Handmade and artisanal home furnishings and décor are trending, and it comes as no surprise. The rich textures and imperfections of these pieces make them unique and fill modern-day homes with warmth and character. Plus, adding some artisanal charm to your home can be as simple as placing a small, hand-painted vase on the dining room table.
While we particularly love this trend with boho furniture and décor, artisanal pieces can mingle with other styles, as well. Rustic, contemporary, Scandinavian … all styles benefit from bringing the handmade home.
Planters & Vases
Planters and vases are often handpainted and come in every shape and size imaginable. Use a small vase to hold a single-stem flower on your nightstand or a set of three to create depth when styling a shelf.
Macrame and other wall tapestries are a trending alternative to traditional wall art. A large piece above the bed or sofa makes a particularly strong statement; however, smaller pieces can be incorporated into a gallery wall for the same dose of color and design.
Bowls & Serveware
Bowls, spoons, and other serveware made from wood or ceramic can give your kitchen or dining room instant artisanal appeal. Look for pieces that have uneven rims or asymmetrical shapes (think wabi-sabi style). Subtle imperfections equal obvious charm.
Pillows & Throws
If you love hygge, you’ll also enjoy the chunky knits and crochets of artisan-inspired pillows and throws. These pieces are the ultimate for stay-at-home comfort (and they’re stylish, too).
Communities today may not have a resident woodworker, but handmade furniture with the same attention to quality and craftsmanship is still accessible online. Interesting wood grains and hand-stitching can bring a tremendous amount of character into your space.