Mediterranean design has been intriguing the interior design world in 2019 and we need to talk about it. Keep reading to learn more about its features, characteristics, and how you can recreate it in your home!
Interior design trends are constantly changing and evolving, but there are certain ones that have stood the test of time. One of those trends, in particular, has been making a lot of waves this year. Mediterranean design is warm, rooted in history, and is undeniably chic when it’s done correctly.
We love this design and by the end of this blog post, we know that you will love it too. To achieve that goal, we’re going to go over some of the key characteristics of the design aesthetic and how to can create a Mediterranean design in your own home.
Distinctive Features of Mediterranean Design
Mediterranean design is, of course, influenced by the countries that are in the area like Spain, Italy, Greece, and France. Each one has made a huge influence on the region in terms of food, culture, and interior design style in their own ways. But, interestingly, the various influences have come together to create a singular, rich culture and design that is admired the world over.
As with any design aesthetic, there are a set of distinctive characteristics that are immediately recognizable as Mediterranean design. Along with being relaxed and inspired by the sea, you can generally spot Mediterranean design by looking out for these key features:
Colors Inspired by the Sun
Warm and Cool Earth Tones
Large, Comfortable Furniture
Ceramic Floor Tiles
Detailed Upholstery and Textured Furniture
How You Can Recreate this Style in Your Home
Mediterranean design is something that you can easily translate into your home. We recommend that you start by getting a good sense of which Mediterranean colors you love and start there. Do you love the warm hues, like terracotta or yellow, or are you in the camp of the turquoises found in the Cote d’Azur? Nailing down your color scheme early will make your job a lot easier in the long run.
Next, focus your attention on the big pieces of furniture you want to add. Remember, with this design, the bigger and more textured, the better. Having those pieces in mind will help you start to picture your completed design.
Lastly, turn your attention to the decor items and finishes you want to add. This step is where you can take your design to the next level. Feel free to add gorgeous accents like wall hangings, art, vases, plants, and rugs to add in all the color and texture that are synonymous with Mediterranean design.
With a little time and patience (and help from this article), your home can become a colorful and relaxing European hideaway. Let us know if you recreate this design in your home by tagging us in photos @joybird on Instagram!