Finely crafted artisan home accessories are perennially popular amongst discerning householders, and no wonder; articles such as hand-stitched rugs, hand-woven baskets, carved toys and ornaments, and other tastefully chosen items can bring an air of warmth and comfort to our homes.
Why is it that some accessories achieve this transformation so well, while others leave us feeling cold and apathetic? Well, the human brain is an amazing organ, and it’s appreciation of beautiful things – natural textures, subtle shades of colour, and the like – runs much deeper than the conscious plane of our minds in which reasoning occurs. When we are confronted with an item which we recognise by its myriad of tiny imperfections to have been hand-made, we do not dismiss it as defective. Rather, we concoct new words to describe its unique appeal: charming, delightful, exotic, and so forth.
We live in a world of mass production, where home accessories can be churned out in their thousands, each example just as perfect as the next, in a short space of time. In this world of uniformity, it is precisely because handcrafted home accessories are radically different that makes them so desirable. It’s easy to festoon your house with soulless trinkets from the same department stores as everyone else. But when you find something which is unique, which has been individually crafted with care and attention, your mind picks up on these qualities, even if only on a subconscious level. If you already have artisan home decor you will have noted the effect it has on your family, and on your guests – something is different, making the home feel cosy and special, even if they can’t quite put their finger on what it is.
Of course, we can all appreciate pretty homewares on some level, but finding new and unique pieces that have been produced to high ethical standards and also fit our personal styles and tastes can be a challenge in our busy lives. That’s why, at Cottonwood Interiors, we strive to constantly search for the latest trends in artisan home accessories and offer you only the best examples from the most reliable suppliers. We are confident that any of the handcrafted home accessories we offer could be a feature item in any home, and we always endeavour to provide some background with each piece, to make it a talking point for you and your guests.
Artisan home decor is as much about your personal style and values as to where you shop, so be sure to check back regularly to see what new items we may have found for your appraisal. After all, each item on offer is unique due to its very nature, so what better way to celebrate your own individuality and those of your loved ones? Speaking of family, besides the pretty homewares on our Artisan page and the home accessories we also have for sale, be sure to check out our seasonal items and our delightful children’s collection. You’re sure to find something for everyone!