European Italian décor is a set of designs encompassing Tudor, Florentine, Baroque (17th and 18th century styles), Renaissance (a time of rich cultural development spanning from 14th to 17th century), Mediterranean and modern Italian. Each of these styles is quite distinct, so use one style across your home, or at best, across a room. Within these styles, you could also try an old-world sophisticated look or a modern, luxurious look. A mix of aesthetics and functionality mark Italian home design. Italy is a country rich in glasswork, art, design, ceramic ware and other crafts. This arty influence touches every element of Italian décor.