Last Updated on September 5, 2023
When it comes to home decor and decorative accessories, the right vase can make all the difference. A unique modern vase adds that little something special to your mantel decor, coffee table decor, or bookshelf. Yes, there are a ton of beautiful designer vases out there, but the truly extraordinary ones stand out for their unconventional design — like how a French girl has an effortlessly chic sense of style. Today, I’ve rounded up some unique modern vases (from small vases to oversized floor vases) that redefine design and are sure to add a touch of je n’est sais quoi to your home style.
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66 Unique Modern Vases and Bowls
Black Modern Vases With Unique Details
Add a bit of personality and quirk to your home with these unique, modern black vases. I searched the interwebs high and low to find some showstopper vessels. As you may have noticed, these table vases aren’t necessarily budget-friendly. In fact, I had a difficult time finding any under $25, and when I tell you I searched, I legit scoured Target, Amazon, and Walmart. But this is where my tips for decorating on a budget come in handy. Find your investment pieces – the ones with shazam – and decorate the rest with affordable decor.
- Cusco Modern Textured Black Terracotta Vase – a low curvy table vase with a matte black glaze and unique texture
- Li Vase – terracotta vase with a hand-painted design
- Mariella Handcrafted Ceramic Vase – now only available in white
- Cristo Black and White Striped Modern Vase – tall, black and white ceramic vase perfect for a coffee table
- Dark Brown Long Necked Vase – modern and sculptural with a unique silhouette and perfect for styling small flower arrangements
- Alyx Vase – tall ceramic vase that will add a playfully modern look to any kitchen table
- Victoria Modern Black Terracotta Vase – terracotta vase with a black glaze finish that is a gorgeous element on its own. Add a few faux olive tree branches to create a statement piece
- Ziggy Double Vase – no longer available
- Leto Modern Round Black Terracotta Vase – oversized black vase with black matte finish
- Merriman Black Vase by Leanne Ford – curvy black vase with two handles — a modern take on the classic gourd vase
- Modern Metal Vase – metal vase with a vintage-inspired design
- Norfolk Jug – terracotta vase with a rustic, primitive aesthetic that will add an artful touch to your bookshelf
Unique Sculptural Vases With A Neutral Palette
These unique modern vases are designed with an artistic flair, making them look more like sculptures than functional vessels giving them a one-of-a-kind look. Their intricate shapes are sure to catch the eye of any guest who enters the room.
13. Large Ceramic Donut Vase – large, circular ceramic vase in a light beige that looks beautiful styled with a couple of additional decorative objects
14. Large Ceramic Vase – no longer available
15. Terranova Vase – this vase has three different abstract, curvy, organic shapes to choose from
16. U-Shaped Ceramic Vase – modern arch-shaped small vase
17. Champignon Handcrafted Ceramic Vase – modern decorative vase with an abstract form resting on a pedestal base
18. Caverns Vase – a unique sculptural vase that I would style with a few faux branches to add height
19. Terranova Vase – a second version of the modern decorative vases from #15
20. Chandra Metal Vase – a modern cylindrical silhouette with looping handles
21. Nobby Sea Urchin Urn – ceramic vase that adds beautiful texture to your home style
22. Roman Bowl – use this unique decorative element to add character to your end table
23. Large Ceramic Modern Malin Vase – no longer available
24. Spike Pot – edgy yet charming! The spikes add beautiful texture to your vignette
25. Albayzin Vase – a handcrafted ceramic vase – no two are alike
26. Ginkgo Leaf Vase – adds a sculptural element to your kitchen table or bookshelf
27. Areaware Tall Stacking Planter – stoneware vase with a modern stacking look and feel
28. Rib Vase – another stoneware vase with a sculptural form and warm sand-colored glaze
Modern Footed Vases And Bowls
Never underestimate the traditionally designed footed compote bowl. Their low profile is perfect on a kitchen countertop or a coffee table, or pop one on a small stack of books. This black-footed bowl is one of my absolute favorites, and I know this because it’s never rotated to another spot in the house. Sometimes it sits empty as a statement piece, but lately, this faux plant has made a home nestled inside.
