A Mediterranean style room can easily add grace and sophistication to any home. It makes use of simple, earthy colors paired with bold bright colors to make it really pop. The design is very rustic, with simple textures. However, there is attention to detail when it comes to the materials used in Mediterranean style rooms. It often makes use of heavier furniture and tiles, which make Mediterranean-themed rooms look affluent. Most people stay away from Mediterranean themes because they think they are too expensive. However, there are some tips and tricks you can use to keep the costs down when redecorating a room. With a little advice, you can get an expensive looking room for half the price.
Here are a few simple tips on how to decorate a room Mediterranean style:
- Choose your furniture according to theme. The design of the furniture in the room is one of the most important characteristics in a Mediterranean style room. It needs to be very dark or in a warm color. Usually, these are lower than usual furniture and with a very solid build. The look for Mediterranean furniture is very natural and rustic, so you don’t have to try very hard. Try looking at flea markets to find bargains in furniture. On the other hand, if you are planning to use various fabrics on your furniture, it is best to use warm colors as well. The best materials for your furnishings are either pinewood or wrought iron. Alternatively, you can try adding a stain of color to your already existing wood furniture. You don’t need a lot of furniture when it comes to a Mediterranean style room. Keep everything very simple.
- Add a little detail to your walls. You can easily use wallpaper to do this. Add a few borders in the walls to make them simple yet interesting. You can find a lot of wallpaper borders in hardware stores. Make sure that you choose them in warm colors like blue or chocolate. The walls of the room will also benefit from interesting colors, such as blue, yellow or red. Make sure that the colors are bright and vivid, yet not screaming.
- Use interesting designs in the room. Ethnic designs in pots and vases can be a focal point in your room. You can try adding a few woven rugs to accentuate your furniture. Dishes and other ceramics that are hand painted will also be great to display in Mediterranean style rooms. You can buy a lot of these in flea markets for a very low price.
- Terra cotta and brick are common materials for a Mediterranean style floor. They are heavy and warm, and add a cozy, sunny feel to the room. Rugs in bright colors and interesting designs will also help create a Mediterranean feel.
A Mediterranean style room does not need to be expensive. With these tips, your Mediterranean room will come out looking more lush and affluent. All this for less than what you expected.