How to decorate with on-trend terracotta

11 February 2017 - 02:00 By Roberta Thatcher

Terracotta is one of 2017’s hottest decor trends. Here are five simple ways to warm up your home with this earthy tone

From mugs to bowls and even spoons, there’s a resurgence of terracotta being used in the kitchen.
From mugs to bowls and even spoons, there’s a resurgence of terracotta being used in the kitchen.
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1) Tiles

Terracotta has been used to make tiles forever, but forget the chunky, shiny tiles that ruled the 70s. Opt for a delicate, sleek, matte version, such as these Tierra Base Sand tiles by Patricia Urquiola for Urban Edge Ceramics.

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2) Pendant lights

Terracotta may not be the obvious choice for hanging lights, but its earthiness is guaranteed to bring a warm and irresistible glow to your room. We love these handmade lights by Spanish brand Pottery Project.

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3) Kitchenware

From mugs to bowls and even spoons, there’s a resurgence of terracotta being used in the kitchen. Terracotta plays perfectly with partial glazes, like in this beautiful jug and cup by potter Sue Pryke.

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4) Planters

Terracotta planters have always been a home classic, but you can literally turn your expectations of the new planters to come in 2017 upside down, just like Boskke have done with their newly launched flipped planter.

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5) Paint

If you’re looking to bring some warmth and charm into your home, you won’t go wrong with a feature wall painted in a terracotta hue.

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