A room that contains elaborate rugs with intricate prints will look better with a set of plain canisters.

Ceramic canisters are popular home accessories that are no longer seen just in kitchens and bathrooms. These decorative items are now being used in every room of the house, and homeowners are seeking out the most desirable designs.

Home improvement centers and home furnishings stores stock many different types of canisters that can be used in the bathroom, as well as the kitchen. Affordable canisters can often be found at thrift stores, garage sales and flea markets. These sources will often have unique designs that will not be found anywhere else. There are plenty of other sources for these items on the internet.

Translucent glass bathroom canisters are the ideal touch for a room done in shades of gray and blue. Many designs will work as a bathroom canister, but finding items suitable for other rooms may be more challenging. Earth tones like brown and tan will work in a room decorated in neutral colors.

Some canisters are made in unusual shapes and decorated with bold patterns. A room with cool colors can support some of the more elaborate designs available. A room that contains elaborate rugs with intricate prints will look better with a set of plain canisters. Choose items that complement the room and do not compete for attention.

Potpourri adds a lovely touch to glass canisters. It will fill the space inside and show off the contours of its container. Small soaps, marbles, beads or ball bearings will also add an interesting effect. Cereal, pasta and colorful hard candies are appropriate in the kitchen.

Choosing an attractive bathroom canister set is easy when you know where to look for them. Good sources include retail stores, thrift shops and retail websites. Select a set that complements the existing d├ęcor and choose the appropriate enhancements to create a unique display.