Monday, January 9, 2012

Home Decorating Themes Part 1- Tuscan Style

It's easy to give your home a cohesive, unified look with a home decorating theme. In the first part of my home decorating themes series, I will introduce Tuscan style interior design.

Tuscan style interior design is influenced by Old World, Mediterranean style furnishings and decor that bring to mind a beautiful country estate nestled against the gently rolling hills of the Italian Tuscan countryside. Mixed with French and Spanish influences, Tuscan style furnishings incorporate materials such as wrought iron, natural wood, aged plaster, terra cotta tiles and natural stone including Travertine, marble and limestone.
Tuscan countryside
A Tuscan color scheme will include a warm, earthy color palette inspired by the natural elements found in this sunny, Mediterranean climate. Gold and yellow hues are drawn from Tuscan sunflowers and lemon trees, rust and brownish-orange tones are reminiscent of terra-cotta and Travertine tiles and shades of green reflect the color of Cypress trees, olive trees and vineyard grape vines.

Tuscan Style Decorating Ideas

 Give your kitchen a Tuscan look with accents such as wrought iron hanging pot racks, iron scroll wine racks and a wrought iron baker's rack.

Country Rooster Kitchen Rack

Scrollwork Wine Rack

Baker's Style Wine And Glass Rack
For wall decor, choose a scrolled iron candle holder, rustic iron mirror or country vineyard inspired wine and grapes clock.
Arch Wall Mirror
Wine And Grapes Wall Clock

Scrollwork Candleholder

Scrollwork Wall Sconce Trio

Add a final touch with a beautiful Bougainvillea or lemon tree displayed in one of these Tuscan style planters.

Tuscan Courtyard Planters

Check back here soon for part two of my home decorating themes,which will focus on another romantic, timeless decorating style, French Country Interior Design.   

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