If you are planning a Tuscany design for your home or especially your kitchen there are so many wonderful possibilities from which to choose. This is a particularly popular kitchen design at the moment, perhaps most importantly for the timelessness of the charm and appeal this sort of design brings to the room that is essentially the heart of every home.
Families spend a great deal of time in their kitchens. For this reason alone it is an excellent idea to bring the warmth and coziness of a Tuscan design to this room more than any other.
What Defines Tuscany Design?
A Tuscan design means many different things to different people. Perhaps this is one reason that this particular design and decor style can be so popular and yet allow homeowners to still be somewhat unique in their design schemes. The most important thing to remember when planning a Tuscan themed room is the use of natural materials.
Stone, wood, terra cotta, and metals play heavily into creating a perfectly Tuscan themed room. This is so simple and so much fun to do in a kitchen, particularly with many of the wonderful items that are available in the market today.
Another important feature of your typical Tuscany design is the use of colors that promote a sun-baked or old-world look. Bright oranges, burnt oranges, reds, yellows, and various shades of brown will be commonly found in these brilliantly themed rooms. Lighting is also important, as you will probably wish to establish warm glows around the room rather than one harsh central overhead light.
I recommend lighting that can be controlled for brightness in each work area, as this will allow you to have more light in areas where work is going on while lowering the lighting in the remainder of the room for ambience. Keep in mind however, that there is no absolute wrong or right only what does and does not work for the needs and tastes of you and your family.
What Kind of Kitchen can handle a Tuscany Design?
Most people think of grand homes with spectacular and stunning kitchens the size of some small homes when they think of a Tuscany design. The truth of the matter however, is that even in Tuscany there are those with small homes and kitchens.
This means even the most humbly sized kitchen can bear the hint of sunshine and taste of warmth that Tuscan designs afford. The thing to remember is that smaller rooms require a smaller scale when it comes to the looks you create within them.
Even more importantly even the most humbly budgeted kitchens can have a nice Tuscany design to them. You do not have to have new floors and cabinets in order to create a new Tuscan theme for your kitchen that friends and neighbors will think you spent a fortune on. The important thing to keep in mind when it comes to Tuscan themes is that paint can be the source of many miracles when it comes to creating an old world look in your kitchen.
Many people throughout the Tuscan region have lived for centuries by making use of what was on hand and living off the land. Use your imagination and you will be amazed at the inexpensive things you can find that will enhance a Tuscan feel in your very own kitchen. In other words, any kitchen can be a Tuscan kitchen.