15 Cool Vases for Your Home

Vases are a great way to add color, texture, and interesting shapes to your living space. Whether or not you're using them to display fresh or faux flowers[1] and branches, or are just showing them off as decorative elements in your home, a good collection of vases are a must-have for your registry[2].

Stock up on vessels in a range of shapes and sizes so you'll be prepared for different types of flowers (large branches are going to need a very different kind of container than a bouquet of roses[3] from the corner store). Smaller vases can be clustered on a bookshelf or displayed as part of a centerpiece[4] on a dining room table. Large containers can be used to make bold statement in an entryway or in the corner of a room, whether they're left empty or filled with faux branches or sculptural faux leaves.

Bud vases are also good to have on hand for decking out a breakfast-in-bed[5] tray or adding some color to unexpected areas like a bathroom shelf. Just make sure that you don't go overboard with tons of tiny vases that will add to your clutter[6] (unless you have a dedicated storage space to stash them). It's better to have just a few statement vases that you love and want to use again and again. In general, a vase that's tapered at the top is more useful than a wide-mouthed one (you'll need fewer flowers to make the arrangement look polished). A single-stem vase, whether it's a tiny bud vase or a large scale bottleneck style, will make the flower display that much easier.

Here are a few of our favorites!

References

  1. ^ faux flowers (www.brides.com)
  2. ^ registry (www.brides.com)
  3. ^ roses (www.brides.com)
  4. ^ centerpiece (www.brides.com)
  5. ^ breakfast-in-bed (www.brides.com)
  6. ^ clutter (www.brides.com)