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Tuscan Rustic, also called the Tuscan Style, is an interior design aesthetic that draws inspiration from the traditional architecture and beautiful countryside of Tuscany, a region of central Italy known for its rural roots. This style embraces natural materials like wood, oak and terracotta, earthy colors and a sense of simplicity and serenity[1], being elegant yet relaxing. Like Soft Colonial Wanderlust or the French Provincial Style, it's considered one of the many modern aesthetics that draw inspiration from the "Old World".

While the style of Tuscan Rustic dates back to many years ago, it particularly became a popular home design choice during the late 2000s, gaining trend status from approximately from 2005 to 2010[2], mainly being applied to kitchens and themed wedding parties.



Some decorative and/or architectural elements prominent in Tuscan Rustic include:

  • Sunflowers and other plants and flowers
  • Symbology relating to Tuscany (eg: the Fleur-de-Lys of Florence)
  • Simple and classy furniture
  • Wrought iron accents
  • Exposed beams and brick
  • Natural elements like trees
  • String lights
  • Baskets
  • Fireplaces
  • Large windows
  • Chandeliers
  • Paintings, usually relating to landscapes
  • Mosaics
  • Hand-painted walls
  • Personal elements, including books, souvenirs and pictures
  • A general sense of tranquility and elegance

Materials and textiles[]

Tuscan Rustic mostly uses natural materials and textiles, including:

  • Bricks
  • Sandstone
  • Travertine
  • Chestnut Wood
  • Terracotta
  • Oak
  • Stones
  • Textiles
  • Cotton
  • Linen
  • Wool

Color palette[]

The color palette for Tuscan Rustic includes earthy tones, including:

  • Bronze
  • Brown
  • Gold and yellow
  • Orange
  • Dark red
  • Green (mainly seen in decoration)
  • White (mainly seen sometimes in decoration)