Decorating is all fun and games until you’re left with a blank wall that you don’t know what to do about. You stare at the wall and it stares right back at you but nothing seems good enough to be actually hung there.
When you’re trying to freshen up your home, the easiest and least expensive way is to change up the decor. And one type of decor that can make a huge difference in so many ways are pots. Pots can be used to add interest, more colour, more texture, or to achieve any other visual effect you want to. They come in a huge variety of styles, sizes, shapes, designs and materials; offering many different decorating opportunities. The only thing you need is some imagination!
Use Pots to Bring In the Freshness of Nature
The main purpose of a pot is to hold a plant, which is why the most common reason homeowners and interior designers use pots is to decorate the space with beautiful greenery. Plants and flowers can make any place and anything fresher and more colourful, and any way to bring them into your house is perfect. This is why many people will get wallpaper with designs inspired by nature, or art prints with motives from nature etc. But the simple truth is that, while all these different ways to add something from outside to your home are great and can be very aesthetically pleasing, nothing can ever beat the real thing.
Real plants aren’t only stunning. One of the best things about getting a lovely plant in a beautiful unique handmade ceramic pot is that it can have great benefits to both your mental and physical health. Numerous studies have shown that looking at greenery makes you more relaxed, reducing your stress levels and heart rate. So, it makes sense to surround yourself with fresh plants. And on top of all of that, you can even get plants that will help clean the air in your home.
A nice modern ceramic pot with any type of plant can be used in many ways to decorate your home, and it can be a gorgeous addition to any room and any space. You can put a big plant in a big flower pot on top of a console table and make it a focal point in your hallway, your entryway, or anywhere else. You can decorate a nice shelf with a small pot and a plant. They can look great in your living room, your bedroom or your bathroom. You can decorate awkward places or corners, or you can use them to cover up something you consider to be a low point in any room.
Use Pots as Decor on Their Own
Pots come in such a variety that you can find some that are simply art-like, and you can display them like that even without housing a plant. Even something minimalistic as contemporary ceramic pots in neutral colours or any other simple pot you can think of can be treated as art when displayed the right way. For instance, you can use a small ceramic pot as decor for a rustic-style coffee table.
Pots can also look great when accompanying other art pieces that enrich the home. They can be used as a way to make anything more visually appealing by creating symmetry or asymmetry. They are also a great way to mark an area, like the stairs and so on.
You can use flower pots individually in different spots, or you can buy some clay or ceramic handmade pots and create some interesting groupings, for instance. But the most important thing when you decorate with pots is to allow yourself to get creative. They can offer you some very interesting ways to give your home decor more personality and to make it more unique. Use them to play with heights, textures and patterns, use them to add an accent colour, to create contrast or to change the colour balance etc.
A handmade ceramic pot or any flower pot you like can also be used to hold different things other than plants, such as fruits or anything else that you want in the open, or you can fill them with trinkets like decorative stones, etc.
Even though pots aren’t such a bulky addition like a sofa or coffee table per se, you’d still want to put some forethought when decorating with them. Don’t look at pots as simple containers for plants, but rather as decorative accessories and choose and use them in the same way as you would anything you buy to improve or freshen up your home decor.
This means that you should plan ahead. In other words, think about the limits of your space, about the style and the colours of the room where you want to put the pot. This way you’ll make sure that it will fit perfectly and complement the room. Even if you happen upon a nice unique ceramic pot while browsing the internet, before ordering it, think about how and where you might use it, just like you would with any other decorative element.
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Adding a pop of colour to your home’s interior design can be quite easy. With the vast selection of decorative pillows, throw blankets, indoor plants and souvenirs, you can easily spruce up an otherwise dull and boring room. While you can also change the colour of your walls, this might get a bit messy. And since I’m all for style and beauty that can be achieved with ease and without breaking the bank, today, I’ll share with you a secret. There is another way to spice up those blank walls in your home – consider wall clocks. Read More
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