When it comes to living room ideas and styles, there are countless tips and trends to be taken into consideration, which fit all types, styles and shapes of rooms for the ultimate best results. And even if we can’t possibly change our furniture as often as the styles and trends change, and even if we cannot afford buying new, en-vogue pieces each month, there are some trends that will never fall out of fashion, no matter what the season may be.
One of these trends, and especially throughout the summertime, is the Mediterranean style, suitable for any type of living room. Mediterranean style living room has its own characteristics. Italian, Spanish and Greek interior designing influences are common feature in the Mediterranean interior decorations. There is plenty to talk about when approaching this style, but its main benefits are that it brings calm and serenity to the room, is suitable for all rooms, no matter the climate and weather, but it is also perfect for vacation homes or the ones situated near waters.
The blue and natural color tones, as well as sandy ones are the incontestable stars of a similar decor. However, if you feel bold enough to diversify this palette, opt for shades of red and gold and personalize the summer ambiance with practical accessories and unique pieces. When you selecting furniture you need to give attention to the Mediterranean theme. Large size upholstered furniture is common part of this style.
Most suitable upholstery colors would be the gold, orange and yellow related colors because Mediterranean styles tend to add jewelry colors to the furniture. Luckily, the market offers are various and supportive to this summer trend, so you will encounter all sorts of furniture pieces and styles to best dress your living room to be ready for a sea vacation throughout the whole three months of sun and heat.
The best way to approach the Mediterranean style is to let your imagination fly and be limitless, be creative, be spontaneous, bring light and joy and play with shades, styles and shapes, creating a unique summer decor. The easiest way to start redecorating your living room to look like a cruise vacation on a fancy boat is to paint your walls in two different colors the key elements of the marine palette being white and blue.
Mediterranean home decor
Be careful to choose pale shades of blue, or, even better, keep it hospital-white with the walls so you can play and be creative with the rest of the room’s accessories. However, if you choose to paint your walls blue, make sure that you only paint the first half of them and leave the other half white, in order to create the sensation of a spacey and luminous room; or you can choose to paint only one representative wall in a pale shade of blue-ciel on which you can add further colorful elements for contrast.
In terms of materials, opt for natural and organic ones, such as wood, cane, raffia and bamboo, while cotton would be the perfect match for fabrics. Opt for various accessories in shades of red and gold like raffia baskets where you can deposit all sort of things from DVDs to magazines, even small green plants or scented candles for a fresher atmosphere.
Moving on, the best choice you can make in terms of bookcase is the wooden Boat Trip one, by Kare; it costs around $6000-$6500, but it is made out of wood and the effect will be amazing both inspiring and making a statement. To finish the touches, add some ceramic vases and balls, painted in turquoise, mint-green and different shades of blue, beautifully handcrafted and painted.
Boat Trip bookcase by Kare (left), Seahorse Pitcher/Vase Ceramic Sculpture by Shayne Greco (right)