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Vases should set the scene for the respective flowers - but not steal the show. The length, shape and colour of the flower should therefore always be matched to the vase. For every kind of flowers you will find a suitable designer vase at Connox.
1. Roses and round flowers: Roses need a lot of water and are therefore best kept in bulbous decorative vases that absorb a lot of water. In here, round and bulbous flower heads, such as hydrangeas and peonies, are shown to their best advantage.
2. Long-stemmed flowers: flowers with long stems, like tulips, decorate in oblong vases with a slightly narrower opening. This way the vase bundles the bouquet and the flowers do not fall apart. Make sure, however, that the opening is not too narrow - otherwise the arrangement will quickly appear too stiff.
3. Sumptuous bouquets: For voluminous bouquets of all kinds, choose a cylindrical, large vase with a large opening - so the bouquet can unfold in all its glory.
4. & 5. Single Flowers: Even when decorated individually, flowers can make a big impression - especially in modern multi-solitaire vases, in which several flowers are staged individually. How Ikebana - the traditional flower arranging with selected flowers from Japan - works, you can learn here . Single flowers fit classically also optimally into narrow bottle vases.
6. Twigs, sunflowers and co.: Long-stemmed flowers such as sunflowers, hyacinths, palm leaves or twigs fit well in floor vases. Often a single flower or twig - placed diagonally in the vase - is enough. But also whole bouquets of long-stemmed flowers decorate floor vases made of glass, porcelain or ceramic.
In general, the vase should not reach more than two thirds of the height of the flower. Therefore, you should always have two or three different varieties in your household, so that each variety can be ideally presented
If you want to show off the flowers in particular, opaque designer vases made of ceramic and porcelain in which the green disappears are ideal.
Due to their striking shapes, colours and ornaments, vases made of porcelain and ceramics are often the eye-catcher themselves, just like the Vases by Hay, and as a floor vase even without fresh flowers in it already look very decorative. Here you can learn all about creative vase decoration without cut flowers.
Vases made of ceramic come across more rustic and natural, whereas models made of porcelain, like the popular Models from Lyngby Porcelæn, above all, are fine. A vase made of glass appears noble and restrained.
Glass vases give a complete view of all the flowers and focus on the bouquet. Nevertheless, they too can set exciting accents in your interior with their colouring and design.
"In a material mix, but with a simple form, vases not only look impressive with a bouquet of flowers, but can also stand alone very well as a statement piece. Especially the combination of fine, light material, such as glass, with a heavy, robust one, such as wood or concrete, creates an exciting contrast that fits into almost any interior." - Viktoria, furnishing expert
Not only should the flowers harmonize with the vase, the vase should also integrate perfectly into your interior. The best way to achieve this is to choose a vase in the style of your interior.
Whether Scandinavian-simple, romantic-playful or straight-lined-modern - renowned manufacturers like Iittala and Kähler Design create vases in a wide variety of styles and create real sculptures with their designs.
If you don't want to commit to one style, choose understated and timeless design classics like the Aalto Vase.
When choosing the vase, also pay attention to the colour combination. Colourful printed designs are particularly effective in plain surroundings and in front of white walls.
If your furnishing is rather playful and colourful, you should go for simpler designer vases - in combination with colourful flowers the room otherwise quickly appears unstructured and lets the flowers sink in. Pick up colour accents from other home accessories or choose reduced glass vases - this makes the ensemble look particularly harmonious.
The easiest way to combine flowers harmoniously is to limit your choice to either two or three types of flowers or to a selection of two or three colour shades . Bouquets look beautifully natural when they are arranged in an airy and relaxed way. To do this, place the flowers in the vase at an angle, crosswise if possible, so that they fall loosely without losing their hold.
Divide a bouquet of flowers into several small and narrow bottle vases and group them together - this gives a particularly modern look.
In general, vases of different sizes and shapes from one colour family are always a beautiful eye-catcher. Transparent glass vases also appear even more decorative in different designs in the group. Choose an odd number of vases - everything will look harmonious.
Before you put flowers in your vase, the vase should be completely clean. How much water you fill in depends on the needs of the particular flower variety. Often the vase should only be filled to a maximum of half, in large vases even only to a third.
Make sure that only the stems are in the water and not the leaves. It is best to change the water every day or at least every other day.
Vases should always be clean and free of lime residue . Usually a sponge, lukewarm water and mild detergent are sufficient to clean the vase. Stubborn lime deposits can be removed with white vinegar and some lemon juice. Warm water and denture cleaner also work wonders when cleaning vases overnight.
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