The interest of our compatriots in this direction of design is quite understandable and understandable. The harsh Russian climate, characterized by a short summer period, a shortage of heat and sunlight, even in the warm season does not always provide an opportunity to relax and rest comfortably.
The situation is easy to fix, using in the interior elements of the Mediterranean style, which came to us from the culture of such Mediterranean countries as Italy, Spain and Greece. The states of the East also played a role in shaping this style, giving it a significant share of magic and mystery.
Today we suggest that you consider a few ideas for the interior of the bedrooms. When decorating the premises, the main advantages of the Mediterranean direction were used.
First of all, it is worth to clarify which features favorably distinguish the style of the Mediterranean from all other design trends.
The main trump cards of the Mediterranean style:
1. Allows you to give uncomfortable and unattractive rooms a more comfortable appearance.
The use of certain receptions enables residents of the northern regions and inhabitants of city apartments located in the shady part of the house to feel all the charm and charm of the southern latitudes, to enjoy the daily impact of natural light and heat.
Indisputable fact: the constant lack of sun rays and the lack of positive emotions cause a person psychological discomfort and depression, leads to the appearance of a state of chronic fatigue.
2. The colors and shades used in decorating living quarters do not cause aggression and irritation, contribute to the creation of a good mood. Most often natural natural colors are used that are associated with the sea, the sun, warm sand and the appeasement of the summer evening – beige, light orange, cream-white, terracotta, brick, pistachio and warm shades of gray.
Indisputable fact: it has long been proven that the color gamut can affect the emotional state of a person. Therefore, it is important to take into account the influence of the primary colors when decorating those rooms that have a significant role.
3. The owners of housing have the opportunity to embody in the interior at the same time elements of practicality and coziness. This is a simple explanation: with the arrangement of premises in the southern style, the simplest materials are used, simple furniture and a limited number of accessories.
Indisputable fact: the use of inexpensive materials, the lack of luxury in decoration and the acquisition of practical furniture will reduce the cost of decorating the room. This is a worthy alternative for those who dream of an attractive interior, but are constrained by the means.
What is the Mediterranean style? What points need to be taken into account to create a truly southern interior?
First of all, you need to think about the choice of materials for finishing the bedroom. Mediterranean style allows the use of low-key materials and simple technologies.
Quite often the surface of the walls is covered with ordinary lime or paint of one shade.
It looks good mosaic tiles in a variety of variations – both in the form of small panels, and as a decoration of the whole wall. Tiles can differ in color characteristics and in size.
When decorating the walls of bedrooms often used decorative or textured plaster, imitating various materials.
Natural brickwork also looks great in the interior of the bedroom. It should be borne in mind that the area of the decorative element made of bricks should not be too large.
As a material for the design of certain areas, such as the head of the bed, the natural stone of muted colors perfectly fits.
Another option of using natural stone rocks is the decoration of fireplaces. This important attribute, symbolizing the family hearth, does not have to be real. Artificial fireplace looks just as good.
Sometimes, not only the area of the hearth, but also the zone around it, is removed by a natural stone. This technique enhances the decorative effect, creates a soft southern color in the room.
Material for floors
In the Mediterranean countries, natural materials – natural stone and wood – have long been used as the main raw material for finishing the floor.
However, now, designers often apply different types of laminate and tile, imitating natural stone.
Material for finishing ceilings
Most often, the ceilings in these bedrooms are designed quite simply – a perfectly flat surface is painted white.
Ceilings with decorative ceiling beams are very common.
Such hanging structures can occupy both the entire surface of the ceiling and a certain part of the room.
In rare cases, the ceilings are attached to a multi-tiered form and adorned with exquisite ornaments.
Selection of furniture and accessories
For rooms decorated in the southern style, most of all, simple wooden furniture, mostly squat type (massive beds, benches, chests of drawers and tables) will do. Very handy, you will have gizmos woven from rattan and vines.
