You don’t have to live near the rolling green hills, olive groves, and vineyards of Italy to feel like you’re inside a terracotta home in the Tuscan countryside. The warmer months of summer are here, and if you don’t get a chance to travel, you can still experience a European retreat without the round-trip airfare. Designing your space to look like an Italian villa might seem like a difficult task, but no matter how big or small your room is, these quick decorating tips can easily transform your home into the charming sanctuary with Tuscan countryside style that you’ve always dreamed of.
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Garner Sun-Washed simplicity
Nothing beats the sun beaming over the picturesque landscape and baking the countryside, so if you want to bring in elements of Italy, don’t forget about the sun! Old Venetian plaster walls, textured wallpaper, aged patina, stucco-inspired, or antique finishes in cream or other light-colored hues, warm-toned wood that showcases the natural grain, and other distressed, sun-drenched-inspired pieces will add rustic antiquity perfect for country styled charm.
Choose Rich Warm Colors
The vibrant shades that radiate from Tuscan countryside style are perfect for creating warmth in your space. Italian decor is abundant with olive greens, terracotta oranges, rustic reds, gold, and sunshine yellow, so bring in these warm hues by adding upholstery, accessories, and other home accents to illustrate the cheerful yet relaxed nature of Italian culture.
Let Nature Inside
Outdoor patios and terraces are popular in Tuscan countryside style, so make sure you keep the windows open and let the fresh air in. Bringing in a vase of flowers, a potted plant, or botanic-inspired accessories will make you feel like you’re living in the warmer Italian climate.
Mimic the Look of Tuscan Architecture
Imitate the look of Old World architecture with stone and wood accents. Tuscan cottages were made to weather the test of time, so add homespun beauty with a classic wooden trestle table, traditional X-back chairs, and other furniture that will always have distinguished appeal. Antique pieces with wrought iron, carved or painted designs will also look lovely.
Get Elegant But Not Excessive
Mix sophisticated touches into your Tuscan countryside-inspired design so that you captivate European grandeur with pretty furnishings that feature decorative textures and patterns. Keep the elegant decor to a minimum, and an intricate pattern or upholstered chair can go a long way in making a graceful statement. A rug with a bright pattern, mirror, or hanging art will look exquisite in your space.
Say ciao to summer with beautiful Tuscan countryside style! You won’t be disappointed in the results.