DESIGN TREND: Oversized Vases


Oversized vases and floor vases have been popping up all over town lately. You see them in restaurants, physician’s waiting rooms, and your neighbor’s house. Is it time to embrace this design trend in your home? We vote – Yes!

By using large scale decor around your home, the look is stylized and purposeful. With the addition of willow branches or bamboo sticks, the low sitting floor vase decorates an empty corner or that bare spot in need of something.

Vases are defined by an open vessel used to place flowers. Historically, they were created with clay, porcelain, metal, and wood. These creations have been used for centuries in many different cultures. Antique Greek vases were crafted around 900 BC and the Ming Vase, popularized during the Ming Dynasty, dates back to the 14th Century. Today’s reproductions are just as beautiful and offer huge impact and personality to any style of room.


Cottage Entryway with Wainscoting, White wash chest of drawers, Classic ceramic bottle table lamp, Hardwood floors
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Modern Ceramic Vase

Contemporary Staircase with Hardwood floors, Balcony, High ceiling, Puji White Ribbed Floor Vase Large (Discontinued)
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Ming Dynasty

Traditional room
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“The Ming Dynasty ruled China from 1368 to 1644 and influenced the Ming Vase. The milky white porcelain was the most sought after item during the reign. The traditional cobalt blue and white patterns are the most popular vase design, but there were other color schemes.”

Mercury Glass Vase

Transitional Master Bathroom with Pendant light, Complex marble counters, European Cabinets, Flush, Slate Tile, Double sink
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Wicker Vase

Eclectic Master Bedroom with Cement fireplace, Lifesize Woven Hyacinth Vase, Pottery Barn Turned Wood Pillar Holder - Medium
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Outdoor Ceramic Vase

Modern Landscape/Yard with Raised beds, Pathway, Fence, Lloyd Vase Planter
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While oversized vases look best adorned with branches or flowers, don’t be afraid to use a pairing of empty vases to decorate table tops in the foyer, living room or even the dining room table.

Shop The Look

A wide selection of oversized vases and floor vases can be found at Wayfair, Pottery Barn, and Pier One. Outdoor vases may be purchased at Overstock.


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