The Mediterranean influence can be seen in most interior designing themes and the best way to do it is to opt for Mediterranean style of furniture. The Mediterranean style of decorating is inspired from Mediterranean architecture from certain regions of the world like Italy, south of France, Tuscany, Spain, Greece and Morocco.
The Mediterranean style of furniture is neither overly ornate like Victorian and Edwardian furniture nor is it very minimalistic in design. It is a unique combination of rustic as well as exotic design which goes very well with both cottage style house or modern and contemporary apartment.
The main feature of Mediterranean furniture design and style is that they are short in stature, i.e. they are built very low to the ground. Since Mediterranean furniture style is such a broad term and different regions of the Mediterranean comes with different designs and styles in furniture, here we will try to explain them in detail.
Mediterranean Furniture Design and Styles
The most popular style of Mediterranean furniture comes from the Tuscan region in central Italy. The Tuscan region is well-known for its famous artists and landscapes and it has an old-world charm. Rustic furniture in solid wood are the hallmarks of this region.
A hand painted sideboard in dark wood is also a must-have piece of Mediterranean furniture in the dining room. Use mosaic art, terracotta utensils and stained glass lamps to create the right ambiance in the dining room.
Colors are the most important element of Mediterranean furniture styles. These colors will bring out the Mediterranean decor theme in your house. Two or more materials are often combined in Mediterranean styles like wood and wrought iron.
You can also opt for low rattan furniture, furnished with white and azure blue cushions for the patio. A wrought iron center table is also perfect for the patio. To complete the Mediterranean theme, decorate the patio with potted plants in large terracotta pots and hanging flower baskets in wrought iron holders.
Another style of Mediterranean furniture that is very popular is hand painted furniture. This is mostly seen as Moroccan influence in Mediterranean furniture and has a very old-world and rustic appeal.
Mediterranean furniture style can best be described as rustic yet chic. Mediterranean style furniture should immediately bring to mind images of the sea, open spaces and azure sky.
Mediterranean decorating ideas are of course just not limited to furniture. You can create a unique Mediterranean theme in your home by using pottery, colorful rugs, tiles and artifacts. The list is limitless, but just keep in mind that less is more when it comes to decorating your home in Mediterranean style.