Turning now to the decoration of the kitchen, which is the soul of a so-called Mediterranean house, the focus should be on its ability to be welcoming, comforting and bright. All with the aim of providing the creation of a light environment, with free circulation and abundant natural light, something that is often neglected in most of our kitchens. Of course, the size of the space plays a major role in this context, however, tiles in light tones, ranging from white to cream with hints of blue or green, can be an excellent contribution to a luminous ambience of refinement. On the other hand, reclaimed antique furniture is the icing on the cake. The older they are, the more stories they will have to tell. It should be noted that used online furniture is increasingly in vogue because it is not only a good deal when purchasing it, but also because you can own true works of art. Depending on the size of the room, you can opt for a familiar wooden table or an island. Instead of wood such as olive or oak, stone as a table top can be a happy choice. As far as artificial lighting is concerned, bamboo or wicker lamps to make the kitchen a sunny space can be an affordable and quite elegant option. Finally, it never hurts to remember that a kitchen without the proper utensils is an inert kitchen. Thus, the famous wooden spoons cannot be missing, although they can be replaced by plastic spoons in white or cream tones. As an extra and as a demonstration of good taste, the distribution of terracotta pots in the corners of the kitchen or placed in privileged places with plants or olive trees add the definitive touch to the creation of a natural environment.
Arriving at the bathroom, the presence of ceramics on the walls and floor in serenity white tones is mandatory. Sanitary ware can be versatile or follow the more traditional line.
As we have seen, Mediterranean decoration favors colorful tones in order to achieve a striking environment on the one hand and functional on the other, however, there are certain mistakes that must be avoided. One of them is for sure the choice of extravagant colors. White, cream and light blue should clearly be chosen. Visual simplicity and minimalism are also the ex-libris of this style.
Decorating a house in a Mediterranean style is easily replicated, whether in a house or an apartment. The time when it was necessary to have a beach or country house is long gone. It is certainly a style that fulfills well the needs of good taste and refinement combined with a culture of minimalism and well-being that has increasingly gained fans. There is clearly a phrase by Fernando Pessoa that defines the art that is Mediterranean decoration. “First it’s weird. Then it’s ingrained.”