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Pottery is the ideal antidote to homogeneous decoration in all shapes and sizes. It has staked its claim as a legitimate design accessory, whether displayed sparingly or spread over a coat piece.
Tips to use pottery to elevate your interior decor
How your pottery can be displayed
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Add plants to your home interior. A great way to add a little color and interest to the basic decor is to add an interesting piece of pottery in an unexpected location. Try to put your house plants in beautifully glazed pots instead of plain Terracotta.
Choose pots that emphasize the beauty of the plant, instead of competing with it. They should also be large and deep enough to properly grow the plant. Speckled or shadowed glazes in soft tones of jewelry are dressed enough to improve the look of a vignette without overpowering it.
If your pot does not have a drainage saucer, place it on a protective material such as a cork coaster made especially for house plants so that the plant's moisture does not damage anything below. You can mix pottery in your design even with a clean and modern aesthetic interior. Grouping pottery pieces together in a central location by color keeps it feeling less cluttered and more like a deliberate collection. By placing them on a crisp white background, they stand out and elevate the grouping to a piece of art that can be moved and changed at will.
You don't have to put together a large collection to make a statement of style. Several pieces of different sizes from the same color family attract the eye up to the top. The strong turquoise line stands out, although the shelves have a wide variety of hues.
Use an extendable duster once a month to keep your collection clean. If the pieces are not too fragile, wash them with warm soapy water twice a year and let the air dry.
Arrange in an artistic way. Give an anchor to smaller pottery pieces by adding them to groups of larger pieces. The mixing of shapes, colors and height may seem chaotic, but by keeping your groupings tight and purposefully positioned to one side of a tabletop surface, credence, bookcase, you create an installation that feels curated over time rather than bought at once to fill the space.
Placing larger items in the back and more voluminous pieces in the center will provide the basis for your display. To build support, medium- sized pottery can be added, the smallest pieces fill the gaps and round the vignette.
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Work in your own decor style
|White pottery is used to elevate this kitchen's decor|
Put a spin on the contemporary style or warm up an empty space with an unconventional collection. The blue wall covering this kitchen creates a bold background for the white pieces of porcelain. The unused space above the cabinets is the perfect place for a small drama that customizes the kitchen.
The difference between ceramics and pottery is how it is finished. Pottery is usually regarded as any clay container, says Peterson. Ceramics are technically objects made of clay and glaze, which are permanently changed when heated. Porcelain is a strong, vitreous, translucent ceramic material that is glazed and fired at a very high temperature at low temperatures.
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In true modern style in the middle of the century, this small and delicate grouping of similar shapes in vibrant colors places pride in the highest level. A hand-painted pottery is the perfect addition for those who prefer a rustic farmhouse style. To make most of the pieces in vivid shades, keep them massively together. The timeless style of this ancient hut offers the right counterpoint to the complex motif of the vases.
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When it comes to adding pottery to your home, the choice is almost endless. It can keep your space from feeling impersonal. Whether you are a minimalist who prefers a single piece or a person who loves the look of many items grouped together, there is s pottery style for you.