Tuscan Inspired Home Designs
Take a little of Tuscany back into your Perth home.
Tuscan interiors feature a rustic, sun-baked look characterized by crumbling stone patios, simple and sturdy furnishings with elegant iron accents, terra-cotta tiles, textured wall finishes, elegant, detailed murals and trompe l’oeil designs.
In case you’re not familiar with the phrase trompe l’oeil, it’s French for “deceive the eye”, known as an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions, otherwise known as forced perspective illusion in architecture.
Here’s how the Tuscan style breaks down:
- Colours: Rustic Tuscan colour palette leans heavily on earthy, unpretentaious hues that are evocative of the Tuscan country hillside.
- Floors: Deep terra-cotta tiles, or stone with mosaic inlay as well as worn wood covered with antique rugs are all ways to bring a Tuscan look to the floor.
- Accents: Wrought-iron and copper accessories, think candle sconces and lighting fixtures that reinforce the rustic theme. Other accessories can include painted ceramic objects and sculptures.
- Architecture: Rough plaster walls which soar to a rustic beamed ceiling. Windows kept simple and left bare to take advantage of unfiltered, natural light.
The outside area should have a court yard, however small to make room for an outdoors table that has a rustic and simple appearance. Think wrought iron to complement the surrounding holistic setting. Terracotta potts and exposed brick work also do the trick, as well as vines that drape over the wall.
When designing a rustic living room, start with essentials: a comfortable couch, coffee table and well-made rug. Choose decor that inspires you. Keep cozy throws and extra pillows around the room, and add-in features like vases, rustic lighting fixtures, wall art, and antique decorative accessories.
A natural material that gives off a warm, inviting and rustic feel is wood. Try incorporating wood into your home through either timber flooring and wooden floors, or if not that – then the colour of wood: deep earthy hues of brown in the wall and furniture.
Don’t want to go too earthy brown or golden orange in your interior design? Plush leather deep red chairs and cherry wood are a brighter alternative.
When it comes to the kitchen, the Tuscan style adds warmth and historic beauty into it while you cook up a storm. Granite countertops, stained cherry cabinets, wooden timber flooring all help create that Tuscan feel. Accessories made of Copper also add a rustic vibe.
The living room should come alive through accessories. Vases with flowers, old fashioned candle holders, pillows, rustic sculptures and even souvenirs collected from the beach add that easy breezy Tuscan vibe.
The bathroom should be kept simple, with the detail doing the talking. Consider using vinyl removable stickers to put on your vanity drawers without paying a fortune.
Featured Image: Houzz, About Space Studios.