Clear crystal waters and white washed villas situated on a hillside of cypress trees; the Mediterranean lifestyle appeals to many. If you’d like to reminisce of holidays filled with sangria and tapas, then take a look at our top tips for integrating a touch of Mediterranean warmth into your home.
Paint it white
Homes in the Mediterranean are most often open planned and painted white. Dark colours attract the sun so stick to light and airy colours such as white,cream and yellow to reflect heat and keep your house cool during hot days.
If you’ve ever walked through a traditional Greek or Italian building, you will have noticed the extensive selection of mosaic patterns adorning walls, staircases, vases and tables. Tiles and ceramics are a popular design choice for interior designers wanting to add a touch of elegance to a home, whether it be on the walls of kitchens and bathrooms, or in the decorative accessories adorning shelves and tables.
Welcome the light
Nothing is more traditional in a Mediterranean home than open shutters. Due to the scorching summers that are experienced across the region, double glazing is a rare sight and shutters are instead used to welcome a cool breeze into a room. Appeal’s window shutters are available in a range of different colours and finishes to allow light to flood into your home through summer whilst still giving privacy when its needed, and also offer effective temperature control against the cold during the winter months.