Brighten Your Home with Blooms in a Vase

Posted On: 2022-04-06 13:02:27 ; Read: 167 time(s)





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:

  • Fireplace. Line up a row of four, five or even six small bud vases and fill them with one flower each. Copper metallic vases also look great on a mantlepiece, especially when the light from a log fire reflects on them.
  • Coffee table. Group a lovely vase with cut flowers together with a handful of hardback books and sit them both on an ornate tray. 
  • Hall console. Choose a tall vase and fill it with huge statement flowers, such as birds of paradise. That way you’ll really wow your guests as they walk through the door.
  • Kitchen island. Everyone meets here at some point during the day, whether to chat or have lunch. So, bring in some cut flowers and place them in a statement vase to bring joy to all who spot them.
  • Bookcase. A beautifully coloured and textured vase is a great way to add colour and texture to what can often be a rather orderly bookcase.
  • Window sill. A huge bunch of flowers in a large, robust vase look fantastic sitting in a bay window. If you already have fantastically bright and colourful curtains or roman blinds then stick to plain colours but if not, go wild with an abundance of different shades – especially in spring and summer.


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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. 




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