A decor is a unifying theme in the decorative arts. We often use the word “decor” to describe certain styles such as French-style decor, Victorian-style decor, or modern decor. When someone mentions the type of decor, we can easily visualize the design elements used to decorate a room.
Today, I experimented with three examples of items that could possibly be thought of as decor elements that enhance a certain type of room or display design.
The black with goldleaf vase is obviously intended to be used as decor for a shrine or an altar. I regularly change the shapes and colors of the arrangements in this container. The adjustments represent the concept of change when used as a decor element of my home shrine.
Ceramic black panthers were all the rage during a few years in the mid 20th century. They are still used as decor accents in rooms with 1950s themes or in homes with an eclectic style. This panther on a log planter is a challenge to floral design styling because the three openings appear in front of the cat instead of behind it. The challenge is to use something other than ferns or ivy to fill the planter. This cat helps me push boundaries.
The resin vase with the pepper motif is an obvious choice for kitchen decor. The red hot spicy shape needs the cooling tones of blue blooms to balance the look. Here, hot and cool are represented in a whimsical manner.