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This living room has a tall ceiling complemented by tall windows and a chandelier. This living room is also dominated by the large stone brick structure that houses the fireplace and the TV across from the sectional brown leather sofa and armchair.
This is a spacious living room with hardwood flooring to complement the coffered ceiling and its bright crystal chandelier. This hangs over the wooden coffee table surrounded by sofas across from the fireplace.
This living room has a tall ceiling that hangs a wrought iron chandelier to match the railings of the indoor balcony as well as the dark coffee table across from the large fireplace topped by a beautiful painting.
This charming living room has a coffered ceiling that hangs a small chandelier over the large dark wood coffee table. This contrasts with the large white structure on the wall that houses the TV along with cabinets and shelves.
The tall glass wall of this living room gives an abundance of natural lighting for the earthy beige tones of the walls. This blends well with the mantle of the large fireplace topped with painting and adorned with a potted plant.
This is a grand living room with a soaring high coffered ceiling that hangs a chandelier. These are reflected by the massive wall-mounted mirror above the fireplace across from the sofa and the two armchairs surrounding the glass-top coffee table.
The lavish and luxurious living room is topped with a majestic chandelier hanging over the wooden coffee table in the middle of beige cushioned armchairs that match well with the mantle of the fireplace.
This is a simple yet elegant living room with a couple of beige cushioned sofas flanking a large dark wood coffee table with a modern fireplace at the far wall.
This spacious living room is festooned with elegant arches and pillars as well as chandeliers that hang over the gray sofa set on the light area rug of the dark hardwood flooring. These are then warmed by the large fireplace on the far side.
The gorgeous stone structure that houses the fireplace is topped with a floating shelf and wall-decors. Across from this are the pair of gray sofas and green cushioned armchairs surrounding the coffee table.
This large elegant living room has a soaring high ceiling paired with an indoor balcony on one side and windows on the other side that brings in natural lighting for the large fireplace and the large curved sectional sofa.
This gorgeous living room is part of a great room that also houses the dining area and kitchen. The living room area is dominated by the large stone fireplace across from the beige sofa set that complements the dark hardwood flooring.
This Mediterranean-style living room showcases stone flooring, brick walls, and a towering vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The room is furnished with dark wooden seats and a square coffee table over a round rug facing the fireplace.
This Mediterranean-style living room has a beautiful coffered ceiling that has recessed lights, as well as a thin chandelier hanging over the blue, cushioned ottoman in the middle of the patterned light gray carpet that pairs well with the gray sofa and the two wing back armchairs.
The elegant fireplace has a beige stone mantle with intricate designs that go well with the classic painting mounted above it. Across from this is a beige sofa paired with wooden armchairs that has the same beige hue as the tall wall that is augmented by the majestic chandelier as well as the tall windows.
The beige L-shaped sectional sofa of this Mediterranean-style living room matches well with the beige wooden structure that houses the TV within its built-in shelves and cabinets. This is adorned with various decor and potted plants.
The beige carpeted flooring complements the light brown leather armchairs flanking the glass-top end table bearing a table lamp. The beige walls of this living room are adorned with an arched alcove with a flower vase that is flanked by two doorways.
The stone structure against the wall that houses the fireplace is inlaid with dark brown tiles that blend with the dark hardwood flooring. This is then contrasted by the beige furry area rug that stands out against the dark blue velvet sofas.
The white cathedral ceiling of this Mediterranean-style living room shines with the recessed lights as well as the natural lights coming in from the open walls adorned with thick white pillars. The brightness is contrasted by the brown area rug and the beige sofas.
This Mediterranean-style living room has a mirrored coffee table that gives accent to the patterned light gray area rug that is complemented by the gray cushioned sofas. This setup has a nice background of a fireplace housed in a white wall augmented by a colorful painting.
The high ceiling of this Mediterranean-style living room is augmented by a row of wide transom windows that matches well with the tall windows that showcase a lovely scene outside that give color to the simple gray L-shaped sectional sofa and gray modern fireplace.
The high white coffered ceiling of this living room is paired with a row of tall arched windows that dominate this grand room. This gives those sitting on the beige sofa a sense of being in a wide spacious place warmed by a fireplace with a brown mantle.
The lovely fireplace that has a glass enclosure is adorned with a white mantle that has a pair of pillars in its design. This is topped with a colorful painting that is brightened by the two large arched windows that bring in sunlight to the beige carpeted flooring and gray sofa.
