Mediterranean Courtyard Design

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It makes perfect sense that the word “paradise” comes from the Persian word for an enclosed garden, because that’s exactly what you have with a Mediterranean courtyard. A Mediterranean courtyard can be a place of comfort, a quiet haven, a shady retreat for an afternoon siesta, a setting to eat in the cool of the evening.  A water feature is a recent addition in a Mediterranean courtyard. A water feature, such as a fountain, is almost required in a Mediterranean courtyard for its sound, beauty and cooling properties. Courtyard walls magnify the sound of falling water, while dappled light reflecting off it makes pleasing patterns on the walls. Trellises and arbors, as well as elaborate gateways, may be part of the design. Urns, as decoration or to hold plants, have been used in Mediterranean courtyards since the time of ancient Rome. The pale colors of pea gravel and sandstone surfacing material and stucco on the walls contribute to a Mediterranean mood.

Mediterranean Patio Style

Mediterranean Patio Style

Spanish Courtyard Design

Spanish Courtyard Design

Tranquil Mediterranean Garden

Tranquil Mediterranean Garden

Mediterranean Exterior House Design

Mediterranean Exterior House Design

Refined Mediterranean Kitchen Designs

Refined Mediterranean Kitchen Designs

Mediterranean Landscaping Design

Mediterranean Landscaping Design

Mediterranean Pergola Design

Mediterranean Pergola Design

Courtyard Decorating Ideas

Courtyard Decorating Ideas

Garden Pond Fountains

Garden Pond Fountains

Herb Mediterranean Garden Plants

Herb Mediterranean Garden Plants

Bathroom Design Interior Ideas

Bathroom Design Interior Ideas

Outdoor Bird Bath Fountains

Outdoor Bird Bath Fountains