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Decorate Your Home With Earthen Wares

by Swati Nitin GuptaSwati Nitin Gupta:
 
India-based journalist with ten years of experience as reporter, editor as well as features writer with the national dailies in India and Middle East. Currently a freelance journalist writing for websites like EzineArticles and Associated Content and a Contributing Writer at Home Review Magazine (Home Review is a leading design magazine in India that reaches out to the design professional and the aesthetically inclined individual. With an emphasis on profiling the latest in interior trends, Home Review aims to be a source of inspiration and a reference guide for the design conscious.)

Earthen ware like ceramics, terracotta, blue pottery, and more, provides different shapes, colours and sizes that will add colour to your homes interiors as well as its exteriors. Try these ideas and you'll be proud of the look and feel of your home.


Decorating your home with earthen ware like ceramics, terracotta, conch, blue pottery, is like calling nature to your home interiors. With different shapes, colours and sizes earthen ware not only add a class to but also add colour to your home interiors as well exteriors. With these ideas you can boast of a home that will become your pride and your neighbour's envy.

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Earthen ware like ceramics, terracotta, blue pottery, and more, provides different shapes, colours and sizes that will add colour to your homes interiors as well as its exteriors. Try these ideas and you'll be proud of the look and feel of your home.

Flower Vases

Flower vases in earthen ware in different shapes, sizes, and colours are classic items and make for a good decorating material. You can buy them from Home Store, Lifestyle or any other shop selling home decor stuff. Or if you are little budget minded then go for roadside vendors selling diyas and other earthen materials. They have vases of some interesting shapes and sizes. The only thing is that you will have to do the decorating part yourself. But then that is where you can let your creativity flow and decorate those vases in your favourite colours or matching your home furniture. You can buy vases in earthen material in three different sizes and contrasting colours and can put either fresh flowers (if easily available) or can put long dried flowers and keep them either at the entrance or in your drawing room to add beauty to your interiors. You can also keep vases with some interesting flower arrangement in your bedroom to add colour to your sleeping area as well.

Candle Stands and Candelabras

Ditch the brass and other metals this season and go for designs in earthen ware. Candle stands and candelabras in made of mud, intricately carved as if an antique piece is a delight to eyes and add a touch of class to your interiors. The earthen candelabras are as much a delight as the metal ones. And if you don't want to go for completely earthen candelabra then you can opt for candelabras and candle stands in metal with earthen finish for that real look. Available in different shapes and sizes they do add glamour and class to your interiors. And with decorative, fragrant candles of soy candles you can further enhance the interiors of your home.

Wall Hangings

Yes, wall hangings made of Lac, conch, even earthen ware add colour and beauty to your interiors. These days curtains made of conch are also available which not only add beauty to your interiors but also helps in separating the dining area from the drawing room. Wall hangings from Rajasthan in mud painted in vibrant colours are also good buy to enhance the beauty of your interiors.

Photo Frames

Photo frames are the best way to not only display your precious memories but if chosen correctly can enhance your interiors as well. Frames in earthen ware painted in vibrant colours are available in different shapes and sizes add to the beauty of the interiors. You can go for hanging frames or the ones with a stand. Frames made of earthen material with dried flowers and leaves used to decorate the borders not only bring colours to your interiors but also gives a feeling of being close to the nature.

Blue Pottery

The famous blue pottery of Rajasthan is your best bet if you have decided to decorate your home with earthen ware. Not only is it beautiful vibrant blue colour but is painted with intricate paintings or royal Rajasthan that they are an absolute delight and definitely a must for your home. You can either go for vases, bowls, or matkas, or surahis in various shapes and sizes with intricate Mughal paintings to decorate your home interiors. Since Rajasthan is famous for its mirror work as well the potteries are available in decorative mirror works as well. The makers can also make custom blue pottery which can include candle stands and various other items.

Terracotta Items

Terracotta items offer a wide range to enhance your home decor. You can use them either in their original form or if you are feeling overly creative you can paint them in vibrant colours to not only enhance their beauty but also to enhance the interiors of your home. Terracotta items can also be used to enhance your home exteriors as well. Various products like decorative ash tray (round shape and tortoise), vases, pots, wall hangings, lamp shades with human heads, leaf, bowls, and bottle with rings add to the rustic look of your interiors. Enhance the beauty of these rustic materials with either fresh flowers or artificial flowers in bright colours of red, blue, and lemon yellow.

Ceramic Items

Hand painted ceramics are always a delight to own. Whether you use them for home decor or use them in your everyday living they always add colour to your home. Ceramic bowls, dishes, and pots painted in vibrant colours of blue, red and green can enlighten any dull corner of your home and make it come alive. Hand painted vases in oval shapes, or set of two glasses in vibrant floral or fish paintings can enhance a small corner of your home and add a touch of class to your interiors. You can also for other knickknacks in ceramics like photo frames, ash trays among other things to enhance your home interiors.

Tile Murals

Tile murals are another way of introducing earthen decorative ideas to your home interiors. If you want to make a statement then you can go for a decorative ceramic wall tile mural. And you can show your individual taste and style with decorative wall tile murals and accent pieces. Bit on the expensive side they do add a certain touch of class to your interiors. Advantage of using tile mural as a decorative item is that you can decorate your kitchen as well as bathroom. Make a statement in your bedroom with a romantic tile mural or in your children's room with a mural designed for children. You can decorate your coffee table with these tile murals thus including your furniture as well in the decorating ideas. If you have a plain mirror you were about to throw then don't. As you can enhance the beauty of that mirror by using these tile murals as a border and keep it either in your lobby or near the entrance.

Other Knickknacks

If you keep your eyes open while shopping you will be surprised there are so many things made of mud, which will enhance your home interiors and make your home look a living heaven. Small decorative items like a miniature kettle and tea cups, set of small decorative stones in vibrant colours and different shapes and sizes kept at the corner of your entrance will only add beauty to the beauty of your interiors. Napkin holders, rings can also add beauty to your interiors.

Dos and Don'ts

Although earthen ware does add a beauty to your interiors and can take your decor to a next level, the important thing to remember here is not to overdo the decorating part. Either mix and match the materials at one corner or do not do it all. For instance, a blue pottery placed with another blue pottery item would be a pleasing to eyes but placed with ceramic items would be jarring and not create a desired effect of pleasantness. Another thing to remember is that whatever item you choose whether terracotta or ceramics or blue pottery make sure that the overall effect is pleasing to eyes. For instance terracotta items go well with wrought iron and jute furniture while ceramics can go with any modern and rustic furniture. For blue pottery there should be some blue colour in your furnishings. And for tile murals you should go for an expert opinion before you decide to go for them in your home interiors.

So get started with these decorating ideas and create a new look for your home interiors.

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Swati Nitin Gupta Swati Nitin Gupta - India-based journalist with ten years of experience as reporter, editor as well as features writer with the national dailies in India and Middle East. Currently a freelance journalist writing for websites like EzineArticles and Associated Content and a Contributing Writer at Home Review Magazine (Home Review is a leading design magazine in India that reaches out to the design professional and the aesthetically inclined individual. With an emphasis on profiling the latest in interior trends, Home Review aims to be a source of inspiration and a reference guide for the design conscious.)

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