The Mediterranean Style of Home Decor

What do people mean when they talk about decorating in the “Mediterranean style?”

The name comes from the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, which is almost completely enclosed by three continents! However, the term “Mediterranean style” does not deal with the eastern or southern countries – they each have their own distinctive styles of interior decorating. Rather, it refers to the countries north of the Mediterranean Sea – Spain, Greece and Italy. It’s also called Spanish modern.

What are the defining elements of the Mediterranean style?

As far as furniture is concerned, they are usually low to the ground, with ornately turned legs and feet; the hardware is heavy and usually burnished. Burnished metal simply means that it has “a smooth glossy finish or appearance.

There are no bare bones in Mediterranean design – throw rugs, pillows, and different kinds of fabric are everywhere. Pottery, statue, and baskets full of fruit and vegetables cover almost every inch of horizontal space. Mediterranean design is all about warmth, about feeling cozy and comfortable.When designing in the Mediterranean style, however, it’s important to remember the cardinal rules that govern the use of any style. Shown here are just a few samples of how warmth this decorating style can be: Talavera Sun Faces for your home decors accessories and crafts.