How to style your modern farmhouse with pottery

How to style your modern farmhouse with pottery

If you want to see some beautiful examples of how to style your modern farmhouse with pottery, you’re in the right place! In high school, I took pottery class because I liked crafty projects and making things. Did you take pottery, or wish you would have? It’s not that easy, and don’t even get me started about glazing. To this day, I still love and appreciate pottery and I find that it elevates my modern farmhouse decor.


How to style your modern farmhouse with pottery

How to style your modern farmhouse with pottery

The best thing about pottery is that it works in every room and with every design style. The type of glaze or finish alone can determine if it works with your style and feel of the room. The size of pottery may determine its purpose in the room. And the shape may determine which room you use it in. I also love how pottery can be left empty, used to display stems or other items, or even to hide something (like money or a spare key). Pottery is so abundant and affordable these days. I have selected nine pots/vases, all neutral, and all under $60.


Handmade pottery

And I can’t do a post about pottery without mentioning my talented sister-in-law, Stephanie. Their family are missionaries, and she sells her hand-thrown creations to help fund their journey (overseas missions, state-side missions, kids missions, service projects, etc.). I also know that Stephanie is very close to becoming a state certified midwife, but she will need expensive tools for her birthing bag. Did you know a quality Doppler is like $500?! So, if you love one-of-a-kind handmade coffee mugs and more, check her out on Instagram @wadsycreative.


Where to add pottery around the house

I think it’s important to give some thought to the space or spot you’re wanting to add pottery to. Consider the height of the space or shelf and make sure the pottery will fit. Also consider the bottom of the pottery, will it need some felt pads so that it doesn’t scratch surfaces. Also consider how it will be used; does it need to hold water, if it does, can it?



Pottery works so well in all home decor styles, but I love how versatile it is in modern farmhouse design. If you want to add a contemporary or modern look to an area, like an old vintage cabinet, then you’ll want to lean towards a smooth glaze finish, even glossy. A piece of pottery can also lean towards a modern feel if it has less curves and minimal external texture or grooves. Modern farmhouse pottery is also usually neutral and solid in color – it’s simple and sleek.


Conversely, if you have a modern cabinet that you want to add some rustic charm to, look for curvy pottery pieces, and pottery with rough texture, and natural or a natural mixing of colors. Pottery with an aged or vintage look can add the perfect touch of farmhouse to your modern farmhouse style. Handmade pottery also adds a story to your design, and the uniqueness of the piece will add a lovely detail to your styling.

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Another strength of styling your modern farmhouse with pottery is that one piece can stand alone, as long as the size is right within the display, but it also looks good coupled or grouped with other pottery pieces. And if your pottery is waterproof, it can have multiple purposes.


To elevate your modern farmhouse decor, consider adding pottery; to any room, in any shape or size, for any purpose, modern or rustic – you will love the designer-look of having pottery around your home, inside or out. There are so many wonderful shops out there with various options for selecting pottery pieces at all price ranges. I know what my budget is, but I also know that when I really love a piece of decor that it might be worth getting it because I’ll use and love it forever.


Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog. I hope you found it helpful and encouraging. Please leave your comments, questions, and thoughts below – I read each one and love hearing from you! Feel free to share this post or PIN it for later~

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2 Comments
  • Tara

    May 7, 2020 at 4:14 am Reply

    Gorgeous pottery! I especially love the speckled bowl by your sis in law. Online interior design services? Genius.

    • Amy

      May 8, 2020 at 11:41 pm Reply

      Me too! Stephanie comes up with some very unique and pretty glazes.

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