Vases & bowls
How to choose the right vase for your flowers
It’s all about proportions. A wide bouquet looks best in a wide vase – and then there are those vases that make a single long-stemmed flower stand out. Here are a few more tips for choosing the right vase.
Flowers can add life and colour to a setting. But the shape and form of the vase will add a twist of its own. Be it modern glass or traditional ceramic, there’s always a place for a vase around the house. As a centrepiece on the dining table. To add a fresh dash of green in that living room bookshelf. Or even as a way to get some extra privacy when placed on your window bays with large leafy plants.
But what if flashy flowers and bouquets aren’t your thing? What if you’re more into displaying fruits, nuts, or beautiful stones? In that case, vases won’t do. Instead, you’ll be needing a great looking bowl or dish. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered there as well.
Here, you’ll find a large selection of vases and bowls to make sure you find the perfect one.
Vases and bowls for every arrangement
Looking to perfect those flower arrangements with fitting vases? Consider what kind of flowers you usually buy or grow, and that will give you a hint as to what kind of shape you should opt for.
For example, traditional bouquets will need a vase that supports the stems and allows for the foliage to spread at the top. Taller cut flowers, on the other hand, prefer a heavier V-shaped vase that won’t tip over. If you’re out to create a true statement look, try pieces in unusual geometric shapes.
But what about displaying something other than tall flowers? That’s where bowls and dishes come in. Here, you have an opportunity to be truly creative as you don’t have to limit yourself to flowers or plants. For example, a beautiful wooden bowl with walnuts will be a warm addition to a cooler room. And a metal one with fruits such as clementines or pears can add a splash of colour to a more minimalistic room.
Always ready with a glass vase set
Glass vases are timeless, always in style. The material has an ability to play with and bend natural light, creating vibrating illusions and contrasts. Different shapes and cuts of glass refract light in different ways, adding an extra dimension of decoration to your home. Different colours will also affect the look. A blue glass vase might have a touch of relaxed coolness about it, while a black one might show some quiet sophistication.
Together with a nicely cut bouquet, it’ll make for an elegant interior accessory in any room. Make sure you have at least a pair of glass vases, both for your own flower whims, but also for when you’re given flowers as a gift. That way, you never have to put beautiful bouquets in an unflattering vase.
How to fit your flowers to your vases
It’s said that flowers affect everything from our mood to our productivity. So, you’ll want them looking dashing when you place them in a carefully selected vase.
For the perfect vase arrangement, you might need to trim the stems of the bouquet. To ensure the right length, measure the stems against the flower vase, and cut them all so they’re slightly longer than the vase.
When you’ve got them all the same length, make a secondary cut at the base at a 45-degree angle. This improves the surface area of the stem so it can absorb more water. And to make sure you don’t crush the stem while doing this, use a sharp pair of kitchen scissors or secateurs.