Bedroom in Mediterranean style - subtleties of design, photo ideas

Mediterranean style in the interior is chosen by people who love romance, practicality and simplicity

The Mediterranean style owes its birth to the interpenetration of cultures and ethnic characteristics of the inhabitants of the entire coast, primarily Italy and Greece, as well as Spain, Turkey, France. This style is characterized by a richness of color and textured variety, it is great for decorating a bathroom, kitchen, living room, and a Mediterranean-style bedroom will become a real paradise.

Mediterranean style in the interior is chosen by people who love romance, practicality and simplicity

Selection of the color palette

Warmth, sunshine, bliss, relaxation, all these feelings are successfully conveyed by a set of shades and tones. When choosing a color option for decorating a bedroom, it is worth deciding which country's palette will be a priority.

  1. In greek.
  2. Mediterranean bedroom in Greek

    Mediterranean bedroom in Greek

    The main color that sets the mood and defines the Greek variety of the Mediterranean style, white.  In general, the color palette is refreshing, cold, the colors are transparent, creating a feeling of sea coolness. Suitable:

    • the whole gamut from light blue to dark blue;
    • turquoise;
    • White;
    • light green;
    • emerald.
    • Used as accents:

      • pink;
      • lemon yellow;
      • red crimson;
      • black.
        1. In Italian.
        2. Mediterranean bedroom in Italian

          Mediterranean bedroom in Italian

          In contrast to the Greek, the Italian bedroom seems to be constantly filled with sunlight and midday heat. Warm tones are used as basic:

          • terracotta;
          • ocher;
          • olive;
          • golden.
          • Orange, dark brown and green, blue, yellow are used as accents.

            Important! No more than 3 primary colors are used in the interior; it is not recommended to mix Greek and Italian colors.

            Do not use more than 3 primary colors in the bedroom design

            Do not use more than 3 primary colors in the bedroom design

            Mediterranean style in the interior of the bedroom: characteristic features

            The main ideas of the style are simplicity, practicality, calmness. They must be embodied and maintained by all elements of decoration and design. The Mediterranean style is distinguished by its adherence to natural materials, therefore, they are used in the design of the bedroom:

            • ceramic tiles;
            • decorative plaster;
            • a natural stone;
            • mosaic;
            • wood;
            • natural textiles.
            • A lot of natural materials are used in the decoration of the Mediterranean-style bedroom

              A lot of natural materials are used in the decoration of the Mediterranean-style bedroom

              The proposed various photos of Mediterranean-style bedroom design allow you to choose an interesting option or suggest an original idea, which will make the bedroom the most comfortable corner in the house.

              Particular attention should be paid to spatial geometry. Even a small bedroom should look spacious.

              An arch is a simple and effective way to visually enlarge a room

              An arch is a simple and effective way to visually enlarge a room

              For this, a number of design elements are used that do not require serious redevelopment:

              1. Arch. Small flowing arches traditionally decorate the door and window openings of houses located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Arch is a great way to visually expand the space. In a niche decorated with an arch, you can place a bed, a dressing table with a mirror, make a dressing room or arrange a passage to the balcony.
              2. Dome. The dome-shaped ceiling increases the height of the bedroom, but you can limit yourself to the fact that only a part of the ceiling above a certain sleeping area will be made domed.
              3. Combining with a balcony or loggia. In the case of a small bedroom, this will give the missing free space, however, the balcony, decorated in the form of a terrace, looks no less beautiful.
              4. Bedroom with balcony

                Bedroom with balcony

                Finishes and materials

                Having decided on the style variation, Greek or Italian, and choosing the materials, you can start finishing work.

                Mediterranean-style walls

                1. In Greek houses, the bedroom is decorated simply, but in this simplicity, a respectful attitude to a minute of peace and quiet. It is best to cover the walls of a Mediterranean-style bedroom with plaster and paint it white. At the same time, window frames and doors, painted in deep blue, will stand out advantageously against a neutral background. Decorative textured plaster looks good, creating the impression of natural sandstone, shell rock, limestone.
                2. Simple white walls are the perfect Greek style bedroom

                  Simple snow-white walls are ideal for a bedroom in Greek

                  Deliberately rough plaster is the basis; as a decoration on one wall, you can add:

                  • red-brown aged brick masonry or its imitation;
                  • the walls are half trimmed with panels of light wood, slightly shabby and as if a little burnt out, the panels can be decorated with carvings;
                  • lay out patterns from mosaics, stone or ceramic;
                  • frescoes;
                  • make textured ceramic inserts.
                  • Brickwork looks beautiful in the interior, while in this way both one and all walls can be decorated

                    The masonry looks beautiful in the interior, while in this way both one and all walls can be decorated

                    1. The undisputed leader in decorating walls in Italian is light-colored plaster:
                      • Venetian imitates a marble surface; at the final stage, the surface is treated with wax;
                      • stukko a mixture of marble, gypsum and lime chips, when applied gives the impression of a rough old surface;
                      • sea ​​breeze pearlescent shade makes the color richer;
                      • plastic latex, when applied, creates the effect of a smooth stone, marble or a rough surface.
                      • In the Italian bedroom, the walls can be finished with Venetian plaster

                        In the Italian bedroom, the walls can be finished with Venetian plaster

                        The wall at the head of the bed, decorated with medium-sized mosaics or monochromatic volumetric painting in the grisaille genre, looks amazing. As decorative elements, you can use stucco or its imitation from moldings, small porticoes, Ionic columns, curbs are suitable.

