What colours would best suit a Mediterranean bedroom?
The Mediterranean bedroom has a combination of colours that will beautifully suit each other, and are traditionally used with one another. The first colour to mention is orange. This is common colour that has been found in mediterranean style bedrooms, as it warms and fills the entire room. This is not just an average orange colour, it has a an off white combination so it is actually a very light orange almost rust like colour. It is usually painted on with sponges to give a washed out and uneven effect.
Secondly, a deep red colour works well in combination with the light orange as this gives the bedroom the feeling of a warm Spanish day, and it creates the illusion of volume in the bedroom. This red cannot be painted across an entire bedroom as that would cause an overcrowding effect, instead one wall shall be painted this colour. It is advised by interior designers that the single wall to be painted this colour is the wall behind the bed, to draw the eye to bed frame making it the center of the room.
Lastly, we can discuss the neutral colour that will be featured in the room, that is cream. Interior designers will recommend this variation of white, because it compliments the softer feel that is a necessity in a Mediterranean bedroom. The colour cream breaks the orange and red colour down to make them more noticeable but at the same time, it compliments them because of its neutrality. The window frames, the ceiling, and the doors are usually painted this colour.
How can I decorate a Mediterranean bedroom?
Decorating any room in the home must be done so with thought, as you would not want your space to be crowded with useless or tacky items. Within the Mediterranean bedroom, there are classic and modern decoration options to consider starting with a simple armchair. Armchairs are a great way to create a variety of seating options, as well as a way to make the room appear more inviting. Why would I need an armchair in my bedroom you may ask. Well, the option of places to sit within a bedroom create a dressing room feel to it. If you are not fortunate to have a walk in closet or a separate dressing room in your home, this is a great way to create one in your bedroom.
Decorating does not just mean that you need to fill up the room with ornaments or more furniture, it can also mean using the pieces you already have and use in your room, as a form of decoration. One example of this would be the pillows on your bed. This is one of the first things you see when you enter a bedroom, and therefore make them great pieces to showcase stylish fabrics, that can be changed every few weeks to partner with the colour of the room, or the texture of the bed linens. Finding pillows and cushions that have unique patterns, with bold colours and varying textures is exactly how you can accomplish this easy form of decoration in your Mediterranean bedroom.
What flooring options do I have for a Mediterranean bedroom?
Traditionally, the Mediterranean home has grown from its origin styles found in Spain and Tuscany, where tiling was used throughout the house, including the bedrooms. Interior designers and interior decorators still like to use terracotta as well as slate tiling on the floors to keep some of the traditional design and architecture alive in the modern Mediterranean bedroom. They add a modern twist to these tiles by giving them a shinier gloss finish making them last longer than they were initially intended, and they have been updated with modern colours to give the bedroom a style that is unique.
No house is complete without the mention of a wooden floor, which is also an option for a Mediterranean style bedroom. There are a variety of wooden flooring styles to choose from, beginning with natural hardwood flooring. Particularly for this style of bedroom, it is recommended to use a natural dark wood in the flooring because it accommodates the warmer colours that surround the rest of the room. Hardwood floors are a design element that remain in style and are therefore timeless in a sense.
How should the doors and windows look in a Mediterranean bedroom?
In terms of the doors in a Mediterranean bedroom, there is a must-have when it comes to a wooden window frame. This frame will add the cherry on the top when all the styling has been completed, as it brings all the other traditional elements together and makes the view outside of the window that much prettier. The frame, depending on its thickness, will also create a comfortable seating area that mimics a bench when it is completed.
The doors should complement what is on the floor as well as what surrounds the window, therefore it must be wooden too. There are several choices when it comes to wooden doors, they can be smooth and plain on the surface or they can be amazingly carved with patterns and designs that the homeowner can decide on themselves. Wooden doors are strong, sometimes heavy to in weight and can be very large in size, but they are also difficult to break through, they last for decades and best of all they block out noises from other parts of the house making them virtually sound proof.