Don’t you just love going on holiday and staying in a marvellous villa or hotel that boasts glamorous Mediterranean décor, with large windows that let the sun flood in, open-plan living spaces and simplistic, nature-inspired accessories that create beachy, relaxing vibes.
Whilst this style of décor is usually chosen by those living in warmer regions, there’s no reason why you can’t incorporate elements of Mediterranean living into your home in the UK.
The key tool for replicating Mediterranean interior décor is to use soft colours inspired by nature. These colours would usually include whites, creams, light blues, greens and soft yellows. Remember to keep it crisp and simplistic.
In Mediterranean homes, the flooring is usually made from marble or mosaic tiles to keep the house cool yet classy. You rarely see carpet anywhere, so opt for natural stone, marble or tiled floor in the bedrooms. Use rugs in certain areas of the house like the living room or bedroom to warm up the space. Mosaic tiles also look great on table-tops, around mirrors and in showers.
Mediterranean style is very rustic, so if your home has natural wooden beams, make sure these are on display and invest in solid furniture made from dark wood and decorate with soft furnishings in the theme of neutral seat covers and patterned cushions.
Lots of open doors and windows are essential in creating Mediterranean vibes. However, instead of opting for regular rectangular doors and windows try to incorporate arched windows and entrance doors if possible. This is quintessential Mediterranean design and will also create soft lines and calming feels, to make you feel as if you are on holiday in your own home.
If you need an extra help in hand to create the ultimate Mediterranean escape in the UK, contact John O’ Connell today on 01206 396667 and our team of in-house designers and builders can help bring your visions to life.