You can create an atmosphere of marine freshness in your apartment by arranging the interior in a Mediterranean style. He absorbed all the best from the Greek, Spanish, Italian, French style and styles of other states, located on the shores of the warm Mediterranean Sea.
Mediterranean style is very elegant and sustained.
Especially good looks Mediterranean style in the interior of the kitchen. It is able to turn the kitchen room into a warm, cozy and hospitable place, causing positive emotions among both the inhabitants of the dwelling and the guests.
Mediterranean style creates an atmosphere of lightness and freshness in the interior of the kitchen
For the design of the kitchen in the Mediterranean style should select high-quality, practical materials. The vertical and horizontal surfaces of the Mediterranean cuisine are devoid of luxury, they may look simple, but they are easy to care for. Photos of the renovation of a Mediterranean-style kitchen can be seen below. Finishing materials do not have to be in perfect condition. Chips, cracks and scratches are only welcome, they emanate the spirit of antiquity.
When choosing materials for wall finishing, most Mediterranean residents prefer practical ceramic tiles. It can be yellow, beige, peach color.
Ceramic tile with majolica and tiles - the business card of the Mediterranean style in the interior
In the Greek style for the walls often used decorative plaster. It is desirable that the walls were roughness, roughness, so the plaster must be textured. After its application and complete drying of the wall are covered with paint, usually white.
The decoration of the Mediterranean-style kitchen wall looks very light and airy thanks to the use of beige and blue
The use of floral prints on the walls is unacceptable. In the Italian and Spanish design styles it is fashionable to come across combinations of various finishing materials: brickwork and decorative plaster, ceramic tiles and natural or decorative stone.
Very stylish look finish on the walls of ceramic tiles
Wallpaper in the Mediterranean interior is rarely used. If you wish, you can glue the walls with plain matte wallpaper, with a rough texture.
Blue apron tiles are perfect for a kitchen apron, and white paint is most often used for walls.
The surface of the wall above the desk can be finished with the same material as its main part or stand out drastically. Usually for the apron use ceramic tiles, less often - natural stone or tile under the stone.
The apron is tiled in Mediterranean style
Italian style involves finishing apron monophonic material. When decorating the interior in Spanish style, a vertical surface above the working table and a box of built-in hoods use azulezhu - a special tile with unique patterns. Also on the working wall will look beautiful majolica painting or a mosaic of marble.
Kitchen apron in the Mediterranean-style kitchen is decorated with ceramic monophonic tiles
Tip! Beautifully on the working wall will look niche, having an arched shape. Condiments can be stored on niche shelves.
Mediterranean style is the eternal summer in the kitchen!
For the ceiling of the kitchen it is recommended to use paint of classic white, sand or light beige color. The surface of the ceiling should be smooth matte. Before painting to align the surface of the ceiling will have to putty and plaster. Instead of plaster and paint, you can install a matte stretch fabric.
White matte paint is perfect for the ceiling.
On the ceiling of the room can be placed massive wooden beams. In the Greek design, they have a light, faded color in the sun, and in the Italian style - dark brown. Wooden beams will organically look on the ceiling of the spacious kitchen of a private house. For an apartment, this option is not suitable, as the beams steal the space of the room, visually reducing it. In the photo you can consider the design of the kitchen in a Mediterranean style with beamed ceilings.
Ceiling beams in the Mediterranean-style kitchen look stylish in blue
Most often, large ceramic tiles or a more durable material - granite tiles - are used as flooring in the interior of the Mediterranean cuisine. Sandy, terracotta, brown color will be suitable for the floor. In order for the association with the warm Mediterranean climate to be complete, it is recommended to install a floor heating system under the floor covering.
In the Greek and Italian styles, natural wood is used for the floor, ideally whitewashed boards.
Tip! The budget way to decorate the floor in the Mediterranean style is to lay linoleum, the design of which will imitate a stone or a tree.
Pretentiousness and ostentatious luxury are not typical of this style. In the interior of the Mediterranean cuisine all the elements must be useful, each of them perform its function.
