Mediterranean style in the interior is suitable for apartment owners who like to travel around Europe. It is important for them that the atmosphere in the apartment is easy and romantic. This is achieved through the use of such materials:
- natural fabrics of warm shades.
The decor for this style can be anything, the main thing is that the space of the room is filled with various plants, paintings, decorative dishes, photographs, panels.
For the Mediterranean design is characteristic the use of elements of antique style from marble and ceramics, wrought-iron furniture, wood, having a different color. The presence of the marine color palette can be found especially often. Interior can be varied due to earthy, blue, black, sandy and turquoise hues. The country style of the country closely interacts with the Mediterranean style.
Italian color suggests a warm palette, and for the Greek design in the Mediterranean style is characterized by the presence of cold shades with predominant lemon, white, blue, green, bright yellow, pale blue tones. Especially pleasant is the style of the interior, where the red-pink shades are presented. For a warm palette of the Italian color can be used cream, terracotta, olive shades. The presence of the Greek color is due to the white, lemon and emerald (blue) shades used to style the room.
The Mediterranean style "loves" the blue color. The guest room is decorated in different shades of blue. Bright saturated color palette is successfully combined with faded, calm tones.
Mediterranean style implies a well-lit interior. Therefore, the living room windows are not hung with curtains or thick curtains.
For the decoration of the guest room elements made of natural fabrics are used. Bright pillows and rugs make the atmosphere more cozy.
In this article, read:
- 1 What materials and elements are used
- 2 Features of interior decoration and choice of color palette
- 3 Design of floor coverings
- 4 How to make a house in the Mediterranean style. Video
- 5 Mediterranean style in interior decoration
What materials and elements are used
Mediterranean interior, like the style of Provence, should be decorated using natural materials. Hide any irregularities on various surfaces of the room allows decorative plaster. A rough view of the plaster can not only ideally decorate the room in the style of Provence or the Mediterranean, but also save money and energy for repairs. The Mediterranean style also assumes brickwork, but its number should be minimal, for example, it can be used for laying a fireplace or kitchen walls.
The guest room in the Mediterranean style is spacious and bright. For the finishing of floors was used parquet from light wood.
Gently blue color gives the interior design of the living room a kind of lightness and uncomplicatedness.
Style Provence (as well as Mediterranean) involves the use in the interior of the following types of elements:
- Ceramic tableware.
- Cloaks, lace napkins, handicrafts, various crafts.
- Wicker reed chairs.
- Furniture made of natural material with forging.
- Blinds or curtains made of light materials.
- Tiled floor or floor covering of wood materials of terracotta tint.
Interior in the Mediterranean style involves the use of furniture made by themselves.
The combination of light oak or pine furniture is ideal for this style. The presence of wooden furniture on forged or lacquered legs in the interior of Italian houses is popular. This makes the "Mediterranean" room more refined, which can be seen in photo 1. A natural stone with textile upholstery allows creating a cozy atmosphere in the rooms, as shown in photo 2.
The virtuosic design of the dining room in the Mediterranean style in the house of the French politician.
The veranda in the large country mansion is designed in accordance with the requirements of the Mediterranean style.
Features of interior decoration and choice of color palette
There are two versions of the Mediterranean style: for a peasant house and for a manor house. Designers and buyers prefer the latter option. To make the decor look fresh, mostly cold colors are used, that is, white and blue (Figure 3). Popular are the archways, furniture in the style of Provence, which can be seen in photo 4. Designers recommend the use of Venetian, as well as decorative plaster of the French style of Provence. The decor of the Mediterranean interior can combine mosaic tiles and decorative plaster, which are used for wall painting. Such drawings mimic frescos, as shown in photo 5. The most significant elements of Greek or Italian design in the Mediterranean style include:
- white wall decoration;
- decor with carved elements;
- imitation of old-fashioned panels;
- wicker rattan furniture;
- furniture from valuable wood species of manual manufacturing.
A remarkable feature of the design of the bedroom was a canopy made of translucent white fabric over the bed. A light, romantic design is ideal for a young couple's bedroom.
Kitchen in the Mediterranean style is the dream of every mistress, who appreciates not only practicality and functionality, but also comfort and coziness.
The style of the Mediterranean includes the following main components, which correspond to the principles of design in the Italian style:
- Dark low furniture.
- Cushioned furniture.
- Tall and wide windows.
- Massive draped curtains.
- Decorative plaster.
- Antiquarian subjects.
Decor of coarse plaster elements creates a special charm, simplicity and sophistication, if the room is decorated in a Mediterranean style.
To create a kitchen interior design with a twist, you need to harmoniously pick up the headset and apron for it, decorating them using tiles of small sizes in one color. Ceramic tiles under the old days will help create a style of Provence in the interior of the kitchen, as in photo 6. The style of the Mediterranean as a whole is distinguished by its practicality, aesthetics, irreproachability and simplicity.
Bathroom in the Mediterranean style in a country house in the suburbs.
Luxurious, stylish interior of the living room in the Mediterranean style. Soft, light beige furniture, properly selected lighting, tiled floor - I testify to the Mediterranean style.
An unusual solution for the design of the living room in the Mediterranean style is the use of metallic chrome-plated elements.
Design of floor coverings
Perform a Mediterranean style in the interior can be using tiles or stone. This is important for keeping cool, which should accompany this style to the maximum extent. Especially if the climate is too hot or humid. Taking into account the climate of the Russian regions, before installing the cover, it will be necessary to adjust the heating system of the room, the interior of which will be Mediterranean. A similar coating is also suitable for a Provence-style design, but the use of parquet is compatible with it to a greater extent than in a Mediterranean interior.
The main rule, which concerns the finishing of the floor, is the minimum of the floor covering, so the ideal version will be the creation of a floor design from one material. This allows you to maintain the integrity of the interior of the room, which is suitable for the design of Provence. The optimal coating for the floor is unglazed ceramic tile from warm shades. The decor can include decorative friezes, tiles, etc.
Mediterranean "classic" - upholstery of furniture from the fabric in a cage and strip. A remarkable element of design is also the wood-burning fireplace, enclosed in a panel of bricks.
Furniture from solid wood of dark wood looks luxurious and elegant. Ceiling chandelier is selected in the best traditions of style.
To select the floor in the room, you can use the finishing material, such as marble mosaic. At the same time, another decor will be needed, which will change the interior style qualitatively, transforming it into a Mediterranean one. Among the most suitable types of flooring are: algae, sisal, mats. They allow to make the interior more calm and peaceful.
For finishing use wood materials, but the decor of wood should not dominate the Mediterranean style. If you create a provence, the wooden elements can be used in the greatest amount. For example, the use of wooden dark beams for the ceiling will give it expressiveness.
Kitchen in the Mediterranean style under a glass roof in a house in southern Italy.
Favorable in the Mediterranean interior also looks a combination of white and saturated blue. The kitchen set is equipped with a large number of functional and roomy shelves and drawers.
A creative solution for the hall in the Mediterranean style is a coffee table made of rough, untreated wood.