The Understated Elegance of Ceramica Vases

You've painted the walls, laid down your rugs, arranged the furniture, placed artwork around the room. Now it's time to add in the finishing touches: pillows, candles, plants, and other accent pieces. It's these fun little details that make all the difference in turning your house into a home.

One of the easiest and most universal decorative elements is the use of vases. And while there are many vase materials out there — some of the most popular being glass, metal, concrete, and porcelain — there is something to be said about the versatility and understated elegance of ceramica vases.


Why Choose Ceramica?

First of all, what exactly is ceramica? To get technical for a minute, ceramica (aka ceramics) include various hard, brittle, heat-resistant, and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and firing a nonmetallic mineral — such as clay — at a high temperature.

But why are these pieces so enduringly popular? There are a multitude of reasons why ceramic vases are so continuously coveted. Besides being easy on the eyes, ceramica is durable, scratch-resistant, easy to clean, and lasts a lifetime if properly cared for.

Ceramic pieces are usually made by hand, as artists shape mixtures of clay, powders, and water into their desired forms. This freshly-shaped ceramic is then fired in a high-temperature oven known as a kiln. Often, they are then covered in decorative, waterproof, paint-like substances known as glazes.


Ceramica Vase Home Decor Ideas

The best part about using vases as home decor is that they not only look chic filled with flowers, branches, or greenery, but can also make a statement on their own, without anything inside. Ceramica vases, in particular, are a great way to bring an extra touch of texture and color into your home or space.

By incorporating various sizes and shapes, you can refresh any room in a flash. Just try rearranging where you put the vases, how you organize them (individually or grouped), or whether you put flowers in them. You can also change things up with differing kinds and colors of floral arrangements.

Pro tip: Even with all the prep work and waterproof glazes, ceramica vases are not necessarily watertight. So if you plan on using your ceramica vases for fresh flowers, you might want to test your vase first. If you see evidence of seepage, add a plastic liner or some form of waterproofing to the interior to keep your ceramics from leaking onto surfaces in your home.

Using your new ceramica vases for fresh flowers from the grocery store, local florist, even from your yard seems like the most obvious use. But vases are capable of so much more! There are plenty of other decorating ideas for these versatile home decor items.

Display Vases on Top of Stacked Books 

Stacking decorative books on coffee tables, side tables, desks, mantles, or even on the floor is an easy way to add personality to your space. And once the books are stacked, they make the perfect base for smaller home decor pieces such as a ceramic vase. Topping your books with a unique piece of ceramica adds dimension, texture, and height.

Need more decorative books? Lucky for you, we also sell gorgeous, fashion-forward coffee table books that look perfect with our other home decor. So when you peruse our inventory to purchase your beautiful new ceramica vases, don't forget to also add some of our decorative books to your shopping cart.

Place Vases On a Countertop

There is something classic about a single, flower-filled ceramic vase on the center of your kitchen island. But you can also take the chance to try something different. Try grouping three empty ceramic vases of varying shapes and heights in the corner of your countertop. You can even put some greenery in just the center vase for added visual interest.

Cluster Vases Together on Your Mantle or Entryway Table

As mentioned above, taking vases of various styles, shapes, and heights and grouping them together is an easy way to add some interest to an otherwise uninspiring space. The human eye tends to find odd numbers pleasing, so keep these clusters to groups of three or five. 

Looking for a way to add a pop of color? Play around by placing flowers or greenery in some, all, or none of the vases. Or you want to highlight the artwork that is the vase itself, leave them empty and without distraction. The best part is you can change this up as you see fit and constantly enjoy a fresh look.

Use Vases as Bookends

Regardless of whether you have a bookshelf or not, you can still use this decorating idea. Line books up on a long table or a mantle and then use two different shaped vases to act as bookends to hold the books up.

Pro tip: For a tidy look, don't push the books up against the wall. Instead, move them to the front of the table or mantle.

And if your vases are too light and can't withhold the weight of the books, fill your vases with pebbles or stones. The beauty of using ceramica vases rather than glass is that you can't see through them — so you can fill them with whatever works, and it's your little secret.


Now for the Fun Part — Shopping at American Retail

At American Retail, we have everything you need to make your decorating dreams come true. Our gorgeous neutral ceramica vases come in a variety of modern shapes that will add an elegant touch to any room. Whether you want to use them as a subtle accent or be the main attraction, our unique vases are conversation starters that freshen up any space. 

At American Retail, we take pride in our stunning products. However, we also understand that it can be tricky to find a decor piece that's just right. So to help you shop with confidence, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.

With that peace of mind, you can let your imagination run free and have fun shopping and decorating! And when your domestic masterpiece is complete, be sure to share pictures of your ceramica vases in their new space. Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook or Instagram — we love to see how you choose to display your ceramica in your own unique style!

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