Clay pots are not just for porches and patios. They can be used to decorate a living room or just about any other indoor location that could use a splash of natural color. You can create your own terracotta decor rather than buying it from a store. Terracotta planters are cheaper than plastic, and even plain ones look considerably better no matter how they are used. Try these creative ways to decorate a living room with clay pots, and bring them indoors where their natural beauty can be enjoyed all year long.
Create a Gorgeous Mosaic
Clay pots are the ideal bases for unique mosaic designs. As the photo shows, pieces of broken tiles, glass beads, plastic beads, shells, flat buttons and other small decorations can be used. Apply the pieces a few millimeters apart using epoxy that dries crystal clear. After the glue dries, fill in the spaces with grout. Sponge off the extra, and polish the tiles and other embellishments. It is a great way to use up single beads and other items that cannot be used elsewhere.
Fill the finished pot with soil and a live plant of your choice, or consider creating something artificial but just as lovely. Surround a branch with insulating foam, and prop it into place until the foam hardens. Decorate the small limbs with tiny white or amber lights and/or artificial blooms of your choice. Whether you add a real plant or something synthetic, it will bring your living room to life.
Make Hanging Clay Pot Decor
Not all clay pots have a typical flowerpot shape. They come in all sizes, shapes, designs and styles, and some are extremely versatile. Buy small round pot-shaped planters. They can be transformed into stunning living room enhancements that will coordinate well with existing decor.
Add color with a wash of acrylic paint in hues of your choice. Give them an aged look by applying a coating of very thin brown paint. Use a sponge to create light streaks. If desired, spray them with acrylic sealer to give them a shinier appearance. After the paint and/or glaze dries, string the pots from jute twine. Hang three or four clay pots together in a slightly staggered vertical row, and suspend them from the end of a living room drapery rod or a wrought iron hook.
Create Pretty Candle Pedestals
Plain clay pots can be covered in pretty paper and coated with decoupage medium. Cover ordinary terracotta planters and saucers with paint and/or paper. Turn the planters over and attach the saucers with clear epoxy. Use the mini pedestals to hold real or battery operated pillar candles. The possibilities are endless with crafting supplies, terracotta planters and the desire to create unique and inexpensive new home decor.
Source: Professional Home Decorating and Advanced Crafting Experience