If you adore the rolling hills of Tuscan wine country, then you will find it a lot of fun to add a touch of the Tuscan vineyard to your home. Homes decorated in the Tuscan style often draw their inspiration from different elements in nature. Rustic farmhouses, sun-bathed hillsides, wrought iron accessories, and sturdy furniture made from solid wood are all hallmarks of Tuscan design that can be brought into your home.
Perhaps the biggest appeal of the Tuscan style is that is it simple and lovely, requiring very little effort to combine comfortably worn and beloved items within your space. And just as the Tuscan region of Italy was once a refuge for those dwelling in the cities who wished to leave the hustle and bustle behind, so can your Tuscan styled home bring you that same intriguing solace. Whether you want to invite little touches of Tuscany into your home or want to outfit your entire home in Tuscan style, the tips that follow will help you to do just that.
When decorating a space in Tuscan style, the colors that are found in nature are used. Dark greens and sage greens, yellows and gold, ochre and browns – these are all arm and earthy shades that you will find scattered throughout the Tuscan style home, whether on the walls or in a throw rug, or in accessories or Tuscan metal art. Tie these colors into your decor subtly for a touch of Tuscany or in a more robust way if you’re going for a total Tuscan theme.
Tuscan Walls and Wall Decor
The walls in a traditional Tuscan farmhouse or villa would nearly always feature textured walls. This timeless and classic tradition is easy to bring to your own home with plastering techniques that can be accomplished by adding joint compound to ordinary paint. Dress up the walls of your Tuscan space by adding lots of wrought iron – from wrought iron wall grilles to wrought iron door toppers to accentuate the empty space above your doorways (either entry doors or doors that lead from one area to another within the home). Another great way to add wrought iron is via the use of wrought iron wall wine racks that hold your favorite wines (including cooking wines in the kitchen) in perfect style. Wrought iron is a staple wall decor choice in Tuscan decorating.
Tuscan floors in a traditional Tuscan home would be made of natural materials. More often than not, Tuscan homes feature stone tile flooring or wood flooring. If you can’t afford real wood flooring, you can invariably go for the new generation of wood laminate flooring on today’s market. A faux pine floor is a beautiful accompaniment to your Tuscan decor. Another great choice for your Tuscan themed room is terra cotta tile, which will bring a true earthy feel to the space. Forego the use of carpet if possible, as carpet would be a rarity in the Tuscan country home. Keep your flooring as rough hewn as you can for the most authentic feel.