With overseas holidays not on the "to-do list" for a lot of us this summer, we should have a look at how we can bring the Mediterranean feel into our homes instead. The Mediterranean interior style has timeless appeal and encapsulates the classic features of older Spanish, Italian and Greek homes. such as natural stone walls and floors, exposed wood beams, decorative metalwork and bold ceramics, usually in blue. The Mediterranean look is earthy, rustic, cool and natural - making it a perfect partner for reclaimed wood furniture.... which will also bring in a whole load of history and character with it. With this style we are looking to mimic the indoor-outdoor lifestyle,
Bring the casually elegant, earthy and rustic Mediterranean look, inspired by the sun and sea, right into your dining space. A Mediterranean dining area tends toward colours and materials that look picked straight from nature - rich, earthy hues against a calming backdrop of white and natural wood. A rustic dining table is just screaming out to be filled with tapas, olive bread and full-bodied red wine, ready for you to enjoy with friends and family. Hanging a natural weave rattan pendant light over a reclaimed wood dining table would be the perfect lighting for your Mediterranean look dining room, opt for wicker placemats and rustic earthenware dishes for relaxed summer evening dining.
To get the Mediterranean style in your living room we suggest you keep things cool, white and neutral - reflecting the casual lifestyle and laid-back vibe of the area. Perfect for creating a relaxing space. Furniture is big, sturdy and built to last with natural materials, such as rustic wood, stone and natural weaves taking a starring role. Neutral tones can be complemented with bright accent colours, such as blues and yellows reminiscent of the sun, sea and sky, or deep orange, brown and terracotta to create an inviting and intimate mood. To bring in the natural element of wood you can have a reclaimed wood coffee table as your living room centrepiece or a rustic sideboard with a selection of decorative accessories like terracotta pots, leafy house plants in rattan baskets and a natural wicker side lamp.
Warm evenings and a gentle breeze call for a pared-back scheme in the bedroom. Add soft colour accents to off-white walls - think muted pinks, greens and blues - and a chunky rustic bed and full of character. Natural woven accessories like a natural jute rug and wicker baskets for storage. Introduce some wall hangings and some plumped up scatter cushions to complete this dreamy bohemian bedroom style.