Is the Mediterranean design style suitable for bedrooms?
Mediterranean design is perhaps one of the styles that are best suited to bedrooms, since it creates relaxing, natural, bright, refreshing and pleasant rooms. After all, wouldn’t you like to sleep and wake up every morning in such an environment? This style is easy to use for Indian bedrooms, so whether you are looking for a tranquil mood in your bedroom in a busy city such as Bangalore or a charming space that matches the countryside theme of your rustic home in a smaller city such as Indore or Jaipur, the Mediterranean style is a perfect choice.
What decorative elements will look good in Mediterranean bedrooms?
Essentially, there are 3 things that should always be a part of the decoration of Mediterranean bedrooms – paintings, plants and mirrors! Art adds elegance to any room. In a bedroom of this style, you should choose a soothing seascape or a painting of the countryside to enhance the ambiance. Besides looking beautiful, mirrors reflect light to add brightness to the interiors, which is a fundamental requirement in Mediterranean design. It will also make your bedroom look much more spacious. Nature is another vital element in the Mediterranean style, so do not hesitate to decorate your bedside tables and shelves with beautiful pots with cactus, flowers, herbs or any other kinds of plants that provide freshness and good energy.
You can choose to follow the beach or the country house theme in Mediterranean design, keeping in mind the climatic conditions of your area. Those who live in cold climates can include beautiful Persian carpets to bring a warm feel to the space, besides an authentic Mediterranean touch. However, you should bear in mind that in general Persian carpets, or even traditional carpets, are expensive. It could cost you INR 25,000 and upwards, depending on the dimensions of the carpet.
Of course, you can add cute accessories such as a sailor trunk at the foot of your bed to store items and to add a touch of rustic style to your bedroom. The possibilities are endless! You just need to use the right elements to create the perfect Mediterranean style bedroom.
What colours, textures and techniques are best for the walls of Mediterranean bedrooms?
A bedroom decorated in this style should have a rustic look, but it should simultaneously be fresh, bright and cheerful. You can use the stucco technique to bring texture and complexity to your walls, and the best part is that you don’t need to hire a professional painter to implement this technique. If you like D-I-Y projects, all it takes is some paint and sponges. However, if you want an impeccable finish, we recommend that you to look through our registry to find a professional painter in your city or area. Another way to add texture to the walls is by using bricks or stone. Additionally, they can be painted completely white to bring a simple and chic element to the room.
As for colour, it’s best to use those that evoke nature and its elements. Tones of the sea, the sky and the warmth of the earth are ideal for Mediterranean rooms. And, although white must be the protagonist, Mediterranean rooms always benefit from lighter tones such as lavender, cream, beige, terracotta, aquamarine, olive green and orange, among others.
What materials should be used for the floors and ceilings of Mediterranean bedrooms?
Ceilings: We recommend beautiful rustic ceilings with exposed wooden beams for Mediterranean bedrooms. If you want to add colour, how about painting the beams in aquamarine, pastel blue or olive green? If you don’t like the idea of having structural or decorative beams, another possibility is building arched ceilings to bring originality to the design.
Floors: For the bedroom floors, it is ideal to coat them with light-toned wood that provides warmth and luminosity. Besides this, tiles and mosaic are great options for the floor in this design style. Imagine covering your floor with bright mosaics with tones of orange and red! It will make your room look spectacular. On an average, covering your bedroom with good-quality tiles will cost between INR 125 to INR 280 per square foot.
What other elements can be used to decorate Mediterranean bedrooms?
You can get creative with your bedroom design. For instance, instead of buying furniture, how about building your bed and your bedside tables as an extension of the floor? This way, your furniture will be a part of the structure of your bedroom.
Another element that can never go wrong in a Mediterranean style room is wood. Therefore, we recommend you use beautiful and rustic wooden doors to separate your bedroom from your bathroom or even as the doors of the closet. Use wood in lighter tones so that it doesn’t reduce the brightness in the room.
What about lighting in Mediterranean rooms?
Mediterranean bedrooms should have abundant natural light invited in through large windows. Besides this, you can add artificial lighting to keep the room bright at night. Build niches in your white walls, and add warm lights inside them to make the atmosphere of your room pleasant and comforting.
For help with designing the perfect lighting solutions or layout for your bedroom, you can contact one of our experts and request a free consultation on how to bring the Mediterranean theme into your house.