is a massively versatile colour and one which works in almost any room in the house. Whether you combine it with bare bricks or wooden accents, a bright or pastel shade of blue will add much-needed hints of Mediterranean warmth. Whether you add soft furnishings to your bedroom or paint old wood shutters a bright shade of blue to perfect the much loved shabby chic look, this is an easy and affordable way to add the style into your home.
Adding pattern and texture into your home is fairly easy and walls and floors are the perfect way to do so. Tiles are hugely popular in Mediterranean homes, thanks to their cooling properties and being easy to clean, so this is a great place to start. Spanish style tiles are perfect to add to bathroom walls or kitchen splashbacks to create a stunning focal point.
Choose larger floor tiles with a Mediterranean design if you are looking to refresh a smaller room, such as a utility room or downstairs bathroom. Beautiful blues are known for evoking the colours and sense of the ocean and the brighter the blue, the better. Try mixing and matching the colours and patterns for a bohemian look with looks great next to white kitchen accessories or fluffy white towels. Keep the rest of your design fresh and clean and you’ll have a beautiful room full of character.
Mix Styles Together
If your home is already full of more traditional styles and designs, then there is no harm in mixing them with Mediterranean patterns and colours. Oranges and greys look lovely when paired with the brighter colours typically found in trend and can be combined whichever way you prefer. If you have a grey sofa, then use coloured throws and blankets or brightly coloured large scatter cushions for pops of the trend, or if you have a wooden coffee table then you could add a Mediterranean vase or bright patterned table runner.
Don’t Forget Your Outdoor Space
If you already have a beautiful outdoor space which you enjoy spending time in, then there’s no harm in adding some touches of the Mediterranean to this area as well. If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor furniture or a seating area, then add some summer colours such as green, citrus and ochre. Wicker and rattan are hugely popular in typical Mediterranean design, so you could even invest in some new wicker furniture for the space. Putting your outdoor furniture or seating arrangement in front of a white backdrop will make the area look even more inviting and creates the perfect space for you to relax and enjoy the summer months.
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For outdoor accessories, lanterns and large pillar candles are favorited somewhat by Mediterranean design, so you can always include these if you’re also looking to add in extra natural light sources. Iron or metals tables are perfect for outside as they are easy to clean and look after and make a great spot for you to put your drinks or dine alfresco. You could even go as far as planting some new flowers and plants if you want to create a true Mediterranean oasis in your own home!
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