Tuscan Kitchen Design – Here Are 10 Tantalizing Tips to Get You Started

Soothing. Serene. Sensational. I cannot think of a more apt description for something as inspirational as Tuscan kitchen design. Here’s an out-an-out rustic style that displays an open fealty to all the fascinating elements of nature. And just in case you too want to experience a gear shift inside your kitchen décor, there’s plenty in store for you.

Ten Tantalizing Tips

Here are ten incredible ways to bring the magic of Tuscany into the stolid, insipid environs of your kitchen:

  • Walls: Add a whole new dimension to the space with intricate layers on the walls. Stucco and sponging create that very appealing aged look. Faux painting techniques ensure a deluge of very genuine compliments.
  • Kitchen island: This is usually the heart and soul of every Tuscan kitchen. With the entire family taking active part in the cooking process, the island becomes the hub of activity. Size does matter in the kitchen, especially when all the members of the family need ample space to move around.
  • Kitchen backsplash: Make this little-known space the cynosure of all eyes with uniquely designed hand-painted tiles.
  • Cabinets: Painting or staining cabinets and cupboards is another terrific way to enhance the kitchen’s appeal. Choose a color that acts as a perfect foil for the muted shades on the walls.
  • Furniture: Furniture in pine or oak with neat, simple, uncomplicated lines works well in this style. An investment in a large wooden table and chairs fosters the bond within the family. And bright seat cushions add a dash of verve.
  • Racks and shelves: Herbs and spices are displayed with immense pride in ceramic, glass and stone jars on open shelves and racks.
  • Colors: Let the riot of colors take over the décor completely. You can paint the town red, gold, orange, green or blue.
  • Doors and windows: There’s an incredible variety of colors that can grace doors, windows and shutters. Thrown open all the windows and let the sunshine envelope the place in a warm glow. Use drapes in delectable shades of yellow and cream to add to this aura. Stripes and checks also look fabulous.
  • Decorative accents: Metal urns, terracotta planters, trivets and bowls made heads turn. Let you window sill get a facelift with dried lavender, sunflower, roses and dahlias.
  • Food for thought: It’s just not your Tuscan inspired dinnerware that will send your imagination soaring, but it’s the tempting troika of grapes, olives and tomatoes that make every meal really special.

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