This gorgeous style finds its roots in the hot and torrid Mediterranean countries in Southern Italy, the Greek Islands and Morocco. The high temperatures during the summer months, the flourishing Mediterranean vegetation and the proximity to the seaside, have always had a high impact on the interiors and houses of this region.
Even if you are located far away from these scenarios, you can still style your home with the same typical features. Here a mini guide through the characteristic elements of the Mediterranean style, to bring that charm into your home.
Interior of a restored church in the Chianti region in Tuscany by architect Marco Vidotto
If you live in a historical property, be always respectful of its history and try to style it enhancing its previous function and use. Find out typical furnitures of that age and with the help of a skilful carpenter, reproduce some of that furnitures. Mediterranean style is very antique and therefore very beautiful and very charming.
Bedroom interiors in Apulia, Southern Italy
The ceiling plays an important role in Mediterranean homes, usually with large cross vaults and exposed stones, which I truly love. Walls are usually painted in white as the sunshine coming inside would faint any other colour.
Apart from exposed stones, exposed wood beams are also very characteristic. Combined with the typical Italian terracotta floor tiles, it will bring such a warm atmosphere into your home.
Living room in Sardinia, Italy
Interiors villa in the Greek Islands
Use soft curtains if you want to dress your windows, one layer of linen will be sufficient and if you are not looking to reproduce in particular the Moroccan style, I think it is better to keep few objects and furnitures for a sense of tidiness and structure.
I hope with this post you will feel inspired to style your home in the gorgeous Mediterranean style. I think it is such a warm and cozy style that could fit any property. For any doubt or question, reach out to me here through the Contact page or at: firstname.lastname@example.org