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The best statement vases to style up your surfaces

From dainty buds to bold ceramics, take a look at our pick of the best statement vases on the market right now

Sideboards, shelves, mantelpieces, coffee tables – pretty much every surface in your home can be made a feature of with a vase or two.

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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

Gold vase

Caron Gold Glass Table Vase

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.

  • £13.99

Buy Caron Gold Glass Table Vase, Wayfair

Glass vase

Lei Pink Two Tone Glass Vase

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.

  • £32.50

Buy Lei Pink Two Tone Glass Vase, Oliver Bonas 

Ceramic vase

Yellow Glaze Ceramic Vase

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.

  • £9.50

Buy Yellow Glaze Ceramic Vase, Etsy

Green vase

Green and Gold Ribbed Glass Vase

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.

  • £20

Buy Green and Gold Ribbed Glass Vase, Dunelm

Pink vase

Meyers & Fügmann Pink Vase

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.

  • £110

Buy Meyers & Fügmann Pink Vase, Fy! 

Tall vase

Toppu Tall Vase in Caramel and Rose

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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.

  • £55

Buy Toppu Tall Vase in Caramel and Rose, Made.com

Marble vase

Marble Effect Glass Vase

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.

  • £35

Buy Marble Effect Glass Vase, La Redoute

How to style statement vases

Miniature Grey ombré glazed vase, £10, Ella James
Miniature Grey ombré glazed vase, £10, Ella James

On a desk or bedside table, top off a stack of reading material with a sweet mini bud vase in an ombré finish.

1. Iittala Nappula pot in Beige, £61 2. Serax Costa pot in Honey, £42 3. Dartington Crystal cushion tall posy vase in Topaz, £30 4. Serax Costa pot in Pink, £34 5. Serax seagrass pot in Sea Green, £18, all John Lewis
1. Iittala Nappula pot in Beige, £61 2. Serax Costa pot in Honey, £42 3. Dartington Crystal cushion tall posy vase in Topaz, £30 4. Serax Costa pot in Pink, £34 5. Serax seagrass pot in Sea Green, £18, all John Lewis

Create a quirky scheme by filling the entire surface of a side table or shelf with vases in a variety of heights and silhouettes.

Solomon hammered brass vase, £20, Habitat
Solomon hammered brass vase, £20, Habitat

Style coffee tables with larger-scale designs in luxe materials, like this hammered brass vase, as a smart centrepiece.

1. Black terracotta vase with handle, £11 2. Terracotta vase with half circle design, £18 3. Rust Brown terracotta vase with handle, £11, all Heavenly Homes and Gardens.
1. Black terracotta vase with handle, £11 2. Terracotta vase with half circle design, £18 3. Rust Brown terracotta vase with handle, £11, all Heavenly Homes and Gardens

Rustic terracotta textures will bring a holiday feel to your décor all year round. Fill with boho dried flowers and grasses.

Luana bottle stoneware vase, £9.99; Clayton bottle vase in Ochre, £29.99, both Dobbies
Luana bottle stoneware vase, £9.99; Clayton bottle vase in Ochre, £29.99, both Dobbies

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.

Clearwell vase, £18; Clearwell bottle vase, £16; Clearwell bud vase, £8, all Garden Trading
Clearwell vase, £18; Clearwell bottle vase, £16; Clearwell bud vase, £8, all Garden Trading
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Collect clear and coloured glass bottles in various sizes and shapes – we’ll be trying this on kitchen shelving for a vintage pantry vibe.