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Recommendations for the Mediterranean Style

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

The "New Mediterranean" style has been a popular style for a while. Think about the time since our last vacation… There is an incredibly refreshing and feel-new energy in this airy, seaside-inspired look. Do you want a place that feels peaceful and feels like a place far from home? Let's examine this style! First of all, it should be noted that the true limits of this design style are a bit difficult to detect. However, to talk about the essentials, we can say that the Mediterranean style undoubtedly has a minimal approach. Natural elements that converge the wabi sabi philosophy are strictly used, from woven fibers to imperfect stones and curved wood. The idea of ​​bringing nature inside is also heavily used in this design.

So what is Mediterranean Design?

Reminiscent of a house by the sea, Mediterranean design is primarily about embracing minimalism and using plenty of texture. Generally, wabi sabi always includes plaster walls and organic, natural surfaces. What do we need for the Mediterranean style? We tried to define this style in general terms, now let's examine the headlines that can help you adapt the elusive qualities of the bride to your home. Read on to see what Mediterranean style is all about and how you can really capture it in your own space.


Elegant, gently sloping arches are the hallmark of the Mediterranean style. But of course, arches are not an element that we can find or apply in every home. If you don't feel close enough to this style to create an arch at home (this can be a serious undertaking), don't try to break it down and don't despair, especially if you're not sure which walls are load-bearing or if you live in a historic house :) The best way to mimic an arch or vault flooring is to paint a plain wall a contrasting hue in the form of a classic arch. While this doesn't exactly look like an arch, it will create a unique "architectural" element that adds interest to your home. In addition, creating a niche in the form of an arch can strengthen this effect. Placing the shelves "inside" the arch can also help you functionally evaluate the visual effect. Finally, if you have sufficient height, you can choose arch-shaped doors at the top.

Imperfect but Perfect

Whitewashed walls are another key sticker of this look. The solid, sun-bleached palette of whites and creams that characterize the Mediterranean style add a great deal of character and variety to this style, and they actually feel warm and soft, even though everything is simple. In many cases, off-white hues are preferable to full white paint – and if it allows some of the natural imperfections under your walls to show, we can get closer to the desired wabi sabi look.

Touch the texture

Likewise, texture is a great element to make a real impact when it comes to achieving that age-old look. If you are starting the design of your space from scratch, plaster products and decorative rough plaster materials can be applied on your walls. It's a bit of a time-honored take on this aesthetic, and it's just the right approach for this style.

Mix it up

If you don't want to feel like you're living in a historic villa, some visual variety is necessary. One of the best things about this new Mediterranean style is that it blends wonderfully with other styles. Combine vintage pieces with antique influences with heavily padded and curved furniture and hard, polished stones to create contrast. Few styles really contradict this look, as the Mediterranean style creates a neutral setting based on creamy whites and natural textures. A perfect opportunity to reflect your own personal side to things. Let your own style speak!

Add nature to the space

This design style, which favors the natural texture, is actually about communicating with the living nature. Classic botanicals such as ivy plants, lemon trees or olive trees, if appropriate for the climate in which you live, create a natural complement to this aesthetic. Planting plants in rustic, imperfect pots can add distinctive impact to the look.

Add some spice

Incorporating colors and elements in warm, earthy terracotta tones may be enough to disrupt the perception of being too plain and white. Handcrafted ceramics, earthenware tiles and small accessories that bring a reddish hue to your space add variety, texture and visual focus to the color scheme.

Neutral Scheme

A palette of whites, soft grays and creams that feel clean and airy will be your best friend when designing a Mediterranean-inspired space. But in this case, ambiguity is key - if you make it too harmonious, you'll stray off target. Instead, choose a few shades of white from different color families – some with gray undertones, some with blue undertones, some leaning more towards true white. This mix of colors will help you achieve a look that feels time-worn, while providing enough variety to grab the eye's attention. (The same goes for fabric and furniture.)


For people who love patterns, a house made entirely of plain white fabrics, solid white stone and solid white paint jobs can be a bit boring. Add some fun and modernity to your Mediterranean plan by adding abstract shapes and sculptural accents to your space. You can use blurred and sun-bleached watercolors and unusual, abstracted ceramics. Just make sure to keep the colors calm and natural tones.

Bring the sea in

There would be no Mediterranean style without getting blue from the Mediterranean. From cobalts to deep navy blues, the blue family of colors is an important part of this style influence – so it's absolutely right to include it in your decorations. Hand-painted tiles are great solutions to add the refreshing effect of the seaside to your interior and exterior spaces.

Add warmth of wood

Wood tones and all kinds of natural materials give an incredible effect in warming a light interior. Whether it is to create a functional or aesthetic focus in your home, applying wooden beams in your space will always give an elegant result. In particular, ground and rough-hewn wooden elements are a smart choice for this look, as they reflect the handcrafted quality of the Mediterranean style, such as plaster and stone.

Interaction with the outdoors

Indoor-outdoor living is the epitome of the Mediterranean lifestyle, so it makes sense if you just imitate this element as well. Many elements of this style (durable plaster, stone accents, airy linen fabrics) can be applied indoors as well as outdoors, so you can easily expand your living space. Choose a simple, sculptural fireplace, then pull up a few chairs and enjoy the outdoors.

Add artistic elements

Personal touches are what make any home a home, and a few artisanal items or pieces of personal significance always deserve emphasis. Showcase your favorite artwork by placing accessories that define you on coffee tables and shelves and framing them. The more unique it is, the better.

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