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How To Decorate With Terracotta

How To Decorate With Terracotta

Made of fired clay, terracotta was a staple of ancient civilizations, found in anything from art to pottery, to architecture. It’s also emblematic of the Old World, which is why we source our reclaimed terracotta tiles from Burgundy and Provence, France. Terracotta is best known for its rich, reddish-brown color, although it can be found in lighter hues, as well. If the aged, European charm of terracotta appeals to you, there are many ways you can incorporate it into your home decor.

Replace Your Roof With Terracotta 

To add a Mediterranean flair to your house, swap out your metal or shingle roof for a terracotta one. Terracotta roofing tiles are particularly indicative of Italian Villas and Spanish Mission homes, providing a look that’s distinctly Southern European. Aside from their attractive appearance, terracotta tiles are also fireproof, weather-proof, impervious to temperature changes, and tolerant of salty coastal air. Even with little to no maintenance, they can last for more than a hundred years. 

Install Terracotta Flooring

Since terracotta is durable and long-lasting, it can easily be reclaimed and reused. Installing reclaimed terracotta flooring in your home will give it a rustic, old-world appeal. Its rich hue will also bring warmth to the space. Each time you walk on it, you’ll experience a connection to the past and a borrowed nostalgia for a long-lost era.

Add Terracotta Backsplashes 

Add a decorative statement to your walls with a terracotta backsplash. You can use them in your kitchen, bathroom, or mantel. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even try a tiled accent wall. To bring extra texture and detail to the space, look for reclaimed terracotta tiles with ornamental designs.

Choose Decor That Complements Terracotta Tiles

If you already have terracotta tiles in your home, enhance them with complementary decor. Terracotta is deeply connected to Mediterranean, Mexican, and Southwestern cultures so use these styles to influence your interior design choices. Opt for wall and furniture colors that bring out the tiles’ rich, robust hues. And to really embrace the terracotta theme, you can even look for terracotta pottery and sculptures to decorate shelves and tables.

Decorate Your Space With Reclaimed Terracotta From Impression

We’ve salvaged beautiful and unique terracotta tiles from French farmhouses, chateaux, and other architectural structures. Choosing reclaimed terracotta for your home is not only environmentally friendly, but it’s also distinctly charming. It’ll bring a warm, old-world feel and rich, Mediterranean vibe to your space. Contact us today to learn more about terracotta and natural stones.