For anyone in love with an Italian influence in room decor, few can resist rustic yet romantic items throughout the space. Rustic Italian decor is a perennially popular theme because it is accessible, warm and inviting. The embodiment of sun, earth and texture, rustic Italian decor can recapture the memories of a past Italian vacation, or it can transport you with the essence of the region as decorated in your home. The rustic Italian style is ideal for the kitchen, dining room and living room. Those are the areas most used for entertaining, but the look can extend to the whole home as well as the garden. Switch out textiles or add a new coat of paint for some rustic Italian flavor, or invest in some eye-catching furniture, finishes and accessories for a full home makeover.