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Mediterranean Style Home Decorating Ideas

You can be transported by home decor. It doesn’t matter where your property is located, you can”create” the place that you would like to be through the use of color, fabric, accessories and furniture. Mediterranean design has its roots at the Moorish method of living, when the needs of these materials available ordered the way they decorated. Whether you buy a house in Southern Missouri or even Northern California, you can bring the Mediterranean fashion to you.


Mediterranean style walls are textured, providing them that aged look of a more rugged moment. You can apply sand paint to your present walls as a base and add color to them later, or consider one of those Venetian plaster paints on the market which coat the walls at an burnished wall texture. Mediterranean style is all about balance, so make sure your walls do not fight for attention with the colorful accessories you’re likely to be adding to this room. Creamy yellow , muted burnt-orange, rich sand and sea green are good options for wall colors.


White or natural washed pine floors and terracotta tiles make the ideal backdrop for colored rugs rugs.


Furniture in the Mediterranean fashion are often thick and low, inset with accents of timber, marble or iron. They’re pieces that seem like they have been around awhile and are likely to last another generation or two. Tables are made of iron, glass, wood and terracotta.


Gauzy curtains blend nicely with a Mediterranean design room since they do not compete with the rich colors on the walls, but do let breezes and plenty of light to the space. Throw pillows with beaded fringe and trims add a little authenticity, as do rich tapestries hung on the walls from elaborate iron hardware.


Accessories pick up the colors of the Mediterranean area. Cobalt blue glass, colorful hand painted tiles and pottery, and terracotta pots full of rich greenery bring life into any space. Sconces and wrought iron candelabras include a Moorish flavor of elegance.

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