The best statement vases: celebrate spring in style
Do your spring blooms justice with the help of a stylish statement vase
What better time to upgrade your vase collection than spring? It's only right we have a few statement vases to display so we can show off the beautiful blooms in style. Sideboards, shelves, mantelpieces, coffee tables – pretty much every surface in your home can be made a feature of with a statement vase or two.
Vases are also a safe, yet appreciated, gift option as you can never have too many really. If you're looking for Mother's Day inspiration, our buyer's guide below is sure to help.
What is a statement vase?
A statement vase isn't just a simple receptacle for displaying blooms, but a style statement (hence the name!) in and of itself. Whether they stand out for their shape, colour or size, a statement vase is a low-cost way to add colour, pattern and texture to a scheme, be it an elegant single vase or a vases in variety of sizes, designs and materials for an eclectic look. The perfect mix of decorative and functional, statement vases are ideal for creating contrast to a plain wall and giving a new home that personal, homey touch.
So, whether you prefer to say ‘vahse’ or ‘vayse’, use this versatile accessory to refresh your décor with our pick of the best statement vases, plus top styling tips.
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The best statement vases for 2023
Hollow Ceramic Vases, set of two
For a real statement look, opt for a vase with a unique shape, such as this hollow design. We love the clean, minimalist look, and thanks to their cream colour, these vases will slot into any room, whatever the colour scheme. Whether you're decorating a boho-chic bedroom or a country kitchen, they'll work a treat.
One of the vases is slightly smaller than the other which creates an effective layered look.
As these vases have a narrow mouth, they'd be well suited to a thin bunch of dried baby breath, or a couple of daffodils perhaps.
Orla Kiely Vase
We can't resist Orla Kiely's retro designs, so we were delighted to find this beautiful statement vase on the market. Boasting the brand's signature curved shapes, and a soothing sage green colour, this vase would look fabulous in any pastel themed room.
This vase should be large enough for a bunch of flowers, so you'll be covered if any visitors pop round with a surprise gift! Pair with bright yellow and purple blooms for an eye-catching look. It would also make an easy gift as it comes in a box for easy wrapping.
Francesca Kaye Heart Vase
A wonderful stopping point for quirky, standout home accessories, Anthropologie is home to a number of statement vases. This gorgeous heart shaped vase caught our eye. Featuring a lovely textured bouquet wrapped up in a bow, we'd say it's ideal for spring time.
- Buy now from Graham & Green (£55.00 - £68.00)
We couldn't resist these adorable animal vases from Graham & Green. There are a number of animals to choose from including a seal, zebra, goat, panther and hare - so take a browse and take your pick!
Place on a shabby chic sideboard, or in a kitchen display cabinet, for a fun and decorative touch to your space.
Meyers & Fügmann Pink Vase
- Buy now from Fy! (£167.00)
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.
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Woven Bottle Vase
- Buy now from Dunelm (£25.00)
For a natural, bohemian feel, a woven vase can look really effective. This woven bottle vase from Dunelm is an affordable find, and we love the splash of orange. A great home for pampas grass, and a nice addition to a room filled with rattan furniture and woven rugs.
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Riviera Stripe Yellow Ceramic Vase
- Buy now from Oliver Bonas (£38)
Go bold with this striking stripy statement vase. You can always rely on Oliver Bonas for colourful shelf accessories, and mustard is always a solid option for brightening a space.
Finished with a reactive glaze coating, this vase has a shiny appearance for a smart and sleek look.
Small Forest Green Vase
- Buy now from Garden Trading (£26.00)
For dainty flowers with short stems, or herbs perhaps, this little green vase is a great find. We love the rustic and charming look of this design and it would look right at home in an eclectic kitchen. There are other sizes available so you can create a matching set and build up a cute collection.
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What to put in your statement vase
, but luckily there are plenty of affordable and eye-catching options on the market so we can keep our vases filled and bursting with colour!
A popular choice thanks to its relaxing and dreamy vibe, pampas grass is an effortless way to accessorise your vase. The simplicity of the plant compliments a bold statement vase nicely.
- Buy now from The White Company (£65.00)
While fresh flowers are our number one choice, for a more affordable, and low maintenance option, you can decorate your mantelpiece with a bunch of faux flowers. This sweet hand-tied bunch of white blossoms from The White Company would look super in the spring - an easy way to add a touch of freshness to your hallway.
- Buy now from Bloom & Wild (£48.00)
Dried flowers are another low maintenance option, and you can enjoy them for far longer than a fresh bunch. The warming colours of this bunch from Bloom and Wild are simply gorgeous. Enjoy the beautiful mix of helichrysum, statice, poppy seed heads, amaranthus, spray roses and lavender.
These flowers can be delivered through your letterbox for easy delivery, so why not surprise a loved one?
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.
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Thea Jeffreys is the Digital Writer on YourHomeStyle.uk, and is passionate about all things home décor. When she’s not scouring the internet for budget-friendly homeware finds, you’ll find her writing about the latest interior trends and handy upcycling tricks.
Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement decor, and an ability to scour out the best deals online, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered.