First made as part of Neolithic art, pottery has come a long way as an art form and has entered our interior spaces to adorn them.
Home decor can become an enduring activity if we know to experiment with unique designs and wares. If you are keen on adorning your house in an artsy way but do not want to spend shells of money on expensive art pieces and sculptures then pottery is a great way to adorn a house or office. It is made of clay that is hardened with heat and given a proper shape. Pottery is affordable, easy to make and style a setting given that mud is very malleable in nature and can be metamorphosed into showpieces, gardening pots, cutlery, plates, vases. Moreover, pottery comes in eclectic types. From earthenware that is available in earthy colours of red, grey and black to fine white stone of China that was widely in use in Europe to the delicate Porcelain, each has a vagrant characteristic. Here we spill out some ideas to make the use of different kinds of pottery in home decor.
Home decor can become an enduring activity if we know to experiment with unique designs and wares.
For gardening plants
One of the most widely used pottery is for planting buds that can bloom in summer and spring months into bright flowers, creepers, shrubs and herbs. If you wish to create a small garden or nursery of your own then earthy pots painted with bright colours will add glory to your home. For planting, one should go for wide and deep pots that also have a saucer for drainage. Place it on a cork coaster if you are willing to keep indoor plants so that the surface below the potted plant doesn’t get damaged. One can place potted plants anywhere they feel at home like in balconies, centre tables, vanity, bookshelves and others. Once can ditch the usual terracotta pots and use glazed pots to enhance the beauty of potted plants where the colour can be coordinated with the background of the space.
If you are keen on adorning your house in an artsy way but do not want to spend shells of money on expensive art pieces and sculptures then pottery is a great way to adorn a house or office.
Porcelain wall hangings
Porcelain has a very broad definition. It can be vaguely known as a white fine-grained body that is translucent, glazy and is different from earthenware which is opaque and porous. They have intricate designs on them and look opulent in settings if one wants to add a dash of high-end aesthetics. This ceramic looks best in huge and small vases, pots and cutlery. If you are using porcelain vases then put a bunch of flowers in them which can also be dried or artificial flowers. They look elegant when placed on a dressing table, room, restaurants, bar and studies. If you desire an idyllic look for the house, then use a monochrome color on the wall which can be white, ivory or black and then place porcelain plates, of different shapes and sizes on the walls as a hanging to give the whole wall an arresting charm.
It is made of clay that is hardened with heat and given a proper shape.
Rusty Cottage Collectibles
We all love the quaint and cosy ambience of the cottage style homes that often become our vocational abodes. However, these rusty elements of a cottage can be embedded in our present homes too with stucco walls, bay windows and balconies all embellished with pottery pieces reminiscent of a quaint cottage. One can have cottage shaped teapots, mugs and cups that will not only look good in your kitchen but can adorn the upholstery. If you have a rustic showcase then place these pots in it and add dark coloured paint inside the showcase to highlight your antiquated pottery collection.
Pottery is affordable, easy to make and style a setting given that mud is very malleable in nature and can be metamorphosed into showpieces, gardening pots, cutlery, plates, vases.
For that classic vintage look
There’s one corner of our home that we like to keep old as if stolen from time and etched in memory where we live the past through its furnishings. In vintage rooms and spaces one can find soft linens in creamy colour, highly embellished upholstery, beautifully carved dressing tables, beguiling carpets and cushions, hand-carved bracket shelves for lamps and lights and many such elements. Here, pottery can just elevate the setting. From huge pots kept in corners with artificial flowers to small carved pots used as hangings, one can decorate their house and bring an ethereally vintage look to it.