We aren’t always blessed with Mediterranean sun in the UK, but we can add a little Mediterranean design to our houses to try and brighten them up. A Mediterranean house embraces warm, earthy colours, rich textures and rustic features. Oranges, browns, reds, yellows and vibrant blues and greens, as well as that distinctive terracotta colour, can be woven into floors, furnishings and decor. Tiles play a big part in a Mediterranean style house, so consider kitchen tile murals, mosaic tiles in the bathroom, stone floor tiles, and colourful tiles elsewhere in the home. If you’re looking at a Mediterranean kitchen design, consider adding a rustic dining table, stone floor tiles, a wonderful kitchen tile mural as a splashback, perhaps marble worktops and dark wooden cabinets.

If you’re looking for Mediterranean garden ideas, just select Garden from the room list from this page and you’ll discover hundreds of Mediterranean-inspired gardens and patios, to help you create a little Southern sun trap in your own back garden. Add a few Mediterranean plants, such as olive trees, lavender and bougainvillea and you’ll be halfway there. Of course, a sun-drenched pool would be needed if you really were in Southern Spain, but a small water feature will do just the trick in the UK.
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