Embrace the Mediterranean lifestyle, here is how you can incorporate the stylish and warm Mediterranean home decor into your own home.
Mediterranean design is inspired by the countries north of the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, Greece and Italy. Mediterranean decor can range from simple functional design to very formal.
Mediterranean decor can encompass a wide range of styles but as a general rule key features include:
- A warm colour palette coupled with natural colours
- Rustic finishes
- Pattern and textures from the walls to soft furnishings
- Light and warmth with a link to any connecting outdoor spaces
HERE ARE OUR TOP 5 TIPS FOR ADDING A TOUCH OF MEDITERRANEAN DECOR TO YOUR HOME..
1. COLOUR PALETTE
Take inspiration from nature and opt for warm earthy tones and natural colours to bring a feel of the Mediterranean to your home. Think of Tuscan blue skies, rustic buildings and the golden and rich green landscapes.
Choose warm neutral colours for the walls and add pops of colour throughout with furniture and soft furnishings, vibrant blues, mustard yellow and dusty orange tones work really well.
Add variations of patterns, try mixing bold colours and play around with tonal shades to accessorize. As the Mediterranean colour palette is predominately warm try adding cooler accent tones to add a balance to the overall colour palette.
3. RUSTIC FURNITURE
Think about incorporating solid and well-made pieces of furniture, to be true to the Mediterranean style choose pieces made of wood or iron. Ironwork features heavily in Mediterranean homes whether it is antique or bronze doors or smaller pieces of furniture like coffee or side tables.
4. INDOOR-OUTDOOR LIVING
Create a sunny and comfortable environment in your home by allowing windows to bring in lots of light. If you are lucky enough to have a patio or terrace think about how you can bridge the gap between both spaces to create an extension to the living space for outdoor dining. Try using a lighter weight neutral curtain to bring a light airiness to the room.
Terracotta is an easy go-to for an instant Mediterranean feel in dusty orange and earthy brown tones. Their versatility means they can be used for hallways, outdoor patios, kitchen floors, backsplashes and fireplaces. For a more modern feel choose a matte terracotta tile and for something more reminiscent of ’80s Italian décor choose a tile with a glossy sheen.
I hope this offers a little help if you are thinking of adding a touch of Mediterranean home decor to your home.
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