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La Dolce Vita at home: Italian-style interior design

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Colours: Tuscan flair at home

An important factor when it comes to stylish Italian interiors is the colour scheme. Mediterranean interior design is characterised by warm, earthy tones such as ochre, terracotta and rosé, as well as strong blues and greens that evoke memories of the beach, sea and sun. Ochre pigment, an earth colour that consists of the blend of quartz, lime, clay minerals and brown ironstone, is particularly versatile. The colour palette ranges from brown and red to orange and yellow. It resembles the colours of the earth in southern regions and instantly creates a Mediterranean flair. There is no limit to your imagination. You can either subtly add the colour accents of the Mediterranean furnishings via individual decorative objects such as cushions, blankets or elegant vases and murals, or design the sofa and other seating furniture as well as the walls in corresponding colours.

Materials: Luxurious woods and fine fabrics

If you want to furnish your living room in an Italian style or design a Mediterranean bedroom, it's not just a matter of choosing the right colours, but also suitable materials. A modern Mediterranean furnishing style is distinguished primarily by natural materials. Popular wood varieties commonly found in the Mediterranean region include walnut, pine as well as olive. Terracotta containers set tasteful and appealing accents in outdoor and indoor areas. Home accessories and furniture made of marble, wicker and rattan are also suitable for Mediterranean interior design. A dining table made of solid wood is part of the Italian-style furnishings. This is complemented by typical Italian décor such as a chequered tablecloth reminiscent of a cosy trattoria around the corner, as well as candlesticks for the right ambience.

Design made in Italy: Accentuate with accessories

To complete the Tuscan flair at home, opt for rustic elements and decorative pieces that bring the Italian way of life into your home. An Italian-style feature wall in walnut or cherry wood sets atmospheric accents in the living room and at the same time convinces with its high functionality. The popular Mediterranean kitchen accessories include bowls, plates and cups as well as serving platters made of terracotta-coloured stoneware. In the kitchen and dining area, stone floors and wall mosaics are also great eye-catchers. If you want to decorate your home in an Italian way, small accessories such as glass vases and bowls on the shelf or glass lamps are also an optimal choice. In general, shelves are excellent for placing decorative objects and thus creating a great Mediterranean interior. The Italian interior design is rounded off by matching plants such as herb pots with rosemary, lavender and basil or a small olive tree.

Rustic, natural, high-quality: Decorating the table

There's no question about it, enjoyment and socialising play an important role in the Italian way of life. The focus here is on the dining and living room table, because this is where people like to get together to enjoy good food and spend a social evening with a glass of red wine. With the right decoration ideas in Italian style, you continue the red thread of Mediterranean interior design here too. It doesn't take much effort at all to decorate a table in an Italian style. Besides candlesticks, understated table lamps and green plants are among the most popular decorative objects. Well-placed olive branches and napkins with ribbon also create a cosy and stylish ambience. The table decoration is really enhanced by a coordinating light fixture above the table.

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