Rolling hills of green, Sangiovese grapes, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Italian romance are perhaps some of the beautiful images that dance around the thought of Tuscany. Tuscany is located in central Italy and is home to about 3.75 million people.

While Tuscany may feel like a dream that you have yet to explore in the flesh, there are certainly ways to bring Tuscan style into your own home. Along with discovering the difference between Mediterranean style and Tuscan style, this guide should help you to find inspiration for bringing Tuscan style lighting to brighten your villa.

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What is Tuscan Style?

Pictured is a landscape view of Tuscan fields with grapes, wine, and a wooden barrel in focus.

Tuscan style draws from the rustic and earth-embraced architecture of Tuscany, Italy. From textured walls to iron scroll-work and terracotta tiles, most Tuscan homes have a warm, elegant, and sunbaked appeal. Many times, Tuscan style is referred to as Italian style, Spanish style, or Mediterranean style due to their shared characteristics. The Tuscan style is most similar to Mediterranean style which isn’t surprising as Tuscany is nestled on the coast of the Mediterranean. So, how can you tell the difference between the styles?

What is the Difference Between Mediterranean and Tuscan Style?

Chances are, if you want the comforting appeal of Old-World Tuscany and still crave contemporary twists and modern furnishings, Mediterranean style is a great fit for you. On the other hand, if you love the relaxed and comfortable traditionalism within the style, Tuscan style might just be perfect for you as it has a more central focus, and older appeal. Here are some more specific ways that you can distinguish between the two styles, however, and determine which is the best fit for your needs.

Pictured is a blue and fresh white living room to show the contrast to a warmer, golden toned living room to the left.

Characteristics of Mediterranean Style:

      • Contemporary influence
      • Modern influence
      • Spanish, Italian, French, Greek, and Moroccan influences
      • Bright color pops paired with vivid whites
      • Transitional appeal

Characteristics of Tuscan Style:

        • Rustic Earth colors paired with distressed materials
        • Natural sunbaked finishes with wood and stone
        • Ironwork often accompanied by curled scrollwork
        • Traditional and older furnishings
        • Gold accents

Modern or Contemporary? For further clarification on the difference between contemporary, modern, and transitional styles which may inspire some Mediterranean style lighting and architecture, feel free to check out The Difference Between Contemporary and Modern Lighting.

How to Incorporate Tuscan Style Lighting into Your Home

Whether you are looking for the perfect Tuscan style chandelier to accompany your dining room table with some drama, or if you are searching for outdoor lighting to bring Tuscany to your back porch, you can find the best of Tuscan inspired lighting here.

With a variety of Tuscan lighting fixtures to choose from and the excitement of bringing Italy to you, you can have a Tuscan style home custom to your tastes! When it comes to design, you are the artist and your home is your canvas. We simply have a palette of colors for you to paint with, so to speak.

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Pictured is a black curved design reminiscent of Italian scrollwork.

Tuscan Chandeliers

What better way to make a bold and beautiful statement by adding a chandelier to your foyer, living room, or kitchen? These Tuscan chandeliers bring in the best of curled ironwork, soft ambiance, and a rustic appeal.

Craftmade 9127PR5 Toscana Chandelier, Peruzian Bronze

The Craftmade Toscana features five lights and a timeless Peruvian bronze finish. With antique Scavo glass shades, the light is softened and dispersed with a charm. The Toscana comes with full range dimming and is compatible with incandescent, halogen, or LED light bulbs. A rustic Italian relic to love, the Toscana chandelier is truly magnifico.

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Tuscan Pendant Lights

Pendant light fixturess are also commonly known as hanging lights or drop lights, and typically hang down by a chain, rod, or chord. Pendant lights can be hung in multiple clusters, lines, or an array of ways to add a touch of style and light to your kitchen, dining room, or anywhere a little light is needed. These Tuscan pendants bring old-world style and the sunbaked feel that Tuscan style is all about.

Metropolitan Sanguesa Pendant, Patina

Where brilliant afternoon river reflections border fields in bloom, the Sanguesa inspiration lives. Beautifully boasting an old-world Patina finish and dynamic vidrio artistico glass, the Metropolitan Sanguesa pendant light fits with any Tuscan home decor and is sure to become the focal point of the room.

