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10 Must-Have Finds for Perfecting Italian Decor

While not everyone has the luxury of owning a villa in Italy, there’s no reason you can’t bring a touch of Italy into your home! We’ve gathered some delightful Italian home decor ideas during our travels in this beautiful country.

Transforming Your Home with Italian-Inspired Interior Design

Are you dreaming of bringing the warmth and charm of Italy into your home? With some simple touches and a little creativity, you can infuse your living space with the essence of Italian decor. Here’s how to give your home that unmistakable Italian feel:

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1. Earthy Color Palette

Start by choosing a warm and earthy color palette. Think terracotta, warm yellows, deep reds, and olive greens. These colors mimic the rustic landscapes of Tuscany and create a cozy, inviting atmosphere.


Search for carpets in earthy color tones like terracotta, beige, deep brown, or olive green. These colors will harmonize beautifully with your Italian decor.

Tuscan-Inspired Dinnerware

Elevate your dining experience with Italian-style dinnerware sets. Look for rustic ceramic plates and bowls in warm colors to bring a touch of Tuscany to your table.

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2. Elegant Furnishings

Italian decor is all about elegant furnishings. Invest in pieces that are not only beautiful but also functional. Classic wooden furniture with intricate carvings or wrought iron accents can bring that timeless Italian charm to your space.

Rustic Wooden Furniture

You can find beautiful wooden furniture, such as coffee tables, and sideboards reminiscent of Italian craftsmanship. 

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3. Natural Materials

Italian homes often incorporate natural materials like stone, marble, and wood. Use these materials for countertops, floors, and even decor elements. They add an authentic, rustic touch to your interior.

4. Art and Wall Decor

Italian art and wall decor are a big part of the charm. Hang framed prints of Italian landscapes, frescoes, or classical artwork. Decorative wrought iron pieces, mirrors, and ceramic plates can also adorn your walls.

Tuscan Wall Art

Look for Tuscan-inspired wall art, including canvas prints of Italian landscapes, vineyards, and famous Italian cities. Look for pieces with warm earthy tones to complement your color palette.

Wrought Iron Wall Decor

Add a touch of elegance with wrought iron wall decor, from intricate scrollwork to decorative sconces. These pieces can add that classic Italian touch to your walls.

5. Warm Lighting

Choose warm, soft lighting to create a cozy ambiance. Chandeliers, wall sconces, and table lamps with intricate designs can add a touch of luxury.

Mediterranean-Style Lighting

Search for Mediterranean-style light fixtures, like chandeliers with a rustic appearance or wall sconces with ornate details.

6. Textured Fabrics

Incorporate fabrics like silk, linen, and velvet for your upholstery and curtains. These textures add richness and depth to your interior.

Italian Style Curtains

Search for curtains made from rich, textured fabrics in warm tones. These can add a touch of Italian elegance to your windows. Think about using linen or velvet materials.

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7. Tuscan Details

To capture the essence of Tuscany, consider adding some Tuscan details. Think about exposed wooden beams, a rustic fireplace, or even a terracotta tile roof if possible.

8. Plants and Greenery

Italian decor often includes lush greenery. Place potted herbs, olive trees, or decorative plants in your home to bring a touch of the Italian countryside indoors.

Tuscan Planters

Find terracotta planters for your indoor herbs or decorative plants. Amazon has a variety of sizes and designs to choose from.

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9. Open Shelving

Replace some of your cabinet doors with open shelving to display your collection of ceramics, glassware, and cookware. It’s a practical and stylish way to show off your Italian-inspired kitchen.

Italian Themed Cookware

Invest in Italian-inspired cookware, like a beautiful olive oil dispenser, pasta serving bowls, and espresso cups with classic Italian patterns.

Style with a pizza board

There are plenty of pizza plates around with Italian designs, but as they say: less is more.  Serving a pizza on a wooden board is just so much more authentic. 

Did you know?
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Murano glass has been crafted on the Venetian island of Murano for over 700 years. This glassmaking tradition dates back to the 13th century when the Venetian Republic ordered all glassmaking to be moved to Murano to prevent fires in the city. Since then, Murano Glass has become renowned for its exceptional quality, intricate designs, and vibrant colors, making it a sought-after art form and a symbol of Venetian craftsmanship.

Murano is on the Venetian Lagoon about 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) north of Venice and is world-famous for its glass-making. The handmade centuries-old craft is known for its elegance and beauty and unique material, which is made up of 70% silica sand and 30% soda and lime (“fluxes”).

The main attraction in Murano is a tour that includes watching the glass-blowing masters!

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10. Vintage Finds

Scour antique stores and markets for unique vintage finds. These can add character and history to your Italian-themed decor.

Vintage-Style Mirrors

Look for vintage-style mirrors with intricate frames that can add elegance and depth to your space.

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