All throughout the history of interior design, there’s been one style, particularly emanating out of one country that has consistently shown the way. The meaning of timeless fits Italian decor superbly. The post-14th century Renaissance uplifted what was previously England’s decor design haven. Suddenly, art and literature played a large role in determining how a home should be styled, in accordance with the culture and mixing with one’s personality. What puts many people off even from trying, is the fact that most of their home is modern. So, how on earth would you find space and relevance for the Renaissance decor for your home? It doesn’t take as much bravery as it does imagination to know exactly what realms of interior design are still dominated by Italian flair.

Adding Italian Décor to Your Homes Interior

Italian Kitchen Design in Modern Times

Even in today’s modern kitchen design, you can recreate the vintage Italian décor style by creating built-in furniture pieces. The drawers are Italian inspired with antiqued finished hardware. The original architecture design had one large kitchen window. I decided to do three smaller arched windows framed with iron lanterns creating a more authentic Italian kitchen design.

A Newish-Old Take on Dining

No more so are the Italian’s famous for their decor than in the dining room. Italian cuisine is ranked among the best in the world, and it’s been the duty of interior designers for centuries to add to this experience.

Italian Décor
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Country manors in the Italian hills have always had the firsthand in defining the style, and no more so than Italian villa living. The strong, deep brown wooden table is the perfect focal point for an Italian style dining room.

Candles Say So Much

Religion is very important to Italy, and thus the candles in the home are to be held upright and with meaning. The traditional holders should bring an air of elegance to your home. They are often described as looking ornate in their detailing and would be great to have hanging or fitted in the entryway, living room or hallway. Italian decor is steeped in tradition, but the interior design style rivals any in the world. The balance of gold, strength, and heritage, is reflected in the furniture.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.