Pasta Day is more than just indulging in the flavours of Italy; it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture and aesthetics of this Mediterranean paradise. This year, let’s celebrate Pasta Day with a twist by incorporating simple yet elegant Italian decor into your home and garden. 

Transform your home into a little slice of Italy, enhancing the pasta experience beyond the plate:

1. The Mediterranean palette

The first step in bringing Italy to your home and garden is to choose a colour palette reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Opt for warm earthy tones like terracotta, olive green, and azure blue. These hues will set the perfect backdrop for your Italian-inspired decor.

2. Tuscan-inspired tablescapes

Italian table decor


Transform your dining area into a Tuscan dream with rustic tableware. Choose clay dishes, aged wooden utensils, and linen napkins in earthy tones. Add a pop of colour with ceramic bowls and plates adorned with traditional Italian patterns. These will not only enhance the aesthetics but also elevate your Pasta Day experience.

3. Herb gardens

Create a mini herb garden in your outdoor space or on a sunny windowsill. Fresh basil, rosemary, and oregano are staples in Italian cuisine and will add a burst of flavor and fragrance to your dishes. Use decorative pots or hand-painted planters for an authentic touch.

4. String lights and lanterns

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Italian evenings are known for their romantic ambiance. Hang string lights or place lanterns throughout your garden for a warm and inviting glow. It’s the perfect setting for a Pasta Day evening under the stars.

5. Italian textiles and accessories

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Incorporate Italian textiles and accessories into your decor. Think about incorporating tablecloths, cushions, or curtains with classic patterns such as gingham or toile or Italian-inspired vases and home decor accessories. These textiles exude an old-world charm that complements your Pasta Day celebration.

6. Al Fresco dining

Al Fresco Dining


If the weather permits, take your Pasta Day meal outdoors. Arrange a picturesque table setting in your garden or patio. Decorate with potted flowers, vibrant cushions, and perhaps a few Italian-inspired table runners. Dining al fresco is a delightful way to celebrate Pasta Day while savouring the fresh air and nature’s beauty.

7. Mediterranean music:

To complete the ambiance, play some Italian and Mediterranean music in the background. Whether it’s traditional Italian songs or contemporary Mediterranean tunes, the music will transport you to Italy, enhancing your celebration.


With these simple yet effective Italian decor ideas, your Pasta Day celebration will be elevated to new heights. You’ll not only enjoy the flavours of Italy on your plate but also immerse yourself in the rich culture and aesthetics that make Italian cuisine so special. 


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