If you want a contemporary, modern Italian kitchen decor, then go in for lots of stainless steel shelves on the walls for hanging/keeping utensils. These days, Italian kitchens even have counter tops that are made of stainless steel. To get a modern Italian look, you can use furniture made of metal or wrought iron as well.
To add to the overall appeal of an Italian kitchen decor, place lots of baskets with fresh fruits and vegetables in it on the center island or on the wooden dining table. Also, hang as much greenery as you can from the ceiling of the kitchen. The Italian kitchen is a place where the entire family and even the guests feel welcomed and they sit together, eat and talk. It is the perfect place to harbor relationships and also to create everlasting memories.