Many of us would love a sunny summer vacation on a Mediterranean coastline in Spain, Sicily, or Sardinia. Alas, the summer holidays always take time and a hefty investment to realize, so in the meantime, why not bring the flair of the Mediterranean to your home? That may seem like a tall order, but it is quite simple. The basic elements that make up this beloved, cool, clean, and fun design style are not difficult to reproduce, even if you live somewhere that’s decidedly not Mediterranean (say, upstate New York).
Because it encompasses so many diverse nations and vibrant cultures, the Mediterranean design has a lot of variety to offer. While it is a variation of the coastal design style, the Mediterranean style is one of the most fun to play around with. Plus, it is a very accessible aesthetic, because it can be achieved with just a few affordable tweaks to your home’s interior design.
The Roots of Mediterranean Design
When you think “Mediterranean”, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal are probably the first countries that come to mind. And indeed, these Southern European countries have long been famous for their unique Mediterranean interior designs and architecture. The aesthetic of this region is emulated by modern Mediterranean homes the world over. However, it should be said that there are many more countries that make up the mosaic of Mediterranean design than just those of Southern Europe.