Create a Tuscan Patio
Turn Your Outdoor Living Space into a Dream Retreat - A Bit of Tuscany in Your Back Yard
Do you love a sunny space, edged with rustic planters spilling over with lush flowers? Can you picture yourself in Tuscany with stone pavers underfoot and ...
You can do it, create this haven of peace and rusticity right in your own back yard. First you need to familiarize yourself with the elements that give that Tuscan feel.
Once you identify what you love about the Tuscan look, start hunting for similar items to use on your patio.
Tuscan Doorway by Traditions
Get the Picture in Your Mind
Look at lots of pictures of Tuscan gardens, patios and landscaping to get ideas. Decide what appeals to you the most, so you can include those elements in your own outdoor living space. Are you attracted to the weathered look of the stonework, to the way the plants are grouped, to the splash of color (like in the green shutters here)?
Veranda In Bloom I Art Print
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Tuscany Style - Book available from Amazon
You'll find yourself browsing this one again and again.
This is basically a pictorial of the ins and outs of italian lifestyle. I find the rich colors and sense of simplicity coming through the photos to be what I needed for the project I am working on. (review from amazon.com)
Books to Soak up Tuscan Atmosphere
I can spend hours browsing books like these to get ideas and see what others have done. These are beautiful books. As you leaf through these over and over, your mind becomes attuned to the colors, the feel, the very essence of what is Tuscany. Then you are ready to transform your yard or patio or deck with what you love from these books.
Check at the public library to see if they have any of these books or you can order them from Amazon.
Use a Painting to Inspire That Tuscan Feeling - for your patio (check out this short video)
Choose a painting or a poster as your inspiration. Hang it where you will see it often. Choose elements in the picture and figure out how to incorporate those into your patio area.
- Tuscany Garden Patio Ideas to Create Amazing Outdoor...
Tuscan Garden Patios are extremely popular these days and there are so many ideas to help create one. Do you adore the idea and look of a Tuscan Garden Patio - climbing vines, stone pavers and terra cotta potted plants? I use the phrase "garden...
- Tuscan Patio Styles
Charming Tuscan patios in Tuscany, Italy, for your inspiration.
Tuscan Patios Are Easy to Care for
No grass to mow, just a few pots to tend and trim. The greenery softens the hard surfaces of stone walls and paved patio. I really like how easy it is to care for this kind of landscaping.
Check out Available Tables and Chairs with That Italian Flair - Online and Locally for Your Tuscan Patio
Here's one from Amazon. Just click on the picture to get more details and reviews. Plus you'll see a variety of similar sets
Convert a Round table with This Tile Cover
Rescue your current table by giving it a makeover to fit your new Italian style. Just fit this over your round table.
Under the Tuscan Sun - the DVD
Here's the story that everyone thinks of when Tuscany is mentioned. I loved the book and then was a little dismayed by the changes they made when it became a movie. It was visually quite enjoyable and wouldn't you love to be a guest on her patio one day!
Take a Trip to Tuscany - Come Back with Lots of Ideas for Your Tuscan Patio
Imagine staying in a Tuscan villa and breakfasting on the patio. The sun is shining down on you while weathered stone and colorful pots of flowers surround you. Take a look online at the enticing selection of villas available for booking. You'll get lots of ideas just browsing the photos of the villas on the website, but seeing them in person will be even better. Take along the camera and return home with lots of photos and notes to plan your Tuscan patio and wonderful memories of your holiday in the sun.
- Tuscany Villas
3500+ Holiday villas & apartments in Tuscany, Italy to rent Save by booking directly with the owners using this site. Self catering Italian farmhouses & holiday rentals in the Toscana region
Spend Your Holiday in a Tuscany Villa Like This! - This is an example of the vacation homes you can rent from Tuscany Villas
The site gives a choice of villas, houses, apartments, farmhouses and cottages to book for a holiday. The locations are in the Arezzo Province, the Firenze Province, the Grosseto Province, the Island of Elba and the Livorno Province.
- Tuscan Gardens
Tuscan style garden design pictures and design ideas-examples.
The lines of an Italian patio create a soothing space to relax
Note here the use of wood decking underfoot. There are the terra cotta colors in the coping on the wall and in some of the pots. The bright colors show up in another pot.
