Pottery Adds Decorative Flair
Pottery is often overlooked for its decorative appeal with the message often getting lost within its incredible versatility and usefulness. The truth is however, that when it comes to decorating and lending style, pottery is a great way to go when decorating in almost any theme or style of décor. I have found very few rooms in my time in which some style of pottery would not suit the overall design scheme of the room. I would think that there really are very few. Even modern Gothic styled rooms have plenty of appropriate opportunities to use pottery to enhance the theme.
All in all, pottery makes an excellent accent for home décor. The first thing that comes to mind is a pottery vase. These can hold live plants, flowers, fake greenery, or simply contain your prized marble collection out of sight and away from the little ones. They look great standing on the floor, on mantles, and on tabletops in addition to many other places throughout the home. A vase looks good in almost any room and is quite functional while also being quite beautiful depending on the style and artistry of the particular vase in question.
Stoneware plates are great decorative additions and look wonderful on plate rails or on wrought iron plate wracks that are designed to hold them on the wall or on a plate stand on a bookshelf or the mantle. Bowls are another excellent choice for decorating with pottery. They can be functional, holding fruit on a dining room table or kitchen counter tops or they can be simple adornment on a stand, displayed for the world to see, or holding candles arrangements, potpourri, or a collection of interesting and decorative balls. The possibilities are endless and you can change your pottery display to accommodate various seasons if you are so inclined.
Pottery pitchers may also be very decorative rather than merely practical. Rather than holding your lemonade or iced tea you can fill the pitchers with floral arrangement of fresh flowers or a nice silk arrangement. This allows you to showcase the pottery you love rather than keeping it locked in the cabinets and reserved for special occasions that call for yet another pitcher of some cold beverage. It also allows for you to have some fun deciding all the neat and interesting ways to showcase your collection and shock and amaze those who visit your home.
Flowerpots that are made of pottery can be used in kitchens to hold utensils rather than to hold plants. I am sure you can see where I am going with this. It is interesting to see how many different ways you can use pottery in your home. We have a small pottery pot that we actually use to hold bright and colorful straws. They provide easy access for the little ones to grab straws on the go, they are neat and orderly and out of the way. It works out great and adds a little splash of color to the kitchen countertops.
Let your imagination be your guide when it comes to decorating with pottery but don't acquire all these beautiful pieces for your collection only to hide them in a dusty old cabinet or bookshelf. Let them be a part of your décor rather than something in addition to your décor. It makes owning these pottery pieces much more enjoyable and gives you the opportunity to stretch your imagination muscles a bit.