This charming and cozy living room is dominated by the different patterns of the white area rug that contrasts the dark flooring tiles as well as the cushions of the armchairs surrounding the brown circular coffee table that matches with the dark wooden entertainment cabinet.
There is a panel of a textured stone wall that houses the fireplace with a mantle that blends with the panel. This is across from the L-shaped brown cushioned sectional sofa paired with a wooden table on a complex patterned area rug.
The beige ceiling of this Mediterranean-style living room is dominated by exposed wooden beams with a dark brown hue that matches with the frames of the arched window and the glass door by the fireplace that is flanked by two decorative windows.
The white tufted sofa set and cushioned armchairs have a white hue to it that blends with the tall white walls and high ceiling. The walls are adorned with arched entryways and pillars that go well with the hardwood flooring that is topped with a brown woven area rug.
The beige marble flooring of this living room is adorned with an earthy red woven area rug that makes the white leather cushioned armchairs stand out as it blends with the white walls and its arched entryways leading to other sections of the home.
This Mediterranean-style living room is dominated by different patterns and tones that somehow work well together creating a comforting embrace to those who are relaxing on the brown sofa set as they gaze at the fireplace that has a brilliant marble mantle.
This bright and spacious Mediterranean-style living room is brightened by the abundance of natural lighting coming in from the arched windows and glass doors that all have dark frames contrasted by the light beige tufted sofa set and light wood coffee table.
The light gray cushioned sofa blends with the light gray wooden structure behind it that has built-in shelves filled with books and decors as well as wall-mounted lamps on either side. This is augmented by the white recessed lights of the white ceiling.
The bright white ceiling is a nice contrast for the hardwood flooring that makes the light gray sofa set stand out. This setup is subdued by the light beige walls that are adorned with a fireplace in the middle of two curtained windows and a large mirror on the adjacent side.
The orange cushions of the sofa set match well with the hue of the hardwood flooring that is contrasted by the light gray area rug. The curtains of the window and glass doors also match this hue that is contrasted by the beige walls and white cove ceiling.
The glass coffee table is a nice modern twist to the classic Mediterranean-style living room that has a fireplace with a wooden mantle that contrasts the white wall. This is paired with white cushioned armchairs brightened by the natural lights of the glass doors.
The lovely brown leather cushioned chairs are a perfect match for the dark hardwood flooring that is contrasted by the light beige L-shaped sofa and its matching cushioned coffee table. This setup is augmented by the potted plant near the built-in cabinetry that houses the fireplace.
The dark fireplace is paired with a dark wood mantle topped with a colorful classic painting with the same hue on its frame. These are paired well with the dark brown leather cushion of the bench in between the two gray sofas brightened by the surrounding arched windows.
The mantle of the fireplace has a dark brown hue matching those of the coffee table and the built-in cabinets flanking the arched glass doors. This presents a lovely green scenery outside that also brings an abundance of natural lighting to the white cushioned sectional sofa.
This lovely living room has a couple of arched entryways on either side paired with two console tables to flank the tall glass doors to the backyard. This has the option of gray curtains for privacy. This is a nice background for the two blue velvet sofas that are each under a crystal flush-mount light.
This spacious and airy Mediterranean-style living room has a high ceiling that has large white exposed beams that are complemented by tall glass doors that gives this area an option to be open to the backyard or closed with large beige curtains for privacy. This setup is matched with a large L-shaped sectional sofa and a wooden coffee table.
The elegant white cove ceiling is adorned with intricate patterns that perfectly match the designs of the chandelier and the wall-mounted lamps that are placed in between the tall French windows. This brings in natural lights that make the white armchairs and white console table stand out against the dark hardwood flooring.
The highlight of this room is the large wooden coffee table that is paired with the beige leather tufted sofas. These two matches with the beige area rug in their contrast with the dark hardwood flooring. The balancing element here is the white walls and white ceiling.
The glass top coffee table is supported by a rustic repurposed tree trunk that sets a nice contrast to the rest of the Mediterranean-style living room that has more of an elegant classic inclination. The fireplace beside the white piano has a beige mantle that complements the light gray walls.
The light beige leather tufted sofa matches perfectly with the walls that are augmented by the natural lights coming in from the glass doors. These are complemented by the colorful wall-mounted paintings as well as the green mirrored cabinet in the corner.
