Light, airy and at the same time warm and cozy Mediterranean style is suitable for many rooms. Thanks to it, any space can be designed so that it looks attractive and functional at the same time. The kitchen interior design in the Mediterranean style has its own features.
When mentioning the Mediterranean, everyone has similar associations: sun, sea, green, flowers, travel. Mediterranean-style cuisine should give the whole range of positive emotions and great mood, regardless of whether you have to make dinner or enjoy morning coffee.
The materials used to decorate kitchen surfaces are traditionally chosen so that they are not only beautiful, but also practical.
Here are some tips for choosing materials.
- It is better to glue ceramic tiles to the walls. The choice of shades available in specialized stores is so wide that you can find a variant for every taste. The range of shades most commonly used in the design – blue, blue, turquoise, green, beige, yellow, brown, peach. The tiles can be monochrome or with a pattern, it is possible to combine different colors. Mosaic will also look good, it can be chosen when decorating separate zones.
- You can choose wall and wallpaper as a finishing, but they must be washable. Very original look decorative plaster with all its roughness and irregularities. But as the top layer you should apply a coating that will protect the walls from moisture.
With all the variety of building materials, many prefer to use tiles. It is more comfortable to wash and will last a long time. You can use decorative stickers to renew the interior, which will add new strokes.
- When decorating the floor in the Mediterranean style, it is good to use materials that will create the effect of wooden floors. It can be a large floor tile, and laminate, and parquet. The most practical thing in the kitchen will be tiles. And you can use matt or glossy and combine shades depending on what color wall, ceiling and other interior items.
Imitation of stone or wood is the best option for flooring. Brown or beige will go well with blue or turquoise walls.
- The kitchen ceiling in this style is better to be white or sandy. An unobtrusive false ceiling will do. Interesting lighting fixtures or a chandelier can be a decoration. Very relevant on this ceiling look beams. They fit in well with the general style. But this is only possible if the ceilings are high. With low ceilings, this design choice will visually reduce the space. You can just paint the ceiling. Colours should be chosen from the same spectrum. It can be white or blue, beige or green.
Too many shades will be superfluous, enough 3-4 to fully express the style and make the kitchen cozy and interesting.
Furniture and interior items
The overall design of the room must also correspond to the chosen concept. Everything must be relaxed and enjoyable.
There is no need to clutter up extra items in this kitchen. Only what is really used and gives you a good mood. Furniture should be the simplest. It can be a small sofa for relaxation with a small tea table. You can add a dining table with chairs if the kitchen area allows it all.
The working area must be extremely functional. The hinged cabinets where dishes and other kitchen utensils are placed can be with glass doors or even without them at all. The shelves can be used for placing dishes, spice jars and decorative elements. Dinnerware in this case is also a decoration, so you need to take care of order on the shelves.
Often in a Mediterranean style, the table, where all the cooking work is done, is located in the middle. Above it, there are also kitchen utensils. All this looks good if the hostess is always in order and everything is in its place.
Cozy lamps, lamps and wall lights can be a highlight of the interior. Lively flowers are welcomed in this style. They can be either palm trees in floor pots or small plants placed on shelves or elegant stands. Decorate the room and live flowers in vases. Everything should remind you of summer and carefree sunny days. You can add a maritime theme. Sea landscapes on the walls, photos in simple frames will look harmoniously.
The windows should be large and let a lot of light through. The curtains choose light and air. They can be just blinds, which close if necessary.
A lot of attention is paid to textiles in this style. Therefore, chair covers, floor mats, tablecloths and napkins will be appropriate. All this should match each other by color.
Everyone should be comfortable and cozy in this kitchen. Therefore, the dining area should be given special attention. Furniture should not be pretentious, but the simplest, but kindest. A large wooden table with chairs will be suitable for this purpose. But it can also be wicker furniture, which will also blend perfectly with this style.
The colours of the furniture upholstery should look harmonious. Therefore, they are selected depending on what other shades are present in the interior. If the walls, for example, are blue, you can choose furniture of the same tone. Perhaps the furniture will be combined with curtains or other decorative elements.
You can emphasise the lighting. The Mediterranean style requires a lot of light, so the central lighting can be a beautiful original chandelier above the dining table. Luminaires can be used as additional light sources in different places, they can also have an original shape, for example, in the form of a window.
When choosing a decor, you should consider one rule: there should not be many. It is better to dwell on a few elements. And think about what will be used as the main accent. The kitchen should be functional, where all the necessary things are at hand. This is the basic style rule.
The effect of old things is often used in this direction. This also applies to the floor and wall material and the furniture used.
Mediterranean style kitchen photo
There are 3 basic shades of design – white, brown and beige. There’s nothing extra. The wooden floors and the table look very harmonious. Well complement the style of chair covers, fresh flowers and other small decorative elements. Emphasis is placed on the ceiling, which is decorated with beams and original lamps.
The feeling of lightness, lightness and spaciousness gives a combination of white and blue. The floors imitating the stone surface look spectacular. The space in the ceiling can be designed so that interesting lamps become the central element. Wooden frames on windows and doors are combined with their colour. There is also room for vibrant colours, which are a bright touch in the overall design.
It is possible to place everything compactly and at the same time not to deprive the room of the feeling of space in a small kitchen. The walls are decorated with different materials, but in terms of colour they are harmoniously combined with each other. In this way, even in a small space there will be a distinction into zones. A small round table with chairs will create a cosy place for lunches and tea parties. Original lighting fixtures, located at different levels, will successfully complement the composition. Behind the glass doors of the locker you will be able to see beautiful dishes. Decorations in this case are also spice jars, located on the table in the working area.
Coziness and harmony, beauty and functionality are all that is required in the Mediterranean style.