29. Rune Bowl -rustic decorative bowls that are pretty but on the pricy side.
31. Mend Metallic Black Serving Bowl – inspired by Japanese Kintsugi, the art of repairing broken pottery
32. Harvey Brass Bowl – brass vase with polished stone accents
33. White Ball Footed Bowl – white bowl on three spherical feet
34. Ridged Mango Wood Footed Bowl – large wooden bowl perfect for kitchen tables
35. Sawtooth Bowl – this has been on my wishlist for a while now, but the price tag has been holding me back.
36. Tulsi Marble Bowl – I own this bowl, and it’s a stunner. Literally carved out of marble.
38. Form Studies Ceramic Bowls – shallow vessel perfect for wrangling decorative elements
39. Sailor White Footed Bowl by Leanne Ford – food safe and perfect for styling you kitchen countertop
40. Stoneware Bowl – modern stoneware bowl with abstract shape
Vintage Inspired Urns Are Trending
These vintage-inspired urns have a classic look that never go out of style, and over the last couple of years, they have been trending hard in the world of interior design. I managed to snag mine at an estate sale a few years ago, but now you can find them in retail stores. Style them empty on a shelfie, or fill them with a few faux olive tree branches to add decorative flair to the kitchen.
41. Large Decorative Montecito Jug – no longer available
42. Small Terracotta Vase – fill this small vase with a beautiful flower arrangement
43. Earthenware Low Vase – low earthenware vase that perfectly blends into boho decor
44. Joshua Handcrafted Ceramics Collection – you’ve probably seen this urn on Instagram. It’s been trending for a while now with the home decor influencers. It also comes in multiple sizes.
45. Vintage Rice Wine Pot – no longer available
46. Mainstays Classic Black Ceramic Vase With Ribbing – a more affordable option than the Joshua vase.
47. Umbria Low Urn – a one-of-a-kind, antiqued finish urn with a classic shape
48. Ophelia Matte White Round Vase 10″ – curvy terracotta vase that is thrown, finished, and painted by hand
49. Artisan Handcrafted Terracotta Vases – this vase is definitely larger than I expected, but it’s gorgeous.
50. Antonia Woven Vase – a unique vase that gives your space a look of the past with a modern feel
51. Minka Textured Pot – watertight floor vase with loads of texture
52. Small Handwoven Seagrass Vase 13″ – bring texture to your room with the modern-organic warmth of this seagrass vase
Unique Modern Vases With Personality
One design lesson I’ve learned over the years is to edit. You don’t need floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, nor do you need a lot of knick-knacks. Edit (a nicer word for declutter) and curate your vignettes with fewer things. Add statement pieces like these unique modern vases I’ve rounded up, and add a couple of decorative boxes to hide the necessary items like remote controls.
53. Reign Modern Golden Marble Vase – buffed and sanded, warm, golden marble vase
54. Chelly Modern Round Brown Vase – no longer available
55. Celia Modern White Porcelain Vase – another favorite hardworking (and totally affordable) unique modern vase. I love it so much that I actually bought 2.
56. Tour Handcrafted Ceramic Vase – decorative vase adds a timeless accent to your tabletop
57. Full Moon Clay Vase by Leanne Ford – rustic terracotta vase offers a modern, artfully cropped take on the classic gourd vase
59. Diego Olivero Terracotta Chulucanas Rope Vases – no longer available
60. Amelia Vase, Wide – a distinctive home accessory with a hand-painted splatter design
61. Énorme Cannelée White Textured Vase 15″ – beautiful, modern, oversized vase
62. Arnette Terracotta Vase – unique terracotta vase with textural detail
63. Channel Decorative Vase – modern design on this gently antiqued cream finish vase
64. Ipanema Reactive Glazed Vase – no longer available
65. Les Crêtes White Textured Vase 18″ by Athena Calderone – hand-applied, raked ridges bring another layer of texture to the nubby vase
66. Kadoma Vase – minimal and modern vase with curves for days
This wouldn’t be a comprehensive list if I didn’t mention shopping vintage and thrift stores. Even though vintage is technically old, it can be modern. Dream up the weirdest-looking vase, and there is probably a similar one out there somewhere. If you have the luxury of time to decorate your home, try shopping at an estate sale near you or a flea market. I’ve found so many bonkers good statement vases when shopping secondhand.
RELATED: If you’re visiting the Chicago area, be sure to peruse my ultimate guide of vintage shopping in Chicago.
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