How to Match Flowers to the Right Vase

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by Kravelv

There is an art to matching flowers to the perfect vase, and finding the right one can make a significant impact, even with just a few blooms. It’s important to not only focus on the style of the vase but also its size and presence. In this guide, we’ll look at the top vases every flower connoisseur should own to complement almost any flower.

The Best Tips to Follow for Choosing the Perfect Vase

Before choosing the right size or shape for your vase, you need to first decide which kind of aesthetic you’re seeking. For example, a modern aesthetic will consist of opaque poetry with straight lines, while a classic vase will be made of glass. While it’s essential to choose a style that matches your home, you also need to pay attention to the flowers as well.

If you wanted to order rose bouquets for delivery, you could choose almost any vase, style, or color because their classic look can go with any home. However, if you want to use tropical flowers, you may want to pair them with a rustic or natural aesthetic vase that suits the mood. It’s okay to play around with the styles to create something new!

Types of Vase Shapes


Column or cylinder vases usually work with flowers with long stems unless you use shorter stemmed flowers and add decorative features. Sleek cylinder vases can provide a modern look to any room and can be perfect centerpieces when made of wood or porcelain.


For a modern style and a boxy look, choose cubes and stick them on a windowsill. Cube vases look great if you want to add only a single flower or plant that provides menial height like a succulent. You can also pack plenty of small flowers to create an arrangement.

Bud Vases

If you want something more versatile, add a bud vase to your living room for a single budded flower. You’ll find them in cylindrical or cube shapes, and their size determines what you can choose to fit inside. You can create either a modern, classic, or minimalist look with bud vases.


Fishbowls are fun, but they can be challenging to work with depending on the flower. They’re better suited for shorter stem bouquets or pedals alone that are separated from the stem. Daisies and wide blooming flowers work perfectly with this medium.


The classic Greek urn comes in many shapes and sizes, but most have a curved or hourglass-shaped profile. Since urns tend to be large, you can fit plenty of flowers and bushes inside like the boxwood and fill the excess with lavender or rosemary

Types of Vase Sizes


Short vases have the most versatility over the different sizes because you can shorten flower stems to fit into an elegant vase. Stick to smaller blossoms and shorter stems, or you could have a few wilting flowers that will die due to lack of water.


Medium vases suit most table sizes (unless you want to place your bouquet on a side table), but you won’t be able to cut your flowers too short or risk them fading against the background. They work best with tall or short-stemmed flowers, as long as you trim them appropriately.


Flower enthusiasts tend to gravitate towards tall vases because of the large number of blooms you can fit inside. Multiple slender and tall vases are perfect centerpieces for a dining room table, or you can choose a wide and large vase to run along the kitchen counter.

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