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Current Trends Around the World-Italy

Current-Trends-Around-the-World---Italy Current Trends Around the World- Italy
Known for its old world architecture and Tuscan-style designs, Italy has long been a pillar in the world of interior design. Many turn to Italian design to discover the latest trends to help them enhance the look of their home.

From wood beams to rustic brick, the charm of Italian design has always been highly sought after. These are just some of the current design trends across Italy:
  1. Earthy Colors
  2. Texture
  3. Wood Beams
  4. Brick

Earthy Colors


The Italian countryside has always been a place for design inspiration with its central themes of food and nature. With the use of deep earthy colors it’s quite easy to replicate this rustic theme in your own home.

Painting is the easiest way to update any space, and choosing an earthy color like terra cotta can help brighten up the space and give it some depth. Accent the room with deep reds and greens through furniture and décor. You could also paint the doorways and molding a deeper color than the walls to help them stand out.

If you are worried about choosing a new paint color for your walls, BEHR has a mobile app that helps you preview different color options. You can choose a virtual room and then paint it to test out color palettes. This way you can see if a color is too dark or if you like it in that room. This can help decrease the stress that comes with renovating a room.

Adding the right colors and accents will help transport your home to the Italian countryside.

If you’re not ready for a full renovation, a few simple decor pieces can enhance your space and give it a new look.

Texture


Tuscan décor is full of texture, from natural textures like stone, wood, and metals to textured walls. Adding décor pieces is an easy and less permanent way to incorporate texture into your home. Bella Soleil has some great décor options to help give your home a little Tuscan charm.

If you want a more permanent design option, textured walls will really add depth to a room. There are a couple different products to choose from when creating this timeless look.

Venetian plaster can give your walls a textured look, but it can be expensive and time consuming. While regular latex paint with a texture additive is a less expensive option, it is still very labor intensive.

Follow the steps in this simple step-by-step guide from Addicted 2 Decorating to bring a little bit of Tuscany to your home.

Wood Beams


Wood beams have long been a part of Tuscan design, and can give any room an updated look. The addition of wood beams to a living room or bedroom ceiling can take a room from drab to beautiful in a matter of hours.

Not only will these beams brighten up any space, but they’ll also add value to your home. Wood beams may seem like a costly project, but with the help of this DIY guide you can keep the cost down.

Brick


Brick never goes out of style in Italy. In fact, it’s been a part of just about every city there for centuries! This is a testament to the timeless appeal and durability of brick.

One of Italy’s latest brick products, Capella brick, is now available through Imperial Wholesale—so creating that rustic look is within your reach! This brick-like tile, which is made of durable porcelain, resembles the look of Old World Italy.

These porcelain brick tiles are easy to maintain and hold up well against moisture. Just wipe them down every now and then to keep them looking sharp.

This tile can be used just about anywhere in your home, but here are a few of the most popular places to implement this latest design trend:
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Entry-Way

Kitchen

From your backsplash to your flooring, this brick tile can be used throughout your kitchen! Capella brick will help give your kitchen that little touch of Tuscan charm.

This brick tile complements a variety of other surfaces including granite and traditional hardwood, so you don’t have to renovate your entire kitchen. Add a Capella brick backsplash to complement your existing granite countertops, or use it to create a small accent wall to brighten up your kitchen. You could also install a Capella brick inset to your existing flooring to create a one-of-a kind look.

Living Room

Transform your living room in to a space where you never want to leave! Update your space with a Capella brick accent wall to create a warm and inviting area.

Capella taupe brick will go with just about any color palette, so you won’t have to revolve the design of the room around the accent wall.

Want to go all out on your next renovation? Try combining this unique look with those rustic wood ceiling beams to create a dreamy space for your family’s favorite hangout.

Entry-Way

Your entry-way is the first thing your guests see when they enter your home, so this space should give your guests a warm welcome. However, the entry-way or mudroom of one’s home is often overlooked.  Most forget about this small room and the impact it can have on your guests’ first impressions of your home.

Updating your entry-way doesn’t have to be a huge project, especially with the help of Imperial Elite!  Capella brick is durable and easy to clean, so it’s the perfect flooring for a high-traffic area. Spice up your entry-way even more and have the brick tile installed in an eye-catching pattern like chevron.

Updating this overlooked space will leave your guests in awe and envious of your Italian-inspired home.

The design options are endless with Capella brick, so don’t be afraid to dream big! Need some more inspiration? Check out some ideas here.

Next Steps


All of the latest trends in Italian design can help turn your home in to your own Italian villa! Leave your guests in awe as they walk through your home and see those rustic wood beams on your living room ceiling, or your new Capella brick backsplash in your kitchen. Contact us to start planning your renovation today!