As the mornings get a little cooler and we move closer towards autumn, like us, you may feel the need to make the final days of summer last a little longer. That’s why we’ve rounded up our pick of the top Mediterranean decor buys, so you’ll feel like it’s warm outside no matter what the weather does.
1. Splashes Of Blue
The quickest way to achieve a Mediterranean style interior is to include plenty of blue: turquoise, indigo, aqua, and azure, against a backdrop of white washed walls and floors. It’s light, fresh, and sure to transport you to a tropical island.
2. Incorporate Your Linen
A bedspread can change the look and feel of a room completely, so it’s always a great option for a quick and easy update. A bold blue and white patterned duvet will instantly give you that fresh, Mediterranean vibe, especially when set against a yellow statement wall or paired with a bright yellow throw. In the same vein, a vibrant tablecloth in greens, reds, and blues, will give your outdoor dinner table a lift. Otherwise, add a sprinkling of colour to blue and white linen with crockery and accessories in bright, warm hues.
3. Tropical Prints and Motifs
Give your lounge or bedroom a tropical twist with cushions covered in palm leaves and botanical prints. Combine this look with rustic furniture and plenty of texture for a seaside appeal.
4. Patterned Tiles
Mediterranean style tiles are popping up all over, and for good reason. They are a sure way to inject this trend into your home, evoking a coastal charm as well as a subtle warmth. Opt for warmer colours – the brighter, the better – and try mixing patterns for a bohemian look that is vibrant and fun.
5. Bold Colours, Pattern and Texture
Opt for a Spanish decor style with brightly coloured textiles, crockery and ceramics. Colours can include citrus, ochre, terracotta, and fern green. Then add plenty of layers and texture with throws, cushions, woven baskets and lanterns. You can even create a bit of drama with a statement rug and potted plants for that tropical outdoor vibe.
Compiled by Food and Decor Editor, Claire Badenhorst
As the food and decor editor of Woman&Home, Claire enjoys nothing more than eating great food in beautiful locations. In a perfect world, she would travel for a living and have a Lord of the Rings marathon every weekend.