For many of us the summer holiday is starting to fade from the memory. All we have to remind us of the brilliant blue skies and the pretty little villages are a camera full of images we have yet to download, and a few instagram snaps. Wouldn't it be nice if our homes had the same relaxed vibe as our week in the sun?
The classic and elegant Greek interior design style is constantly being re-invented by interior designers who love its timelessness. Clearly influenced by the blinding light and the sea, Greek homes are decorated to reflect a sense of calmness and simplicity whilst still remaining chic.
Perhaps the most important factor to achieving this look is to use a palette of blue and white. White walls can instantly bring sunshine to a room and by using shades of different blues, from turquoise to a deeper cobalt blue; you can create the necessary contrast that will evoke that true holiday mood and Greek feel.
Windows are often let unadorned or with simple shutters. The perfect excuse to get out the paint brush and the blue paint! Furniture is often a simple peasant style, using scrubbed wooden tables, country style dressers and wicker.
Fabrics are best restricted to natural materials with perhaps a few touches of lace on table runners or as simple room dividers. Big comfortable sofas made of linen will add comfort to the scheme whilst still keeping true to the style.
To accessorise, decorations on the walls should mainly revolve around the sea. Murals are great for adding atmosphere; you could choose a classic coastal backdrop or even one of your own framed holiday snaps of the Greek Islands to add a more personal touch and complement the interior design scheme. Other decorative items such as transparent blue glass bottles, vases and classic white statues will all add to the overall Greek effect.
Last but not least, one little finishing touch would be to add a meander, or ‘Greek Key’ which is found on numerous ancient Greek decorations. This is the perfect accent on curtains or bed sheets for the complete look.
This style of interior design is great for those who love the sea, light and the simplicity and excitement of the classic Greek culture. Not to mention holidays!