Perhaps the most amazing thing about pottery is how it can seem so modern and artistic while retaining the nostalgia and historical significance of that art form. An art form that has been handed down from generation to generation and has never ceased to fascinate.
It is even more impressive to consider its growth and how it manages to keep up with ongoing trends, especially in the area of home decoration. And this is still very applicable in the year 2023, where pottery has displayed the ability to bring your home to life in a way that very few embellishments can.
Below we take a look at five of the ways pottery is being adopted to give homes unrivaled and unique edges in 2023.
1. Pots and Plants
By embellishing your pottery with beautiful plants, you not only add an important dose of nature to your indoor decoration, but you also inject them with a much-needed color spark.
It is also important to be extra careful when picking out the pots and plant combinations. As pointed out by Hicksnurseries.com, it is essential only to pick pot and plants that complement each other. In cases where no appropriate equal combination can be achieved, it is always advisable to give the shine to the plant rather than the pot.
This is because the pot in itself already has the essence in its design that makes it stand out, and it will be too incongruous to have it compere with the natural spark of the plant.
2. Mix Things Up
Sometimes the order is the best way to go to achieve the desired aesthetics. But also, sometimes, the disorder can provide a tangible beauty for itself.
This is a technique that works for both traditional and modern art. Plus, it can also be found in pretty much any art form, from visual art to music, and, of course, pottery.
The reasoning behind this is that sometimes opposites tend to attract and produce a result that turns out to be simply mind-blowing. By mixing things up with your pottery, you’ll be pleasantly surprised the amazing unique effects you can get.
Mix up colors, shapes, and sizes. Place taller pieces in the back and shorter pieces with volume at the forefront. All these ensure that you eliminate bluntness and boringness of design.
3. Color Grouping
And if you do choose to go with having an orderly design, picking the right color combination can go a long way in providing your desired outcome.
This is, of course, the opposite of the above point, to mix things up. Here, you’re not mixing things up but arranging by compatibility. Yes, there is sometimes beauty in chaos. But it is risky and volatile, and from the beginning of time, there has been a beauty in orderliness.
So to order your potteries for that amazing aesthetics, you may choose to go with a single color all through and vary the shades according to the layer and placements in the room.
Ordering according to color will ensure there is uniformity, and varying the shades will ensure that everything doesn’t look too uniform and bland. It is a combination of safety with a little bit of risk-taking.
You could also work with a crisp, uniform background to ensure the most optimal results between each shade variation.
4. Go Old School
This may seem counterintuitive at first, especially because many would believe what we’re trying to achieve is to figure out a way of making pottery more modern. And while that would be true, it is also equally true that this can be achieved by going old school!
The beauty of art forms like ceramics is the fact that they still have that traditional, ancient edge to them. And this can be channeled strategically even in a modern setting, giving an overall mix of modern aesthetics and ancient elegance.
An example of old school pottery design is going with a rustic, farmhouse style of hand-painted.
5. Do a Little Research
Choosing the perfect pottery for your home is sometimes as easy as browsing a store and picking the ones that attract you the most. But sometimes it also goes much deeper than that.
Sometimes you have to learn about the options, their differences, and similarities, to get a feel for the one that would be most suitable for your homes.
And with pottery, the stylistic options are quite numerous. From antique urns to modern hand-thrown vases, there’s no shortage of options. Getting familiar with these terms can go a long way in helping you make the best decision.
There are also other minor technicalities to consider, like the difference between pottery and ceramics. Is there even any difference between them? All these are essential things to note.
And FYI, yes, there is a difference, and it lies in the finishing. Pottery is usually any hollowed piece made entirely of clay and clay alone, while ceramics are finished with clay and glaze and changed with heat. It is a form of ceramics.
Pottery and ceramics have proven from generation to generation to be a true art form that will never run out of style.
Thanks to their quaintness and uniqueness, they can be employed in home areas to give a stand-out feel one doesn’t usually get with other more popular forms of interior home decoration. Ironically, thanks to this fact, they seem to be getting more popular without losing their initial appeal.
Provided above are four different ways you can jump on this trend before it’s too late. Our guide also helps you employ the power of pottery and ceramics to bring your home decor to life with a series of unique variations that help you stand out from the crowd.
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