May 11, 2021 / Marcel Mena

Break It Down - The 5 Key Elements Of A Mediterranean Inspired Interior Design Look For Your Living Room

The classic European summer trips look like they may have to be postponed this year - so we thought we would bring the classic Mediterranean style right to your home for you to all enjoy. We all lust after a life and home style that radiates and speaks of simplicity and a relaxed way of living, a slower pace that is more in tune with nature.


1. WHITEWASH OR COLOUR WASH YOUR WALLS
This is a style that is personified by simplicity and one that resonates with chic effortless vibes. A dominant colour palette of white on white is most common within the Mediterranean aesthetic however you can punctuate this fresh and easy palette with rich colour washes of your favourite Mediterranean hues. Think rich blues reminiscent of a sparkling mediterranean sea, or an earthy yellow that speaks of the warming Mediterranean sunshine. Keep white a focal colour way and add punches of colour via feature walls or trims.

2. ADD TEXTURE AND TILES
It is integral to add depth and softness into a predominantly all-white colour scheme and soft furnishings are the perfect way to do this! Opt for handwoven statement rugs with subtle hints of lush colour or natural fibre rugs such as jute options. Layer linens cushions on your sumptuous white lounge in sun-kissed, citrus, and ochre hues to create visual layers within your living space. Always keep in the mantra “soft, fresh and easy” forefront of the mind. Tiles are another great way to add little texture and pattern into a Mediterranean living area.

3. USE ACCESSORIES TO ADD COLOUR
From gorgeously coloured glass vases to earthenware terracotta vessels use the accessories you place in your living room to add in complimentary Mediterranean tones. Work from a colour palette that reflects the very best of the Mediterranean itself, rich blues, earthy terracottas, browns and greens and sunshine yellows punctuated with metallics in burnished copper and gold.

4. BLUR THE BOUNDARIES
A key element in Mediterranean style is the blurring of boundaries between the indoors and the outdoors how does this translate to Living room style? Easily! The addition of some eternally on-trend indoor greenery in both large and small scale options is the perfect way to introduce a little of the outdoors into your Mediterranean living room.

5. IT'S ALL ABOUT EXPOSED WOOD
Mediterranean interiors and their home decor are often characterised by their use of exposed wood. Be it rafters, beams, exposed mantles, or shelves that are left to naturally shine during the building process or phenomenally dreamy home decor pieces such as coffee tables, bowls, vessels, stools or side tables that are later added into the interior to complete those Mediterranean easy breezy vibes.

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