5 SEP - 2022
Arranging skills are not required.
Whether they are an impulse buy from the supermarket or a gift from a friend, fresh flowers will, at one point or another, find their way into your home. From there, you will need to look for the perfect vehicle to display your freshness. Sure, you can put your flowers in a jar or some random pitcher, but having a few vases on hand makes the simple luxury of having flowers in your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or dining room much more special.
But vases aren’t a one-size-fits-all deal. Instead, the best vase will change depending on the flowers and arrangements you plan to use it for. From hand-blown trinkets to hourglass flutes, the proper vessel to suit its fluorous contents is sure to brighten up your space as well as your mood, and maybe even help satisfy your craving for a nice change of scenery.
No matter where you place your favourite vase, it should make a statement in your home no matter what you fill it with. Unfortunately, we are reasonably spoiled for choice when it comes to vase shopping, so before you become overwhelmed with the endless options on the market, think about what type of vase you are looking for. To help inspire you, I've pulled together my picks in the best vases that will instantly elevate your home decor.
Shape: Wider body with a slightly smaller opening
Best Fit: All-purpose but ideal for grocery store bouquets.
I recommend an urn-shaped vase with a broader base and a narrower opening at the top for the standard spray of flowers you might grab while shopping. Then, you can just plop them in, and you don't have to fuss with them too much as the vase will do the work. This is the perfect solution if you've been given flowers as a hostess gift but don't have time to arrange them before dinner meticulously.
Narrow Mouth Vases
Shape: a slender vase, medium height and narrow mouth
Best Fit: Single stems or sparse amount of flowers
Narrow-mouthed vases may not be ideal for multi-stemmed flower arrangements, but they work wonderfully for single-stem flowers with large blooms. Perfect for stems with top-heavy drama like dahlias and tulips.
You won't have to spend a fortune on flowers, but you will get to create an arrangement more architectural and unique with the simplicity of only a few stems. These are my favourite types of vases to work with.
Hera Ceramic Vase | Urban Leaf $29
Shape: Tall and narrow
Best Fit: That giant branch you couldn’t resist buying.
You will need one of these to support the taller stems for those big bundles of lilies or a branch of sculptural cherry blossoms. Tall vases are wonderful when left empty and can create height in your home. You may reach for this one a little less practical, but it will always be something you can have looking amazing on standby.
Otto Vase | Citta Design $119
Best Fit: You name it
A unique or bold statement vase can distinguish between an okay flower arrangement and an amazing one. I would suggest investing in a vase that makes good decor for someone who doesn't buy a lot of flowers. That said, if you are in awe with your exciting vase, you may always be on the hunt for stems to pop inside.