Much air and light
Choosing a well known and popular Mediterranean style for your home and living room, be prepared for the fact that large windows are the first step on the way to a successful Mediterranean image of the interior. Maybe it will happen that it will be necessary to expand or extend the window openings a little because, in the original reading, the style does not accept the stiffness and lack of space.
It should create a feeling that your living room forms an almost integral whole with the external environment. In order to achieve this, for example, try to make one large window from two windows. It’s much easier to do in private homes than in apartments, because no permit is required.
Often, in the Mediterranean homes, the window occupies a large area of one of the walls, bringing guests to the garden or on the terrace.
In all matters concerning the finishing and filling of the living room, natural clean materials should be used, or, in some cases, their successful imitation.
The floor of the living room is laid with ceramic tiles, natural or artificial stone, wooden boards or laminate with a rough texture.
Exclude wallpaper, panels, moldings – in the Mediterranean interior, they are not appropriate. Simply plaster and cover all your walls with a light paint, including the ceiling. Please note that the wooden beams in its design are equally a necessary feature of the Mediterranean interior, as well as large window openings. The wood for this purpose is rough.
More often, the color of wooden beams resembles the tone of doorways and window frames, which are also visually distinguished by the use of a tree. Use metal as forging, but only when, as mentioned above, the interior of the living room is inclined to the Italian Mediterranean style.
The Italian sound in the Mediterranean living room requires saturation of the interior with warm shades of the earth: terracotta, sandy, beige, gray-brown, dark brown, cream, Neapolitan yellow, and in addition to using green accents and black as an accent in a small amount.
The Greeks do not give in vain the preference to the white color in the outer and inner lining of the premises; in the hot climate, it easy copes with the influence of the bright sun without absorbing its rays but only reflecting.
In the living room beside white, use a piercing turquoise, azure, blue, cobalt, bright yellow and lemon, light terracotta, straw, and sandy, gently green. Having a background of neutral natural shades, emphasize the character of the Mediterranean living room in accessories of the sea and the sun’s colors.
Simple finishing of surfaces
The walls are covered with embossed plaster and painted. But in the background of such “village” walls, attention is focused on the fireplace, and it is very important for the Mediterranean interior.
If you do not have the opportunity to build a real fireplace, you can create a pseudo variant, and place an electric heater in the middle, or place candles. But in each case, try to isolate this zone somehow, for example, a good decision will be a stone or tile masonry around. The floor near the fireplace can also be laid out with a colorful tile or a mosaic chopped. To decorate the portal, you can use all the same aged wooden beams, as for the design of the ceiling.