Under the Tuscan sun: 60+ ideas for a luxurious Italian-style living room interior

Luxurious modern interior in light colors

Luxurious modern interior in light colors

The title of the main European center of culture, which rightfully belongs to Italy, obliges to the status and requires compliance with such a high level. The trendsetter promotes grace and simplicity, luxury and originality to the masses, combining antiquity, antique style with rustic country motifs.

Unusual coffee table made of wood

Unusual coffee table made of wood

Light cozy interior in Mediterranean style

Light cozy interior in Mediterranean style

The Italian style in the interior is a centuries-old history, reflected in the decoration of the premises. The luxury of the Baroque, the grace of the Rococo and the sophistication of classicism are easily combined with the ethnic character of the country. Borrowing all the best, the Italian style provides harmony and convenience, luxury and functionality, therefore it is ideal for both luxury real estate decoration and for implementation in an ordinary apartment..

Features of the living room in Italian style:

  1. Natural wood furniture. Smooth lines, varnishing and expensive upholstery provide a chic, stylish interior for any room. Antique furniture is often used, which makes the room more prestigious.
  2. Ornaments in the form of arches, paintings, frescoes. The living room is decorated with various vases, mirrors, stained glass windows, clay pots and vintage accessories, creating an atmosphere of comfort and coziness.
  3. Natural finishing materials. All decoration of the premises is selected exclusively from high-quality eco-materials. Ceramics, wood, stone and textiles create a unique style, following centuries of tradition.
  4. A certain color scheme. Classic Italy is light delicate shades: beige, blue, gold and gray. Bright colors are used in minimal amounts to create an accent.

Interior with fireplace

Interior with fireplace

Small room in warm colors

Small room in warm colors

Beautiful wooden furniture and a massive fireplace in a classic Mediterranean interior

Beautiful wooden furniture and a massive fireplace in a classic Mediterranean interior

Advice! When creating an Italian-style living room, special attention is paid to balance, since this direction requires a certain compromise between luxury and rationalism..

Large painting on the wall, arches in a bright interior

Large painting on the wall, arches in a bright interior

The center of the room is occupied by a large coffee table.

The central place in the room is occupied by a large coffee table.

Mediterranean colors

When choosing a base color for decorating a room, you should first of all listen to your feelings. The main tone of the room should be comfortable and pleasant for the owner. The Italian style does not dictate the rules for choosing a specific shade, the main thing is that it is the light shade that prevails.

Advice! The color can be almost any blue, beige, turquoise or light green. Preference is given to natural shades in a calm and light range.

Light turquoise pillows in a modern Mediterranean interior

Light turquoise pillows in a modern Mediterranean interior

Most often, white is used as the main one, as it goes well with all colors and looks really chic in combination with gilding, natural stones or wood..

On a note! If the living room faces south and large windows illuminate the room well, it is better to use cool shades of blue and lilac as a complement to the white color..

The sunny side is also ideal for dark wood furniture: the living room will not look too bulky and gloomy..

Dark blue upholstered furniture draws attention to itself

Dark blue upholstered furniture draws attention to itself

The living room can be conditionally divided into three parts: the main decoration of the walls and ceiling is made in a light tone. The second part is the additional tone that the furniture represents. The last part consists of accessories that can be bright and act as contrasting details..

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Advice! Do not forget to create several contrasting compositions, because the presence of dark accessories will make light shades more saturated and attractive..

Selection of Italian furniture

The traditions of Italy are clearly visible in the pieces of furniture. Despite significant design changes over time, the characteristic wavy curls and patterns are still relevant..

Open sideboards in dark woods, upholstered chairs with long backs and rounded sofas require adequate space. Living room in Italian style is massive furniture without unnecessary small accessories.

Beautiful and slightly non-standard upholstered furniture in white tones

Beautiful custom upholstered furniture in white tones

Color and upholstery of furniture play a huge role in styling. The common beige color is perfect for any living room decor. A huge amount of both natural and synthetic fabrics is used as a material. Depending on your wishes, furniture made of leather, suede, silk and even non-woven material can be placed in the living room..

On a note! Almost all upholstery is treated with a special impregnation, with the help of which the furniture becomes less of a brand.

Comfortable sitting area by the fireplace

Comfortable sitting area by the fireplace

Fact! The true luxury of Mediterranean style furniture is custom made by Italian cabinetmakers. A unique decoration in the form of decorative carving can remind of wild grapes, depict the fruits of an olive tree. Connoisseurs of natural beauty tend to choose more distinctive pieces of simple geometric shapes..

The accent stone wall stands out from the rest

The accent stone wall stands out from the rest

As a universally recognized standard of quality, Italian furniture and accessories are in demand all over the world, regardless of the style of the interior. Having opted for original products, you can forget about buying a sofa for a long time, because such furniture will last for many years.!

Wooden beams are popular in Mediterranean interiors

Wooden beams are popular in Mediterranean interiors

Advice! When choosing Italian furniture, you need to pay attention to the details. The original is distinguished by its delicate quality workmanship. Unlike Chinese counterfeits, Italian furniture opens smoothly and silently.

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Finishing rules

The finishing of the ceiling is matched to the height of the walls: low ceilings require a single design with the walls, which will visually increase the space. The most practical solution would be to use suspended ceilings, as they make it possible to create different lighting variations..

Advice! The optimal solution would be a single color palette of light shades: creamy, beige, cream, ivory.

The main decoration of the Italian living room is a chandelier. Crystal elements in combination with a forged frame are welcome.

Wooden ceiling and forged chandeliers in the interior of a private house

Wooden ceiling and wrought iron chandeliers in the interior of a private house

Venetian plaster is a classic of the genre when creating an Italian style. This solution allows you to simultaneously get the negligence of a rustic style and an individual texture, close to antiquity. For those who are still a fan of wallpaper, a cork texture is used, which is perfectly combined with massive details..

Dark ceramic tiles on the floor in combination with a dark wooden ceiling slightly reduce the height of the ceilings

Dark ceramic tiles on the floor in combination with a dark wooden ceiling visually reduce the height of the room

The living room flooring should be identical to natural materials, so tiles or parquet are suitable for finishing. The main thing is to choose a coating with the most coarse texture so that the stylization is a success. Matte mosaic tiles will perfectly decorate the living room.

Advice! If the room is dominated by wood, it is better to also make the flooring from solid wood. If laminate is used, you need to select the option most similar to wood..

Mediterranean style with patterned carpet on the floor

Mediterranean style with patterned carpet on the floor

When choosing textiles, it is important to focus on the basic palette, since curtains and carpets should be in harmony with the finish. Fabrics such as velvet, silk and jacquard can be used with a discreet pattern or opted for a solid color. Several decorative elements in a suitable style will help to complement the design..

Advice! Paintings depicting Mediterranean landscapes, several plants in clay pots and antique candlesticks on the mantelpiece complete the style of the room..

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Important! Wall decoration should be 3-4 tones lighter than furniture upholstery. This will make the living room cozy and stylish. It is better to choose curtains of a large size with tassels and fringes, since spacious windows help to realize the Italian style.