When trying to update your interiors, it can often feel like an expensive endeavour, but there’s many ways to revamp your space without buying a single bit of furniture. Which is where home decor comes in.
To save you the hard work of trawling through the shops, we’ve brought you the minimalist, abstract and artistic styles to display your flowers and foliage, or even stand as a statement piece on their own.
From the high-end to the high-street, there’s something for every budget, and considering some of us may be working at home for many months more, you may well be sick of your four walls and are looking to make a change.
Here we’ve rounded up the quirky, cool and completely unique vases that will take your interiors to the next level.
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An ode to the seaside, this medium ceramic shell vase (Trouva, £17) is made from unglazed red clay, which gives it an artisanal, rustic feel, and is one of the vase shapes that’s all over our Instagram feeds at the moment.
While arguably a standout piece in its own right, a handful of tall pampas grass stems or little bunny tails make this a pretty addition to your fireplace or shelving.
This girl power vase (Rockett St George, £35) symbolises women’s empowerment and is an image often seen around the world on placards at women’s marches.
Available in three skin tones, the ceramic vases have a clasped fist which conceals an opening for flowers, it’s fun, playful but with an important message.
This Raawii jam earthenware vase (Selfridges, £200) is proof that a stunning piece of home decor doesn’t necessarily have to be pristine.
It’s designed by Danish artist Michael Kvium, who is known for his grotesque human figures, and has taken his style and made what some people might see as a mess into a striking art piece.
We love this seletti white love in bloom heart vase (Trouva, £72.99) that pays homage to anatomical biology.
Keep with the love theme by using it to display red flowers for a thoroughly modern take on a romantic gesture.
If you’re after something a little more personalised, ugly clay pot (Ugly Clay, £25) is just that. These custom-made pots portray a more realistic depiction of the female torso, or any anatomy you choose.
Founder Ray describes them as “imperfect handmade clay pots” and we couldn’t agree more. Made from clay and painted with acrylic in north Wales, they’re cute and fun. When placing an order, you can reference images, sketches and photographs for a lifelike design.
These Anissa Kermiche breast friend vase (Anissa Kermiche, £410) that celebrate the female form have built a cult following, thanks to their unique design.
Fill it with foliage for a kitsch finish or let it stand proudly as a dresser centrepiece.
However, if you’d prefer a full body shaped vase this ceramic woman torso flower vase (Etsy, £23.38) is perfect.
Available in gold, grey or pale beige, we’ll be adding a bunch of eucalyptus to it and keeping it proudly on our shelving units.
Any artist will appreciate this crouched tube vase (Etsy, £70) that mimics a scrunched up tube of paint.
It’s a porcelain vase inspired by the crouched woman design made famous by sculptor Henry Moore.
If you want to enjoy your foliage and flowers from all angles, this iridescence deco vase (Etsy, £36.40) shows it off in a really fun way.
The holographic arch-shape will catch the light in any room and create an ethereal glow while showing off stems and leaves that are typically unseen.
This serpentis vase (House of Hackney, £295) channels the Medusa, the snake-haired woman in Greek mythology.
While what you put inside the vase is to be considered, personally we’d opt for foliage over flowers, it’s equally important that the gilded serpents get their moment, as they lie slithered over the edge.
It’s available to pre-order now before being dispatched from 1 September, and with every order House of Hackney will make a donation to Friends of the Earth a campaign which is aiming to double the number of trees in the UK by 2045 to help wildlife impacted by climate change.
With this Jonathan Adler gilded muse I-scream porcelain vase (Selfridges, £88), it combines two of our favourite things, interior shopping and ice cream.
As it makes such a statement, we’d recommend pairing this with a single stem flower so as not to distract from it, while still serving its purpose.