16 March 2023
Renovation of an outdoor area in pure Mediterranean style: tips for a dreamlike atmosphere.
The beauty of the Mediterranean is known the world over for its relaxing and romantic atmosphere. An atmosphere that you too can create in your own home with a thoughtful renovation.
In this article, we give you some tips on how to transform your garden into an oasis of peace and beauty thanks to the Mediterranean style.
What are the characteristics of Mediterranean decoration?
Mediterranean decoration, as the word itself indicates, is inspired by the traditions and cultures of the coastal countries of Europe, such as Italy, Spain, Greece, Tunisia and Morocco. The characteristics of Mediterranean decoration are:
- Bright, vibrant colours such as blue, green, red, yellow and white to create a vitamin-packed atmosphere.
- Natural materials, such as wood, ceramics, stone and wrought iron, all rustic and handcrafted.
- Light and fresh fabrics, such as linen and cotton.
- Decorative elements such as plants, ceramics, wrought iron lamps, hand-woven rugs and plastered walls to create an authentic and traditional ambience.
- Simple, functional furnishings, such as solid wood chairs, sturdy tables and comfortable sofas.
- Natural lighting.
How to renovate garden furniture with a Mediterranean touch?
To renovate your garden or terrace and get Mediterranean outdoor furniture, you can follow some of the following options. Let's look at them together.
Opt for a stone paving.
The choice of paving is crucial to create a Mediterranean atmosphere. Stone is undoubtedly the best option to create a rustic and natural look. You can opt for local stone or lava stone, depending on your preferences and budget.
Mediterranean style walls.
Mediterranean style walls are characterised by natural materials such as stone, brick and plaster. These materials are often used to create rustic and traditional style walls that blend in perfectly with their surroundings.
If, on the other hand, your outdoor area does not have walls, but you still want to achieve an elegant effect with maximum privacy, you can decide to opt for outdoor screens. One of the most popular options are wooden or wrought iron pergolas, which create a romantic and traditional atmosphere. In addition, you can use hedges of cypress or other shrubs to enclose the space and create a natural effect.
Mediterranean plants such as oleander, jasmine and bougainvillea can be used to create interesting decorative effects, for example by simply intertwining the branches of shrubs around wrought iron or wooden fences. Finally, ceramic fountains are very popular decorative elements in the Mediterranean style and can be used to create a relaxing and cool atmosphere during hot summer days.
Create a lounge area
To start renovating outdoor spaces, it is important to create a lounge area where you can relax and enjoy the views. Mediterranean-style outdoor furniture is inspired by the traditions and colours of the region and is designed to create a welcoming, relaxing and informal atmosphere.
You can opt for an area with comfortable sofas and armchairs, perhaps in white or cream, upholstered in light fabrics, such as cotton or linen, with colourful cushions, for a touch of elegance and lightness. In this respect, Dedon is a German brand that will certainly meet your needs with elegant and refined collections for any garden.
The Mediterranean-style furniture features simple, linear shapes, often inspired by the artisan tradition of the region: you can add a wooden coffee table and, to complete the look of the living area, wrought iron chairs and tables.
Discover Talenti's proposals for the outdoors: low or high coffee tables in wood, iron, PVC and other durable materials that adapt perfectly to any need and garden.
For the relaxation of owners and guests, choose sun loungers, armchairs and other seating elements made of natural materials such as wood, rattan, wicker, rope, linen or cotton, but also with nature-inspired motifs such as stripes, flowers or leaves. In addition, the cushions with which you decorate these pieces of furniture should be soft and comfortable to ensure maximum relaxation.
RODA designer sun loungers, for example, are perfect for any Mediterranean-style garden, thanks to their sophistication and ergonomic design.
Plants, the true protagonists of the Mediterranean style.
The garden is an essential element in creating the Mediterranean atmosphere. You can plant a variety of typical plants, such as lemon trees, olive trees, bougainvillea and jasmine. This will create an aromatic and relaxing atmosphere, reminiscent of the most popular Mediterranean destinations.
In addition, you can create an area dedicated to aromatic herbs such as rosemary, basil and mint, which are also ideal if you decide to cook outdoors, perhaps with one of Fantin's stylish outdoor kitchens.
As decorative elements, therefore, don't forget the plants that grow spontaneously in Mediterranean regions, such as lavender, rosemary, oleander, agave, aloe vera, cactus and olive trees. These plants need little care and are able to survive high summer temperatures and periods of drought, characteristics that make them perfect for a Mediterranean garden.
Lighting is essential to create a romantic and relaxing atmosphere in a Mediterranean style. Warm and soft lighting, such as wrought iron lanterns or scented candles, can be used. This will create a magical and unforgettable atmosphere for all guests.
RODA also extends its proposal to lighting with various refined and sophisticated outdoor lamps that will add a touch of magic to the atmosphere.
In conclusion, renovating your garden or terrace in Mediterranean style means creating a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere that recalls the typical atmosphere of Mediterranean regions. Plants are essential elements of this style, as well as the naturalness of the materials and colours and the simplicity of the design.
Follow our tips and get your own Mediterranean style garden or terrace.