A floor vase brings a finishing touch to your space. It will also help your flower arrangement keep its most attractive shape. Choosing a suitable vase is largely a matter of personal taste en style. With the wide range of vases available in all shapes, sizes and materials, that can be a challenge.

What kind of shape should the vase be?

Are you considering a new floor vase to add some elegance to your room? It's all about proportions.

A general rule of thumb is:

  • A long, narrow shape is especially suitable for loose, long branches. For example, pampas grass or lilies. 
  • A straight vase or cylinder is suitable for shorter, straight flower stems.
  • A droplet or pear-shaped vase usually has a wide base and narrower opening. It suits most flower bouquets well.
  • Bulb and sphere vases, usually suit a full bouquet well.

Do you have a clean, simple and minimalist interior? Then make your bouquet, for example, stand out with a colorful vase. Or go for a simple basic shape with an interesting texture to underline the the sleek look of your interior.

The location: where would you like to put the vase?

Before choosing the size of the vase, it is good to think about where you want to place it.

For example, is it in the corner of the room, next to the fireplace or near your patio door?

In a small space, a large floor vase can quickly become overwhelming. You might opt for two smaller floor vases that you put next to each other. The great thing about two vases is that you have even more options for mixing and matching your flowers.

With one large vase, you can vary endlessly when it comes to flowers. If you have a  large room, a large floor vase will fit perfectly. Depending on your needs, you can choose a vase that blends in a bit more with your interior. Or a vase that stands out. 

Materials

There are a huge number vase types available. All made of a different material. You can choose from glass, ceramic, metal and plastic.

Now you might be thinking: Plastic! Isn't that the shiny material which is bad for the environment? And does that suit flowers and my interior?

In the past, I probably would have answered yes.

Until 3D printing came around the corner.

Today, a lot of companies help transforming discarded plastic waste streams into sustainable materials for 3D printing. What used to be plastic packaging, water bottles and fishing nets can now be recycled into new materials. By processing these plastics into new items, we tackle plastic pollution without compromising on beauty. So a plastic vase fits perfectly into the interiors of today and the future. 

May 15, 2022 — Erwin Boxen

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