Ceramic items can probably be found in most rooms in your home. No matter what your style is you can find ceramic home decor that works for you!
Ceramics in all my rooms, really!
Yes really and even outside on the patio or in the yard! I did a quick inventory and yes this is definitely true in my home.
Ceramics products can have so many diverse looks and textures, that it allows for a porcelain washing bowl and water jug in the bathroom and plants in ceramic pots to an earthenware vase at the front entryway to seasonally change the look and feel of the area. There may be ceramic lamps in most rooms too.
As we know there are 3 basic types of ceramics; earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. Each can be used for a multitude of items in your home and in every room in your room home. These can help define your personal home decor style.
Kitchen and dining rooms for sure use ceramic home decor
The kitchen and the dining rooms probably have the highest use of ceramics in the majority of most homes. Everyday dishes, cooking containers, pots and pans and serving dishes to mention just a few to start. But there are other items like the spoon rest or the utensil holder for the spatulas and flippers.as well as the salt and pepper shakers. The everyday cream and sugar containers and the high-end porcelain ones for the special times.
So if you think about it we use ceramics every day in some shape or form.
Dishes come in many kinds of ceramic variations from rough earthenware liked by those wanting an old farmhouse style for everyday ware to porcelain that is more refined, thin and elegant for the more everyday formal lifestyle. Then there are many that want to use more casual, coloured dishes for everyday and fine porcelain for the special days and seasons like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Kitchens and dining rooms will be a spot where you will find ceramic wall plaques, water jugs and light switch plates that carry the theme of the home decor from room to room.
Formal dining rooms will have tea sets with several dainty teacups and plates along with cream and sugar containers. The ceramic clay of choice is usually porcelain but there is now some stoneware available now that could pass as porcelain making it much more durable.
One thing that people look for more now is that the items are at least dishwasher safe and microwaveable.
Ceramic use in the living room, recreation or family room
These three rooms or whichever ones you have in your home, could have candle holders in these rooms, could have ceramic bases on lamps/lights, vases and plant pots as well as bowls that are wide across and very shallow for holding any number of treasures and can be any shape and have combination of colours and textures. Pine cones and tree balls for Christmas or easter eggs decorated are a nice touch for example.
These are the spots were nic nacs can be found as well.
Figurines are another item that can be found in these rooms. Figurines can be a collection of fine porcelain, or stoneware depending on the desired effect wanted. For example, a plump Santa figurine may suit the family room more than the living room.
Snack bowls, popcorn bowls, are definitely more for the entertainment area of the home.
Bathrooms, entrance ways and laundry areas
These are the spaces that do well with small containers and some with lids. Q-tips, bath salts and bath booms last better if they have a container with a lid. Small vases and jugs can add to the ambience you are looking for as can candle holders. Wall art in ceramic is ideal for bathrooms because moisture is not an issue. Plants in pots are a good idea too.
Soap dispensers, toothbrush holders and soap dishes, flatter bowls, or high edged plates are great for holding bar soaps in the bath, keys and such in the entranceways and catchalls in the laundry.
Bedrooms are our private space. This is the place where your personality shines through. Bedrooms are a good spot to use small jars with and without lids, ceramic wall decor, nic-nacs or figurines, catch-all dishes for earings or change, candle holders, jewellery holders, and of course lamps with ceramic bases and even light switch plates in ceramic. Dressers have drawer pulls that could be changed out to be ceramic dresser pulls.
The best place to be in the warmer weather is outside. Terra cotta ceramic, one of the three types of ceramics, is the one used in much outdoor stuff. It is considered earthenware because it is fired at a low heat and if the glaze is used it is generally not waterproof. Terra cotta pots, wall decor, garden decor, vases, wind chimes, dishes for entertaining outside, and terra cotta blocks can make seats, raised gardens and fire pits.
As can be seen here, the type of lifestyle you choose to enjoy will have some kind of ceramic product in it in many areas. It may be a lot or a little but there will be some.
Ceramics play a large role in how you choose to express yourself in your home and yard. Whether you make the conscious decision to use more ceramics to help reduce your carbon footprint, or you choose ceramics because it is what you like, you are still making an investment in helping the environment.
Ceramics have been around all over the world for many thousands of years as you can see here. It will be around for many more thousands of years as well.
Our home is one of the many ways we express ourselves to the world. By using this wonderful natural product “ceramics”, in how we entertain, how you store food and other items, how you cook and eat, how we make ourselves comfortable and content in our environment will always involve some form of ceramic.