Large vases can fill empty corners, awkward open spaces or simply accentuate other pieces. Center your room's decor around your large vase or choose a vase that complements the rest of the decor. Either way, the vase can make a statement in the room. Let the vase stand alone or use it to hold other items, whether it's another decorative element or something practical, such as umbrellas.
Things You'll Need
Select the vase, or group of vases, that work with your decorating style and the color scheme in the room. Use a single vase or a group of three vases in different sizes or shapes that share a common element, such as the color or a hand-painted design. Intricate hand-painted floral designs will work for traditional or formal rooms, while sleek black or white vases will work with contemporary decor.
Place the vases where they will make the largest impact. This can be next to a sweeping staircase, in the front foyer of your home, in architectural cutouts above the staircase or on large sofa tables in a hallway.
Fill the vase with decorative items if you want to add more to them. Curly willow or large dried flowers are common fillers. Spray-paint branches and add faux gems, rhinestones, silk flowers, feathers or anything you desire for a different approach.
Frame the vases by placing them in front of a mirror, window or hanging fabric, such as draperies.
Tips & Warnings
- Change the filler to fit the season, holiday or just to freshen up your decor.
- Avoid adding too much to the vases. Keep it simple; allow the vases to make the decorative statement.
- Photo Credit Marble Vase image by Sitech from Fotolia.com
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