Wallpaper offers traditionally been employed in Northern Europe that can help insulate, while floor tiles have been used in Mediterranean sea areas as they ensure a home cool in the summertime. It is the same with the colours that have been used, by using darker colours providing more or a warm feeling than brighter ones. The different type of weather between Northern and Southern Europe is also part of the reason for the traditional furniture’s used. In Northern Europe lots of furniture, along with big comfortable seating areas are used since lots of time in the winter is spent indoors. The more minimalist traditions from the Mediterranean are more echoing of the time spent outside the house in the longer, much more enjoyable summers.