Ceramic vases are a popular home décor item for a reason – they can be used to add style and personality to any room. But with so many different shapes, sizes, and designs available, it can be difficult to know which one is right for your home. In this guide, we will explore the different styles of vases and provide tips on how to choose the perfect one for your needs.

How ceramic vases are made

Ceramic vase is a term used to describe the material in which it was created. This can be stoneware, earthenware or porcelain. They generally have an earthy tone and may have glazed or unglazed finishes.

Working with Colour

Having a ceramic vase that co-ordinates with your colour scheme is an excellent way to compliment the room, but if the colour of the vase is very full then keep what you put inside the vase more simple. Whether it be flowers or dried flowers or just a single flower, or greenery, it will still make a statement. If you want to make what you put in the vase a more sophisticated arrangement then, go for a more simple looking vase. White or a neutral colour is a good option as it will go with any type of flowers or decor that you want.


A monochrome scene is very popular, especially in contemporary homes. It’s a simple and easy way to create contrast with the use of white or black ceramic vases that are filled with flowers or greenery that have more colour. If you want something really statement then go for one large single flower such as a rose.

Just White

You can never go wrong with just white when it comes to ceramic pottery. A wide opening at the top of a vase is perfect for displaying flowers in. This white ceramic vase would look great on any surface in your home, and it would be a perfect addition to brighten up any room.

The Shape of the Vase

When it comes to the shape of vase, there are so many different shapes and sizes to choose from. You may want to consider what you will be using the vase for before making your decision. If you are looking for a vase that can hold a large bunch of flowers then you would need a large vase that is maybe better as floor vase. Whereas, if you are looking for a vase to put on your kitchen windowsill then you would want something smaller and more subtle in shape. The many different types of vases that you can buy vary from square vases, trumpet vases, tall vases, cylinder vases, to vases with a narrow neck and even wall vases.

The Design of the vase

When it comes to the design on the ceramic vase, there are again so many different options to choose from. If you want a plain and simple vase with no design then that is an option, or if you want something more intricate with lots of details then that is also possible. Placing a patterned vase with a plainer one, makes the vases compliment each other. This would especially look nice as table centerpieces or on a book shelf.

Creating balance is a key element to home decor when deciding on different vases shapes.

If you really want to make a statement with your vase, I do feel like scale is very important. I love large, oversized vases that I can fill with seasonal greenery and stems When the scale is large and impactful, there isn’t much need to do additional seasonal decorating in the space if you don’t want to!

Displaying a collection of vases

If you have a collection of vases that you can display, these would look great especially if you like that farmhouse decor look. Group them together on a shelf or mantelpiece and have different sizes and shapes. This will add interest to the area as well as some colour.

Use the rule of three when you’re creating a vignette with your ceramics. The eye generally finds this configuration more pleasing, particularly if you include a central tall point.

Vases with flowers

If you’re not keen on artificial flowers, then vases are a great way to display real blooms. Cut them short and mix up the type of flower so that they all complement one another. The colour wheel is a good idea here as it will help you choose colours that sit well together. Make sure the flowers remain hydrated.

Small bouquets are simple to arrange in small rounded bottom vases. Large vases with a narrow opening look elegant with just one or two stems of greenery.

The right sized table vases are excellent for in the centre of your dining room table, to welcome those guests in and at your table.

Not just ceramic

To complement your interior design, mixing other vases made of different materials such as glass and stone really go well together. or even, placing a ceramic vase with other textures, such as copper bowls or books on some shelves, really elevates the look of your home.

Something Tall

A taller vase is perfect for displaying flowers in. The tall shape makes it different from most other vases and will be a great addition to any home. Tall vases are very easy to arrange flowers in, because they stand upright easily and look great especially for large blooms or to support those top heavy flowers.

Special Occasions

Flower arrangements are a key element to bringing joy to some wedding decor too. Even single stems are a statement at a wedding or special occasion.

If you have just bought a new vase, having fun using it in your home, whether it be on your kitchen table or in the hallway or bedroom. Enjoy learning how to create balance with vase shapes and flowers. It’s fun. Play around with it!

Some of our ceramic vases are very unique, so you can be sure that no one else will have the same one as you. They make great gifts, too – for a birthday, Mother’s Day or just to say ‘thank you’. We also have a range of different sizes for you to choose from.