The style of Mediterranean decoration in general any style of marine decoration seeks to create pleasant surroundings and very bright that way we can get it to help us to disconnect to relax and to get in touch with nature. It is therefore a style of decoration in which we seek to achieve tranquility and peace for what is imposed a very relaxing aesthetic of clear and very natural colors inspired by the sea and in particular in the Mediterranean Sea.
Aims of this style
Create pleasant, bright environments that help disconnect, relax and contact with nature. Tranquility and peace.
Natural colors that move us to the sea
In the style of beach decoration the blue and white can not miss. The light tones enhance the light and reflect the sun so we can enjoy very sunny spaces.
It is also important to achieve a Mediterranean decoration include raw shades and sands, as these provide warmth to the spaces and are colors that with the range of blues fit perfectly.
To add a point of color are also good options the olive for that touch more natural and the orange coral that adds a point of vitality.
Simple and light-colored furniture
This Mediterranean style of decoration is characterized by the use of a few furniture, a selection of essential, spaces little overloaded and spacious. Some furniture is replaced by constructive elements like shelves that are formed in the own wall or ledges that leave the rock.
Another type of furniture that we can use to create a Mediterranean style is the use of wooden furniture and we can also combine them with furniture forging that will help us to create that beach atmosphere so characteristic.
When choosing furniture of Mediterranean style try to predominate the simple lines, and when choosing colors for these furniture you can guide you by the color palette that we have proposed above but above all the most important to achieve that harmony of the style of beach decoration is always use soft colors for our furniture.
Natural materials: Wood, stone, iron and marble
Wood is key to the style of Mediterranean decoration, even those woods worn and eroded by water have a place in this style and we can use them for many elements of decoration from making beautiful posters and wall decorations like shelves or elements that give personality to Our home.
When choosing materials for this beach style we will opt for natural materials in the construction and of course if you want to achieve a style of decoration sail away from those modern and sophisticated materials. On the contrary you have to opt for a more rustic style using materials such as wood, stone, iron or marble.
For the floors we can use other materials such as terracotta, and return back to the wood or on the contrary use tiles, as all these elements will enrich the Mediterranean essence much more.
If you have the possibility to modify structural elements of the house we recommend that you leave the beams in sight and do not try to hide them, you can paint them of a blue tone for a more modern aesthetic
Marine print and natural fabrics
As in any style of decoration the textile is fundamental to achieve a Mediterranean aesthetic, we can use curtains with light and soft fabrics that let pass the light and the sea breeze. When choosing the color palette of our textiles we have to impose soft colors as white and raw that give neutrality and naturalness to the noblest areas of our common home could be the living room or even our bedroom.
When choosing materials for curtains and home textiles we can opt for warm materials such as cotton or linen. These are very natural and can work fantastically well to give a little more maritime decor style to our home.
For bedding, cushions, or even tablecloths we can play with colors and patterns to add a touch of color. The marine print is a classic that can not miss, this print so present in the style of sailor decoration is blue and white stripes, the horizontal stripes produce a sense of calm and peace and remind us of the horizon. Also the geometric prints that remember the traditional ceramics are characteristic of this style.
In this style, a lot of textiles are used to make the spaces more welcoming. Being a decoration that is not recharged and is based on simplicity, playing with textiles will help to enhance the feeling of comfort.
Decorative details and accessories that make the difference
It is very important to know how to choose accessories and accessories to finish the aesthetics so characteristic of the Mediterranean style, so we recommend that you decorate the spaces of your house with local crafts, traditional ceramics and elements of natural fibers such as raffia, wicker or sisal.
If you want to achieve a very Mediterranean style, bet on baskets and pots, vases and bowls of terracotta and vessels to complete your decoration.
You can also use elements that remind us of marine life such as nets, boats, oars, fish or seagulls … may be reasons that help us remarking the style of sailors in our house although it is recommended to use these elements in small doses to avoid falling into the saturation. We look for very quiet spaces and without too many elements that attract our attention.
Another of the elements that can serve us to create a marine atmosphere, are all those that the sea offers us. Shells, stones, sticks and conch shells can be turned into beautiful table centers, wall decorations even in closet pulls!
You also choose to always bring fresh touches to your Mediterranean home decorating some corner with fresh flowers or fruits of the time that will help to make your house a more lived space.
The Importance of Outdoors and Contact with Nature
Life abroad is very present in the Mediterranean lifestyle so if you want to create an authentic Mediterranean space you have to keep in mind that outlets such as windows, windows, balconies and terraces are very important. In Mediterranean areas, outdoor life is very common due to the good weather so it will be essential to pay close attention to those exterior spaces of the house.
The exterior is constantly strained inside the house and you enjoy much more of nature. Bets for large windows, porches and terraces and choose to decorate them with vegetation characteristic of the Mediterranean area: Citrus, eucalyptus, pine, bougainvillea, daisies and jasmines will make your exterior a wonderful place full of aromas and color.
The porches are a classic and the vegetal ceilings with climbing plants that protect of the hours of sun. Much more is enjoyed outdoors to eat, rest or read a good book.
Distribute your outdoor spaces with elements that allow you to carry out the different activities. Hanging macrame hammocks or wooden tables under the porch to enjoy authentic Mediterranean food.