If you love Italian Tuscan decor style, this post is for you!
I know, we have just stepped into autumn to walk slowly toward the cold season (which for many of you, including myself, is a very tough moment especially since I have left the warm African shores) so try to be not too nostalgic if I propose you a trip back in time to the sweet and gentle sun-drenched mild Italian countryside.
If you are a fan of the non-minimal and extremely cozy interior décor styles (like the trendy boho ) and warm earthy atmospheres, for sure you will fall in love with this new aesthetic that elegantly blends classical Tuscan countryside architectural elements with modern touches to seamlessly adapt it to the amenities of the XXIst century.
Are you Ready?
Take a deep breath then and scroll down through these amazing scenarios to meet the modern Tuscan Style, a new yet timeless trend which will totally charm you with its relaxed elegance and rustic accents.
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How to decorate in a modern Tuscan style
THE STYLE IN A NUTSHELL
To fully embrace the beauty of the Italian Tuscan style, try to visualize the mild, typical central Italy countryside scenario: sweet rolling hills dotted with vineyards, lavender fields, olive trees, umbrella pines and picturesque villages.
Central to this dream scenario is the typical Tuscan stone wall farmhouse, a large multi-generational property with a simple yet imposing architecture, a mix of elegance, ornate details and drama, but with a comfortable, sturdy, relaxed-rustic feel; inside: huge fireplaces, oversized elements, intricately detailed pieces and large open spaces; outside: a sunbaked terra cotta patio or portico that invites to conviviality.
In a modern Tuscan home, all of this remains central but is integrated – or elegantly substituted – with a few contemporary design amenities and modern comforts.
Let’s see how!
How to decorate in a modern Tuscan style
GET THE LOOK
Materials / Italian Tuscan Decor Style
Since original Tuscan houses and cottages were built to last for centuries, nothing changes dramatically in the set of materials used both for the outside and for the interiors; natural stones such as limestone, sandstone, travertine and marble as well as local woods keep recurring all over: hand-scraped wooden ceiling beams and stones on a fireplace or to frame an arched doorway are omnipresent! All elements that contribute to add an elegant rustic chic character.
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Other pillars of the Tuscan style (as well in its modern version) are terracotta – used for floors and tiles – and iron for wrought iron gates and doors on the outside as well as for beds’ frames , tables and chairs.
Colors / Italian Tuscan Decor Style
Same consideration for the color palette, which remains basically the same: earthy warm sunbaked oranges, rusty reds and terracotta, olive greens and tan keep being the main highlight all over, especially in upholstery and decorative elements; traditional dark wood ceilings beams, baseboards door frames and other moldings are lightened up instead, to create an airier effect while maintaining character and the identifiable local charm.
Furniture and décor / Italian Tuscan Decor Style
Antique massive dark wood pieces of furniture are also crucial: old chests, ottomans, canopy beds, cupboards; despite being beautiful, sometimes they may result a bit updated. In a modern Tuscan house, they are either repainted or re-upholstered in modern and lighter colors or complemented with contemporary accessories (modern pillows, ornaments, vases, statues etc. ) The result is guaranteed!
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The Kitchen / Italian Tuscan Decor Style
The very heart of a (modern) Tuscan home: a family-focused place where so many gatherings happen, a constant reminder of the importance of cultural roots and traditions.
Typically, there are central islands, large both physically and visually, usually made out of natural materials such as wood or stone. A lived-in look is almost tangible, as a result of different components and adjustments put together over the time. Often, there are vivid colors to enhance the conviviality of the room. Modern adjustments may include refinishing dark ceiling beams, baseboards, door frames and other moldings in a lighter shade and inserting more contemporary countertops and cabinets.
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Ornaments and artworks / Italian Tuscan Decor Style
In a modern Tuscan home, classical antique paintings (depicting religious scenes, the Tuscan countryside or still life featuring flowers, grapes, wine bottles and cheese) as well as traditional décor items – mirrors, sconces, candle holders, shelves and iron gates – can be elegantly reduced, replaced or be paired with more modern and design elements.
Outdoor Living / Italian Tuscan Decor Style
Because of the gentle climate Tuscany is blessed with, outdoor living is as much important as the indoor: patios, loggias and porticos are areas for social entertainment and gatherings and have a crucial importance!
As per the materials used – limestone, sandstone, travertine, marble and terracotta – they contribute to intensify the feeling of of a house which blends naturally with local surroundings
Romantic wrought iron gates and doors are often seen on Tuscan-style (modern) homes; other decorative accents, such as lamps and vases, add additional texture and warmth.
Beautiful, right? Now try not to get too swept away by all of this beauty!
In search of other warm and earthy atmospheres from Italy?
Have a look at the beautiful modern Mediterranean style!