Vases are an easy way to make a room look lovely. These basics of home decorating not only bring structure and interest into your home, but they naturally dress up any space with color and texture. Here are 12 inspiring ways to use them to decorate your home.
1. Make a bold statement
A bright colored vase with few sticks or branches right on the front door ensures a warm welcome to your guests when they visit you at home. Design by Tongue & Groove, Wilmington, NC.
2. Perk up the entry hall
If your space allows it, you can create a splendid composition using built-in niches, alcoves and recessed lightings. Design by Phil Kean Design Group.
3. Perk up your staircase
These elegant wooden vases add up nice detailing to a modern staircase. Design by Amelia Hirsch Design.
4. Dress up the mantel
If your mantel feels lonely, a colorful collection of slender vases will make a great conversation piece. Design by William Hefner Architecture Interiors & Landscape, Los Angeles.
5. Pair with a modern painting
Design by Beckwith Interiors.
6. DIY some painted branches
These yellow painted twigs look fabulous and are easy to do. Kitchen design by Kariouk Associates.
7. Use various sized vases as contrasting accents
Whether they blend into a neutral color scheme, or pop up on the foreground, Vases are a wonderful way to add an organic touch to an otherwise dull space. Design by Wettling Architects, New York.
8. Take advantage of small spaces
Tall vases and high pedestals can go a long way, even into a small eat-in kitchen. Design by David Sharff, Boston.
9. Use the space above the kitchen cabinets
A set of sleek, modern vases populating the above of your cabinets will be of a beautiful effect. Once again, cove lighting is the key! Amy Lau Design, New York.
10. Create a focus point on your kitchen island
This large cylindrical vase draws the eyes of the visitor to the center of the room and highlight the clean and minimal treatment of the kitchen. Image courtesy of Elad Gonen Photography.
11. Recycle your tableware
These wine decanters make great vases for gracious ferns. Photo by Ken Gutmaker.
12. Create a green oasis above the kitchen sink
Sask Cres Kitchen via D&M Images.