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Ceiling Medallions

Ceiling medallions are a decorative piece that can be added to the ceiling where a light fixture attaches to a junction box.  Not only are ceiling medallions ornamental and decorative, but they are also functional and can work to hide lighting boxes, wires, or things you’d like to cover. Ceiling medallions are particularly popular in large Tuscan homes as they add an extra element of boldness and elegance. These Tuscan medallions range in size, shape, and design, and they bring a grand feeling to whichever room they are placed in.

Pictured is a wrought iron medallion with geometric design, a medallion with a spiralized surface, and an ornate medallion with Victorian touches.

The Metropolitan Medallion must be basking in its own drama. With a smooth gold stenciling of metal at the center and thick curves and curls at its edges, it is sure to be the focal point in any room. For questions about sizing and finding the right ceiling medallion for your home, you can always reach our team at 1-800-724-5501.

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Tuscan Lamps

Cozying up on a soft couch or an antique daybed can be a lovely part of the day, especially if you are nestled up with a good book or activity. These Tuscan lamps bring a warm glow to the area and stay true to the Tuscan style with natural wood appeal and pops of gold luster. These would also make for a soft touch to nightstands or end tables.

Minka Lavery 12419-0, Smoked Iron

The Minka Lavery Jessica McClintock table lamp is from the Romance collection and is UL-approved for indoor locations. This lamp certainly brings the earth tones of Tuscany to any room. The base features a lattice design pattern and weathered finish. The lamp shade is made with gold fabric.

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Outdoor Tuscan Lighting

Bringing Tuscan lighting outdoors will not only take your endless vacation at home further, but it will splash the patio with a calming glow and a path for safe steps. From wall sconces to pendant lights and more, Tuscan Outdoor Lighting will bring about a soothing and relaxing atmosphere for all of your outdoor moments which have yet to come.

ELK 42060/1, Weathered Charcoal

The seaside resort of Marina Di Pietrasanta offers wonderful landscapes in a relaxing atmosphere. The ELK Tuscany Coast outdoor lighting series is a dedication to the refined details that abound throughout this coastal resort. The Tuscany Coast outdoor wall sconce is crafted from cast aluminum with a durable weathered charcoal finish and clear seeded glass.

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Tuscan Wall Sconces

Cast a lovely hue onto the walls and make your hallways, entryways, and whole facade glow in radiance with Tuscan wall sconces. In a variety of shade types and design, wall sconces can add the perfect touch to any indoor or outdoor area.

Murray Feiss VS19503-GBZ, Grecian Bronze

Antique in style, the Feiss Emma three-light vanity light fixture in Grecian bronze provides abundant light for your bath vanity, while adding a layer of today's style. Each of the shades are made with cream etched glass and can be installed as either uplights or downlights. Utilize dimmable light bulbs to adjust the ambiance of the room.

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Tuscan Ceiling Fans

So you have your Mediterranean-inspired home wonderfully set, and you have found the perfect lighting to tie the room together, but there is still something that’s missing. These Tuscan ceiling fans are the next addition to your own little villa. Tuscan and Spanish-style ceiling fans carry style and elegance and come with different features such as LED lighting. Not only can your light fixtures make a statement, but with these lovely cooling fixtures, your ceiling fan can spin to the rhythm of a Spanish song as well.

Craftmade K11024 68" Ceiling Fan, Spanish Bronze

Fall in love with the Craftmade Seville Espana ceiling fan. Featuring five walnut blades and finished in rich Spanish Bronze, this Traditional Mediterranean ceiling fan glows with an integrated uplight. This fan provides high airflow and is rated for indoor locations. It comes with reversible blades and three-speed remote control.

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Tuscan Design with Del Mar Fans & Lighting

Even if you bring in pops of Tuscany slowly, you will see the warmth and serenity that is added with each additional touch. Del Mar Fans and Lighting offers free shipping on all orders which are $40 or more. Additionally, our experts are always one call away from helping you make your home just the way you want it. Our number is 1-800-724-5501.

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