Whether your style is less-is-more, or more-the-merrier, decorating is more fun with fresh flowers and greenery. The right contemporary vase can make all the difference, and we've rounded up a dozen gorgeous examples of centerpiece-ready vessels that pack style and plenty of style.
12 Gorgeous Contemporary Vases
Heavily textured and instantly eye-catching, the Daria Vase from Arteriors brings an unexpected touch of glam to your living room coffee table or study display shelf, just waiting to be filled with your favorite blooms, or left empty to speak for themselves.
A statement vase, if there ever was one, MENU's Echasse Vase is so beautiful, flowers may be beside the point. But go ahead and capture that holiday spirit with an elegant arrangement of blooms—and watch as jaws drop.
Hummingbird 7.1-inch Vase
This lovely vase from the iconic house of Wedgwood pairs fine bone china with oversized floral beauty, creating a stunning vessel to hold a charming bunch of your favorite blooms. For an elevated touch, a 22-karat gold rim adds an opulent accent.
Alvar Aalto's classic wavy form is a modernist icon that brings instant design cred to a holiday setting. A range of sizes and colors—including festive red and green—lend themselves beautifully as containers for flowers, nuts or ornaments.
Add a touch of Japanese flair to the holidays with the Kartell Shibuya Vase, which radiates color and elegance, and doubles as bowl when the lid is lifted. Generously sized impeccably composed, Shibuya is a wow in any colorway.
Muse Dora Maar Vase
Crafted from unfinished porcelain for a striking piece of contemporary decor, the Muse Dora Maar Vase is both playful and delicate, while complementing organic arrangements beautifully.
Triple Flower Vase
Talk bout a triple threat! Fferrone's hand painted steel vase is an elegant abstraction, presenting an artful silhouette of three containers in one. Dipped in stark matte black, this modern vase is primed for an infusion of bright red or stark white.
Offering a textural touch through its ripple effect, the Mist Vase from NUDE is handcrafted from lead-free crystal and purposefully blurs the stem of the flowers drawing your eye to the bloom to show off its true beauty.
The exquisite Ruutu collection of mouth blown glass vases from iittala is a Bouroullec brothers design, and includes four sizes and a range of nuanced colors (cranberry, moss) pitch-perfect for the holidays. You won't want to stop at one.
Mouth-blown clear glass, gleaming copper, and four distinct shapes make up the Tank Vase collection by Tom Dixon. Perfect for stems of flowers or sprays of eucalyptus and holly, this striking vase collection is centerpiece-ready.