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What are some ideas for Italian decor?

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Home decor store Touch of Class suggests focusing on rustic earth tones to evoke the old world Tuscan feel in a home, with shades of golden yellow, terra cotta, eggplant and muted greens. Wooden furniture should have a dark finish with a distressed texture, while metal furniture should have an almond, bronze or gold finish. Scrolling metal wall sconces and wall grilles enhance the rustic charm.

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Tuscan-style decorations are a mix of charm and elegance, evoking a comfortable, lived-in feel. Textures tend to be gently distressed to suggest age. To brighten up the earth tones, a pop of bright turquoise or a splash of rich purple livens up a room, but too much easily overpowers the palette. Keep colors as close to nature as possible to prevent this.

If looking to decorate the walls with art, look for paintings or tapestries of vineyards, wine and grapes or even a small village. Wall art that looks like tile work adds an extra bit of flair to a room. To prevent countertops and tables from looking too drab, focus on collecting interesting vases to serve as centerpieces. Avoid purchasing anything that looks too sleek and modern, as this throws off the aesthetic completely.

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