This decorating style began in countries around the Mediterranean Sea, such as Spain, Greece, and Italy. However, you may find textiles from Middle Eastern/West Asian countries as well, such as brightly colored and luxurious Persian rugs. While each of these regions does have their own specific design styles, it is their influences that make up the Mediterranean design style as a whole. Similar to the typical architecture of these countries, it’s common to find arches, columns, and interior balconies in Mediterranean homes. Furniture for this design style reveals rich wood tones with ornate features.

The Mediterranean color palettes mimic those of the sea and sky while also incorporating warm hues like terra cotta and yellow. Large picture windows embrace the outdoors with minimal sheer draperies to allow in as much light as possible.

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