The romantic feel of Mediterranean style evokes images of seaside dwellings, sparkling turquoise waters, sun-drenched days and vibrant sunsets. The region’s easy elegance is reflected through its stunning homes. This style relies on casual, rustic textures and finishes in classic European lines and forms to reflect the local landscape. Low-maintenance materials, earthy but bold colors, wrought iron accents and plenty of natural light emphasize the low-key luxe that the Mediterranean is known for.
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Craving the same classic and casual style? Add Mediterranean elegance to your home by focusing on these key design elements. Embrace the easy style and romance of the Mediterranean through color, texture, classic accents, and light.
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The furnishings for this design style were often large, sturdy, rustic and hand-carved. Upholstered pieces often had leather or tapestry alongside the exposed and wood-carved elements.
Cotton, wool and silk textiles adorned every room of a Mediterranean home. Elegant drapes, pillows and rugs were sometimes made with heavier wovens to mimic the look of tapestry.
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Mediterranean colors echo those of the sea and sky and, depending on the region, can also include warm terra cotta, lavender and yellow. The colors of Mediterranean design can be both vibrant and earthy. Bold jewel tones, such as aubergine, emerald green, lapis blue and sunflower yellow, are set against earth-toned backdrops to reflect the region’s natural hues.
Mediterranean Tile Stencil Set as a patchwork design.
Lisboa Tile Stencil on a bedroom wall.
Lisboa Tile Stencil on Michele Lopez’s bathroom walls.
Spanish Tile Stencil Set mimicking the look of real encaustic cement tiles.
Textured, plastered walls are commonplace in traditional Mediterranean homes. Finishes can range from smooth and refined (like Venetian plaster) to highly textured and rough.
Tile designs and mosaics embody the beauty of a Mediterranean interior. Bring the designs into your home on the floor, kitchen backsplash or even an entire wall! However, decorating with real tiles is expensive, messy, and an outright paint. An easier and more affordable way to get the same Mediterranean style you crave is stenciling with Royal Design Studio Tile Stencils. This faux tile look is actually painted directly onto a surface and can be stenciled by both beginners and professionals.
Anatolia Tile Stencil on a cement floor.
All The Angles Moroccan Stencil on a patio floor.
Tiled floors dominated the classic Mediterranean home, appreciated for their low maintenance, durability and cool temperature. Terra cotta was most commonly used, although limestone and marble were used occasionally in more high-end homes. Hand-painted tiles added color as field or border tiles in these classic interiors.
All The Angles Moroccan Stencil on cement stepping stones.
Lisboa Tile Stencil on a wood patio deck.
Mediterranean style interior design gives off a casual elegance so it’s no wonder why it’s still a trendy look in today’s interiors. To match the ease and sophistication of this look, you can decorate your home beautifully but on a budget with rich colors, natural/organic decor, and Tile Stencils.