Craze for glaze!


Craze for glaze!

words by
donna O'neil // barossa homewares

There are few things better than the signs of spring and warm weather. After a long dreary winter, spring is time to bring the colour back into your home.

The bright and lively season of spring is upon us and summer is right around the corner!

As for spring home décor trends, earthy and natural looks are in, and what better way to incorporate this into the home than ceramics?

Ceramics are multi-purpose and create an earthy, artisanal feel in any space.

One of the most ancient of art forms, pottery has transcended time and still remains a classic within the modern home.

The word ‘ceramic’ derives from Greek which translates to “of pottery”.

Both pottery and ceramic are general terms that describe objects which have been formed with clay, hardened by firing, and then decorated or glazed.

When it comes to home décor, the little touches can make the biggest difference.

Ranging from modern to rustic, there’s something in ceramics for anyone looking to give their home a refresh.

Available in a range of colours, patterns or textures, ceramics have the ability to brighten up interiors with vibrant, rich colours or compliment darker tones to balance out the texture of the room.

For the kitchen, ceramics are the perfect option!

Whether for plates or cookware, they’re heat friendly and can be used on the stove, microwave, or oven, without the fear of melting or breaking.

Ceramic dishes also come in all colours and sizes, and can add an original aspect to your kitchenware.

For a more modern looking kitchen, simple white ceramic plates will add some style to your dining experience.

There’s nothing more satisfying on a cooler spring morning than the heat from a ceramic mug warming up your fingers.

With ceramic mugs often available in a matte or glossy finish to cater for anyone’s taste, they’re perfect to grab when curling up with a tea or coffee or when friends and family come to visit.

Houseplants are also taking off as a home décor trend, and are showing no signs of slowing down.

When it comes to potting them, many gravitate towards terracotta, but ceramics are usually the better choice.

Ceramics are typically glazed with a coat of lacquer that prevents soil from drying out as fast as soil in an unglazed clay or terracotta.

You can find ceramic pots for houseplants in a range of beautiful colours, patterns and styles, so they’re perfect for freshening up that bathroom or a bare looking windowsill!

For the living room, give your coffee table a more stylish feel by keeping a ceramic vase in the centre of the table.

If you prefer to keep it minimalistic, opt for a smooth white vase, or if you’re looking for something that stands out a bit more, geometric is also very on trend this year.

Leave the vases to make a statement on their own, or fill them with seasonal florals for an added freshness.

Another popular trend seen in recent spring interior design is the use of textured ceramics as accent décor.

Bowls and vases with tactile lines and patterns add an interesting dimension to the room, and can work for either vibrant colours or neutral.

No one knows your space better than you do.

Updating your home can certainly uplift your spirits, and decorating doesn’t have to be stressful. The beauty is in the details!

Donna O'Neil

Barossa Homewares

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