Vases have always been one of the most versatile interior design items out there.
The very best vases are consistently functional but continue to provide aesthetic value even when your favorite flowers go out of season.
This post looks at 50 unique vases in every style ranging from artistic and interpretive to minimalistic and even surreal. If you're looking for home accessory inspiration or perhaps ideas for useful housewarming gifts, these distinctive vases are sure to stoke your creativity. Next thing you know, you'll be looking through your heirloom seed collection to find the perfect blossoms for your new favorite piece.
With references to Guns ‘N Roses aside, this vase adds edgy personality to the flowers it holds. It comes with three artificial roses to use when you’re out of fresh cuttings.
The sleek Peaceful Bomb Vase emphasizes life and growth over destruction. It’s a beautiful piece and a strong conversation starter, making a big statement with a simple form.
This two-part porcelain vase forms the illusion of a whale peeking up from the surface of the water, demonstrating a beautiful spray of your favorite flowers.
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Stunning! The impossible illusion of balance is sure to make Each magnet vase set comes with a clever metal plate to hide beneath the tablecloth to hold each one securely in place.
Test tubes and a minimalistic base give this vase cluster a futuristic and impressive look. Imagine how much fun it would be to dye carnations or white roses with this set.
A simple ceramic dove to hold a small cutting – very chic and charming. Starman is such a cool vase, and sure to make a great gift for fans of space travel and pop art alike. The gilded visor is an especially eye-catching touch.
Eva Milinkovic designed the Ventricle vase to highlight the beauty of the human heart. Each one is individually handcrafted from blown glass so no two are exactly alike. It’s a stirring statement piece visually and conceptually.
These are just begging for a spot near the windowsill where the light can play across the glossy faceted surfaces.
Playfully tilted, sleekly shaped, and exuding the energy of bright gem tones. Hand-blown glass ensures each vase sways to its own distinctive beat.
Mini Scoop vases from Jonathan Adler offer a gorgeous splash of color encased in a transparent block Lucite.
The angles are sharp and the forms very tailored, yet each of these geometric vases still retain the soft and distinctive personality of hand-sculpted porcelain.
Pop art attitude gives the humble vase a provocative makeover. This is an unlined vase so it can’t hold water, but it would make a great holder for air plants or dried flowers.
Solid blocks of leftover mango wood were turned on a lathe and details carved and painted by hand to create a stunning organic piece with a chic aesthetic. A glass tube runs down the middle to hold flowers with or without water.
Does it get any more minimalistic than this? This design pares down the vase to its most basic elements, leaving a thin transparent slab with a cylindrical depression to fit a small flower bud.
The aptly named Weight Vase collection by Decha Archjananun contrasts the heaviness of concrete with the light and delicate forms of flower blossoms, held in place by a streamlined black wire.
This sleek Zen Circle terrarium contains layers of sand within a smooth glass vase, standing at 5.5 inches tall. Taking care of air plants is already quite relaxing so this set is sure to soothe the soul.
Another one similar in concept but with a more modern form. Can be used with flowers or without as an accent.
Echoing the fine organic lines of the flowers themselves, these Artecnica tranSglass recycled handcrafted glass vases embody a sculptural quality that continues to unfold new details the longer you look at them.
Imagine how much fun you could have with this chalkboard vase! Simply remove the chalk from its convenient holder and draw whatever kind of vase you’d like to see. Or get creative and decorate with a smart seasonal theme or playful illustration.
Powder-coated steel outlines the incomplete form of a sketched vase, perfectly minimalistic and artfully abstract. This piece joins the beloved candlesticks in the same style.
Cork isn’t a typical flower vase material, but that’s what makes these designs so unique. The cork simply wraps around the ceramic vase itself so the inside remains easy to clean.
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Love your long-stemmed blossoms? These vases adapt the tall tapered form of a classic candlestick to highlight the beauty of your cuttings from bloom to tip.