A Tuscan living room brings about the essence of family living in a warm, lively setting. A Tuscan living room is attractive and timeless. Set the stage for a Tuscan living room with warm, earth tone colors such as light cream, golden and straw yellow, terra-cotta and burnt orange on walls. Use decorative painting techniques such as sponging and color washing to add faux textures mimicking weathered stone and aged plaster. Wrought iron stair railings and grills on doors and windows are common architectural features. Include other rustic elements such as exposed wood beams on ceilings, fieldstone on a fireplace or accent wall and slate, stone, tile or weathered wood flooring.
Include dark stained, Old World-style wood furniture with hand carved details and wrought iron hardware in a Tuscan living room. Cover sofas and chairs in luxurious upholstery fabrics, such as velvet, leather, suede or Renaissance-style silk brocade or jacquard fabric in damask or floral prints. Anchor furniture with an intricate floral area rug in Tuscan-inspired hues of red, gold, olive, sage, tan and brown. For a dramatic focal point in a Tuscan living room, add a rustic wrought iron chandelier, or a pair of them if space permits. In a smaller room, use a wrought iron pendant or ceiling fixture. Candle-style wrought iron wall sconces make elegant accent lighting. Tall wood or metal candle holders add a romantic ambiance to the room.