tuscan style

INTERIOR DESIGN FOR YOUR GRANNY FLAT—VOLUME XVI: TUSCAN STYLE

Do you love Italy? Do you want your granny flat to feel like Italy in your backyard for prospective occupants or visiting loved ones? Then the Tuscan style is the right type of interior design for your granny flat.

While the Tuscan style is obviously associated with Italy, the style is not limited to the boot-shaped country. Tuscan style interior design also has touches of Spanish, French and Mediterranean, as well as Italian features.

However just because the Tuscan style is influenced by multiple countries and cultures, that doesn’t mean that there are no rules when designing and decorating your granny flat in this style. There are specific features that need to be incorporated if you want to pull off the Tuscan style interior design, these features include but are not limited to:

· Warm & natural colours

· Metalwork

· Stained or weathered wooden furniture

· Wooden ceiling beams

Warm & Natural Colours:

The colour palette for the Tuscan style is warm and natural, specifically focusing on earthy colours, including but not limited to: brown, burgundy, terracotta, beige and gold. Blues and greens are generally used for contrast to create a cooling effect.

Metalwork:

Metalwork, specifically intricate wrought iron, is a staple of Tuscan style interior design. This kind of metalwork can be incorporated through different types of lighting, such as chandeliers and lanterns, however it can also be incorporated in the furniture.

Stained or weathered wooden furniture:

Stained or weathered wooden furniture is another staple of Tuscan style interior design to add depth, textures and a luxurious feel. Stained or weathered wooden furniture doesn’t have to mean old furniture, as it is common for those who are going for the Tuscan style to buy new furniture and “distress” it to make it look stained, weathered and even aged.

Wooden ceiling beams:

While ceiling beams are a crucial part of a granny flat’s architecture, wooden exposed ceiling beams are also a crucial part of Tuscan style interior design as they provide contrasts to the Earthy colours, and like the furniture, can be distressed to look stained and weathered, which provides another opportunity for colour coordination.

So there you have it, now you know the key features to include when designing and decorating your granny flat to be an Italian getaway in your backyard.

At Premier Homes and Granny Flats, we have a design team on hand, ready to help you build your new granny flat in your personal style.

Contact us today for more information, or pay us a visit at our Display Village in Bayswater North.