A wood vase adds natural warmth and class to your decor. Its rich texture is unlike glass and ceramic, and the color and grain options are unique. Here’s how to choose one that works with your home’s style.
Types of Wood
There’s more than one way to make an attractive, sturdy vase, and it starts with the basic building block of the wood itself. Here are some types to look for:
• Birch wood Vase. A birch wood vase is the right choice for an outdoor setting or casual living space. Add vase filler of deep greens or yellows to enhance its natural look.
• Teak Wood Vase. Look for teak as a fail-safe traditional design. A natural piece of teak has a natural yet refined look with plenty of natural knots and swirls. This wood works well both indoors and out.
• Bamboo Vase. These are strong, dark wood vases that have a smooth yet organic appearance. This makes them the best choice for a more formal, indoor setting. Use them in dining rooms or dens.
Vase Shapes, Sizes and Colors. Color, size and shape can make each decorative wood vase unique. Mix and match them for a dramatic effect. A square wood vase brings a modern accent to table centerpieces or bookshelves. Or, choose a cylinder vase shape for more traditional rooms. Tall wooden vases make a dramatic statement in a living room. Fill them with rustic branches or tall grass for a modern take on a potted plant.
Don’t forget to add color. A decorative vase can be painted or lacquered for a durable and water-resistant finish in vibrant blues, reds or purples. A carved wooden vase can add unique details or old-world charm. Select one with intricate designs for a conversation piece in your home.