The hardwood flooring of this living room is a nice complement to the sofa set as well as the light gray walls that are illuminated by the standing lamps placed near the walls. One of these is standing at the corner beside the potted plant that adorns the fireplace and its marble mantle.
This homey and comfortable Mediterranean-style living room is surrounded by bookshelves that are built into the white walls. This is contrasted by the hardwood flooring that is topped with a complex patterned area rug that goes well with the brown L-shaped sectional sofa.
This is a small Mediterranean-style living room near the entry hallway that leads to the wide arched entryway of this living room. The highlight of this area is the beautiful and colorful mural of the wall that is adorned with a mirrored cabinet behind the four beige cushioned armchairs.
This large living room has tall beige walls that blend with the beige ceiling. This ceiling has dark wooden exposed beams that match with the hardwood flooring as well as the console table behind the beige L-shaped sectional sofa under the majestic chandelier.
This Mediterranean living room boasts hardwood flooring topped by a lovely white rug. There’s a fireplace near the gorgeous seats.
Large Mediterranean living room featuring classy seats and center table near the fireplace.
All Couches Point To The Table
The main fixture of the Mediterranean living room is the central table, so the central table needs to be carefully selected. That doesn’t mean that the central table needs to be flashy—indeed, it’s important to remember that the Mediterranean living room style is a homage to the Mediterranean way of life.
Imagine the central table as a place to put dishes of hummus or slabs of pita. It should look good without anything on it, but its real purpose is to prop up the more interesting stuff—like a bottle of wine, perhaps—and get out of the way of the quality time spent with people.
On that note, make sure that any couches that you select for your Mediterranean living room design aren’t the ultra-huge and ultra-comfortable type of couches that you could easily sink into. The couches for this style of the living room should be at their most comfortable when one of your guests is leaning forward to reach the table or perched sideways to speak to their conversation partner.
Airy And Breezy Pastels
Natural light plays a huge role in the Mediterranean living room style, so make the most out of any windows that you have. Be sure to complement natural light with lightly colored linens, and use dark fabrics, woods, and leathers extremely sparingly, if at all.
If you’re itchy to add some dark colors to your otherwise bright living room, try adding a plant or two. The greens of the plants will contribute to the airy feeling of the room, and also provide a visual reminder that there’s natural light flowing into the room during the daytime.
Artificial light should be gentle, and on the dimmer side, especially if you plan on using your Mediterranean style living room to entertain guests—as you certainly should. Having a large lamp in the corner is a decent solution, so long as it fits in with the rest of the aesthetic.
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The Mediterranean conjures up images of beaches, salty vapor in the air, and wide-open skies.
The Mediterranean design reflects the region with a warm and welcoming sun-kissed feel, partnered with an occasional light cool breeze of color. This is the perfect welcoming motif for a living room or family room.
Light is important to the Mediterranean design. Wide-open archways and large windows are hallmarks of this style. Letting as much natural light into the space as possible is important.
Mediterranean design is marked by the liberal use of sun-soaked light colors matched with rich earthy colors. The classic version of a Mediterranean room blends warm terracotta floors and off-white stucco walls. Other colors that can fit the theme with liberal use include earthy browns, gold, rusts, ochre yellows, and bronze.
Accent colors in Mediterranean designs most often reflect the sea and sky. These colors range from dusty lavender to cobalt blue. From time to time a brighter red used can be used to accessorize or accentuate a feature. (Source: HGTV.com)
Mosaic tiles and textured surfaces are a hallmark of the Mediterranean. Stucco is in common usage with this style. Surfaces should have depth, such as sand-textured or Venetian plaster walls. These kinds of textures can be cultivated on plain plaster walls through painting techniques such as rag rolling.
To accessorize a Mediterranean design, start with items made of bronze or clay. These kinds of tiles tie the colors and feel of the area in with the overall space. Decorative hand-painted tiles can go a long way to evoke the Mediterranean look.
Fixtures are often ornamental, filigree, and bronze. For all metal, it is a safe bet to stay in the range of copper and bronze, as these colors will blend well with the rest of the earth-tones. Wrought iron can also work; as long as the metal fixtures are dark-toned you are in a safe range. The texture is also important here. If you are not a fan of filigree, punched or hammered style metal fixtures can provide a great deal of texture and depth. (Source: Homeportfolio.com)
When looking for furniture for a Mediterranean space, you want heavy, thick furniture. Sturdy pieces of furniture with thick bases and legs. A handcrafted look fits the style, with imperfections made from old woods.