Mostly Mediterranean-style furniture has light natural colors: sky blue, sand, olive, beige, white. The interior can be used deep blue, dark brown and even black. Photos of Mediterranean-style furniture in the interior of the kitchen can be seen below.
The Mediterranean-style suite is made of wood. The budget option is made of MDF. The kitchen wall is decorated with panels, glass, metal, and ceramic inserts. The table top is made of natural or artificial stone, the sink is made of ceramic, the mixers are made of bronze or copper. In the kitchens of the Spanish interior was installed a large double sink.
Tip! The original way to select a set - a part of the tabletop can be laid out with small tile.
Cabinets with glass facades serve as a showcase on which beautiful decorative dishes are placed. Glass looks easy and airy, visually makes smaller headsets. If space permits, you can generally do without wall cabinets.
All appliances should be built and hide behind the doors of cabinets. Exception is the hood. It is not only not hidden, but, on the contrary, is demonstrated, is an integral part of Mediterranean cuisine. The stylized electric or gas stove will look beautiful: with well-defined burners and large bronze switches.
The most popular type of planning in homes near the Mediterranean Sea is an island. It is suitable for kitchens with a large area. Wall and floor cabinets are placed along the walls, and the working surface is placed in the middle of the room. The island can function as a dinner table. Photos of Mediterranean-style kitchen designs are presented below.
The dining area has a special place in the kitchen. The inhabitants of the Mediterranean are hospitable people who welcome guests, lead them to the table, treat them with wine and cheese. That is why the Mediterranean-style kitchen can also serve as a living room. If the kitchen is large in size, a small sofa with an open wooden frame is installed in its territory. It should have a soft upholstery in a single color, in a cage or strip.
The dining table must be massive, large, or at least medium in size so that a person can easily fit behind it. 5. The most suitable table shape is rectangular. The table top for him is made of ceramic tiles or decorative stone. Chairs should be elegant: forged or wooden with carved backs. Wicker furniture made of wicker or rattan will look beautiful, easy and natural in the interior.
In the interior of the Mediterranean-style kitchen is not welcome the use of a large number of accessories. Almost all the details of the interior should perform a function, and not stand only for beauty. To decorate the Mediterranean cuisine are suitable elements:
- Live plants in tubs or pots. It can be palm trees that cause associations with the warm sea climate, spicy herbs, which are then useful during cooking, ordinary home plants. Photos of Mediterranean-style cuisine with live plants can be seen below.
- Aesthetically looking jars of spices, coffee, dried fruit. They are an integral part of the Mediterranean interior.
- Curtains. They are characterized by simplicity of cutting, monochromatic coloring, made from light cotton or linen fabric. Curtains are not required element of the interior. Instead, you can install shutters or wooden blinds.
- Soft chair covers. They are attached to the backs with strings. Installing covers is a practical solution, as they can be easily removed and washed.
- Tablecloths, napkins and towels made of flax. Look light and homely.
- Lighting design with antique. Chandeliers and floor lamps in their appearance may resemble antique candelabra. They are decorated with wrought iron elements.
- Rugs of straw, reed or reed. They are necessary for a kitchen with floor tiles and no floor heating system.
- Dishes and kitchen utensils. Plates and circles are placed on the open shelves, pots and cast-iron pans are suspended above the island part of the working area. All kitchen utensils are actively used during cooking. It is not necessary to purchase whole sets, dishes can be variegated. You can buy it from hand, find it in the attic or do it yourself. Beautiful will look on the shelves of this antique.
- Elegant jars of pasta, cereals, olive oil, seasonings. Can be made of porcelain, clear or colored glass.
In addition to the above, for decorating the interior, you can use wicker baskets, vases made of ceramics, paintings with seascapes.
Thus, the Mediterranean style is ideal for lovers of coziness and comfort, who dream of life in solitude with nature. The use of natural materials and natural colors will allow to embody in the interior a unique Mediterranean flavor.
Filled with light and space, the kitchen all year round will evoke thoughts of hot sunshine, hot sand and a cool salty breeze.