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Creating A Theme Or Mood With Pottery

Aug 13, 2008
Interior decorating can be challenging. If you are trying to create a certain theme or mood, it may be difficult to find the right items to include in the space. Pottery is an excellent option when you are decorating a room for a holiday, an old time period, or a rural country.

Pottery can create a warm, earthy feeling on Thanksgiving. Using dishes that are actually finished pottery is a wonderful idea. If you don't want to use the dishes, you can display them in a cabinet with glass doors in the dining room. You can have cups or mugs, plates, tea pots, and platters that are all decorative pottery. The unique and hand-made touch of pottery can make the holiday meal special.

Suppose you own a restaurant, and you want your customers to feel like they are in Africa, Italy, or Japan. There are certain styles of dish pottery were, and still may be, common in these countries. Having pottery of similar deign can create the mood of being in that place of the world. Also, having vases, plant pots, and other pottery items around the dining area can help enhance the theme you are looking to create.

If you want your home to feel like a unique and cozy place, having unglazed pottery pieces for potted plants, vases, ash trays, coasters, and other items can do the trick. If you display small, glazed pottery pieces that are abstract or shaped like something familiar, on a shelf or coffee table, it can truly add some character to the room. If the shape and size of the pottery allows for it, you may even want to hang it on the wall.

Very large pieces of pottery can create a certain mood as well. These are probably more difficult to find. Antique pottery can be expensive as well, especially if it is large and well kept. On the other hand, a pottery item that is scratched or has a small crack might be valuable as well, because that might indicate its very old age.

If you want to be artistic, you may even paint your pottery or add designs to it. Part of using pottery for decorative purposes might include filling it with something like stones, water or flowers. Finishing an unfinished piece of pottery can make it look newer and shinier. This will also help it to last longer.

Be creative and have fun with your pottery.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant for pottery, antiques, and figurines. When shopping for pottery, antiques and figurines, we recommend these online stores for pottery, antiques, and figurines.
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