Bathroom Décor Ideas to Give Your Space a Mediterranean Charm
The Mediterranean ambiance is an exercise in simplicity: warm light, soft colours and natural elements are the name of the game. It may seem tricky to capture these in urban settings or cities with less favorable climates, but you don’t have to be living on the coast to bring the charm of a Mediterranean bathroom to your home. The alteration of a few details can give that sentiment to your space.
Light colours, whites and earth tones can give a sense of softness to a bathroom. Their interplay with flowing water and cleaning rituals all work together to create a sensation of peace and rejuvenation. Even bulky objects such as furniture can take on a feeling of lightness when coated with a soft, white finish. They also evoke the famous “white towns” of the Mediterranean, so named for the all-white painting of the houses. Greens and wood finishes, meanwhile, recall rolling pastoral landscapes and pines abutting the sand.
(Pictured: Ona unik base unit with two drawers and right hand basin in matt green finish)
The Mediterranean aesthetic prioritizes open space and minimizes unnecessary materials. Applied to the bathtub, that means fine, balanced lines are optimal. By choosing a tub with thinner walls, you come closer to blending the bathroom with the natural surroundings outside. In the Mediterranean style, less is more.
(Pictured: Maui rectangular Stonex® bath in pearl finish)
Soft lighting also helps to create the sense of warmth and tranquility associated with seaside landscapes. Mirrors with soft, perimetral LED lighting are ideal for this. Mirrors on their own open up space by reflecting light and creating the illusion of depth, while the soft lighting makes your bathroom feel as though it’s in a never-ending ‘magic hour’.
(Pictured: Prisma Comfort illuminated mirror with LED lighting and demister)
A floor-level, textured shower tray rounds off the ensemble elegantly. While the shower head above makes you feel as though you’re standing beneath a waterfall, these shower trays give the feeling of standing on solid rock below. Stonex® shower trays, for example, bring in the feeling of raw nature, while also being more durable and hygienic.
(Pictured: Terran superslim Stonex® shower tray in onyx)
The Mediterranean recalls many things to mind, but above all it evokes light, peace and warmth. By altering a few simple elements in your bathroom space, you can bring that feeling to your bathroom no matter where you live.