Tuscan décor is inspired by relationships between people, nature, time and color. In the dining room, Tuscan décor brings about the essence of family living in a warm, lively setting. The fusion of its inspirations work together to create harmony, balance and a sense of ancient comfort. Here are a few guidelines of how to bring Tuscan décor into your dining room décor.
If you are renovating your dining room and have the option of changing the structure of the room, be sure to add deep terra cotta colored stone floors and balance them out with a high ceiling and wooden beams within the ceiling and walls. Plastered walls in these warm colors turn out to be very beautiful in Tuscan décor and can also add texture. If you are not renovating, you can still add the plaster or wooden beams. However, you will still have the opportunity to bring some of these natural elements into your furnishings and accessories.
Start by picking a color palette. Tuscan décor uses many of the colors found in nature such as gold, fig greens, sky blue, copper and rich reds. The most popular wall colors in Tuscan décor are burnt Terra Cotta and gold. Other colors are usually used to accent the accessories in the room.
The furniture in that is used in Tuscan dining room décor is primarily made from distressed wood that looks aged. These wooden, aged pieces are often combined with rust colored metals to complete the Tuscan feel. Shape of Tuscan tables may vary, but size is typically consistent and leans towards larger shapes so that you always have plenty of room for family and guests. Use ladder chairs to continue the old traditional look of Tuscan décor.
Once you have selected your wall color and furniture, hang a beautiful tapestry on one of the walls. If you would prefer to not use a tapestry, try a nice nature painting instead.
You can bring texture and nature to the dining room table top as well. Spread a beautiful tablecloths over the table and add some linen napkins. If you prefer to show the wooden tabletop, use a runner on your table instead and set ceramic plates painted with a floral motif instead of china. A bowl of fruit, vase filled with sunflowers and a few candles are some additional, essential items when accessorizing a Tuscan tabletop. Finish your Tuscan dining room décor by adding some plants in clay vases around the room.
Once you have finished working on your Tuscan dining room décor, invite some friends and family over to enjoy some good food and red wine. You will have some memorable times in your Tuscan inspired dining room and will love the comfortable earthiness that this décor style brings to your home.