There’s nothing new about using terracotta to incorporate in your home décor, actually this color dates back thousands of years! In fact it has never gone out of style, but lately it has seen a resurgence thanks to its soothing and welcoming vibe!
First of all, it’s important to understand this hue: Think of the color terracotta like the fired clay it’s named after: a warm, rich, reddish-orange hue with a touch of brown.
Translating to “baked earth” in Italian, true terracotta is just that and the terracotta color evokes just that. Beyond actual terracotta pottery, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate terracotta-colored pieces into your home, whether through textiles, wallpaper, paint, or otherwise.
Here are 7 of our favorite ways to decorate with terracotta in your home.
#01 Add a Terracotta Throw Blanket
“To dip your toe into using the tone terracotta, start with adding a practical accessory like a throw blanket to your bedding. An oversized throw not only makes for a cozy piece to cuddle up in, but can be mixed and matched with all kinds of tones.”
#02 Add Texture With Terracotta Upholstery
Kay Sofa | Essential Home
#03 Create a Conversation Starter With a Terracotta Refrigerator
LAURA GIULIANI OF HOUSE OF G DESIGNS FOR BIG CHILL
“There’s nothing subtle about a terracotta-color refrigerator, like this one by Big Chill, and that’s what we like about it. This one evokes a ‘50s vibe, yet (almost) blends in with the surrounding wood cabinets. It’s unexpected, it’s charming, and it’s bound to stir up lots of conversation amongst guests.”
#04 Seek Out Terracotta-Colored Pieces
Keer Dining Chair | Essential Home
#05 Add a Piece of Terracotta-Colored Furniture
Carver Armchair | Essential Home
#06 Mix and Match Different Terracotta-Patterned Pieces
Virginia Armchair | Essential Home
#07 Go Classic With Terracotta Tile
“Terracotta tile has been a mainstay in homes for centuries, and for many good reasons. It’s elegant, timeless, simple, durable, and gets even better with age. You can’t ask much more of tile. This mesmerizing Clé Tile pattern is Exhibit A. Its varying tones bring serious character and charm to this bathroom, or any space where you’d lay this quintessential terracotta tile.”