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Bring the Sun and Sea Home: Mediterranean Design

Summer is here, and with the British weather resembling a typical Spanish day, it’s time to infuse your home with a touch of the Mediterranean. The relaxed and vibrant style of Mediterranean home design can bring a refreshing and breezy atmosphere to your British abode. In this blog, we’ll explore how to capture the essence of Mediterranean design, incorporating a colour palette inspired by the sea, creating outdoor spaces, and embracing intricate designs. Get ready to bring the warmth and charm of the Mediterranean into your home.

Inspired by the Sea and Sky

To capture the essence of Mediterranean design, start by embracing a colour palette that evokes the azure waters and sandy beaches of the Med.

Introduce shades of blue, from deep indigo to bright turquoise to create a cool, refreshing atmosphere. Combine these skyward blues with earthy tones like terracotta, warm yellows, and shades of green to represent the Mediterranean landscape. Think of the Amalfi coast, with its terracotta cliffsides, painted stone buildings, and lush greenery. 

Upcycled furniture can serve as a canvas for new colours. With a fresh coat of paint and some sanding around the edges, you can breathe life into cabinets, tables, and bookcases, creating the ultimate rustic, shabby chic look. For a stylish touch, consider using Cup Handles, perfect for a more contemporary feel that is reliable and smooth.

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Tile flooring or backsplash for added colour.

A Space for Warm Summer Nights

Mediterranean homes embrace the outdoors, extending their living space with stunning verandas, sun-kissed tile flooring, and plenty of indoor and outdoor plants. This environment features a myriad of textures and natural materials, seamlessly blending the home and garden.

To create that Mediterranean-inspired patio, consider adding rattan or wicker furniture, weather resistant cushioning, and natural fibre rugs. These textures will create a cosy, organic atmosphere, perfect for those warm summer nights. And don’t forget to set the scene with terracotta clay or intricately decorated potted plants and vases, to further infuse the Mediterranean colour palette and lush greenery.

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Embrace the outdoors with natural materials and greenery.

Lean into Intricate Designs

This design style is also renowned for its beautiful and intricate tile work. Mediterranean style tiles bring depth to a space, with mosaics and patterned ceramics introducing a vibrant array of colours on floors, walls, and backsplashes. It can be used to create an eye-catching focal point or a beautiful stage. Typically, these tiles will feature intricate geometric or floral motifs.

When ceramic tiling isn’t feasible, these patterns can be found in sticker form, which can be easily applied over your existing tiles. Alternatively, patterned textiles or accents can be used for similar effect, such as cushions, rugs, knobs, hooks, tablecloths, and more. These affordable and small updates can have a huge impact.

For example, our set of Blue Flower Ceramic Knobs evoke the shores of Greece with their intricate white and blue floral design. For on the wall storage, see our Steel and Ceramic Hangers, which bring together intricate designs, ceramic textures, and the durability of steel, ideal for a Spanish inspired space.

Intricate Plates
Intricate designs and a mix of textures.

Bring the Mediterranean home this Summer with our range of fittings and handles. Create a unique space indoors or outdoors, in the kitchen or in the garden. Browse our range to find the perfect finish for your summer style.

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