Choosing ceramic vases for your entrance hall

Ceramic vases are a decorative item that will look great anywhere in the house. Today, we’ll talk more about them and give you some ideas on how you can use them to decorate your entrance hall.
Choosing ceramic vases for your entrance hall

Last update: 05 October, 2018

Ceramic vases are an ornamental decoration that have been used since ancient times.

Vases in general have been used in many different art forms, like architecture, art and, of course, interior decorating.

They are available in various different shapes, sizes, colors and materials, so it is very easy to find one that matches the room you want to decorate.

In today’s article, we’re going to talk about ceramic vases for your entrance hall– the different types, different ideas on how you can decorate with them, and finally, we’ll give you some advice on how to choose the right one.

What is ceramic?

On the one hand, the term ceramic refers to the art of heating clay and other ceramic materials to make utensils.

On the other, it refers to the material itself, which you can heat to create many different objects.

Ceramic is made from clay, a degreasing agent (usually silica sand) and water.

Ceramic first appeared in the Neolithic era, when people first needed containers to keep and store different items, like for example, water. At first, they used very crude, basic methods, which were slowly perfected over time.

Ceramic vases have been used since ancient times.

Throughout history, all around the world, we find examples of ceramics. It is a material steeped in tradition.

There are some ceramics out there which are genuine treasures, not just because they’re antiques, but because of their designs.

Chinese ceramic vases are some of the most valuable in the world.

Types of Vases

Vases are objects shaped like a tall cup or glass. These days, we can find vases in many different materials, shapes and sizes.

They have an ornamental function, and are often used in interior design. They are also used for displaying flowers.

Next, we’ll look at the different types of vases you can find, and what flowers look best in each one.

Long-neck vases

Ceramic vases with a long neck often have a wide base and gradually get narrower towards the neck.

This type of vase will keep your flowers in a tight bouquet, and is best for flowers with a long, thin stem and large petals.

Long-neck ceramic vases are great for displaying large flowers.

Cylindrical Vases

This is perhaps the most common type of ceramic vase.

As the name suggests, they are perfectly cylindrical. There are various sub-types, according to how wide or narrow they are, but they are always cylindrical in shape.

Because the “mouth” of the vase is fairly wide, you can use them to display large bouquets of flowers. This type of vase is best for large flowers with lots of foliage.

Bell-shaped vases

Bell-shaped vases are shaped like an inverted bell, with a wide base and a narrower neck.

The flowers that look best with this type of vase are those with a narrow stem and lots of flowers.

Handled vases

Ceramic vases with handles are the most classic of all, calling to mind antique vases.

This type of vase is more suitable for display purposes than for actually putting flowers in. The handles act as decoration and give the vase plenty of character and charm, so it’s not necessary to add flowers.

Ceramic vases for your entrance hall

The entrance hall is one of the most important parts of any house. It’s the first thing guests see when they come to your house, so it needs to make a good impression.

It’s therefore important to know how to decorate it, so that your house is welcoming from the minute your visitors set foot inside.

Decorating this part of your house is not easy. So here are our top tips on how to do it:

How to incorporate vases into the decoration of your entrance hall:

  • A single vase: in the right size and color, one vase can be enough to decorate a plain and simple entrance hall. You don’t need to add flowers, but they do look great, and will add a touch of freshness to your home.
  • Sets of vases: having two or more vases is becoming the height of fashion when it comes to decorating with ceramic vases. You can have a set of identical vases, or mix and match them, choosing vases of different sizes and heights. Have fun and play around with different combinations.
Play around with different combinations of ceramic vases.
  • Fluted or textured vases: the different features of a vase can add real character to an entrance hall. Their different textures imitate different natural fibers.
  • Smooth or patterned vases: these are a great option, as long as they match the rest of the decor in your entrance hall. If you already have patterned decorations in your entrance hall, it’s better to choose a smooth vase. But if your entrance hall is predominantly decorated in solid colors, be bold, and choose a patterned vase.

Some more advice

Finally, we’d like to give you some parting thoughts and advice on how you can include ceramic vases in your entrance hall.

Firstly, keep in mind the size of your entrance hall when you choose the size of your vase. Remember that all the elements need to be in proportion with the dimensions of the room.

This doesn’t mean that every element needs to be the same size. Obviously, you can play around with the different heights and sizes, but do so with caution.

Secondly, think about the size of the table or stand you’ll be using to display your vase. The last thing you want is a vase that will fall at the slightest touch.

Third and finally, flowers. Flowers are optional, and there are lots of alternatives, such as DIY flowers – an option with bags of personality and charm.