White and blue, natural materials in their purest essence and handcrafted pieces are key to this style that conquers summer residences.
WHAT IS THE MEDITERRANEAN STYLE?
The Mediterranean style is characterized by letting light be the protagonist. White and blue is the combination that triumphs in this type of decoration, typical of summer houses, especially those located near the beach. These also include natural materials, handicrafts, and textiles such as linen and cotton.
WHITE, THE GREAT WINNER OF THE MEDITERRANEAN STYLE
Although the combination of white and blue is one of the maxims of Mediterranean decoration, it is also worth using only the color white, in its purest form and with warmer shades, such as off-white or off-white. After all, if a light is a protagonist in the Mediterranean style, white multiplies it and enhances it.
For white to be the protagonist, but not cold, it needs the warmth and luminosity of the sun to shine. For this reason, in the Mediterranean décor, the walls open into large windows that let the light in and flood absolutely everything.
NATURAL MATERIALS TRIUMPH
If natural fibers are a must in the decoration of living rooms, in the Mediterranean style they are even more important since they not only help to ‘warm’ the white, but most are also handcrafted pieces, another of the maxims of this trend that conquers the houses on the beach. Also, help yourself with pieces of solid wood made by local artisans.
Another key to achieving a Mediterranean style is to let the materials shine in their purest aspect, as well as in the industrial style. A good example is this Mediterranean living room, in which the stone on the walls gives character to simple and very very white decoration.
CRAFTSMANSHIP IN ITS PUREST FORM
To decorate a house with Mediterranean style, don’t forget to add local crafts. Damajuanas, ceramic vases, or pieces enameled in blue are the perfect complement to the natural materials and the white of this style.
OTHER COLORS THAT STAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN DECORATION
Although white and blue are the perfect pairing, this type of decoration also requires a warm tone that helps raise the temperature. But without overdoing it, since this style has something of the minimalism of the Nordic style. At the end of the day, it is still a decoration for holiday homes, in which comfort, convenience, and simplicity prevail.
SMALL DETAILS IN BLUE
If you are looking for a Mediterranean decoration, but do not want a very marine style, limit the accessories to blue. Use them for a light plaid on the sofa or include cushions with delicate blue stripes, but do not go overboard.
A MEDITERRANEAN BEDROOM TO SLEEP SOUNDLY
The key to achieving a super Mediterranean bedroom is to let white conquer all the pieces: from the walls to the furniture, through the choice of sheets. Then add textiles in blue, like in this cozy bedroom.
CRAFTS ALSO IN THE BEDROOM
If in a Mediterranean living room or dining room, crafts are the protagonist, in the bedroom too! And here it is not about adding ceramics or vases. Decorate the walls with pieces that provide warmth and show the craftsmanship of the area, as in this recovered door that decorates the headboard area.
SOME CURTAINS THAT PROTECT THE TERRACE
If there is something typical in Mediterranean terraces, it is sheer curtains, which in addition to protecting from the sun during the day and appeasing the wind at night, will create a sensation of movement according to the sea.