Decorating with vases: 3 Quick DIY ideas

by Pierre C. Rumpf 03/20/2023

Vases are a popular decor item, but they tend to lose their luster after several years or just may not fit with your home decor anymore. But what if there was a new way to revive an old vase, either from your collection or found at your favorite local shop? Given their different shapes and sizes, seemingly outdated pieces, such as vases, make the perfect DIY decor canvas.

Here are three basic ways to revive your old vases, while using them as accent pieces or functional decor:

Rustic inspiration

Rustic decor has grown in popularity and ease-of-application. Where once, a home would need full architectural and interior decor facets to be considered rustic, homeowners can now incorporate the style’s elegance with a few, well-placed pieces.

For example, restore a favorite vase by adding pieces of driftwood to create a custom, rustic piece. Opaque and colorful vases may be easily complemented by a tall, slender piece of wood, while a glass vase may better utilize smaller pieces, to create a small yet visible landscape.

Lively terrariums

Flowers are often synonymous with vases. However, not all vases need to be used for flowers. In fact, vases with wider mouths and large bowls are top picks for custom terrariums. These shapes are excellent for easy plants, such as cacti and succulents. All you need is the proper soil, a good place to adhere to your plants’ needs and your ideal style.

Within minutes, you could have a perfect piece of living art for your home.

Class with glass

Glass beads are another exceptional choice for vase filling. They come in a wide range of hues, textures, sizes and designs, making them an exceptional decoration accessory for those with glass vases.

Choose your ideal color or design. Then decide how you want them to present within your vase. Do you prefer the solid accent piece? Perhaps a striped foundation of alternating designs is more your style. You could also show your style through abstract patterns or other eclectic methods.

Whether your vases need a fresh coat of paint and lacquer, or you want to find ways to upcycle a new treasure and incorporate it in a whole new design, these vase decorating ideas and styles will help you get started.

About the Author

Pierre C. Rumpf

Broker Profile: Pierre comes from a diverse background. His adolescent and early adult years found him working for his father, a renowned structural engineer, and his brother, an architectural designer and general contractor. His knowledge of construction design (architectural & structural) and practices is significant. He coupled his construction background with his considerable sales experience, by becoming licensed to sell real estate in Massachusetts in 1986.

Pierre is also a licensed Attorney in the Commonwealth, who formerly worked for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office as a litigator in the Victim & Witness Assistance Division of the Family & Community Crimes Bureau, litigating cases involving victims of violent crime, and since then has had his own legal practice.

For decades, Pierre has excelled in helping buyers of real estate find that condo, single-family, multi-family, lot of lands, or commercial property they desire to buy, or by effectively marketing his clients’ properties to sell their property for the most amount of money possible. His professional background embodies the ideal combination of construction, sales, negotiating, and contract drafting, which is essential to actualizing his clients’ goals and/or dreams. He does all of this with attention to detail, integrity, and success.

Since 1995, PCR Realty has helped buyers and sellers make their transactions as successful as possible. Using a consultative approach, PCR Realty approaches each experience as a unique opportunity for its clients. As a full-service real estate brokerage firm, PCR Realty provides leading-edge services for buyers & sellers.

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