                        All details of wall decor should be chosen small, smooth semicircular outlines, white or bronze colors.

                        Important! It is advisable not to use wallpaper for decorating the walls of the bedroom in the Mediterranean style, they do not correspond to this interior.

                        Accent on one of the walls of the room is a favorite technique of designers Accent on one of the walls of a room is a favorite technique of designers

                        The accent on one of the walls of the room is a favorite technique of designers

                        Beautiful ceiling

                        A Mediterranean-style bedroom, a photo of the most interesting design options for which are presented in the article, most often has a white matte ceiling. The ceiling surface can be finished or coated universally:

                        • simple whitewash;
                        • stretch PVC film;
                        • wooden beams;
                        • imitation of plasterboard beams and special paints.
                        • Ceiling beams are a classic Mediterranean interior

                          Ceiling beams are a classic Mediterranean interior

                          To emphasize the Italian direction will help:

                          • art painting, artificially aged;
                          • stucco molding, including plaster or plastic moldings.
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                            Flooring

                            Exceptionally natural materials are used to decorate floors and complete renovations:

                            • dark wooden floorboards perfectly support the style harmony in the bedroom interior;
                            • parquet;
                            • most often, to embody the Mediterranean style, the floors are covered with unglazed terracotta ceramic tiles;
                            • porcelain stoneware is also suitable for these purposes;
                            • the decoration of the room will be a mosaic panel or finishing with small tiles.
                            • Terracotta floor

                              Terracotta floor

                              It should be borne in mind that the modern heating systems required in our homes do not fit into the Mediterranean interior, therefore it is necessary to make a warm floor or close the radiators with wooden gratings.

                              Wooden parquet flooring adds coziness to the Mediterranean bedroom

                              Wooden parquet flooring adds coziness to the Mediterranean bedroom

                              Comfortable furniture for a good rest

                              The bed is the main place in the bedroom, therefore, in the Italian tradition, the sleeping place is erected on a low podium in the center of the room or enclosed with columns on which a light translucent canopy is attached.

                              On a note! All the furniture as a whole looks like it was made by hand by a master many years, or even centuries ago.

                              The Mediterranean interior is characterized by antique furniture or antique

                              The Mediterranean interior is characterized by antique or antique furniture

                              Even in a small bedroom, in addition to the obligatory bed, there should be bedside tables, a wardrobe. If the room dimensions allow, then you can put an ottoman or a couch, a couple of armchairs at the foot of the bed, place a chest of drawers, a dressing table.

                              Distinctive features of furniture in the Mediterranean style bedroom:

                              • all objects are low, rectangular, elongated horizontally;
                              • made of solid pine or oak, mahogany;
                              • the color is dark brown or almost white;
                              • furniture with wrought iron elements (overlays, locks, hinges) looks good in the Italian bedroom;
                              • in the Greek with rack and pinion facades;
                              • furniture facades can be decorated with carvings;
                              • wicker light chairs are great.
                              • It is important that the bedroom is spacious enough, the furniture does not fill all the free space, there is a lot of light and air in the room.

                                Depending on the style of the room, the furniture facade can be simple, without decor, or decorated with carvings

                                Depending on the style of the room, the furniture facade can be simple, without decor, or decorated with carvings

                                Correct lighting

                                Well, if the bedroom windows face the south or southeast side, then it is illuminated by the sun all day. Window frames should be made of natural wood or its imitation.

                                It is better not to close the windows with blackout curtains; to protect against indiscreet glances and light, linen curtains or roller blinds are suitable.

                                Wicker lampshades will perfectly fit into the interior of the bedroom in the Greek style

                                Wicker lampshades will perfectly fit into the interior of the bedroom in the Greek style

                                If there is not enough sunlight, a central chandelier, bedside lamps are installed in the bedroom, and you can also place a floor lamp and a lamp above the mirror.

                                Lamps with woven lampshades look beautiful, the Italian style will be emphasized by a lamp with forged bronze details or blown from colored glass. For the Greek style, simple shades of white or matte color are more characteristic.

                                A forged lamp is the best fit for a bedroom in Italian style

                                A wrought iron lamp is the best fit for a bedroom in Italian style

                                Textile tenderness

                                A variety of textiles play a utilitarian role in the bedroom, creating coziness and relaxation. Mediterranean style gravitates towards natural lightweight fabrics, these are:

                                • cotton;
                                • linen;
                                • chintz;
                                • braided lace for jewelry.
                                • Usually, many pillows are laid out on the bed, repeating the color scheme of the interior decor. The patchwork bedspread looks harmonious.

                                  Bed linen, bedspreads and curtains for the Mediterranean style bedroom are usually chosen from natural materials

                                  Bed linen, bedspreads and curtains for the Mediterranean style bedroom are usually chosen from natural materials

                                  It is better to cover the floor with a sisal carpet, with coconut fiber in a neutral color. A gorgeous Italian bedroom will be adorned with a tapestry hanging at the head of the bed.

                                  Bed linen is chosen in pleasant cream shades with lace or bright ornaments.

                                  A Mediterranean style bedroom doesn't need a lot of accessories, just a few touches:

                                  • 1-2 figurines;
                                  • mirror in a forged or intricate carved frame;
                                  • Murano glass vase or panel;
                                  • fresh flowers on the windowsill or balcony.
                                  • In order for the interior of the bedroom to be in harmony with other rooms, it must be borne in mind that the Mediterranean style is combined with American, Provence, shabby chic, as well as classics and modern styles.

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