Though not as popular as it has been in the past, the Mediterranean style of home decor is a design that seems to be timeless. With a vast geographical area and a wide range of inspiration to draw from, the Mediterranean style is rooted in deep and rich earthy tones, breezy and light blues and intricately beautiful design patterns. A hint of Greco-Roman can be seen in many homes that find roots in the Mediterranean design, along with rustic Tuscan influences. Add some exposed wooden ceiling beams and a flood of natural light from open, airy windows and you have the recipe for a dazzling Mediterranean styled home.
- The timeless attraction of Mediterranean decor was at a high around the 2000s, before it dipped below the radar.
- Terracotta tiles are an attractive element used perennially in Mediterranean decor.
- While a glossy sheen was a featured element of terracotta tiles in the 80s, today’s variant tends towards a natural looking matte finish.
“Mediterranean design refers to multiple regions North of the Mediterranean Sea, so there’s a lot of color and pattern variation in the style. Serene shades of sky blue paired with bright, airy whites make you feel like you’re sailing along the Greek island of Mykonos in your very own rendition of Mamma Mia!.”