The Mediterranean style is rich in romance and short on simplicity. With intricate designs featuring beautiful fabrics and a sea of colors, your house will become a home when intertwined with Mediterranean design. You can create this look in your home by incorporating sea shore colors, lots of mosaic tiles, textured walls, and the look of desert sand.
To begin forming your Mediterranean design, gather the appropriate materials. Looks for pieces in glass, iron, or basic terra cotta to create the look you crave. Sea glass vases and bottles can be found at antique shops and yard sales for just a few dollars. You can use these to hold flowers or just as a display of color on your shelves. Wrought iron can be used for a variety of decorating projects for decorative grates and grills to fireplace screens. Adding simple wrought iron posts to your window frames can make your home feel like it has been transported to the streets of Italy. You could also add beautiful oversized pots filled with large leaved plants or other greenery.
Your walls should have a textured look. Choose from colors that are warm and inviting. Think of green olives, Italian cheeses, or the color of the sea at sunset. These shades will warm up your walls and instantly transform your space. Try to add texture to your walls through stucco or sponge methods of painting. Incorporate other colors in your accessories or furniture. Creamy yellows, sea greens, turquoise, or a soft lavender are complementary to the Mediterranean style. Add white to any of these color palettes and it will be a way to cool down the characteristic warmth of the Mediterranean look. This will allow you a sense of balance within the space.
Consider covering your floors in a large tile pattern. You could use the traditional mosaic tiles or create a floral pattern out of solid colored tiles. Another option is earthy brown tiles or a stone floor. Soften the look up by adding cotton rugsor even jute rugsin soft colors. Cream rugs are a great choice to cool off the warm colors within a Mediterranean room.