Vases are a great way to accessorise your interiors. And we do need to add quirkiness and a little bit of ourselves indoors to make us feel more at home.
Accessorising is also a great way of getting our personality across to friends and family. With a vase you get to choose the vessel and what to put inside it. So, it’s a win-win. Yes, most of us go with fresh cut flowers – why wouldn’t we - or even faux flowers. But we don’t have to. Shells, twigs, pebbles, star fish, fairy lights, marbles, even feathers all make a great addition to a see-thru or frosted glass vase. You could even get Styrofoam balls and cover them with coloured tacks as @landeelu has done: “The only problem I’ve had so far is my kids won’t stop touching them! There’s something about that shiny smooth, yet bumpy texture they can’t leave alone.”
But the great thing about having a vase is that there are so many colours, styles, materials and textures to choose from. So, there’s always going to be something to match – or contrast with – your décor style. A large colourful vase is a great way to add an accent colour, after all.Often a vase can be decorative enough in itself without adding any flowers or other materials. We particularly like the fun, contemporary facial planters around these days, as well as the many textured tall and round ceramic vases which can add a touch of sophistication to any space.
So, how should you style using vases? Well, here are a few ideas:
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And, on that note, here in York, our favourite flower seller is Shambles market trader Wigginton Road Nurseries, where you can’t fail to be amazed by the selection of blooms to buy. A trip to his stall always makes us want to buy bunches for our vases.