Freshly cut flowers are guaranteed to add personality to any room, to liven up a space and generally just add a touch of class and beauty. Flowers also make the perfect gift for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or even just as a special surprise present. However, flowers – especially freshly cut or freshly bought flowers – need somewhere to go. This is where vases come in. It is very important for vases and flowers to complement one another, which is why they come in lots of different shapes, sizes, colours and designs to suit every need and taste. For example, a small flower like a forget-me-not would need a petite vase so as not to be overshadowed, whilst tall flower vases would suit long flowers like a lily stem. Vases have been around for hundreds of years so there is a vast amount of creative designs available for these wonderful objects, from turn of the last century Art Nuevo styles to more contemporary simple designs.
What material are vases made from?
Surprisingly, vases are made from a wide range of materials. Many of the vases that are available to buy today are made using the same materials as they have been made from throughout history. The most popular materials used for vases, especially as a vase for flowers, is usually ceramic or glass. But it has not been unknown for vases to also be made from non-rusting metals like bronze, brass, aluminium and even stainless steel. Some vases are even made from a special kind of wood that does not rot and is resistant to water, or they’ve been given a coating to make sure they do not degrade. These materials give the vases a different feel and allow them to be decorated in many different styles. In fact, the type of material that the vase is constructed from can have a bearing on what type of flowers look good in it. For example, large bunches of flowers would look good in big glass vases whereas a single rose may look good in a tall slim, metal vase for an edgy and modern look.
Where do vases look good in the house?
Both decorative and flower filled vases look great in any room of the house as they brighten up wherever they are put but also impart an atmospheric and homely feel. The beauty of different sized vases is that they can be placed where they are preferred around the house. Small vases often look exceptionally good on the corner of a mantel piece whilst long vases are much better suited to the middle of a window sill. For minimalist style rooms, large white vases filled with single colour flowers really pop whilst rooms that are full of character tend to benefit form a highly decorated vase with a range of flowers in them, adding to the unique style of the space.
Most of the time, vases tend to look good on kitchen tables or on bedroom side tables. As long as vases are placed in an area with plenty of sunshine and are provided with lots of fresh water, they’ll look good anywhere. It is also important to make sure that vases are placed somewhere they are safe as more often than not, they are very fragile pieces of decor
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