Under the Tuscan Sun

Tuscan style patio

I do not know if you have had the opportunity to see «Under the Tuscan Sun«, A romantic comedy directed by Audrey Wells and starring Diane Lane and Raoul Bova. The courtyard of the beautiful old Tuscan villa in which the protagonist lives, is what inspired me to write this post.

El Tuscan country style it has something melancholic about it. Stone floors, whitewashed walls and a decoration in which the textures of natural materials and the old character take center stage, are the keys to a style that avoids the artificial.

How can we transfer that Tuscan essence to our garden or patio? The environment, the landscape and the architecture of the Tuscany region contribute in a certain way to create that essence, but do not despair, today we show you some keys that can help you achieve it.

Tuscan style patio

The Tuscan style represents the simplicity of ancient Italy. Think of a stone house and a rustic setting and you will get the image you need to start decorating. Flee from artifice, bet on natural materials and por warm colors: terracotta, green and even yellow if you want to liven up the atmosphere.

Tuscan style patio

Stone and terracotta floors are the most popular in Tuscany, but don't be obsessed with them. Uses elements of  stone, wood and ceramic to decorate the patio and combine them with wrought iron pieces to balance the space. Bet on rustic and / or antique furniture; It begins with a wooden table and continues through some wrought-iron chairs.

Roman art pieces, columns, arches, and vessels will also go a long way toward creating the Tuscan atmosphere we pursue. Uses large flower pots Florentine ceramic to flank the entrances to the house and to arrange other plants, either climbing or with flower.

In addition, it incorporates lanterns and / or large lamps to achieve a warmer and more romantic atmosphere and antique accessories. Are you now more clear about what you need to achieve Tuscan-style patios?


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