Floor vase ideas

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Floor vase ideas
Floor vases can work into the decor of most rooms. (vase of stones image by Liz from Fotolia.com)

Floor vases are larger than standard vases because they are meant to sit on the floor and act as a significant decorative element in the room. Floor vases are available in an array of materials, such as ceramic and glass; each offers creative design options.

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Dried Flower or Petrified Branches

Insert and arrange dried flowers or petrified branches inside a ceramic or glass floor vase. Select tall flowers or branches because floor vases tend to have extended bottoms, therefore you will not see a large portion of the flowers or branches. Dried flowers and petrified branches are low-maintenance decorations that can stay in the vase until it's time to redecorate. Place the decorated floor vase in a corner, against a wall or at the end of a piece of furniture.

Live Plants

Live plants can thrive with proper care in a ceramic or glass floor vase. Either choice of vase, as long as it is waterproof, is suitable as a planter, which means you can add soil and grow a plant successfully. When you determine where you want to place the floor vase in your home, you can determine which plant types will grow in that location--some plants need more sunlight than others. Another aspect of growing a plant in a vase is the watering process. Most planters have holes at the bottom to allow water to drain and eliminate the chance of drowning a plant, but most vases do not, therefore you can choose one of two options: drill a small hole at the bottom of the floor vase and set it on top of a water collection tray, or select a plant that does not require a large amount of water so it does not collect at the bottom of the vase.

Sand, Seashells and Rocks

A simple method for decorating a clear glass floor vase is to add sand or seashells, a combination of the two or a series of smooth river rocks. This floor vase is ideal for bathrooms and can be placed near the foot of a bathtub or shower or in a corner. Wash the rocks and shells before adding them to the vase to obtain a clean, glimmering appearance.

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