The Beauty and Warmth of Tuscany Decor

Home Decorating is a very personal decision, different with every individual. Your home decor reflects your personal style

and individual quirks. If you’re having problems making a decision about your home decorating theme, consider a tuscany theme

for your home.

Tuscany style combines subtle elegance and simplicity while using a palette of earthy warm tones. Tuscany decorating comes from

the Tuscany Valley in Italy and is meant to bring the outdoors in. This great home decorating idea uses distinct materials to

help accomplish this goal. Tuscany style is unique as well as beautiful and cosy.

Textures are a big part of the Tuscany theme. It involves the use of stone and primative tile for the flooring but wood or

laminate floors can also be added to the mix. Textured plaster for the walls in a warm color is also another important

ingredient in the big picture and here is where you can really be creative and add your personal stamp on a room. If you like

beams, you can add them to a tuscany styled room. They conjure up a warm, cozy and rustic feel.

Mosaicing a floor is another way to add charm to a Tuscany theme. Consider tiling with slate or mexican tile in your entry

way. It will really set the tone for your entrance into Tuscany decorating. Also mosaicing a table top in rustic tile, such

as again slate, terra cotta or travertine will add to the Tuscany decor. Partner it with a rod iron table bottom and you’ve

got a real Tuscany home.

Any home decorating theme that focuses on nature uses wood and the Tuscany style makes great use of wood. One example is

using large wooden beams. You can use the real thing or they now make “faux” wooden beams in different material including

styrofoam. Do a google search for faux wooden beams and you’ll be able to come up with some ideas.   Tuscany home decor also

utilizes woden furniture. It needs to look aged and you can accomplish this different colored stains. Although buying antique

furniture would really do the trick.

Tuscany decorating is based on a cultural heritage. Adding accessories can bring out the Tuscany Italian heritage.

Accessories that are homemade are common for this home decorating idea. Ceramic vases are a big thing in tuscany decorating,

especially those made of terra cotta. Terra cotta items is a running theme in Tuscany home decorating. Silver frames, silver

candlesticks and copper pots, or anything else copper are all common in the tuscany design. When I think of Tuscany, I think

of wine and grapes and cheese. Beautiful wine glasses, and, if you can find them, antique wine glasses would be a beautiful

addition to your tuscany decorating. Large glass jars filled with olives, vases filled with colorful flowers and, again,

anything terra cotta add to the ambiance of Tuscasy decorating.

Tuscany fabric is in a class all by itself. When using Tuscany fabric in this home decorating theme, look for fabrics made of

fibers from the  banana tree, savannah and tobacco cloth, burlap and abaca fiber. These fabrics create a natural space and

enviromentt and are quite versatile for just about anything in your decorating project. Curtains, drapes, blinds, dividers,

screens, placemats, floormats, these can all be created from the various Tuscany fabrics because of their weight, density and

flexibility.

Decorating your home in the Tuscany style makes good use of colors in the red and yellow family, bright and muted. See if you

can find these colors in tassels and tie-backs to accent your drapes. You can also add ribbons in these colors and add them

to candlesticks, jugs, baskets and anything else you can think of. Any item or accessory which resembles the sea, earth or

forest make great additions to tuscany style home decorating. Color, texture, fabric and accessories will create a warm and

inviting feeling in any space in your home. Tuscany style is one of simplicity and nature and is a great home decorating

idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daisy Profits writes articles and builds websites on various subjects. She is a jewelry artist and has been a Flight Attendant for 10 years. Daisy lives in Florida with her maltipoo “Sky” in a house she is renovating. Visit her latest site at http://www.beachcruiserbicycles.org/ with information about beach cruiser bicycles and buying a dog bicycle basket for your beach cruiser bike.


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