How to Decorate in the Tuscan Italian Style

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Selecting Colors for Your Tuscan Italian Decor

Bring the famed Italian region to your home with earthy neutrals and sun-baked hues. Tuscan palettes often include shades of brown, stone, beige, and cream, as well as golden yellow, gold, terra cotta, russet, sienna, and brick. Greens are typically muted, like pear, olive, cypress, loden, sage, and dark green. Feel free to experiment with more striking colors for accent, but use them in moderation and keep them tied to nature. Some possibilities include celery, bright yellow, and even rich purple. If you wish to add a rejuvenating splash of color to your decor, try a cool turquoise or deep blue.

Choosing Tuscan Italian Furnishing

Wood and metal are prevalent among Tuscan-inspired furniture. Wood finishes are often warm to dark and may have a distressed appearance. Metal finishes range from antique almond, autumn gold, antique copper, burnt sienna, and bronze to mocha, brown, and black. Furnishings with a quaint, pastoral charm suit Tuscan styles nicely. You can incorporate more heavily styled furniture for a sense of refinement; however, avoid pieces with a sleek, modern aesthetic that would disrupt the overall ambience. Scrollwork designs add embellishment while staying true to the Tuscan theme. If you like a mixture of materials, look for metal items with surface tops of slate, ceramic, or stone. This combination is both earthy and stylish.

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Finding Wall Decor and Art for Your Tuscan Italian Theme

Give your walls interest and character with wrought iron and other metal accents. Scrolling metal wall sconces and wall grilles are ideal for adding rustic charm to your room. Reduce clutter while enhancing your theme with metal wall hook racks, wall wine racks, and wall magazine holders. A canvas, mural, or tapestry may be just what you need to evoke the sights of Italy. Possible subjects include a quaint street scene, vineyard setting, or pleasing wine and grape tablescape. Wall art reminiscent of tilework will give your room plenty of color and design flair.

Decorating Kitchen and Dining Areas in the Tuscan Italian Style

Tuscan Italian kitchen and dining spaces should feel welcoming – an invitation to gather, converse, and dine. Tuscan golds, creamy neutrals, or warm brown tones will help you to create this atmosphere. Furnishings often have a rustic appearance or gentle distressing. Use embellishments of marble or ceramic tile in your kitchen decor to complete the look. If you have a formal dining room, consider a wall grille for handsome decoration, or a wall mirror to add depth. Home accents are perfect for bringing color and spice to your kitchen decor. Vegetable, fruit, and wine designs are a natural choice for wall art and switchplates. Cheery florals like golden sunflowers and red poppies also provide a burst of color. Keep counter tops from looking drab with interesting pitchers and canisters. Give instant Italian flavor to dining areas with themed serving pieces and dinnerware.

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Tuscan Italian Outdoor Decorating

Your outdoor patio will be even more relaxing with some Tuscan Italian inspiration. Select furniture constructed of protected metal or weather-resistant wicker. Earthy or dark finishes look great with verdi highlights or tile accents. Wrought iron accessories can have a dramatic impact, as can scrolling designs mimicking an ironwork appearance. Infuse your patio decor with natural touches, from stone and terra cotta, to fresh flowers and greenery. Patterned rugs, mats, and stair treads make a wonderful substitute for natural materials.

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