Evoke the romance and cornucopia of smells, tastes, and colors on the southern coast of Europe by designing your home with Mediterranean flair. The region’s casual and friendly lifestyle is reflected in the relaxed design, rustic furniture, and wall textures. It’s a colorful and pleasing design style that brings a touch of the Mediterranean to even the most northern home.
Mediterranean Design Elements and Influences
Mediterranean style refers, roughly, to the design style of the south of Greece, Italy, and Spain. This region is known for its turquoise waters (hence, the cote d’azur), sparkling sunlit days and vibrant produce and flowers, which are mirrored in Mediterranean design. Each country uses specific colors, fabrics, textures and materials influenced by their culture but all typically stay true to incorporating the outdoors, rustic furniture, hardwood or stone tile floors, and wall textures.