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.