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Interior Trends

Amalficore aesthetic:

How to achieve that Italian summer chic look in your home

 

By Matthew Currington, Technical Director, 

The Lighting Superstore 

Inspired by the stunning Amalfi Coast, this Amalficore trend is set to take interior inspiration by storm this summer bringing a vibrant and breezy Mediterranean feel to homes around the UK.

Not everyone can spend their summer lavishing on the Amalfi Coast but using bright colours, natural materials and coastal motifs, anyone can transform their home into an inspiring Mediterranean retreat.

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Here’s how…

Embrace a vibrant colour palette

There are a few colours that evoke Mediterranean bliss and are must-haves for achieving the Amalficore aesthetic at home. Vibrant blues and crisp whites epitomise Greek island getaways, so incorporate this palette through walls, furniture, and accessories. 

A blue accent wall or whitewashed furniture can set the foundation, or if you’re renovating, a whitewashed screeded patio paired with blue and white soft furnishings creates the perfect look. Coastal motifs in your outdoor spaces will add seaside bliss when you’re enjoying the sunshine.

Lemons and terracotta are synonymous with the Amalfi Coast and beyond. Add pops of citrus yellow and earthy terracotta to bring warmth and vibrancy. Think yellow cushions, terracotta plant pots, and lemon-themed decor items. These colours add depth and a cheerful touch, evoking the sunny Amalfi Coast throughout your home.

Incorporate natural materials

Natural materials are essential to achieving the Amalficore style because of their calm and authentic vibe. Wooden furniture, whether it’s a rustic dining table or a sleek console table, adds an earthy, sea-side element that mimics the Mediterranean coast. 

Rattan chairs or woven sisal rugs are ideal for adding texture while stone surfaces like marble countertops or stone-tiled floors echo the rugged cliffs of the Amalfi Coast.

Incorporating Mediterranean-style ceramics, such as decorative plates, vases, and tiled backsplashes with coastal or citrus motifs, introduces an artisanal touch throughout your home. Together, these natural elements blend seamlessly, enhancing the Amalficore aesthetic by combining earthy, coastal, and artistic touches for a cohesive and inviting look.

Take it a step further and dot terracotta pots with citrus trees around your patio, but remember to bring them indoors during the colder months.

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Make the most of light

Maximise natural light to capture the airy, open feel of the Amalfi Coast by keeping windows unobstructed and using sheer curtains to let the sunshine in. Reflective surfaces like mirrors or glossy tiles can help bounce light around the room, enhancing the bright and breezy atmosphere.  This will also help mimic the warm, yellow glow of evening lighting.

Choose lighting fixtures that complement the Mediterranean aesthetic, such as pendant lights with a rustic finish or outdoor lantern-style lights for added charm. Outdoor string lights create a cosy and inviting ambiance perfect for both indoor and outdoor spaces, while candles or diffusers provide a softer glow to further enhance the atmosphere, mimicking the pulsating glow of fireflies.

By thoughtfully incorporating these lighting elements, you can create a warm and welcoming space that embodies the spirit of the Amalfi Coast.

Matthew Currington, Technical Director
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