Decorate Home In Mediterranean Style
Decorate Home In Mediterranean Style – The main feature of Mediterranean style is finding the perfect balance between the interior and the natural environment, which in itself makes it unique. Mediterranean style must display the sun, sea, citrus and Mediterranean herbs. In essence, it is simple, easy and functional.
All materials must be natural. A dominant are stone and pine wood (both materials ideal crudely made). This is especially good choice for the floors, which can be alternatively covered with tiles and terracotta. If you opt for wooden floors, do not put the classic parquet, but rougher major planks of wood that can be varnished or painted thinner or thicker in spreading white. This style is great for the use of untreated marble, especially for interior stairs.
Fans of the Spanish spirit can use ceramic tiles to create a mosaic floor ideal for hallways, stairs and entrance area. Recently, the very popular are terracotta tiles with Mediterranean floral motifs.
The walls can be made of rough stone in its original form, which can then be painted in the colors of the environment of your home (terracotta, soft colors of citrus or lavender). The same applies to a straight, classical walls. You can play with colors in a way that darker shade paint just one wall (e.g. in the kitchen or living room), while the rest will be walls in natural white. If possible, during the construction of walls a small niches can be created that will later serve as shelves.
Furniture should be practical, with simple lines, and, almost as a rule, made of lightweight pine in its natural color (alternatively, it can also be painted in typical Mediterranean colors). Tables and chairs should not be bulky, but this rule does not apply for the chests, which are made of more massive wood, and serve, with light pine cabinets, in addition to storage wardrobe or other objects. Chests are ideally in natural wood color or painted in white or green. With wooden furniture, it will be a good fit some furniture made of wrought iron (e.g. coffee table or a double bed).
Upholstery textiles (e.g. for the sofa or chair) should be easy and natural. The same rule is for curtains – they must be bright and light and made from natural materials (except e.g. in the case of Moroccan style where the predominant material is silk in deeper tones). Light curtains will create the impression of lightness, which is an indispensable companion to Mediterranean style. The carpet is almost gone, and if you still insist on them, then choose the simpler cotton, almost monochrome versions. If you are still more keen on North African environment, then you can cover the floors with small carpets made of natural materials in deep pastel colors with traditional design – whether it is the asymmetrical pattern or stylized motifs from nature.
The kitchens in the Mediterranean culture are central point of the house. With the light wooden furniture with simple lines (cupboards, table and chairs), add some Mediterranean details that will create a warm atmosphere at home, ideal to socialize with family and friends: on the wall shelves or side cupboard hang lance garlic and dried figs, and put on the table a jug filled with Mediterranean herbs (basil, marjoram, oregano sprigs and bay leaves).
In the Mediterranean-style an inevitable element is a water and you will not go wrong if on one wall in the kitchen install an antique iron sink, which will have a practical role and be an interesting decor at the same time. Lighting in such interior must be as close as possible to natural light. Do not hesitate to use strong lighting on the ceiling while standing lamps or lamps in the cabinets can be more ambiental.
Extras that create a Mediterranean style are extremely important and they should be given special attention – it is desirable to emphasize the rustic objects of daily use. Surely you will not go wrong if you put ceramic pots on the shelves or on the floor, which can be filled with fresh or dried bunches of lavender or olive branches. The walls can be left empty, or decorated with light watercolors with marine motifs (boats, harbor scenes and seascapes), while in the kitchen are ideal to have a paintings of still life or depicting food typical in the Mediterranean cuisine.
In the Mediterranean interior, the balcony or terrace is very important. The main material preferably would be the stone, rough marble or terracotta tiles. We recommend that furniture is made of natural pine wood or wrought iron, with upholstery ideally in white or blue (other ‘Mediterranean’ colors can also be used, depending to the environment). Every balcony or terrace in Mediterranean style will look perfect with an oleander in the corner, planted in white or terracotta pot.