In such bedrooms there should not be too much furniture. In a similar interior is very appropriate will be an ancient massive chest, simultaneously performing a decorative function and responsible for the storage of small things.
In the Mediterranean style, lighting is not given much importance, since sunlight perfectly enters the house, and the duration of daylight in the southern regions is quite large.
Most often, the rooms are lit with a massive lamp suspended in the central part of the room, and several lamps. Point built-in lighting devices are infrequent.
Selection of textiles and floor coverings
When decorating the south, the elements of the country style are often used:
– light textile made of natural materials;
– unpretentious pictures and figurines;
– wicker decorative products.
For flooring materials are selected with a small pile. Widespread use in the Mediterranean interiors found thin mats, mats and mats.
Fleecy flooring is extremely rare.
Basic Ideas for Bedroom Interior
A room located on the south side of the building
A distinctive feature of such premises are huge windows, occupying a large part of the bedroom. Window apertures of impressive size excellently let sunlight and fresh air fill the room with freshness.
With this option, you should pay great attention to the view from the window. It's great if outside the house there is a mountain or sea landscape. However, any greenery outside the windows will look good, be it a forest or a small garden.
The window openings that face the sunny side are often covered by large shutters. You can protect yourself from light from within with the help of light sliding curtains.
A room located on the north side of the building
Such premises initially perform a protective function – they shelter the inhabitants of the house from the exhausting heat. This, in turn, imposes a certain imprint on their appearance.
As a rule, there are no balconies and exits to the courtyard. Use small window openings, reminiscent of loopholes. For maximum protection, tight shutters and curtains made of natural materials are used to prevent the penetration of sunlight.
Due to the muted lighting and cool air in such bedrooms there are all conditions for a full afternoon and night rest.
The bedroom, whose windows are located on different sides of the building, is a functional enough room. This is usually a fairly bright and well-ventilated room. However, it is not too hot here, and you can always hide from the burning sun rays. It's enough just to push the curtains on the windows.
And for those who are hungry for freshness, space and freedom, the sleeping room with unoccupied windows is more suitable. In this bedroom it is easy to breathe and sleeps perfectly. And if the sea extends beyond the windows, the best place to rest is not to find.
Room with balcony
The mansion, equipped with a balcony or loggia, has a special charm, as the owners of the house have the opportunity to admire the surroundings without leaving the house.
Thanks to an additional room, this room seems more spacious. This effect is greatly enhanced if the white color is chosen as the main color of the bedroom.
Premises under the roof – this is something special, intriguing, fascinating. Ceiling floors, most often made of natural wood, painted in an expressive brown color.
Sometimes wooden beams perform an exclusively decorative function, complementing the created image of something light and airy.
The shape of the roof in the bedroom-mansard can be any, however, most often, there are overlaps in the form of a regular triangle.
Room with access to the garden
This option is available only to those owners of suburban housing, whose bedrooms are located on the first floor of the building. Expanded double doors create a feeling of unlimited freedom.
As for landlords with access to the sea, they can be envied. Thanks to the huge windows in the whole wall and wide doors, in these houses there is a feeling of unity with nature, which in our time is extremely rare.
Exit from the bedroom to a normal garden, too, looks quite exotic, since in the Russian climate such spaces are rare.
Room with oriental charm
Mediterranean style is not only the charm of the Mediterranean countries, but also the originality of the eastern states, thanks to which this direction of design has acquired more vivid and expressive features.
Here you can find a lot of paintings and frescoes depicting the life of the gods. The eastern theme continues the drawings on furniture and textiles.
The eastern color in the interior of the bedroom can manifest itself in different ways. For example, in the form of decorative accessories with floral designs (pillows, bedspreads, curtains and carpets).
Elements of the eastern direction can be present in the room and in a slightly different form, for example, to find a display in the form of window openings.
Solar glare on the walls and ceiling, fresh sea air, the gentle breeze of the coastal wind . All this is Mediterranean style. With such an interior, the feeling of summer will not leave you even on rainy winter days!