Spanish Mediterranean Style - Spanish Mediterranean Style
LIFESTYLE September 23, 2019

Spanish Mediterranean Style

 Mediterranean Style
The Mediterranean style in interior design is characterized by simple and romantic aesthetics of Southern European countries: light and warm tones in color scheme, as well as the extensive use of natural materials such as ceramics, wood, wrought iron and cotton. Design combines boldness, simplicity and convenience
Mediterranean style refers, roughly, to the design style of the south of Greece, Italy, and Spain. This region is known for its turquoise waters 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.
Spanish Style

Spanish Mediterranean Style, is like Spanish interior design; it uses Moroccan furniture, vibrant colors and mosaic murals that feature cobalt blue, yellow and dark red stones. These mosaics can also be found within mirror frames, tabletops or on accessories, such as lamps, pottery and vases. It's also common in this style to paint walls deep purple or blue as well as have terra-cotta tile floors.
An example of this Spanish influence is found in this Mediterranean foyer. The grand mosaic tile archway, clay pots, rustic bench, rough-hewn light fixtures and terra-cotta floors all reflect this rustic, casual style.


Furniture Pieces

Large, usually pine, armoires are common - they were a necessity in 18th and 19th century homes that had no closets. In modern homes, these massive pieces can double as entertainment centers or linen closets. Mediterranean-style furniture reflects the casual lifestyle and community of the Mediterranean. Light pine furniture is a signature of this design style, as are large pieces, such as a plank kitchen table, suitable for eight to twelve diners. Mediterranean kitchens are always open to neighbors and friends.

Accessories and Decorative Accents

Accessories in Mediterranean style interior design are also rustic and colorful. Door and furniture hardware are often made of rough-hewn iron. Lighting and chandeliers are constructed of the same rough-hewn iron and some use mosaic jeweled glass on lamps and shades. Additionally, mosaic tile accessories, taken from Spain's Islamic influences, are frequently found on tabletops, countertops, mirrors and even stuck in plaster as wall adornments.
Smaller accessories are mostly useful items, such as copper and iron cookware, colorful crockery and braids of garlic, peppers, and onions. Flowers, whether fresh, dried, or simulated, add another source of color to a Mediterranean room.
Water is another common Mediterranean design element, and many European homes include a courtyard fountain or other water feature.
The exterior of Mediterranean homes typically feature a red-tiled roof (usually terra cotta), as well as brick or stucco that’s often painted white. Stone details, carved doors, and raw iron and metalwork on windows, over balconies, and front doors are other common features.

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