Mediterranean style originated in countries north of the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, Greece and Italy, and is often referred to today as “Spanish modern.” This style became popular in architecture in the last century and some beautiful features of such decor have been incorporated into interior designs since then. Wanna integrate them, too? Here are some tips.
Go for neutrals as the base of your interior, whites, off-whites and even buttermilk. Mediterranean colors echo those of the sea and sky and, depending on the region, can also include warm terra cotta, lavender and yellow. Incorporate much texture, too: layers of paint and glaze are hand-rubbed onto plaster or sand-textured walls to add visual depth. Simulate the look of a plaster wall with a textured finish using tinted drywall compound and colored beeswax.
white wooden walls, a tiled floor, a wooden ceiling and beams make up a vintage Mediterranean space
white plaster walls make up a great base for a Mediterranean space, dark wooden floors will contrast them
neutral textural walls, wrought railings, little pillars and wooden furniture make up a cool MEditerranean space
Mosaic tile designs embody the beauty of a Mediterranean interior, you may have heard something of famous azulejo tiles – we are talking of them and of designs inspired by them. Bring the designs into your home on the floor or a kitchen backsplash or on something you can take with you if you move, like a mirror frame or a tabletop. You can also simulate the look of tile with a stenciled mosaic border on floors, walls or furniture.
a blue mosaic tile backsplash, matching ceramics and plates on the wall and white cabinets for a Mediterranean space
a mosaic tile backsplash and a vintage kitchen hood bring Mediterranean vibes to the space
incorporate mosaic tiles into your interior cladding your stairs with them - such decor can be seen even in Mediterranean cities
incorporate blue mosaic tiles into your interior cladding your kitchen island, it's a creative idea
colorful mosaic tiles on the stairs and a bright print rug plus a vintage dresser for a Mediterranean entryway
blue mosaic tiles in the bathroom and an ornate mirror frame are amazing for a Mediterranean bathroom
blue and white mosaic tiles clad the backsplash and the floor bring strong Mediterranean vibes to the kitchen
blue mosaic tiles on your backsplash make your kitchen really Mediterranean
Furniture & Accessories
Mediterranean-style furniture ranges from simply functional to extremely formal. Pieces are short, with ornately turned legs and feet; hardware is heavy and often burnished. A bullnose edge is a common design detail on countertops and fireplace mantels. As for accessories, prefer burnished bronze urns, filigree light fixtures and a wrought-iron fireplace screen for a Moroccan influence. Don’t forget of printed and colorful textiles – with stripes, worn out looks and in blue shades, they spruce up the space at once and make it more Mediterranean.
a gorgeous whitewashed wooden bench with orange legs and a back and jute rugs bring Mediterranean feel to the space
a bright turquoise shabby chic sideboard, some wood carved stools and colorful textiles make up the space
a neutral relaxing space with a wicker lounger and an olive tree in a basket with moss feels modern and Mediterranean
such traditional to vintage cabinets and brass fixtures immediately create a Mediterrranean feel in this Tuscan kitchen
an exquisite Mediterranean vanity in blue with laser cut inserts and vintage knobs brigns Mediterranean chic
a wood carved console and a stack of vintage chests make the entryway really beachy and Mediterranean