Decorating your Store in the Mediterranean Style
Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job, escaping the city and opening up your own little organic shop? Maybe you’re a fan of the Costa Brava, and want to make your customers feel like they’re in a Mediterranean style beach house all year round?
Whatever your business idea, we recommend reading the following article. Today, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about decorating your store in the Mediterranean style, even if you’re miles from the coast.
When to use the Mediterranean style
If you want to make it feel like summer all year round, you sell coastal goods or you simply love the Mediterranean style, we recommend using it to decorate your store.
Setting up a business comes with many challenges. As well as finding the best products and providing excellent customer service, getting the right decor is essential. After all, first impressions are extremely important. In many cases, it’s the decor that convinces clients to come in and spend money. If you can make your business stand out from the crowd, then you’re already well on your way to success.
Although the Mediterranean style is generally best-suited to seaside towns, that doesn’t mean that you can’t bring the beach a few miles inland. You simply need to have a valid, concrete reason for doing so (other than simply being a fan of the look).
For example, there may be some connection between the Mediterranean style and the items you have on offer. When people imagine authentic Mediterranean stores, they often think of olive oil and artisanal cheeses, light clothing and bright summer colors. If this is the kind of market you’re looking to break into, then this style might be perfect for you.
Even the name of your new business could tie into the seaside or Mediterranean theme. That way, your customers will know what to expect before they even enter your store.
Keys to creating the perfect Mediterranean style decor
Follow these simple steps, and you’ll soon be ready to start decorating your store. With a few key elements, you’ll have the most beautiful store on the street in no time.
1. White walls
White walls are one of the key features of Mediterranean style decor, and it’s so easy to do. This light color will help your store seem brighter and more spacious, allowing you to really show off your goods.
2. Wooden floors
Though we recommend wood, you could also use terracotta. The important thing is to create contrast with the white of the walls. These two elements combine perfectly to instantly create that classic Mediterranean look.
3. Wrought iron
Wrought iron mirrors, lamps or windows make the perfect addition to any Mediterranean style space. The dark color of the iron contrasts beautifully with the white of the walls while combining perfectly with the earthy tones of the wood or terracotta flooring.
4. Minimal decor
If you like rooms that are full of furniture and interesting trinkets, the Mediterranean style might not be the one for you. When it comes to this style, less is definitely more. Try to limit yourself to a few carefully chosen pieces of wooden furniture, plants or flowers, and some small decorative details.
5. Mediterranean style colors
As we’ve already mentioned, white is the star of Mediterranean decor. This color brings many benefits, giving your store a bright, fresh and peaceful feel.
However, there are other colors that can work really well with this style. With its close ties to the sea and its fresh, cheerful look, blue is a great choice. Greens are perfect for bringing that natural feel, while beige works great with wooden furniture, adding a touch of warmth. Timeless and versatile, gray can also be a good option.
If you want to give your store that perfect Mediterranean feel, we recommend taking a look at some Greek, Spanish, French and Italian style villas. You’ll find plenty of ideas and inspiration for decorating your store. Remember, try not to let it get too cluttered, and make sure your white decor is the star of the show.It might interest you...
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