12 Ideas for Decorating with Vases

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

decorating front porch with tall vaseA 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

decor ideas with vasesIf 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

ways to decorate straircase with vasesThese elegant wooden vases add up nice detailing to a modern staircase. Design by Amelia Hirsch Design.

4. Dress up the mantel

dressing up a room with vasesIf 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

home decor using vasesDesign by Beckwith Interiors.

6. DIY some painted branches

vase and branch decorThese yellow painted twigs look fabulous and are easy to do. Kitchen design by Kariouk Associates.

7. Use various sized vases as contrasting accents

Decorating with VasesWhether 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

decorating with tall vases

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

colored vases above cabinetsA 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

decorating kitchen with cylinder vaseThis 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

wine decanter vase idea

These wine decanters make great vases for gracious ferns. Photo by Ken Gutmaker.

12. Create a green oasis above the kitchen sink

decorating with modern vases

Sask Cres Kitchen via D&M Images.

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