Sideboards, shelves, mantelpieces, coffee tables – pretty much every surface in your home can be made a feature of with a vase or two.
Not just for displaying blooms, vases are a low-cost way to add colour, pattern and texture to a scheme, be it an elegant single stem or a variety of sizes, designs and materials for an eclectic look. So, whether you prefer to say ‘vahse’ or ‘vayse’, use this versatile accessory to refresh your décor with our pick of the best, plus top styling tips.
The best statement vases
Caron Gold Glass Table Vase
This chic gold vase will add an instant touch of glamour to a room. Thanks to its unique shape and compact size, it makes a great addition to a mantelpiece or coffee table. We recommend styling it with faux flowers or dried grasses.
Lei Pink Two Tone Glass Vase
Thanks to its unusual two-tone glass design and striking gold stand, Oliver Bonas’ Lei glass vase makes a perfect centrepiece for a dining table. Fill it with fresh peonies for a spring-inspired look all year round.
Yellow Glaze Ceramic Vase
Finished in a cheerful daffodil yellow, this ceramic vase from Etsy is perfect for displaying single stems and adding a bright splash of colour to a room. If yellow isn’t your thing, it’s also available in blue, green, red, black and grey – you can even mix and match if you want to create a striking display.
Green and Gold Ribbed Glass Vase
If you’re a fan of luxe-look interiors, this green vase from Dunelm is for you. It features a sophisticated ribbed design and gold detailing which gives it a classic, Art Deco vibe – we love using it to display big bunches of fresh flowers.
Meyers & Fügmann Pink Vase
The unusual pattern on this pink vase is created using three different coloured casting slips, which each show the liquid state of the porcelain before it is fired. The best part? As each vase is handmade, it’ll be totally unique to you and your home.
Toppu Tall Vase in Caramel and Rose
Meauring 31cm tall, this stoneware vase from Made.com is ideal for making a statement on a console or bedside table. We love its statement stripes and the fact that it comes in two different colourways – chic black and white, or our personal favourite, blush and caramel.
Marble Effect Glass Vase
We love this marble effect vase from La Redoute – it’s simple but elegant, and makes a perfect addition to contemporary and period homes alike.
How to style statement vases
On a desk or bedside table, top off a stack of reading material with a sweet mini bud vase in an ombré finish.
Create a quirky scheme by filling the entire surface of a side table or shelf with vases in a variety of heights and silhouettes.
Style coffee tables with larger-scale designs in luxe materials, like this hammered brass vase, as a smart centrepiece.
Rustic terracotta textures will bring a holiday feel to your décor all year round. Fill with boho dried flowers and grasses.
Go matchy-matchy with a pair of vases in the same colour. Place them side by side, or at either end of a mantelpiece to frame a piece of artwork or mirror.
Collect clear and coloured glass bottles in various sizes and shapes – we’ll be trying this on kitchen shelving for a vintage pantry vibe.