It’s irresistible, the sheer exuberance and cheerfulness of Mediterranean-style decorating. There is so much to inspire. Whether it’s the gutsy, earthy colors of the limewashed walls of the Italian countryside, the intense blue of the Greek islands or the intricate patterns and bold shades of Moroccan ceramics and fabrics, all feel very much at home here. Where the climate just begs for relaxed al fresco entertaining.
Balcony views. A sunny balcony captures the essential spirit of Mediterranean life. The inward opening doors save space outside. Walls are limewashed in Porter’s terracotta.
Tiles with style. These vibrant Moroccan tiles can be used as they are for hot plates, or in a panel to create a unique table-top masterpiece.
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Eyes of the wall. Any wall, interior or exterior, can be given a touch of magic simply by tilling a backdrop for a fountain or plaque. Use a border and a body toned edging tile to outline the shape. In this setting the table has been covered in a mosaic of broken tiles, creating a riot of color.
Lounging about. Nestled against the end wall of a balcony, this built-in seat is just the spot for a quiet read or a snooze. It features a crazy-pattern mosaic tile back panel and kick board, with handy ledges either side for drinks and snacks. The seat itseld is softened by large canvas covered foam pads and cushions, which reflect the colours used in the tiles. The cushions need to be stored inside, out of the weather, when not in use.
How refreshing. The Moroccan influence adds zest to this tile topped table. It’s a colorful place to rest with a refreshing draught of iced tea.
C’est la vie. If you can’t think of the south of France without falling into a swoon, you’ll love this look. In this setting a cluster of fold French garden chairs helps recreate a the charm of the Riviera. Weathered shutters have been put to use as wall decorations, and huge Greek urns stand sentinel. You can almost hear the throaty strains of Piaf singing. On a practical note, cafe-style furniture is ideal for easy indoor-to-outdoor living as it’s usually so par table.
Gelati colours. When it comes to creating a Mediterranean look, tiles present endless possibilities. These beautiful tiles have a hand painted, limewashed appearance in fresh gelati tones. Use them on their own, mixing plain with patterned features by matching, narrower border tiles. They’re 200 mm x 200 mm, and suitable for walls, countryards or tabletops, floors.
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Holiday at home. The great thing about the Mediterranean look is that it can be adapted to just about any setting. You don’t have to have rendered brick walls and teraccota pavers to create a sun-drenched atmosphere. Here, a timber home, painted in buttery yellow and blue, is surrounded by brick paving, laid herringbone-style. Citrus trees in teraccota pots and banks of lavender complete the Mediterranean look.
Take pot luck. Create Mediterranean corner with a mix of pots. One large pot will make more of a statement than lots of smaller ones. It is well worth the investment. Thanks for reading the article about Mediterranean Design Decorating Ideas.