How to recreate the luxury Italian look at home
Italy’s food isn’t the only thing to write home about. Their impeccable taste and luxury interior aesthetic are equally as impressive, and they’ve got the understated luxe look down to a fine art. Their ability to combine uplifting colour palettes and patterns with more refined elements of design is world-renowned. So we’ve put together some of our favourite Italian-inspired home accessories and furniture pieces to help you recreate the luxury Italian look at home.
Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and textures
While the Italian decor style is known for its elevated look, the Italians aren’t afraid of texture or patterns. It tempers their more elevated design choices, and makes the Italian decor look more inviting. These textured highball glasses are perfect for your after-dinner drinks, as are these unusual spiral glass tumblers. This handwoven, black and natural wall hanging is in the shape of a sun – perfect for bringing Italy’s warm weather home. And this embroidered, floral tablecloth is reminiscent of the patterned pieces found in Italy’s tavernas and restaurants.
Add luxe accessories
The Italian interior decor style is infamous for its luxe touches, using gilded details and marble to create a refined aesthetic. Recreate the Italian decor look at home by picking refined accessories to complement your existing furniture. This marble and chrome arched floor lamp is impressive in stature and finish, while this sturdy marble storage container brings marble into your space on a smaller scale. Or, go all out with this hammered gold-toned vase – perfect for fresh flowers.
Choose rich, sunshine colours
Inspired by their sunny corner of the world, Italian decor is known for its bold use of sunshine and nature-inspired tones. It also helps to bring personality into a space, adding life to more refined and luxe pieces. This green vase is in a pretty, summery shade of seafoam, and is the perfect complement for a contrasting orange body-shaped pot. Or, be more literal with your nod to Italy and add this colourful Capri travel guide to your coffee table.
Get the look: Velona’s Jungle
One of our favourite places to stay in Italy is Velona’s Jungle – its impressive interior design has been featured on the cover of Italian Architectural Digest, but it’s known as much for its authentic Florence hospitality as it is its interior decor. It’s full of whimsical, playful accessories that nod to Italy’s quirky sense of humour, like this giraffe cartoon mug and this giraffe cartoon dinner plate.
Grey with Contrast Rim Ceramic Dinner PlateVelona's Jungle £30
Shades of grey and silver give this dinner plate a regal look. But its durable ceramic composition and handcrafted, uneven shape make it a dinner plate fit for everyday use. The unusual silver rim’s handpainted – meaning no two are exactly the same. Buy the whole set – which includes side plates and bowls – for a refined dining look. Or add one or two to your collection if you prefer to keep dinner a little edgier.