Country style, with its chic or Provencal twist, is one of the most popular approaches to creating a true "homey" atmosphere...
When it comes to this style, it's all about details like flowers in terracotta pots, vintage suitcases and decorations, copper pots and wicker baskets, rustic benches and chests, comfortable sofas adorned with soft cushions, ceramic ornaments, lace curtains, floral and patchwork arrangements. This is the perfect interior design style to transform your home into a warm, hospitable space that is inviting and comfortable, with its main characteristic being floors and coverings made of materials like wood, stone, and porcelain stoneware tiles with wood or stone effects.
Country-style bathrooms usually feature small, beautifully decorated white or beige ceramic tiles, with the main feature being a cozy bathtub, complemented by sophisticated accessories like wooden or wrought iron soap holders and towel racks.
The kitchen, whether fitted or more modern, represents the heart of a country-style home, which prefers natural shades such as brown, hazelnut, and beige, or pastel tones like ochre, green, and blue. The rustic atmosphere typical of country style can be achieved with elements like lace or bow-adorned curtains, checkered tablecloths, wicker baskets, porcelain plates hung on walls, copper pots, dressers, and natural wood or pastel-colored shelves.
A New Approach to Country Style: Rustic Chic
By combining the elegance of modern design with traditional characteristics and the warmth typical of rural homes, rustic chic style has become extremely popular among younger generations. Using elements reminiscent of childhood and giving them a modern twist, this style brings a unique character to the entire home, from living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and even exteriors. Hospitable and elegant, the rustic chic look is perfect not only for country houses or mountain homes but also adapts well to any type of dwelling, from lofts and small urban apartments to open houses with an urban flair.
Romantic Provencal Style
The main characteristic of Provencal style is the extensive use of white and delicate shades such as lavender, light pink, straw color, and light blue, which can be complemented with lighter tones like gray, burgundy, or amaranth. Other typical features include weathered wood, vintage furniture and mirrors, wooden console tables, wrought iron, wicker baskets and swings, as well as wardrobes and dressers in pastel shades, along with porcelain cups, teapots, and hand-painted porcelain tableware.
This style easily adapts to any area in the home, from living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms, and even exteriors. Provencal floors and wall coverings favor stone effects in warm, earthy terracotta shades, with rectangular or hexagonal tiles or concrete solutions with geometric patterns in classic gray tones.
For outdoor spaces such as terraces, covered walkways, courtyards, or spacious verandas, Provencal style focuses on wicker and wrought iron furniture sets, with chairs, benches, tables, and pavilions, along with linen and cotton curtains, decorative lamps, bird cages, as well as fragrant plants and flowers arranged in metal or terracotta vases. The excellent technical characteristics of porcelain stoneware tiles with stone effects also make them ideal for covering outdoor floors and walls.
Casalgrande Padana ceramic tiles are among the most versatile options modern design offers. Made exclusively from natural raw materials, without plastic or harmful substances, Casalgrande Padana porcelain is impermeable, frost-resistant, environmentally sustainable, fully recyclable, fire-resistant, hypoallergenic, and antibacterial (thanks to the exclusive Bios Antibacterial® treatment, available upon request). It doesn't change over time and is easy to install and clean.