Example of a Tuscan Style Patio
What My Friends Like about Tuscan Landscaping
When I asked my friends what aspects most appealed to them in creating an Italian style patio, here's what they shared with me:
- I just love the warm, welcoming look of the old worn stonework, the pots and flowers, the informal arrangement of Tuscan decor. I'd love to have a patio like any of these. We have both a patio and a screened deck. Maybe I'll make the patio a project.
I would just love a Tuscan patio and you know, now I have visited your page, I see that I am halfway there! We already have rustic stone slabs, we have honeysuckle and roses climbing up wooden posts and some clematis. I could do with some more rustic pots though,
Include Decorative Elements from Tuscany
You see arches often. Note the raised decorative touches on the pots . The colors are mostly earth tones in a soft blend of tans and rosy hues.
The bricks form a herringbone pattern and are set off in sections for more interest.
Arches Are Popular in Tuscan Architecture
Look for Pots and Troughs - with the look of Tuscany
Italian pottery often is painted with vibrant colors and whimsical designs. Just fill this with your choice of plants and enjoy.
The colors and designs are so cheerful, this will look great on a Tuscan patio.
Look for Tuscan Style Planters on eBay - Good luck with your bidding
These auctions change regularly, so don't miss the bidding deadline.
Adding Water and Fire - to your Tuscan patio area
Rustic Metal Urn, Large - Gardman 8225
This is actually one of those lightweight planting urns but it looks very solid and vintage.
Wow, this really looks like it has been sitting on a Tuscan patio for at least 50 years. Great vintage look.
Video Showing Tuscan Outdoor Fireplace and Sunken Outdoor Kitchen
- How to Build and Extend Your Patio With Paving Stone...
How to Install Paving Stones and Build a Maintenance Free Stone Patio has all the steps you'll need to create your own patio paradise. From planning the stone patio to cutting the pavers, everything you need is right here.
Change Concrete for Your Tuscan Patio - Try this short video to learn more
This is one method.
- How to Design With Pavers and Stepping Stones in the Garden | eHow.com
Pavers and stepping stones make pathways throughout the landscape. They are decorative, make passage easier and save wear and tear on lawns. Here are some ideas on how to get the most from using...
- How to Put in a Tuscan-style Brick Paver Patio Yourself (pictures) | eHow.com
I've always liked the look of red brick pavers (it evokes that Tuscan feel), and have wanted a patio in our back yard for eons. But we had a major problem in our patio design: the spot for the...
Shade for a Tuscan Patio or Garden
Shaded from the Hot Sun
The use of arbor here extends the patio use to mid-day. Choose a vining plant suitable to your locale. It can be bougainvillea if you are far enough south or grapevine or clematis for further north.
- Build a Pergola on Your Existing Deck
Here is a simple pergola that I constructed at my primary residence. I posted this on MySpace and got a little positive feedback so thought I would share it here was well. I built this on a deck but it could also be constructed over a patio. This...
- Build Your Own Timber Framed Garden Pergola
Build your very own Pergola and enjoy adding style and extra space to your house with minimum building or even DIY knowledge. See how we built our very own timber framed Pergola.
This Pergola Really Enhances a Tuscan Patio
My sister added a pergola to her backyard and it looks fabulous. A little shade is always welcome from the hot midday sun. Try an arbor or pergola to screen that hot sun.
Sure would love my backyard looking like this!
Plants for the Tuscan Patio
Plant container plants in colorful pots like those seen in Italy. Herbs from the Mediterranian area thrive even in hot, dry conditions.
- Aromatic herbs for your herb garden
Many culinary and medicinal herbs have strong and distinctive aromas and can some types can be used in perfumes. The smell of aromatic herbs is one reason they are grown in herb gardens.
- Planting an Herb Garden
A guide to planting a great herb garden. An herb garden is a great way to bring color to your garden, and fresh herbs to your table. An herb garden can be grown indoors or out, and on any scale.
Metal Designs and Ironwork with a Vintage Look
Bronze or wrought iron finish.... I love, love, love this look.
Very authentic look and such a graceful design.
Ring this bell to alert the family or guests that dinner is ready on the patio.