Pottery is a welcome addition to many people’s interior décor and has been used for centuries to decorate special rooms and bring them to life. Its history dates as early as about 11000 BC and many vintage pieces are sold in the modern era for thousands, sometimes millions, of dollars.
The dining room is no exception when it comes to using pottery as interior decoration and many people incorporate pottery into their dining rooms. Here are a few ideas on how you can use pottery for your dining room if you are looking for some inspiration:
Pottery bowls, with their smooth and curvy bodies, offer an elegant and sophisticated decorative addition to your dining room that will surely be the focus of your guests’ attention. You can add fresh fruit such as apples and grapes to your pottery bowls to compliment the tone and color of the bowls. They can also stand on their own for decorations purposes or be filled with other pieces that are not edible like marbles, for instance.
In addition to coming in handy as dinnerware, pottery plates can be used to decorative your dining room and liven it up. They can be hung on your wall to create beautiful patterns and arrangements.
Incorporating pottery into your dining room can go beyond decoration. There are plenty of ceramic plates, cups, bowls and other utensils that you can use for a nice meal in your dining room and these are not only functional, but they are pleasing to the eye as well. You can purchase an entire set of pottery utensils to use in your dining room, or you can make your own utensils at home and get creative with the colors and patterns.
Vases and mini flower pots
Vases are perfect for decorating any interior and are used either as a carrier of plants and flowers or, as a stand-alone decorative piece. Since the dining room might be a bit smaller than other rooms, it is best to keep the pottery decorations at a minimum. If you have a small cabinet, you can group together vases of identical or different colors to draw attention to the cabinet.
Alternatively, you can add colorful plants or flowers to the vase to not only brighten up the room, but to give off the beautiful scent of the flowers. Small to medium sized flower pots can also be used to display bigger plants that might not necessarily fit in vases. Artificial plants are a good option if plant care is too daunting a task for you.
Pottery designs are versatile and fairly cheap to add to your dining room. You can create your own pottery at home and add other unique pieces that you might find difficult to come across in shops. There are plenty of sizes, shapes, and colors to choose from, but, if you wish, you can opt for solid colors that give off an elegant and uniform look. You can always mix and match and see which pieces fit best.