Mediterranean area is one of the synonyms for swimming and summer adventures. Olives, wine, sea, sunbathing and charming islands are all part of Mediterranean culture. If you’re looking to renovate your home, then you should consider the Mediterranean style of home decor. Here are some ways to do it.
Add colourful tiles
Tiles can contribute a lot to the way your home looks and feels. Moroccan tiles are popular for a reason — they’re colourful, exotic and unique. Besides the patio and bathroom, you can also use them for your kitchen, bedroom and even the living room. Good tiling can significantly complement the design of your home and make it look more eclectic. Also, be careful to get neutrally coloured furniture so your home will be easier on the eyes. Still, if you know how to match colourful furniture with patterned tiles, feel free to do it, just be careful to not overdecorate.
Decorate with wallpaper
Wallpaper can change the overall vibe of your room. If you’re not a fan of wallpapers, you can only add them on one or two walls and keep the rest simple. This way, your room will stand out and what’s even better, you don’t have to worry about adding other decoration pieces, since wallpapers are more than enough. There are many available patterns, you just need to find the one that works best for you. If you’re more into Arabesque patterns, then choose Satin Damask or multi mosaic Marrakesh tiles. For those who prefer simpler patterns, you can always opt for navy blue/white or gray/white colour combinations.
Welcome some gorgeous plants
Having plants at home can be really rewarding, but when it comes to Mediterranean home decor, plants play a crucial role, so if you don’t have any, it’s about time you consider getting them. When we talk about home interiors, potted palms are always a great choice. If you don’t feel like caring for the plants, then feel free to get artificial mini trees or flowers. Still, the best way to add a Mediterranean vibe to your home is to add olive and lemon trees outside your home. Garden is an essential part of Mediterranean home decor, so growing herbs in cute terra cotta pots is a great way to start. Plus, you can use herbs as spices for your cooking!
Get pampered with a spa
Mediterranean culture relies heavily on personal pleasures and hedonism, therefore, if you want the full Mediterranean experience, getting a spa or a pool is the right way. Unfortunately, going on a sudden trip to Greece or Italy requires a lot of planning and resources, but installing a quality home spa is much more affordable. Many home spas and swim spas are easy to install and maintain, just be sure to hire an experienced and reliable team that’ll do quickly and efficiently. After you get a spa, you’ll be looking forward to the weekend so you can spend warm Saturday nights getting relaxed in a hot bubble bath.
Keep the natural lights in
There’s nothing more Mediterranean that sun, sun and more sun. Therefore, it’s necessary to add more natural lights so your home will be well-lit. Discard the old, heavy and dark curtains and replace them with lightweight and airy ones. Also, if possible add wooden and slightly heavier window blinds that you can open-and-shut as necessary. The reason for that is that wooden window blinds are commonly found in traditional Greek and Italian homes. If you don’t like brown colour, you can pain them marine blue, turquoise or white. Besides, natural light can greatly accentuate the colours in your home, which can contribute to a more peaceful and serene look of your space.
Make it look restful and rustic
Mediterranean homes are signified by a rustic yet beautiful aesthetic. In this culture, everything’s about getting a good afternoon rest, or siesta as it’s known in Spain, so be sure to create a vibe that invites you to sit or lie down and relax. Avoid designs that look too polished and sharp, instead, go for shabby chic furniture and Earthy elements, such as wooden furniture and terra cotta vases. Make everything look casual and welcoming, like a charming guest house in a small Italian seaside town. Of course, you can add some modern pieces, such as a big TV or a sleek coffee machine, but make sure to keep the healthy balance between rustic and contemporary.
Hopefully, these tips will help you turn your home into a real Mediterranean refuge, which won’t be just a place where you live, but rather your own personal oasis. Keep in mind to carefully research all the options before you decide to buy anything. If you do this right, your home will feel like a constant vacation trip of your dreams!