Typically, we use plateau oriental to serve dishes and to eat. For years, we relish on the fact that meal dishes make eating a whole lot easier. Can you imagine having to eat on a piece of banana leaf or on a piece of tin foil? No. No surprise in that because using a banana leaf or a tin foil in place of meal dishes is just too inconvenient for a modern day individual.
Since dishes are typical dining table fixtures, it is usually taken for granted. A good number of individuals see plates as mere plates and nothing more. However, what we do not know is that plates can also be used to brighten up a room or to bring cheer on special occasions. How is this possible? Simple, through the use of decorative plates.
Decorative plates are not your typical dining room plates. Although made from the same material, decorative dishes are usually filled with intricate designs. The designs can vary too, it can be oriental, Mediterranean, and even European. Moreover, these decorative plates can have themes like clowns for birthday parties and Christmas trees and Christmas stockings for Christmas. More often than not, these plates are also uniquely shaped and colorful.
Among the many various home décor styles present in today's homes, oriental home décor is one of the newest trends gaining huge popularity. Many people try to create authentic oriental home décor for their dwellings, but end up with piles of clichéd stuff. Therefore, you need to know first of all just what exactly oriental home décor is. You have to know very clearly what authentic oriental style is - and what is not.
Is It True Oriental?
The most important distinction in determining whether something is an authentic oriental item, or whether it came from a tourist shop in Chinatown, is how "Zen" it is. Real oriental home décor is understated as a rule. Home décor item from a tourist shop in Chinatown may decorate your home as well. But is it oriental? The short answer is no. Items from tourist shops are generally everything but understated, and are marketed to appeal to shoppers looking for keepsake items and souvenirs. They should not appeal to you if your focus is on true oriental home décor.
Decoration that is authentically oriental is usually quite understated. On the one hand, it can involve only color, pattern and the occasional symbol that makes it oriental, such as very detailed flowers or nature scenes. However, oriental home décor does not have to be plain to be authentic. It does have to be absolutely beautiful, and it must be 'Zen'. It cannot be frantic, and it cannot loudly proclaim its oriental qualities. The most beautiful and authentic oriental home décor would not even be identified as oriental by most people.
The simplest examples of oriental home décor, although they are not always identified as oriental, are vases with birds or flowers on them. Apart from what is depicted on such a vase, you will also notice that, most oriental vases are much smaller in size than their western counterparts are. In addition to vases, there is a multitude of fine china available from Japan that many people use to decorate their home instead of as dinnerware. Noritake is perhaps the most well-known example; Noritake plates with birds or even with a simple gold rim adorn the walls of many homes that can be featured as having authentic oriental home décor.
In the process of creating plateau oriental décor think understated, think balanced and think beautiful. Keep to these three elements as staples, and your room will be transformed into a wonderful well-balanced and harmonious place.
Like conventional dishes, decorative plates can also be used for eating. However, some choose to use these plates for decorations instead. Using a special rack, these plates are mounted making it visible to those who are in the room. Some decorative dishes are encased in glass shelves while others are placed on overhead shelves found high above the wall.
Decorative dishes can surely turn a dull and boring dinner into something festive and joyous. Not only that, these plates can also breathe life into the dining room. Depending on the design, we can use these plates all year round or we can take it out during special occasions..
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