Clear vases are the perfect everyday accessory for your home—and they make excellent gifts, too. Use them to hold your favorite flowers, fill them with materials like rocks or seashells or leave them empty as a statement piece. Mix and match sizes and shapes for a curated collection.
Materials to Consider
Most clear flower vases are made out of breakable glass, but some plastic options look just like the real thing. Consider your lifestyle when making your choice.
● Crystal. Crystal vases are popular for their light-reflective qualities and intricate detail. They’re elegant but extremely fragile and delicate. Hand wash them and display them away from high-traffic areas.
● Glass. Clear glass vases can be strong and sturdy if the glass is thick enough. They hold everything from flowers in water to stone and gravel. Choose recycled glass vases for a vintage touch. Glass versions are also easy to clean—you can put them in the dishwasher or spray them with glass cleaner for added sparkle.
● Plastic. Clear plastic vases are highly durable and affordable. Use them for specialized decor solutions like terrariums. They’re also a smart choice for outdoor decor on patios and decks.
Selecting a Shape
Clear vases come in both modern and traditional shapes. Modern shapes are simple and don’t have many embellishments. They include basic cylinder vases and contemporary square glass vases.
Traditional vases are often ornamental. The trumpet shape is a timeless style with lots of character. Its round bottom and flaring opening accommodates most floral arrangements and makes it ideal for holding centerpieces.
For a daintier look, opt for simple bud vases. They can hold a single flower or small arrangement. Place them alongside larger vases on a long shelf, or display them on their own in a smaller space, like a bedside table. They come in both plain and ornate designs.
Use clear vases as an accent in any room of the home. Display them on bookshelves, tables and vanities, with flowers or without.