Our homes are where we tend to feel happiest, so it’s important that we love the space we’re living in. Every room, surface, and wall gives us the opportunity to express ourselves and surround ourselves with art and items that bring us joy. Some people have an easier time decorating than others do, however, and for those of us who don’t know where to start it can be a bit daunting. The first step is to find items that really resonate with you and fortunately there are a ton of creative and unique housewares out there that could really liven up your living space.
Pottery and Ceramics
Pottery and ceramics have been used as decorations for centuries all across the world. A small, distinctively shaped pot can draw the eye to an otherwise unoccupied corner of the room, and ceramic mugs can provide a lovely homey feel for the kitchen. There is so much variety in pottery and ceramics that you can probably find something for every room in your home!
CJE klay has an eclectic selection of handmade, authentically Australian ceramic housewares for you to peruse. You can add a delicate blush of colour to your bathroom or bedroom with one of their jewellery dishes or bring bold, bright designs into your kitchen with a reusable clay cup. Ceramics and pottery of this nature are not only beautiful, they are also unique because they are carefully handmade.
Plants and Plant Holders
Plants are often what people think of when it comes to brightening up a home, for good reason! If you are looking for something a little different when it comes to indoor greenery, consider a terrarium like those made by Two Fish & Me. These preserved moss terrarium kits are wonderful because 1) they are easy to assemble and 2) they don’t actually require any water or sunlight. You simply arrange however you want and then put them on display!
Another fun way to brighten up your home is to use unique plant holders. You can go with a hanging planter like the double plant hanger by Lorna & Lila Macrame, or select Bloominbee’s parlour palm in a handcrafted moss ball. Both of these are sure to stand out no matter what room you put them in.
Throws and Hangings
Bright and inviting splashes of decorative colour don’t have to come from artwork or vases. You can make use of throws like the deep plum ombre throw from Love Merino to not only keep warm, but accent your living room or bedroom with your favourite shade.
Textile wall hangings are great ways to personalize your living space because they come in such a wide array of colours, sizes, and designs. A perfect example is the “BLESS” handwoven wall hanging by The Weaving Tree, which draws the eye due to the use of different textiles and its interesting asymmetry.
Express Yourself, Brighten Your Home
No matter your aesthetic, there are housewares out there that will be perfect for however you want to liven up your home. Be it plants, wall hangings, or ceramics, if you curate a collection based on your preferences you will find that you start to love being home more than you already do!