There are a few different types of easy-to-display, decorative accessories that are a must-have for every home — and vases are one such accent piece. They can be used in almost every room, from the living room to the kitchen and the bedroom to the bathroom (think: a small vase of flowers on your bathroom counter).
A table vase is equally decorative and functional. It can be used to showcase a bouquet of fresh flowers, or, depending on its shape and construction, it can be used as a serving pitcher. Decorative table vases will instantly enhance any space, including a kitchen counter or entryway credenza. Choose a mid-century modern vase to display greenery atop a rectangular walnut dining table. To decorate a living room cocktail table, arrange a grouping of small contemporary vases.
These modern home accessories are available in a variety of styles and silhouettes. Select pieces that coincide with your interior design style. Or choose vases that provide unique contrast to your home’s aesthetic. Ultimately, vases are an easy, small-scale way to incorporate thoughtful design touches into your home.
Types of Vases
Here, we’re sharing a few different types of vases and how to style them. Consider these ideas as you shop. It may sound intimidating to incorporate floor vase décor into your home, but it’s actually quite simple. First, choose a large vase that won’t look out of place on the floor. Then fill it with tall greenery or branches to enhance its stature. This type of vase will look equally chic in an entryway next to a bench or in a living room between a pair of accent chairs.
A hand-blown glass vase is a statement-making piece. An ideal dining table vase, this type can often be used as a pitcher to serve beverages. Similarly, a sculpture vase can be a conversation piece. Often crafted from ceramic or porcelain, these are designed in beautiful (and sometimes unusual) sculptural silhouettes. Choose this type if you’re looking for a coffee table vase.
While all vases can be used to display flowers, some are uniquely designed to house singular flower stems. This type of table flower vase is especially eye-catching on a dining table or living room side table.
To decorate a long dining table, arrange three small vases down the middle of the table’s surface. If you have a square or circular dining table, position a large vase in the center. Small or medium vases are ideal for a living room cocktail table or credenza since they won’t overwhelm the surface area. Really, you can’t go wrong deciding where to put a vase. Think of them as the chameleons of interior design: they go with everything.