A collage of vases

9 large, oversized vases that will happily house a giant bunch of hydrangeas

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Forget ornamental vases: the era of the XXL oversized vase is upon us. And they’re bigger – and better – than ever. 

Once upon a time, vases were as dainty and delicate as the bouquets of flowers that filled them; they were merely an accessory to a room, rather than the focal point of a space.

But now, in the age of cluttercore and all of the wonderfully kitsch haphazardness it brings with it, interiors is about making a splash, a statement. It’s about stamping your personality firmly on what makes your space yours, and how you can distinguish your home from another.

Which brings me to vases; for those who are in the (frankly eye-wateringly expensive) habit of filling a home with fresh flowers, it’s time to leave your pokey vase by the door and turn your attention instead to an attention-grabbing, statement-making XXL oversized vase. One which hosts flowers with as much gusto and personality as the blooms themselves.

The best part is that even for those on a budget, all an oversized vase needs to bring it to life is a big bouquet of dried flowers, and it works as effectively at making a statement. So, what’re you waiting for? Here are a few of our favourites. 

  • The Cornrow African Modernist Vase in Grey

    The Cornrow African Modernist Vase in Grey
    Oversized vase trend: The Cornrow African Modernist Vase in Grey.

    This striking vase may not be suitable for water due to the fact it’s handmade from Papier Maché, but it’ll look great with a handful of dried flowers poking out the top.

    Shop African Modernist Vase in Grey at The Cornrow, £75

  • Oliver Bonas Peonia Wave Pink Glass Vase

    Oliver Bonas Peonia Wave Pink Glass Vase
    Oversized vase trend: Oliver Bonas Peonia Wave Pink Glass Vase.

    The pink, shiny finish on this uniquely shaped vase is enough to get your guests talking. Pair it with some soft, feminine blooms for the ultimate romantic look.

    Shop Peonia Wave Pink Glass Vase at Oliver Bonas, £45

  • Flowerbx large apothecary vase

    Flowerbx large apothecary vase
    Flowerbx large apothecary vase

    Not only do they craft some of the most wondrous and show-stopping bouquets in the fresh flower game, but Flowerbx also sell some of the best, and roomiest, vases, too.

    Shop Flowerbx large apothecary vase, £40

  • Hay Splash round vase

    Hay Splash round vase
    Hay Splash round vase

    This speckled vase is a maximalist’s dream: simply pair with equally as kaleidoscopic flowers, and just watch as it elevates your living space.

    Shop Hay Splash round vase at Nordic Nest, £69

  • Hay Moroccan large vase

    Hay Moroccan large vase
    Hay Moroccan large vase

    The colour of the sea we wish we were wading in, this two-tone Hay vase is everything a bathroom or spare room needs to inject a healthy dose of sunny weather-inspired colour.

    Shop Hay Moroccan large vase at FarFetch, £67

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